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Winter Solstice Quiz

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10 questions
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  • Q1

    What does the word solstice literally mean?

    Sun-stand

    Sun-stone

    Sun-point

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  • Q2

    On which dates does the winter solstice occur in 2021?

    22-23 December

    19-20 December

    20-22 December

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  • Q3

    Stonehenge is aligned on the midsummer sunrise and the midwinter sunset. Which do archaeologists think may have been more important?

    scrambled://midwinter sunset

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  • Q4

    In which direction from Stonehenge is the setting midwinter sun?

    North-west

    South-west

    South-east

    North-east

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  • Q5

    When did modern people start to gather at Stonehenge to observe the solstice in recent times?

    1910s

    1890s

    1870s

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  • Q6

    The Dōngzhì Festival (冬至) brings together families to mark the most extreme part of winter (the winter solstice) in which Asian cultures and the diaspora?

    Pakistani, Bangladeshi

    Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Cambodian

    Indian, Sri Lankan

    Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese

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  • Q7

    The Yule or Juul log originates in which ancient northern culture?

    Canadian First Nations

    Siberian

    Scandinavian

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  • Q8

    What did Ancient Romans celebrate culminating in the winter solstice?

    Saturnalia

    Winteralia

    Lupercalia

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  • Q9

    Match the following descriptors to the respective solstice.

    sorting://December Solstice|The Arctic Circle receives no direct light from the sun, The sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, The North Pole points slightly away from the sun: June Solstice|The Arctic Circle receives 24 hours of light from the sun, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, The South Pole points slightly towards the sun

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  • Q10

    If you stood in London, England, on which day would your shadow appear the longest?

    20 March

    20 June

    21 December

    21 September

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