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Quiz about the Month of July

July Quiz

  1. The month of Quintilis was renamed July in honour of which historical figure?
  2. 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?

  3. Bastille Day is celebrated in France on which date?
  4. On which British ship did Napoleon Bonaparte surrender to Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland on the 15 July 1815?
  5. In the poem, The Garden Year, in the line 'Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers', which modern day flower is a gillyflower?
  6. 'Fourth of July', is a slow ballad on which singer's Butterfly album? (Hint: it was released in 1997)
  7. 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?
  8. Which musician once said: 'Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat'?
  9. Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the moon on July 21, in which year?
  10. What name is given to the hot, sultry days of summer that are said to begin in early July?
  11. Which 1989 American biographical war drama film is the autobiography of war veteran Ron Kovic?
  12. Usually observed on 5 July, Tynwald Day is the National Day of which part of the UK?
  13. 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?
  14. Which zodiac sign for the month of July ends on July 22? And which sign starts from July 23 onwards?
  15. Which gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and which symbolizes contentment, is the birthstone of July?
  16. The '20 July plot' was the attempted assassination of whom?
  17. True or false. On average, July is the hotest month of the year in the UK?
  18. Which rowing event, held annually on the River Thames, ends on the first weekend in July?
  19. Which battle took place on 1 July 1690?
  20. A famous festival is held in Whitstable, Kent, each year for three days in July, celebrating which food?

Answers to the above questions:

  1. Julius Caesar
  2. Larkspur (the birth flowers of July are the Larkspur or the Water Lily)
  3. 14th of July
  4. HMS Bellerophon
  5. Carnation
  6. Mariah Carey
  7. 15th of July. 40 days (Note: St Swithin was bishop of Winchester in the 9th century)
  8. Gene Simmons (bassist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss)
  9. 1969
  10. Dog Days
  11. Born on the 4th of July
  12. Isle of Man
  13. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (Coincidentally, both died on the same day which was also the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence)
  14. Cancer (until July 22). And Leo (July 23 onwards).
  15. Ruby
  16. Hitler
  17. True
  18. Henley Royal Regatta
  19. Battle of the Boyne
  20. Oysters

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