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Spring and springtime

Spring Quiz Questions

  1. The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by an hour in springtime - what does DST stand for?
  2. What is the common name of the spring flowering plant narcissus?
  3. "Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..." These are lines from which Frances Hodgson Burnett novel?
  4. "Younger Than Springtime" is a show tune from which Rodgers and Hammerstein musical?
  5. "Spring is the time of plans and projects" is a line from which Leo Tolstoy epic novel?

  6. The word for which period of six weeks is a shortened form of an Old English word meaning "spring season"?
  7. In 1830, Englishman Edwin Bear Budding was granted the first patent for what device?
  8. The March equinox or spring equinox is better known by what name in the Northern Hemisphere?
  9. Demonstrating support for environmental protection, which annual event is held on April 22?
  10. The tulip is a member of what flower family?
  11. "May brings flocks of pretty lambs, skipping by their fleecy dams" is a verse from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge. What is a 'dam'?
  12. Appalachian Spring is a 1944 musical composition by which American composer?
  13. Is it frog spawn or toad spawn which floats in stringy lengths?
  14. Which Hebrew female name meaning springlike or fresh, is also the name of a British insurance company?
  15. Also a female's name, what is the French word for April?
  16. In Australia spring begins on the first day of which month?
  17. The Rite of Spring is a ballet by which Russian composer?
  18. Primavera, which is the Italian word for Spring, is also the title of a large panel painting by which Italian Renaissance painter?
  19. The series of uprisings known as the Arab Spring in the early 2010s began in which country?
  20. The brief period of freedom and liberalisation in Czechoslovakia in 1968 was called what?
  21. What in Scotland are called syboes and in South Wales, gibbons, pronounced jibbuns?
  22. Which bird does William Shakespeare associate with Spring in his play Love’s Labour’s Lost and also mentions its habit of laying its eggs in other birds’ nests in King Lear?


  1. Daylight saving time
  2. Daffodil
  3. The Secret Garden
  4. South Pacific
  5. Anna Karenina
  6. Lent (short version of the Old English word lencten, which means spring season.)
  7. Mechanical lawn mower (we associate getting out our lawn mowers with Spring!)
  8. Vernal equinox
  9. Earth Day
  10. Lily
  11. Female Mother Sheep
  12. Aaron Copland
  13. Toad spawn
  14. Aviva
  15. Avril
  16. September
  17. Igor Stravinsky
  18. Sandro Botticelli
  19. Tunisia
  20. Prague Spring
  21. Spring onions (or scallions)
  22. Cuckoo