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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Back by popular demand, Toluna is pleased to present the May Trivia Quiz! 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 100 points for each correct answer, up to 5 days in a row. Winners for this week will be awarded by 5pm on May 11, 2015.
1. Check the TolunaTeam account each day from Monday May 4-8. Find our Question in our topics section.
2. Answer the question by the following day, at 10am.
3. You can answer all 5 each week.
Here is the first question
*Promotion Rules: Members will receive 100 points per day for providing the correct answer to the day’s question. Members may receive no more than 500 points for participating in this week’s contest. Points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Monday, May 11, 2015, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Open to US & Canada only. The winner will be notified on their wall that they have won. 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.