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  • 1. 

    On what date does summer officially begin, according to astronomers?

    • A.

      June 1

    • B.

      June 21

    • C.

      May 31

    • D.

      Memorial Day

    Correct Answer
    B. June 21
    Explanation
    According to astronomers, summer officially begins on June 21. This date is known as the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and marks the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. During the summer solstice, the Earth's axis is tilted towards the sun, resulting in the sun reaching its highest point in the sky and providing the most daylight hours. Therefore, June 21 is considered the official start of summer according to astronomers.

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  • 2. 

    Check all the blockbuster movies that were released during the summer.

    • A.

      Independence Day

    • B.

      Spider Man

    • C.

      Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

    • D.

      Quantum of Solace

    • E.

      Star Wars

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Independence Day
    B. Spider Man
    E. Star Wars
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes Independence Day, Spider Man, and Star Wars. These movies were all released during the summer and were considered blockbuster hits. They were highly anticipated and received a lot of attention and success at the box office.

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  • 3. 

    In Australia, Christmas is a summertime holiday.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Australia, Christmas falls during the summer season. Unlike many other countries where Christmas is associated with winter and snow, Australians experience warm weather during this time of the year. It is common for Australians to celebrate Christmas outdoors, having barbecues, going to the beach, and enjoying outdoor activities. Therefore, the statement that Christmas is a summertime holiday in Australia is true.

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  • 4. 

    What is the number one grilled food in America?

    • A.

      Hot dogs

    • B.

      Hamburgers

    • C.

      Steaks

    • D.

      Salmon

    Correct Answer
    B. Hamburgers
    Explanation
    Hamburgers are considered the number one grilled food in America because they are a classic and iconic American dish. They are widely popular and enjoyed by people of all ages. Hamburgers are versatile and can be customized with various toppings and condiments, making them a favorite choice for backyard barbecues, cookouts, and summer gatherings. Additionally, hamburgers are easily accessible and commonly found in restaurants, fast food chains, and food trucks across the country.

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  • 5. 

    When it is summer in the United States, the sun is over which latitude?

    • A.

      The Equator

    • B.

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • C.

      Tropic of Cancer

    • D.

      Arctic Circle

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropic of Cancer
    Explanation
    During summer in the United States, the sun is over the Tropic of Cancer. The Tropic of Cancer is located at approximately 23.5 degrees north latitude. This means that during summer, the sun reaches its highest point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in longer days and warmer temperatures. The Tropic of Cancer marks the northernmost point where the sun can appear directly overhead at noon.

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  • 6. 

    When it is summer in the U.S. the earth is at its closest approach to the sun.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sun is farthest away during July. The seasons are due to the tilt of the earth, not how close it comes to the sun.

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  • 7. 

    Dog Days are named for what star?

    • A.

      Polaris

    • B.

      Vega

    • C.

      Pollux

    • D.

      Sirius

    Correct Answer
    D. Sirius
    Explanation
    Dog Days are named after the star Sirius. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and is part of the constellation Canis Major, which means "Greater Dog" in Latin. The Dog Days are typically associated with the hottest and most humid days of summer, which occur when Sirius is visible in the morning sky. The name "Dog Days" comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, being the brightest star, added extra heat to the sun and intensified the summer heat.

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  • 8. 

    The ancients believed that summer was so hot because Sirius, the Dog Star, is in conjunction with the sun and so it added its heat to that of the sun.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the ancient people believed that summer was hot because Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, was in conjunction with the sun. They believed that Sirius added its heat to that of the sun, resulting in hotter temperatures during the summer season. This belief reflects the ancient understanding of celestial bodies and their influence on earthly phenomena.

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  • 9. 

    Select the holidays that always fall within astronomical summer.

    • A.

      Memorial Day

    • B.

      Father's Day

    • C.

      Independence Day

    • D.

      Labor Day

    • E.

      Columbus Day

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Independence Day
    D. Labor Day
    Explanation
    Independence Day and Labor Day always fall within astronomical summer because they have fixed dates. Independence Day is always on July 4th, which is in the middle of summer, and Labor Day is always on the first Monday in September, which is still within the summer season. Memorial Day, Father's Day, and Columbus Day do not always fall within astronomical summer as their dates vary each year.

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  • 10. 

    Who had a hit with the song, "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer" in 1963?

    • A.

      Nat King Cole

    • B.

      Natalie Cole

    • C.

      Lloyd Cole

    • D.

      Cole Porter

    Correct Answer
    A. Nat King Cole
    Explanation
    Nat King Cole had a hit with the song "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer" in 1963.

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