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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?
seventh
sixth
fifteenth
fifth

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?
Augustus
Claudius
Caligula
Tiberius

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.
Las Fallas
La Tomatina
Semana Santa
The festival of San Fermín

Question 4:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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”?
Anthony Burgess
Rudyard Kipling
Lord Byron
John Keats

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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