Summertime Quiz

Summer holidays, barbeques or just good old fun in the sun. go ahead and test your summertime knowledge now!
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Summertime is the best time of the year! It is filled with barbecues, ice cream, swimming pools, beaches, sunshine, hiking and so much more. There is so much to celebrate in the summer time. The warm weather brings so much joy and warmth to the year.

We have put together for you some fun facts about summer and things that happen in the summertime. Test your knowledge or learn something knew about the good ol’ time of summer!

1. What months are summer in the Northern Hemisphere?

What months are summer in the Northern Hemisphere?
The northern hemisphere experiences summer during the months of June, July, and August because it is tilted toward the sun and receives the most direct sunlight.

2. Where do people like to go for summer?

Where do people like to go for summer?
Most people like to go to a place that has water in the summer months. Laying in the sun and splashing in the water is a favorite pass time.

3. What does the “Dog Days“ of summer mean?

What does the “Dog Days“ of summer mean?
Why Are They Called the “Dog Days” of Summer? The phrase is actually a reference to the fact that, during this time, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog.

4. A favorite summer food is what?

A favorite summer food is what?
Barbecues are a summertime favorite. With the weather hot outside, most people don’t want to warm up their houses with the stove or oven. Barbecuing also gives people the opportunity to get together with family and friends.

5. What is the longest beach in the United States

What is the longest beach in the United States
The Long Beach Peninsula is known for its continuous sand beach 28 miles (45 km) in extent on the Pacific Ocean side, claimed to be the longest beach in the United States.

6. What country has the largest water park?

What country has the largest water park?
This is by far the largest water park to date, and you can’t think of enough superlatives to describe this entertainment area. Chimelong Water Park has the largest wave pool and the longest lazy river.

7. A watermelon consists of how much water?

A watermelon consists of how much water?
Watermelon is very healthy and one of the most hydrating foods you can eat. A watermelon consists of about 92% water.

8. A Frisbee was originally what?

A Frisbee was originally what?
The Frisbee was created by an American inventor, Walter Frederick Morrison, in 1948. Fred Morrison and his wife liked to play by throwing upside-down cake pans to each other on the beaches in California. Throwing cake or pie pans wasn’t new, but Fred Morrison had the idea to make a plastic version.

9. In the Northern Hemisphere, what was the hottest temperature in summer recorded?

In the Northern Hemisphere, what was the hottest temperature in summer recorded?
This summer saw a sweltering heat wave hit the West. Death Valley reached the highest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth: 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

10. Baseball is a summer sport in the USA. What is the record for most home runs ever?

Baseball is a summer sport in the USA. What is the record for most home runs ever?
Barry Bonds, in full Barry Lamar Bonds, (born July 24, 1964, Riverside, California, U.S.), American professional baseball player, a great all-around player who broke the major league home run records for both a career (762) and a single season (with 73 home runs in 2001).

11. JAWS is a famous summer movies. How many are there in total?

JAWS is a famous summer movies. How many are there in total?
1
2
3
4
There are 4 JAWS movies. It’s doubtful that a JAWS 5 will ever happen. Universal ran the franchise into the ground in 1987 with JAWS the Revenge, which was a commercial and critical flop.

12. What year was the first JAWS released?

What year was the first JAWS released?
While the film hit theaters on June 20, 1975, starring Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark fisherman Quint, and Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, it was originally planned for a Christmas 1974 release.

13. What is the name of the shark in JAWS?

What is the name of the shark in JAWS?
Bruce is the name of the Great White Shark who appears as the main antagonist of the first Jaws film, and was the collective name for a reoccurring group of supposedly-mutated Great White Sharks thought to be closely related genetically.

14. Who sings the song, “Summertime.“

Who sings the song, “Summertime.“
“Summertime” is a song by American hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. It was released in May 1991 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Homebase.

15. What month is the summer solstice in?

What month is the summer solstice in?
The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern).

16. What happens on the summer solstice?

What happens on the summer solstice?
In the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight, the June solstice is also called the summer solstice.

17. In July, it is what national food day?

In July, it is what national food day?
July is National Ice Cream Month! In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky proclaimed it National Ice Cream Month. Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law the same year, and the rest is history!

18. What zodiac sign is the summer sign?

What zodiac sign is the summer sign?
The three signs of summer are: Cancer the Crab (June 21 to July 22), the sign of cardinal water, Leo the Lion (July 23 to August 22), the sign of fixed fire. Virgo the Virgin (August 23 to September 22), the sign of mutable earth.

