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Answers to Avadian Trivia

Test your I.Q. with our trivia questions:a
: How many days are in a Leap Year?

Q: Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around which planet?
The Sun

Q: Who first figured out that the solar year and the man-made calendar year didn't always match up, which resulted in what we now call “Leap Year”? A: The Egyptians

Q: Who first designated February 29 as Leap Day? A: The Romans  

Q: Leap Days occur in years divisible by what number? A: 4

Q: 1900 was not a Leap Year, but 2000 was. That’s because another stipulation ruled that no year divisible by 100 would have a leap year, except if it is divisible by what number? A: 400

Q: According to astrologers, those born on February 29 have unusual talents and personalities reflecting their special status and are born under what sign?

Q: Leap Day plays a pivotal role in which famous Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera that was translated to Broadway and the silver screen? A: The Pirates of Penzance

Q: Which Scottish Queen declared in 1288 that on February 29 a woman had the right to pop the question to any man she fancied? (Menfolk who refused were faced with a fine in the form of a kiss, a silk dress, or a pair of gloves given to the rejected lady fair.)
A: Queen Margaret

Q: What similar modern American tradition follows Scotland’s famous Leap Year tradition?
A: Sadie Hawkins Day


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