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Autumn Trivia Quiz

written by: Eve
 
The weather's getting a little cooler and autumn is on the way. Have fun with this 'autumn' quiz.

Question 1:


What word was commonly used before the 16th century to refer to the autumn season?
harvest
crop
reap
fall

Question 2:


What English Romantic poet wrote the poem "To Autumn", which describes the season as a time of 'mellow fruitfulness' but also evokes a sense of melancholy?
John Keats
William Wordsworth
Paul Verlaine
John Byron

Question 3:


In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins in September. When does it begin in the Southern Hemisphere?
February
March
January
April

Question 4:


What term refers to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox?
Harvest Moon
Bright Moon
Blue Moon
Reap Moon

Question 5:


In what 'autumn' movie can you see Richard Gere and Winona Ryder walking through a beautiful fall foliage?
Autumn In New York
Autumn Sonata
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Song

Question 6:


What English novelist and poet, best known for her book "Wuthering Heights", wrote a poem containing the verses "Every leaf speaks bliss to me/ fluttering from the autumn tree"?
Emily Bronte
Jane Austin
George Eliot
Anne Bronte

Question 7:


Which of these birds do NOT migrate in autumn?
swallows
ravens
hummingbirds
storks

Question 8:


What famous TV character spoke the words, "There is a time of year in New York when, even before the first leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, the summer is gone. And for the first night in a long time, you need a blanket on your bed."?
Marissa Cooper (The O.C.)
Rachel Green (Friends)
Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)
Susan Mayer (Desperate Housewives)

Question 9:


Brightly colored foliage is the image most commonly associated with autumn. What region in the US is a popular "leaf peeping" tourist destination?
Sonoma Valley
Great Plains
Great Lakes
New England

Question 10:


What is the name of the popular harvest festival celebrated in China close to the autumnal equinox?
Moon Festival
Sun Festival
Dragon Festival
Lantern Festival

 


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