Quiz about Autumn

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    1. Leaves change colors in the fall because
    a) The summer’s bright sun dries them out
    b) They produce less chlorophyll, which keeps them green
    c) The plant sucks the green in to use as strength for the winter, much in the same way Popeye eats his spinach

    2. Since the Middle Ages, some communities have celebrated the harvest with a symbolic item made of grain. What is it?
    a) A scarecrow
    b) A wreath
    c) A doll

    3. The first person to propose the idea of daylight savings time was
    a) Benjamin Franklin
    b) Sir Isaac Newton
    c) Seth Thomas

    4. The full moon that follows the harvest moon is called
    a) The hunter’s moon
    b) The root moon
    c) The blue moon

    5. The Native American tribe who brought food to the Pilgrims, inspiring the Thanksgiving tradition, were
    a) Cree
    b) Wampanoag
    c) Mohawk

    6. The Autumnal Equinox is
    a) One of 2 days a year when day and night are of equal length
    b) One of the three horse races that comprise the Triple Crown
    c) The date when the sun is closest to the earth

    7. In Greek mythology, the goddess of the harvest is
    a) Hestia
    b) Demeter
    c) Hera

    8. Which of the following meteor showers occurs in November?
    a) Perseids
    b) Eta Aquarids
    c) Leonids

    9. In Latin, cornucopia means
    a) Lots of corn
    b) Horn of plenty
    c) Basket of fruit

    10. The first jack-o-lanterns were made from
    a) Pumpkins
    b) Turnips
    c) Loaves of bread
     
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    1. Leaves change colors in the fall because
    a) The summer’s bright sun dries them out
    b) They produce less chlorophyll, which keeps them green
    c) The plant sucks the green in to use as strength for the winter, much in the same way Popeye eats his spinach

    2. Since the Middle Ages, some communities have celebrated the harvest with a symbolic item made of grain. What is it?
    a) A scarecrow
    b) A wreath
    c) A doll

    3. The first person to propose the idea of daylight savings time was
    a) Benjamin Franklin
    b) Sir Isaac Newton
    c) Seth Thomas

    4. The full moon that follows the harvest moon is called
    a) The hunter’s moon
    b) The root moon
    c) The blue moon

    5. The Native American tribe who brought food to the Pilgrims, inspiring the Thanksgiving tradition, were
    a) Cree
    b) Wampanoag
    c) Mohawk

    6. The Autumnal Equinox is
    a) One of 2 days a year when day and night are of equal length b) One of the three horse races that comprise the Triple Crown
    c) The date when the sun is closest to the earth

    7. In Greek mythology, the goddess of the harvest is
    a) Hestia
    b) Demeter
    c) Hera

    8. Which of the following meteor showers occurs in November?
    a) Perseids
    b) Eta Aquarids
    c) Leonids

    9. In Latin, cornucopia means
    a) Lots of corn
    b) Horn of plenty
    c) Basket of fruit

    10. The first jack-o-lanterns were made from
    a) Pumpkins
    b) Turnips
    c) Loaves of bread

    Will you be posting the answers or grading us soon LOL?
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    Here they are: b, c, a, a, b, a, b, c, b, b
     

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