How Much Do You Know About Mother's Day?

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How Much Do You Know About Mothers Day? - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who created the modern Mother's Day holiday?

    • A.

      Louisa May Alcott

    • B.

      Anna Jarvis

    • C.

      Florence Nightingale

    • D.

      L.M. Montgomery

    Correct Answer
    B. Anna Jarvis
    Explanation
    On May 12, 1907, two years after her mother's death, Anna Jarvis held a memorial to her mother and decided to start a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday.

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  • 2. 

    What did Britains in the 16'th century call their holiday that celebrated mothers?

    • A.

      Mothering Sunday

    • B.

      Tribute to Mothers

    • C.

      Sweet Motherly Morning

    • D.

      Ode to a Mother Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Mothering Sunday
    Explanation
    In the 16th century, Britains called their holiday that celebrated mothers "Mothering Sunday." This day was a Christian tradition where people would return to their mother church and honor their mothers. It was a day to show appreciation and gratitude towards mothers, similar to the modern-day Mother's Day celebration.

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  • 3. 

    In 1765 John Newbury promoted his book of children's rhymes by publishing them as the work of this famous mom.

    • A.

      Whistler's Mother

    • B.

      Old Mother Hubbard

    • C.

      Mother Goose

    • D.

      Mother Popcorn

    Correct Answer
    C. Mother Goose
    Explanation
    John Newbury promoted his book of children's rhymes by publishing them as the work of Mother Goose. Mother Goose is a famous fictional character often portrayed as an old woman who tells stories and rhymes to children. By attributing the book to Mother Goose, Newbury was able to create a sense of familiarity and credibility, as Mother Goose was already well-known for her stories and rhymes. This likely helped to attract readers and promote the book.

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  • 4. 

    The Ancient Romans had a holiday called Matronalia dedicated to what goddess?

    • A.

      Minerva

    • B.

      Venus

    • C.

      Diana

    • D.

      Juno

    Correct Answer
    D. Juno
    Explanation
    The ancient Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.

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  • 5. 

    What is considered a traditional gift to give your mom on Mother's Day?

    • A.

      Candy

    • B.

      Flowers

    • C.

      Cards

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    On Mother's Day, it is common to give traditional gifts to show appreciation for mothers. Candy, flowers, and cards are all popular choices for Mother's Day gifts. Candy is a sweet treat that can bring joy and indulgence. Flowers are a classic gift symbolizing love and beauty. Cards allow for personal messages and sentiments to be expressed. Therefore, all of the above options are considered traditional gifts to give your mom on Mother's Day.

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  • 6. 

    Is it true that the number of collect calls are higher on Mother's Day than on Father's Day?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the phone company, the number of collect calls in general is 27% higher on Father's Day than Mother's Day.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the author of this quote: "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his."

    • A.

      Mark Twain

    • B.

      Oscar Wilde

    • C.

      Robert Frost

    • D.

      Erma Bombeck

    Correct Answer
    B. Oscar Wilde
    Explanation
    Oscar Wilde's character Lord Illingworth has this line in Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance." (1893)

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  • 8. 

    What is a time-honored tradition on Mother's Day?

    • A.

      Throwing salt over your shoulder

    • B.

      Decorating and giving out baskets

    • C.

      Breakfast in bed

    • D.

      Wearing pink and red

    Correct Answer
    C. Breakfast in bed
    Explanation
    Breakfast in bed is a time-honored tradition on Mother's Day. It is a special way to show appreciation and pamper mothers on their special day. It allows them to relax and enjoy a delicious meal without having to worry about cooking or cleaning. This gesture is a way to express love and gratitude towards mothers for their hard work and dedication.

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  • 9. 

    Is it true that Mother's Day is the third most popular card-sending occasion behind Christmas and Valentine's Day?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Mother's Day is indeed the third most popular card-sending occasion behind Christmas and Valentine's Day. This is because Mother's Day is a widely celebrated holiday around the world, where people express their love and gratitude towards their mothers by sending them cards. Christmas and Valentine's Day, being major holidays, have a larger number of card-sending occasions, making Mother's Day the third most popular one.

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  • 10. 

    What year did Mother's Day become an official holiday?

    • A.

      1908

    • B.

      1910

    • C.

      1914

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    C. 1914
    Explanation
    In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of mothers whose sons had died in war.

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  • 11. 

    What is the most popular flower to give your mother in China on Mother's Day?

    • A.

      Carnation

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Daisy

    • D.

      Chrysanthemum

    Correct Answer
    A. Carnation
    Explanation
    Carnation is the most popular flower to give your mother in China on Mother's Day. This flower holds a special significance as it symbolizes love, admiration, and gratitude towards mothers. In China, carnations are widely associated with Mother's Day and are commonly gifted to express appreciation and affection for mothers.

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  • 12. 

    How much money will Americans spend this year on greeting cards for Mother's Day?

    • A.

      $25 million

    • B.

      $50 million

    • C.

      $68 million

    • D.

      $75 million

    Correct Answer
    C. $68 million
    Explanation
    According to IBISWorld, a publisher of business research, Americans will spend approximately $2.6 billion on flowers, $1.53 billion on pampering gifts"”like spa treatments"”and another $68 million on greeting cards.

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  • 13. 

    What U.S. mother buried five of her nine children, raised a president, two U.S senators, and presided over one of the most famous families in American history?

    • A.

      Barbara Bush

    • B.

      Jackie Onassis

    • C.

      Rose Kennedy

    • D.

      Maria Shriver

    Correct Answer
    C. Rose Kennedy
    Explanation
    Rose Kennedy is the correct answer because she fits all the criteria mentioned in the question. She was a U.S. mother who buried five of her nine children, including President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. She also presided over one of the most famous families in American history, the Kennedy family. Barbara Bush, Jackie Onassis, and Maria Shriver do not meet all the criteria mentioned in the question.

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  • 14. 

    What famous mother never had children of her own? (Hint: She picked up a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979)

    • A.

      Mother Jones

    • B.

      Mother Hale

    • C.

      Mother Mary

    • D.

      Mother Teresa

    Correct Answer
    D. Mother Teresa
    Explanation
    In 1948, Mother Theresa established the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman-Catholic congregation of women dedicated to serving "the poorest of the poor," especially India's lowest castes.

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  • 15. 

    In some parts of the United States, Mother's Day marks the beginning of what season?

    • A.

      Summer season

    • B.

      Tomato planting season

    • C.

      Wearing white season

    • D.

      Bathing suit season

    Correct Answer
    B. Tomato planting season
    Explanation
    In some parts of the United States, Mothers Day marks the beginning of the tomato planting season.

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