First Of The Month Quiz Answers

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

Answer : Julius Caesar

2. In the poem, The Garden Year, in the line ‘Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers’, which modern day flower is a gillyflower?

Answer : Carnation

3. 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?

Answer : 15th of July. 40 days (Note: St Swithin was Bishop of Winchester in the 9th century)

4. Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the moon on July 21, in which year?

Answer : 1969

5. Which zodiac sign for the month of July ends on July 22? And which sign starts from July 23 onwards?

Answer : Cancer (until July 22). And Leo (July 23 onwards).

6. Which gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and which symbolizes contentment, is the birthstone of July?

Answer : Ruby

7. True or false. On average, July is the hottest month of the year in the UK?

Answer : True