Groundhog Day Quiz

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Groundhog Day Quiz

Find oiut how much you know about the groundhog and Groundhog Day by taking this fun little quiz. Just put your name in the box below and click Start Quiz to begin. Good luck!


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  • 1. 
    What kind of animals did the ancients assume could predict the coming of spring?
    • A. 

      Furry creatures

    • B. 

      Birds

    • C. 

      Hibernating creatures

    • D. 

      Crawling animals

  • 2. 
    Who first brought the tradition of observing the groundhog to America?
    • A. 

      The Dutch

    • B. 

      The English

    • C. 

      The Danish

    • D. 

      The Germans

  • 3. 
    The groundhog was not the first animal that was celebrated as the harbinger of spring in America. What animal held that honor first?
    • A. 

      The Black Bear

    • B. 

      The Badger

    • C. 

      The Wolverine

    • D. 

      The Turtle

  • 4. 
    Groundhog Day coincides with the Christian festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of Jesus. What is the name of this celebration?
    • A. 

      Candlemas

    • B. 

      Samhain

    • C. 

      Ramadan

    • D. 

      Beltane

  • 5. 
    Traditionally, it was thought that the weather on Candlemas could predict the weather during the remainder of the winter. The rest of the winter would be cold and snowy if the weather on Candlemas was ____.
    • A. 

      Cloudy

    • B. 

      Raining

    • C. 

      Snowy

    • D. 

      Sunny

  • 6. 
    The modern tradition says that if the groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day, it means what?
    • A. 

      There will be six more weeks of winter.

    • B. 

      Winter is over.

    • C. 

      The coming summer will be hot.

    • D. 

      The rest of the winter will be mild.

  • 7. 
    The most widely-known Groundhog Day celebration in the U.S. occurs in what city?
    • A. 

      Edinburgh, Indiana

    • B. 

      Columbus, Ohio

    • C. 

      Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Jamestown, New York

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the "official" groundhog as observed in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Bob

    • B. 

      Phil

    • C. 

      Paul

    • D. 

      Zooey

  • 9. 
    Groundhog Day occurs on what date?
    • A. 

      January 31

    • B. 

      February 1

    • C. 

      February 2

    • D. 

      March 21

  • 10. 
    Regardless of whether the groundhog sees its shadow, spring will always arrive on or around what date?
    • A. 

      February 2

    • B. 

      March 21

    • C. 

      April 21

    • D. 

      June 21