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The Month of August

written by: Eve
 
Try to answer these trivia questions related to the month of August.

Question 1:


The month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin. What does 'sextilis' mean?
eight
sixty
sixth
sixteenth

Question 2:


What statement is true about Augustus after whom the month of August is named?
He was the last Emperor of the Roman Empire.
He was Julius Caesar's son.
He was killed in battle.
He was the fist Emperor of the Roman Empire.

Question 3:


Where is Vern Sneider's 1951 novel 'The Teahouse of the August Moon' set?
Hiroshima
Tahiti
Jamaica
Okinawa

Question 4:


Lammas Day used to be observed in some English-speaking countries on 1 August. What was brought to church on that day?
a glass of wine
an apple
a loaf of bread
fish

Question 5:


Which of these internationally famous festivals takes place in August?
The Sundance Film Festival
The Edinburgh Festival
The San Fermin Festival
The Carnival of Venice

Question 6:


"I'm as corny as Kansas in August" is a line from the song "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", which was performed in what Rodgers and Hammerstein musical?
South Pacific
Oh! Calcutta!
A Chorus Line
Fiddler on the Roof

Question 7:


What WWII event that occurred on 6 August 1945 was code-named 'Little Boy'?
the invasion of Normandy
the liberation of Paris
the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki

Question 8:


The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which occurred on August 2, prompted the first large-scale involvement of U.S. armed forces in this war.
Vietnam War
Falkland Islands War
WWI
Gulf War

Question 9:


What Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author wrote the 1932 novel Light in August?
William Burroughs
Harper Lee
Ken Kesey
William Faulkner

Question 10:


According to a popular weather saying, what will the winter be like if the first week of August is unusually warm?
mild
short
snowy and long
dry

 


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