A Spring Quiz to keep you occupied

Unlocking Warwick’s monthly social at the Court House/Town Hall ‘In the ballroom’ is suspended of course. A consistently popular feature of these gatherings was the quiz devised by Helen Fellows. 

So during the virus lockdown we’ll put her quiz online. Here is the first one – 20 questions about Spring.

There’s no prize – it’s just for fun – but there must be no cheating by looking up the answers!  We will post the correct answers on this website after a week. If you think you might have won, you can email the number of correct answers you got to info@unlockingwarwick.org 

So here we go, 20 Springtime questions:

  1.  According to the UK Met Office, on what day does spring commence?
  2.  Who is the Roman goddess of spring?
  3.  For Australians, in what month does spring begin?
  4.  What name is given to the first day of spring when night and day are the same length? 
  5.  Who composed ‘The Four Seasons’? 
  6.  Who wrote the music for the ballet, ‘The Rite of Spring’?
  7.  The song, ‘Younger Than Springtime’ features in which Rogers and Hammerstein musical?
  8.  What is the nickname of Bruce Springsteen? 
  9.  ‘Primavera’ or Spring is a famous painting by which artist?
  10.  What kind of animal is a springbok?
  11.  What do we in the UK call the vegetable known as scallions in the USA?
  12.  Which poet wrote these first two lines? ‘Oh to be in England, now that April’s there’.
  13.  Easter Sunday always falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox. True or False? 
  14.  What name is given to the Sunday before Easter? 
  15.  What was the name of the hill where Jesus was crucified? 
  16.  What item of clothing is particularly associated with Easter parades? 
  17.  Which fruit cake with two layers of marzipan is traditionally eaten at Easter?
  18.  On what day are hot cross buns traditionally eaten? 
  19.  Which Russian jewellery firm is famed for designing elaborate jewel encrusted eggs?
  20.  Easter Island belongs to which country?

There are some tricky ones there. But remember, no cheating! The answers will be posted here on April 7th.