Wednesday, December 2, 2020

May Day Trivia  

This May Day Trivia will challenge you on your knowledge of this ancient festival of spring and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures.

Answer the below questions to reach the next level.

Q1.The distress call 'mayday' should not be confused with the public holiday 'May Day'. From which language was the term 'mayday' derived?
French
Spanish
English
German

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Q2. How many times should the word mayday be spoken at the beginning of a distress call?
Three
Five
Four
Two

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Q3. What dance is associated with May Day?
Maypole dance
Historical Harmonies
Pagan
Ballroom

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Q4. May 1 is also a day to celebrate the ...
National Day of Prayer
Mother's Day
Memorial Day
Good Friday

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Q5. Hawaiians call May Day by what name?
Lei Day
Prince Kūhiō Day
Memorial Day
Good Friday

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Q6. In the Celtic calendar, May Day is known as which of the following?
Beltane
Samhain
Imbolc
Yule

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Q7.It is traditional on May 1 to give ...
May Baskets
flowers
basket-hanger
lightweight candy

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Q8. The Pilgrims of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies celebrated May Day by which of the following methods?
Cutting Down May Poles
maypoles
The Puritans
The church

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Q9.Not content with one new designation for May Day, Eisenhower also proclaimed May 1 as which of the following?
Loyalty Day
Flag Day
Mother's Day
Easter Sunday

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Q10.Which Roman goddess inspired May Day celebrations in pre-Christian times?
Flora
Microbiota
microfauna
Horticultural flora

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Q11.May Day was a major national holiday in the Soviet Union. During the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to take back the holiday and called May 1 by what name?
Law day
Americanization Day
Democracy day
United states day

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Q12.In what year was May Day officially declared as International Workers Day?
1889
1861
1912
1900

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Q13. What day does May Day fall on?
May 1
May 16
May 29
May 10

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Q14. May 1 is also a day to celebrate the ...
National day of prayer
national day of song
national day of laughter
national day of penance

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Q15.Hawaiians call May Day by what name?
Lie Day
Aloha Day
komo Mai Day
May day

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Q16. In the Celtic calendar, May Day is known as which of the following?
Beltane
Lammas
Samhain
Maius

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Q17. It is traditional on May 1 to give ...
May baskets
Flowers
Fruits
Cash

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Q18.The Pilgrims of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies celebrated May Day by which of the following methods?
Cutting down maypoles
May baskets
Planting seeds
Going to church

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Q19.Not content with one new designation for May Day, Eisenhower also proclaimed May 1 as which of the following?
Loyalty Day
patriotism day
Patriotism day
Human right day

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Q20.Which Roman goddess inspired May Day celebrations in pre-Christian times?
Flora
juno
bellona
Vesta

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Q21.What type of dancing is usually performed in conjunction with May Day celebrations in England?
Morris Dance
Break Dance
Ballet
Highland Dance

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Q22. Instead of International Workers Day (May Day), in the United States and Canada, which holiday is celebrated?
Labor Day
April's Fool
Columbus Day
Independence Day

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Q23. May 1st is part of "Golden Week" in which nation?
Japan
India
China
South Korea

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Q24. In the United States, 1 May is officially recognized as Loyalty Day. Which American President instituted this holiday?
Dwight Eisenhower
Donald Trump
George W. Bush
Theodore Roosevelt

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Q25. Which Roman goddess inspired May Day celebrations in pre-Christian times?

 
Flora
Juno
Bellona
Vesta

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