Quiz about the Month of July
- The month of Quintilis was renamed July in honour of which historical figure?
- Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants, which are toxic to humans and livestock - by what common name is this plant known?
- Bastille Day is celebrated in France on which date?
- On which British ship did Napoleon Bonaparte surrender to Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland on the 15 July 1815?
- In the poem, The Garden Year, in the line 'Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers', which modern day flower is a gillyflower?
- 'Fourth of July', is a slow ballad on which singer's Butterfly album? (Hint: it was released in 1997)
- St Swithin's Day falls on which date every year? And if it rains on St. Swithin's Day, for how many more days will it continually rain?
- Which musician once said: 'Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat'?
- Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the moon on July 21, in which year?
- What name is given to the hot, sultry days of summer that are said to begin in early July?
- Which 1989 American biographical war drama film is the autobiography of war veteran Ron Kovic?
- Usually observed on 5 July, Tynwald Day is the National Day of which part of the UK?
- The only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents, both died on the same day, July 4, 1826; can you name both?
- Which zodiac sign for the month of July ends on July 22? And which sign starts from July 23 onwards?
- Which gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and which symbolizes contentment, is the birthstone of July?
- The '20 July plot' was the attempted assassination of whom?
- True or false. On average, July is the hotest month of the year in the UK?
- Which rowing event, held annually on the River Thames, ends on the first weekend in July?
- Which battle took place on 1 July 1690?
- A famous festival is held in Whitstable, Kent, each year for three days in July, celebrating which food?
Answers to the above questions:
- Julius Caesar
- Larkspur (the birth flowers of July are the Larkspur or the Water Lily)
- 14th of July
- HMS Bellerophon
- Mariah Carey
- 15th of July. 40 days (Note: St Swithin was bishop of Winchester in the 9th century)
- Gene Simmons (bassist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss)
- Dog Days
- Born on the 4th of July
- Isle of Man
- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (Coincidentally, both died on the same day which was also the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence)
- Cancer (until July 22). And Leo (July 23 onwards).
- Henley Royal Regatta
- Battle of the Boyne
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