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May Trivia Contest Answers Revealed!

Hello members,

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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

Want more trivia? Enter our Create Your Own Trivia contest, and answer others posts!

Create your own Trivia, Earn 600 points!

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In the spirit of our May Trivia Contest, we would like to invite you to create your own trivia topic! Follow the directions below to enter:

  1. Must create a poll with the title “My Trivia Question
  2. Poll must include a photo or video
  3. Poll must have 4 or more choices for answers
  4. Your poll must be created between May 13-30th. *
  5. Earn 500 points

For example:

My Trivia Question – What is the Connecticut State flower?

  1. The tulip
  2. The mountain laurel
  3. The daisy
  4. The hydrangea

At the end of May, we will send all participants directions to create a topic with the correct answer (worth 100 additional points).

Please note that it can be a trivia question or fact about anything, perhaps even a personal trivia question. You do not need to have it be May themed. Entries that ask opinions will NOT qualify.

*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The poll must have the title “My Trivia Question”. Contest post must be created between May 13 and 30th, 2015. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 500-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 7 days of the contest close day, May 30, 2015. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above.

April Trivia Contest Week 3: Win 5,000 points this week

Hello members,

We are in the last stretch of the April Trivia contest. Each day at 10am EST, we will pose a question on our TolunaTeam account. But hurry, because the topic will be closed at 10am the next day. There are a total of 5 questions per week (1 per day). This week we are awarding winners 5,000 points for members who answer all 5 correctly.  Winners for this week will be awarded by 5pm on May 5, 2014.

April Trivia Contest W4

To qualify:
1. Check the TolunaTeam account each day from Monday April 28-May2. Find our Question in our topics section.
2. Answer the question by the following day, at 10am.
3. You must answer all 5 to win.

*Promotion Rules: Members must answer all 5 questions correctly this week in order to win 5,000 points total for their participation. Points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Monday, May 5th 2014, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above. US & Canada only!

Good luck!
The Toluna Team