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Spring Fever

Why do they call it Easter? That's just one of the many questions we spring on you in this quiz.

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Why do they call it Easter? That's just one of the many questions we spring on you in this quiz.

1. Which of the following is not true about the vernal equinox? (Technically, this is the first day of spring.)

  • Day and night are almost equal in length.
  • At the exact moment of the equinox on the equator, no shadow will be cast.
  • It always occurs on the same day in March.

2. Question 2 of 5.

Easter gets its name from:

  • Eostre, the Anglo goddess of spring.
  • Eastorus, the star that appears in the spring.
  • Easton, the name of the cave where Christ was buried.

3. Question 3 of 5.

According to Greek mythology, what causes the onset of spring?

  • Zeus, lord of the universe, was fed up with the cold weather.
  • Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love, needed an excuse to wear her new spring frock.
  • Persephone, queen of the underworld, returns to her mother, Demeter, the goddess of the harvest.

4. Question 4 of 5.

What famous poet wrote the well-quoted line: "In the spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love"?

  • William Shakespeare.
  • Walt Whitman.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson.

5. Question 5 of 5.

In which children's film does the classical music piece "Rite of Spring" appear?

  • Sleeping Beauty.
  • Fantasia.
  • Snow White.

1. Which of the following is not true about the vernal equinox? (Technically, this is the first day of spring.)
It always occurs on the same day in March.

2. Question 2 of 5.

Easter gets its name from:
Eostre, the Anglo goddess of spring.

3. Question 3 of 5.

According to Greek mythology, what causes the onset of spring?
Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love, needed an excuse to wear her new spring frock.

4. Question 4 of 5.

What famous poet wrote the well-quoted line: "In the spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love"?
Alfred Lord Tennyson.

5. Question 5 of 5.

In which children's film does the classical music piece "Rite of Spring" appear?
Fantasia.

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