Vernal Equinox Quiz

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Find out what else you know about this extraterrestrial event!

Quiz

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Find out what else you know about this extraterrestrial event!

1. What does "vernal equinox" mean?

  • Very dark.
  • Equal night of spring.
  • Extra daylight.

2. There is an age-old belief that on the vernal equinox, and only on that day, you can balance a raw egg on its end. It this really true?

  • It's a myth.
  • It's the truth.

3. Which ancient monument was built facing the sunrise of the vernal equinox?

  • The Great Sphinx at Giza, Egypt.
  • The Colossus of Rhodes.
  • The Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

4. Egypt's pyramids may get the most press, but they aren't unique. Which country is home to the pyramid of Kulkulkan, which was built with the solstices and equinoxes in mind?

  • Cambodia.
  • Mexico.
  • The United States.

5. Which country celebrates New Year's Day on the vernal equinox?

  • Vietnam.
  • Peru.
  • Iran.

Your Results:

1. What does "vernal equinox" mean?
Extra daylight.

2. There is an age-old belief that on the vernal equinox, and only on that day, you can balance a raw egg on its end. It this really true?
It's a myth.

3. Which ancient monument was built facing the sunrise of the vernal equinox?
The Great Sphinx at Giza, Egypt.

4. Egypt's pyramids may get the most press, but they aren't unique. Which country is home to the pyramid of Kulkulkan, which was built with the solstices and equinoxes in mind?
Mexico.

5. Which country celebrates New Year's Day on the vernal equinox?
Iran.

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