Leap Year Quiz

1) How many days are there in a leap year?

 

a.365
b.366
c.364

2) How often do leap years occur?

 

 

a.Every six years
b.Every four years
c.Every eignt years

3) A year which is not a leap year is called a ...

 

 

a.common year
b.ordinary year
c.non-leap year

4) Why do we need to have leap years?

 

a.Because the Earth's rotation is slowing down.
b.Because the Sun is getting gradually smaller.
c.Because it takes the Earth longer than a year to orbit the Sun.

5) No year can be a leap year unless it's also divisible by what?

 

a.600
b.500
c.400

6) Who were the first people to come up with the idea for using leap years?

 

 

a.The Egyptians
b.The Greeks
c.The Romans

7) The Gregorian calendar was introduced in which year?

 

a.1492
b.1582
c.1066

8) What is the origin of the expression 'leap year'?

 

a.The day of the week in a leap year advances two days from the previous year.
b.It comes from the proverb 'look before you leap'.
c.People traditionally used to leap for joy on February 29th.

9) Which of the following is NOT used to describe someone born on February 29th?

 

a.leaper
b.leapster
c.leapling

10) Which animal is associated with February 29th?

a.The rabbit
b.The frog
c.The kangaroo

11) What are the odds of having a Leap Day birthday?

a.One in 366
b.One in 1,461
c.One in 5,844

12) Approximately how many living people have a February 29th birthday?

 

a.400,000
b.40 million
c.4 million

13) According to Irish tradition, what can a woman do on February 29th?

 

a.Ask a man for a date
b.Ask for a divorce
c.Propose to a man

14) In which country is it considered bad luck to get married in a leap year?

 

a.Ireland
b.Greece
c.Belgium

15) TIME magazine called the film Leap Year "the ______ movie of 2010".

 

a.best
b.funniest
c.worst


 



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