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Are You a Spring Genius? Take Our Quiz!

When is the official first day of spring?





What is the rainiest city in the United States?





Which U.S. state has the greatest number of tornadoes, on average, each year?





What two cities are listed in the Farmers' Almanac as having the latest average last spring frost date?





What is the term for a period of unseasonably cold weather during spring?





Why do migrating bird prefer northern latitudes during the spring and summer?





What is the name of the astronomical event that marks the start of spring?





What is the name of the Greek goddess whose return was believed to signal the start of spring?





According to the National Weather Service, which month has the greatest number of violent storms?





What U.S. state has had the greatest number of flash flood fatalities over the last four decades?







49 comments

1 charlie sheen { 03.20.13 at 4:38 pm }

i got 7/10. thats good for me. spring starts today. i was trying to find a website about an egg experiment but ok

2 Ali { 03.30.12 at 6:11 pm }

I only got 4 out of 10….I’m guessing not bad considering these are mostly USA questions and I’m in Canada.
Is there is quiz for Canada???

3 sharon { 03.22.12 at 1:27 am }

I got 6 out of 10…thats good enough for me!

4 bob armstrong { 03.21.12 at 12:58 pm }

70% correct and i’m English and never been to America

5 Karenred { 03.21.12 at 11:37 am }

That was fun and I did pretty good!

6 Joy { 03.21.12 at 9:20 am }

I got 60% correct and debated on three others. Fun quiz – thanks!

7 Maybelle { 03.21.12 at 8:57 am }

:( just barely passed with 4 out of 10. Wouldn’t be so bad if it was the first Spring I’ve taken this test. Oh, well, I’ll keep trying… and enjoying the nice cool days while they last.

8 Brenda Pollard { 03.20.12 at 8:45 am }

I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader! Can I use the excuse that I`m from Canada? My Farmer`s Almanac is the Canadian edition. I would have made 100% on that quiz….lol.

9 Norma Sams { 03.20.12 at 8:45 am }

I’m NOT Smarter then Farmers Almanac!!! ;o)

10 Jaime McLeod { 07.10.11 at 4:32 pm }

kseagle – Solstices and equinoxes both signal a change in season (at least astronomically speaking), but are, otherwise, very different. A solstice is when the Sun lines up with either the farthest point north on the globe (we call that the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, or the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere), or the farthest point south (winter solstice in the north, summer solstice in the south). A hemisphere experiencing its summer solstice enjoys its longest day of the year, in terms of sunlight. A hemisphere experiencing its winter solstice has its shortest day of the year, in terms of sunlight. Equinoxes, by contrast, are when the Sun lines up with the Equator. Days and nights are exactly the same length on these days (12 hours), in both hemispheres. This happens in the fall and spring. Hope that helps.

11 kseagle { 07.10.11 at 2:40 am }

so what is the difference between Equinox and Solstice? They both signal a tilting of the earth. June 21st is more a signal of the ending of summer in my opinion, the days start to shorten till they reach Dec 20th when they start to lengthen again………… According to FA predictions, winter will start in September in zone 4, looks like a long winter for some of us. They even threaten Kansas…………..

12 Mark Happer { 04.11.11 at 1:27 pm }

Oops! Never answer an Almanac quiz about America when living in Scotland,and having just hosted a dinner party!

13 Joycee { 04.08.11 at 8:41 pm }

Well I’ll be. Thought I knew more than that! But then again, what do I know!

14 Tarri { 04.03.11 at 8:37 pm }

i failed couldn`t believe it lol

15 Coy { 04.02.11 at 4:49 pm }

I didn’t do very well living down here in tornado alley! We’re dry so far this spring; send us some rain. Going to hear the Sons of the Pioneers tonite rite here in Wichita, KS.

16 New England gal { 04.02.11 at 9:53 am }

I got 4 out of 10. Two of them I knew, the others I just guessed :(

17 Nina Robertson { 04.01.11 at 8:01 am }

WooHoo – 7 out of 10. I only missed the ones about my home state…Texas
What’s that all about??

18 kate { 04.01.11 at 12:19 am }

i totally failed, i am lol so hard, i love spring, i dont care if i’m a loser, loser lol

19 John Roe { 03.31.11 at 12:58 pm }

I’m really glade to find out that I’m not the only one, who feels like Betsy, I want to tank you.

