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The Month of July

written by: Eve
 
Fun facts about the hottest month in most of the Northern Hemisphere -- July.

Question 1:


Previously, the month of July was called Quintillis in Latin. What does the word 'quintilis' mean?
fifth
sixth
seventh
fifteenth

Question 2:


What Roman Emperor and founder of the Roman Empire gave the month of July its present name in honor of his mentor Julius Caesar?
Claudius
Tiberius
Augustus
Caligula

Question 3:


The events of this Spanish festival, held annually from July 6 to July 14, were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway.
Semana Santa
La Tomatina
The festival of San Fermín
Las Fallas

Question 4:


What is the name given to the hottest, most sultry days of summer, typically experienced in the month of July?
Star Days
Blazing Days
Dog Days
Bull Days

Question 5:


What country's National Day is celebrated on 14th of July, commemorating an event which occurred on the morning of 14 July 1789?
Canada
France
Great Britain
Mexico

Question 6:


What description refers to the brightest and most valuable 'red' of July's gemstone, the ruby?
pigeon-blood red
snake-blood red
fiery red
wine red

Question 7:


What English rock band recorded the 1971 song July Morning?
Rainbow
Uriah Heep
Deep Purple
Pink Floyd

Question 8:


What English poet, noted for his narrative poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, once wrote “The English winter - ending in July, To recommence in August”?
John Keats
Anthony Burgess
Lord Byron
Rudyard Kipling

Question 9:


According to tradition, the weather on this saint's feast day (15 July) will continue for forty days.
St Swithin
St Patrick
St George
St Sylvester

Question 10:


This flower, depicted by French artist Claude Monet in a series of paintings, is the birth flower of July.
rose
water lily
hyacinth
tulip

 


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