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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?
March 07, 2008
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1. Who conceived the idea of Daylight Saving Time?
A. Thomas Jefferson
B. John Adams
C. George Washington
D. Benjamin Franklin
2. In 1907, William Willett had the idea to advance clocks a certain number of minutes on four Sundays in April and turn them back by the same amount of four Sundays in September. How many minutes did he suggest?
3. As of March 2008, how many states do not observe Daylight Saving Time?
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 Extention 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
6. When was the Uniform Time Act signed into law?
7. Which states must observe Daylight Saving Time according to federal law?
B. all southern states
C. all northern states
D. all states above the Mason-Dixon Line
8. Which President signed Public Law 99-359 which changed the beginning of Daylight Saving Time to the first Sunday in April?
A. H.W. Bush
9. What law passed by Congress and signed by President G.W. Bush changed the beginning of Daylight Saving Time to the second Sunday in March and the ending to the first Sunday in November?
A. Energy Policy Act of 2005
B. Energy Saving Act of 2005
C. Daylight Extention Act of 2005
D. Daylight Savings Policy Act of 2005
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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