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Groundhog Day

Every year on February 2, people wait to see if there's going to be an additional six weeks of winter. Do they turn to the local weatherman for this advice? Nope. Punxsutawney Phil is their man. Or should we say--groundhog.

Quiz

Every year on February 2, people wait to see if there's going to be an additional six weeks of winter. Do they turn to the local weatherman for this advice? Nope. Punxsutawney Phil is their man. Or should we say--groundhog.

1. Canadians also celebrate Groundhog's Day. What is the name of the groundhog that is used to predict the length of winter in Canada?

  • Wiarton Willie
  • Punxsutawney Phil
  • Harry Hedgehog

2. Thousands of people gather to see if the groundhog sees his shadow. What does it mean when the groundhog emerges from his burrow and doesn't see his shadow?

  • There are too many people standing around, blocking out the sunlight.
  • There will be six more weeks of winter.
  • Winter will come to an abrupt end.

3. What is another name for a groundhog?

  • A Hootinghibernator.
  • A woodweasel.
  • A whistle pig.

4. On February 2nd, people will wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. What produces the biggest shadows that are cast on Earth?

  • Mountains
  • The Sun
  • Eclipses

5. What rodent has Bill Murray not starred with in a Hollywood movie?

  • A groundhog.
  • A gopher.
  • A squirrel.

6. What is the name of Punxsutawney Phil's "house"?

  • Boggler's Log
  • Cobbler's Bog
  • Gobbler's Knob
  • Fumbler's Lump

7. As of 2009, how many times has Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring?

  • Never.
  • 14 times.
  • 28 times.
  • 53 times.

8. When was the first Groundhog Day?

  • 1791
  • 1841
  • 1901
  • 1951

9. We know that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 14 early springs; how often has his prediction of an early spring come to pass?

  • Never.
  • Twice.
  • 8 times.
  • 14 times.

1. Canadians also celebrate Groundhog's Day. What is the name of the groundhog that is used to predict the length of winter in Canada?
Wiarton Willie

2. Thousands of people gather to see if the groundhog sees his shadow. What does it mean when the groundhog emerges from his burrow and doesn't see his shadow?
Winter will come to an abrupt end.

3. What is another name for a groundhog?
A whistle pig.

4. On February 2nd, people will wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. What produces the biggest shadows that are cast on Earth?
Eclipses

5. What rodent has Bill Murray not starred with in a Hollywood movie?
A squirrel.

6. What is the name of Punxsutawney Phil's "house"?
Gobbler's Knob

7. As of 2009, how many times has Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring?
14 times.

8. When was the first Groundhog Day?
1841

9. We know that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 14 early springs; how often has his prediction of an early spring come to pass?
Never.

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