Answers to Summer Quiz: 1.The English word 'summer' came from:- a) The Proto-Germanic word 'Sumra' meaning ‘hot season’ 2. On which two days can the Summer solstice happen in the northern hemisphere? June 20th or 21st 3. Which three signs are considered summer signs of the Zodiac? Cancer, Leo & Virgo. 4. What vital vitamin do you get from direct sunlight? Vitamin D 5. In which year was Don Henley’s nostalgic song, 'The Boys Of Summer' released? 1984 6. Which summertime smell is said to be the most evocative? Newly mown grass. 7. ‘Summertime’ recorded by, amongst others, Ella Fitzgerald, was a hit song from which musical? Porgy and Bess 8. What year did was the musical premiere? 1935 9. ‘The Dog Days of Summer’ are named after what? Sirius the 'Dog Star' 10. In which two months are the summer Olympics held? July and August 11. In which city were the summer Olympics held in 2012? London 12. True or false? The month of June is named after a Greek goddess. False - it was named after Juno, a Roman goddess 13. What does SPF stand for? Sun Protection Factor 14. Where does the biggest summer bikini procession in the world take place? a) China 15. Which famous Shakespeare play takes place on Midsummer's Eve? A Midsummer Night's Dream
Answers to Dingbats 1 Wave Goodbye 2 Within reason 3 Good looking 4 It’s a small world after all 5 Honour amongst thieves 6 No two ways about it 7 Right between the eyes 8 Once upon a time 9 3 men in a boat 10 Ladies’ excuse me 11 Can’t spell for toffee 12 Fowl language
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