Leap Year Quiz

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

 

a.366
b.364
c.365

2) How often do leap years occur?

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

4) Why do we need to have leap years?

 

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

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

 

a.500
b.600
c.400

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

 

 

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

7) The Gregorian calendar was introduced in which year?

 

a.1582
b.1492
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.People traditionally used to leap for joy on February 29th.
c.It comes from the proverb 'look before you leap'.

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

 

a.leapling
b.leapster
c.leaper

10) Which animal is associated with February 29th?

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

a.Belgium
b.Ireland
c.Greece

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

 

a.worst
b.funniest
c.best


 



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