Snippets of spring

Last week’s Head2Head Trivia was all about flowers in celebration of spring blossoms and Flowertown Festival. Tieing into that theme, this week’s trivia is all about spring. Our current Head2Head Trivia champ is Miriam Greenberg, and her opponent is Jack Upton, who’s studying to be a personal trainer.

QUESTIONS

1. According to myth, what should you be able to balance on its end on the first day of spring?

2. Is spring considered the first, second, third or fourth season of the year?

3. In Australia, what month is the start of spring?

4. In the spring, Earth’s axis is increasing its tilt toward the sun, doing what to our days?

5. Which two states do not observe daylight saving time?

6. In April 1877, what event made White House history?

7. Which two zodiac signs are in April?

8. In Roman mythology, who is the goddess of flowers and the season of spring?

9. Who wrote that “April is the cruelest month”?

10. “O, how this spring of love resembleth. The uncertain glory of an April day; Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away.” The speaker is Proteus, but which Shakespeare play is this from?

MIRIAM’S ANSWERS

1. I’ve never heard of this. A spoon?

2. Second.

3. They’re the opposite of us so what’s opposite of March? October?

4. Well there’s more daylight.

5. I thought everyone did it. Alaska and Hawaii.

6. The Rose Garden was first planted.

7. Aries and Pisces.

8. No idea.

9. Oscar Wilde.

10. “Love’s Labor Lost.”

JACK’S ANSWERS

1. I’ve heard something about a raw egg but never tried it.

2. Second.

3. That’s the Southern Hemisphere, so September?

4. Days are longer.

5. I think Hawaii is one.

6. A hot air balloon landed on the lawn.

7. Aries for sure. Maybe Taurus?

8. The only one I know for sure is Diana.

9. Robert Frost.

10. “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

CONCLUSION

Jack comes away with his first Head2Head win and will return next week to take on a new opponent.

CORRECT ANSWERS

1. Raw egg

2. First (winter begins in December)

3. September

4. Making them longer

5. Arizona and Hawaii

6. First Easter egg hunt

7. Aries and Taurus

8. Flora

9. T.S. Eliot

10. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”