20 Leanne { 03.31.11 at 12:04 pm }

Humm? Didn’t realize I had to study before taking this test.

21 Donna Mummert { 03.31.11 at 11:44 am }

Well THAT was embarrassing! No matter, I still love springtime.

22 Lei { 03.30.11 at 10:26 pm }

woo hoo!!! Competent!

23 Nancy { 03.30.11 at 10:15 pm }

I’ll join the dummy section…but I love spring!

24 E Cummings { 03.30.11 at 9:28 pm }

Iam so dummy

25 SYLVIE { 03.30.11 at 8:56 pm }

WOW! I thought I knew more than that……what a dummy. I only got three right.

26 Mike McRedmond { 03.30.11 at 8:34 pm }

Harder than I expected.

27 Jane Smith { 03.30.11 at 7:58 pm }

I’m so embarrassed! I’ve never, ever done so badly on a test! If this doesn’t create humility, nothing will. Well, except for you, Jane Horton. You deserve the crown for this one! You’re a Spring genius!

28 cindy { 03.30.11 at 7:34 pm }

I don’t know squat!

29 Stacie { 03.30.11 at 6:18 pm }

Wow, only 2 right. I guess I need to read the Farmers Almanac more! lolol

30 Kate { 03.30.11 at 5:58 pm }

Well, for a Canadian living in the far north, 50% isn’t toooooo bad.
I bet I’d ace the Canadian version ;)

31 Gerald { 03.30.11 at 5:09 pm }

6 out of 10, LOL.

32 Joel Stein { 03.30.11 at 4:53 pm }

The fact is that the rainiest city in US is Hilo Hawaii. I lived right above there and we averaged 250 inches per year. National Meteorological groups meet there because it has more rain than just about anywhere else. The rainiest spot in the world is also in Hawaii. On the island of Kauai.

33 Holley { 03.30.11 at 4:40 pm }

I always thought I was relatively smart, I stand corrected!! Thank goodness my garden doesn’t know….ssshhhh!

34 Cliff Bailey { 03.30.11 at 4:34 pm }

I thought I could guess better than this. (2)

35 Tammy Valley { 03.30.11 at 4:19 pm }

Wow…I know nothing about spring!

36 Linda { 03.30.11 at 4:14 pm }

I now know that I am not a Spring Genius : )

37 Debra Ann Gulley { 03.30.11 at 4:07 pm }

Spring is my favorite season especially after a long cold snowy winter!

38 Fawn Cheshewalla { 03.30.11 at 4:03 pm }

Wow, I got 5 out of 10. Not nearly good enough. Bring on the summer quiz! Those are my favorite months!! :)

39 Betsy { 03.30.11 at 3:41 pm }

i just found out how dumb i am!

40 Nancy Earley { 03.30.11 at 3:30 pm }

Actually the rainiest city would be Ketchikan, or Wrangel, Alaska-where the weather is rain, sideways rain, rain again, and it’s raining. And I find it hard to believe that Seattle isn’t the rainiest of the ones listed, because it is always raining or misting rain almost everyday. Been to Mobile and it never rained at all. Lived in Seattle and Ketchikan and it always rained.

41 joe harrison { 03.30.11 at 3:12 pm }

spring won’t start for me until good friday that’s when i start my garden

42 nature watcher { 03.30.11 at 2:43 pm }

What do I know? 1?

43 carol strickler { 03.30.11 at 2:11 pm }

Wow! I guess I am so bad that I best start reading the “almanac” more!!

44 dennisW { 03.29.11 at 12:45 pm }

I absolutly thought I knew more than that,,LOL

45 Darrell L. Maddox { 03.28.11 at 12:49 pm }

I only got 5 out of 10, but I still enjoy spring more than any other season.

46 Bobby Stamper { 03.28.11 at 9:08 am }

Wow…did better than expected…..I guess reading….not just flipping thru….the Almanac helps!!!

47 Jennifer { 03.28.11 at 1:52 am }

Just passed? Ugh, guess I need to get a new farmers almanac

48 Jane Horton { 03.28.11 at 1:17 am }

I was totally blown away that all my answers were right!!!! Not bad for an old geezer….then again maybe that’s why they were right. lol

49 Marilyn Jones { 03.28.11 at 12:26 am }

I’m a total “spring dummy”!!!!

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