Answers for The Autumn Quiz (page 16)
1 The name ‘Autumn’ developed from a. Latin
2 In Northern England particularly, what phrase was used for the season now referred to as Autumn? c. Back End
3 Which country does NOT celebrate Thanksgiving? d. Turkey
4 Halloween is associated with which ancient Celtic autumn festival? b. Samhain
5 Which zodiac sign is considered an Autumn sign? c. Libra
6 The name of the month October is derived from the... a. Greek word Octo meaning ‘eight’.
7 Which monthly awareness observance does not happen in October? d. National Potato Month
8 In what year did the British lose 12 days of September when they formally adopted the Gregorian calendar ? c. 1752;
9 The autumn equinox falls on the 22nd or 23rd September but for climate data measurement the meteorological office defines the start of autumn to be a. 1st September
10 In Greek mythology, autumn began when Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die after her daughter was abducted by Hades to become the Queen of the Underworld. What was her daughter’s name?