May Trivia Contest Answers Revealed!

Hello members,

Lovely Flower

Thank you to everyone that participated in our May Trivia Contest. Over the past few weeks we posted a new question each day for you to answer. We received an overwhelming response, with more than 300 participants daily! Below are the answers to each question.

Week 1: Basic Facts

May 4: What is the birthstone for May?

Answer: Emerald

May 5: What two flowers symbolize the month of May?

Answer: Hawthorne, lily of the valley.

May 6: Most sources would say that May was named after what Greek Goddess? What did she symbolize?

Answer: Maia was the Greek goddess of spring.

May 7:  How do you say May in French, Spanish, and Italian?

Answer: Mai, Maya, Maggio

May 8:  What 2 zodiac signs are included in the month of May?

Answer: Taurus, Gemini

Week 2: Fun Facts

May 11: May has always been the 5th month of the year? True or False

Answer: May was once the third month. When Julius Caesar moved January and February from the end of the year to the beginning, May became the fifth month.

May 12: Who wrote the sonnet in which this line occurs? “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May?”

Answer: William Shakespeare for The Darling Buds of May

May 13: May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. Fill in the blank: There is a poem that says “Marry in May, you’ll ___ ____ ___”

Answer: Rue the Day

May 14: The UK celebrates may as “___ month”

Answer: Smile

May 15: According to an old Cornish superstition, it is unlucky to buy a __ in May?

Answer: broom

Week 3: Historical Facts

May 18: What famous NYC building opened on May 1, 1931?

Answer: Empire State Building

May 19: Lewis and Clark began their trip up the Missouri River on what date?

Answer: May 14, 1859

May 20: On what date did Amelia Earhart begin her first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

Answer: May 20, 1932

May 21: The first __ was issued in England on May 6, 1840

Answer: Postage stamp

May 22: The first U.S. medical school opened in what city on May 3, 1765?

Answer: Philadelphia

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