19. In the US, what is the best selling BBQ meat in the summer?

 In the US, what is the best selling BBQ meat in the summer?
In US the most popular selling grilling meat throughout the summer is the hotdog.

20. How many hotdogs do American eat over the summer?

How many hotdogs do American eat over the summer?
Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs over the summer season, 150 million hot dogs over the July 4th holiday alone.

21. What is the traditional birthstone for August?

What is the traditional birthstone for August?
The peridot birthstone is  the birthstone for August. It is known for being formed under extreme conditions, as it can be found in the hardened lava that carried it from deep within Earth’s mantle as well as in meteorites that traveled from outer space.

22. What vitamin can you get from the sun?

What vitamin can you get from the sun?
Our body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on our skin when we’re outdoors. From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D we need from sunlight.

23. What two months are the summer Olympics held?

What two months are the summer Olympics held?
For the last 3 months the summer olympics have been held on July and August.

24. In which year was the beach ball invented?

In which year was the beach ball invented?
The beach ball was invented by Jonathon DeLonge in 1938 in California.

25. What US holiday unofficially implies the end of summer?

What US holiday unofficially implies the end of summer?
Labor Day – It’s a day to celebrate the working people, and it marks the unofficial end of the summer vacation season.

26. What year was the year without a summer?

What year was the year without a summer?
The year 1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer because of severe climate abnormalities that caused average global temperatures to decrease

27. Which US president hosted the first barbecue at the White House?

Which US president hosted the first barbecue at the White House?
Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House, featuring Texas-style barbecued ribs.

28. When is America’s Independence day?

When is America’s Independence day?
On July 4, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

29. What year did America get its Independence?

What year did America get its Independence?
By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain.

30. Which water sport is not yet a part of the summer Olympics?

Which water sport is not yet a part of the summer Olympics?
Surfing at the Summer Olympics was supposed to make its debut appearance in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled, citing risks to public safety and strains on the medical system from the Covid-19 pandemic 

31. When does the summer begin according to Chinese astronomy?

When does the summer begin according to Chinese astronomy?
Astronomy in China has a long history stretching from the Shang Dynasty, being refined over a period of more than 3,000 years.

32. Which season is most likely to witness a thunderstorm?

Which season is most likely to witness a thunderstorm?
Thunderstorms are most likely to happen in the summer months and during the afternoon and evening hours but can occur year-round and at all hours.

33. How is the summer solstice celebrated in Alaska?

How is the summer solstice celebrated in Alaska?
One of the most popular solstice activities on June 21 is the Midnight Sun Baseball Game played by Fairbanks own semi-pro team, the Goldpanners. Beginning at 10:30 p.m. with no artificial lights, the game is a long-standing tradition from the gold-rush days.

34. When do the most impressive meteor showers of the year happen?

When do the most impressive meteor showers of the year happen?
Every year, from around July 17 to August 24, our planet Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent of the Perseid meteor shower. Debris from this comet litters the comet’s orbit, but we don’t really get into the thick of the comet rubble until after the first week of August.

35. On all sunscreen bottles, what does SPF stand for?

On all sunscreen bottles, what does SPF stand for?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and the number beside it indicates how well the sunscreen protects skin against sunburn.

36. What type of days should you wear sunscreen to protect your skin?

What type of days should you wear sunscreen to protect your skin?
You should wear sunscreen every day! When you are outside, you are constantly being exposed to UV radiation. UV radiation even penetrates through the clouds, so yes, you should even be putting on the cream on cloudy or rainy days.

37. Who reminds campers in the summer to practice campfire safety?

Who reminds campers in the summer to practice campfire safety?
Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention.

38. What summer activity can help you relieve stress and depression?

What summer activity can help you relieve stress and depression?
You might think that camping, hiking and the beach trips are all only good for your physical health, but they’re also great for your mental and emotional well-being. When you raise your levels of oxygen, serotonin, and melatonin — which happens when you partake in outdoor physical activities — your stress level will automatically decrease.

39. Who sang that it was a “Cruel Summer?“

Who sang that it was a “Cruel Summer?“
“Cruel Summer” is a pop song written and originally performed by the English girl group Bananarama. The song was a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart in 1983, and the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1984.

40. Fireflies are what?

Fireflies are what?
Catching fireflies also known as, “lightning bugs” is a pastime we all look forward to every summer. Their larvae live underground during winter, mature during spring, and then emerge in early summer anywhere from the third week in May to the third week in June.