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