Good Day, Sunshine! The Summer Solstice Quiz

Just what do they mean by the longest day, anyway? Test your solstice know-how.

Quiz

Just what do they mean by the longest day, anyway? Test your solstice know-how.

1. Which movie takes place during the Summer Solstice?

  • Long Day's Journey into Night
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Suddenly Last Summer

2. Which place on earth receives the longest period of daylight on June 21?

  • The South Pole.
  • The equator.
  • The North Pole.

3. What is the relationship between the moon's phase and the summer solstice?

  • There's always a full moon at the summer solstice.
  • There's always a new moon at the solstice.
  • There's no relationship.

4. The summer solstice is the official first day of summer. When does summer end?

  • At the winter solstice.
  • At the vernal equinox.
  • At the autumnal equinox.

5. Why do we have seasons?

  • Because the earth's orbit around the sun is elliptical.
  • Because the earth's rotational axis is tilted.
  • Because the earth's rotation changes direction.

Your Results:

1. Which movie takes place during the Summer Solstice?
A Midsummer Night's Dream

2. Which place on earth receives the longest period of daylight on June 21?
The North Pole.

3. What is the relationship between the moon's phase and the summer solstice?
There's no relationship.

4. The summer solstice is the official first day of summer. When does summer end?
At the autumnal equinox.

5. Why do we have seasons?
Because the earth's rotational axis is tilted.

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