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Trivia Quiz - Daylight Saving Time


Some questions about how and why Daylight Saving Time got started and some changes over the years. How much do you know about daylight savings time trivia?

Quiz Number: 2213
Date Submitted: March 07, 2008
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: 0zero0
Average Score: 44.3 percent
Times Taken: 1,619 times
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1. Who conceived the idea of Daylight Saving Time?
  A.   George W. Bush
  B.   Grandma Moses
  C.   Tiny Tim
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

2. In the US, Daylight Savings Time starts in what month? In other words, in what month do we "spring" forward?
  A.   January
  B.   August
  C.   March
  D.   June

3. As of 2103, there are only two states that do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Which ones are they?
  A.   Illinois & Indiana
  B.   Arizona & Hawaii
  C.   Louisiana & Texas
  D.   Puerto Rico & Guam

4. In some parts of the world, Daylight Saving Time is known by what other name?
  A.   Greenwich Mean Time
  B.   Daytime Savings Period
  C.   Summer Time Period
  D.   Daylight Extension Period

5. What is the biggest reason that we observe Daylight Saving Time?
  A.   because other leading countries do
  B.   deters crime
  C.   saves energy
  D.   it's fun

6. In the US, Daylight Savings Time ends in what month? In other words, in what month do we "fall" back?
  A.   January
  B.   August
  C.   November
  D.   June

7. According to federal law, which states must observe Daylight Saving Time
  A.   none
  B.   all southern states
  C.   all northern states
  D.   all states above the Mason-Dixon Line

8. Which President signed Public Law 99-359 that changed the beginning of Daylight Saving Time to the first Sunday in April? Hint: it happened in the 1980s.
  A.   Dwight D. Eisenhower
  B.   Gerald R. Ford
  C.   Richard Nixon
  D.   Ronald Reagan

9. What US president signed a law, passed by Congress, that changed the beginning of Daylight Saving Time to the second Sunday in March and ending in the first Sunday in November? Hint: It happened in the 2000s.
  A.   George W. Bush
  B.   Bill Clinton
  C.   Ronald Reagan
  D.   Jimmy Carter

10. What phrase helps people remember how the time change affects their clocks?
  A.   "spring ahead, fall backwards"
  B.   "spring up, fall down"
  C.   "spring forward, fall back"
  D.   "march ahead, fall back"


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