March Equinox Trivia and Answers

It's an astronomical event, it's day of festivity since antiquity and and international day. How much do you really know about it? Let's put your knowledge to the test ...

Challenge yourself with a March Equinox Trivia Quiz!

VeryHard

Which country ranked dead last out of the 156 surveyed for the UN's 2018 World Happiness Report?

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Answer: Burundi
The African nation of Burundi, largely due to its issues with poverty and violence, holds the unenviable position of coming in last on the 2018 World Happiness Report.

Medium

Which astronomical celestial event generally occurs on the same date as the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: March Equinox
Though there are variations, the March equinox generally occurs on 20 March, with International Happiness Day adopting this date due to that event.

Easy

The vernal equinox signifies the advent of which season in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Answer: Spring
In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox marks the first day of Spring. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, this same date is the beginning of Fall.

Medium

During its vernal equinox, the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts in which direction?

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Answer: Towards the Sun
The Northern Hemisphere starts to tilt toward the sun during its vernal equinox, which results in warmer temperatures and thus brings about the Spring season from Winter.

Medium

The purpose of the International Day of Happiness is to promote happiness as well as what other beneficial aspect of life?

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Answer: Well-being
UN resolution 66/281 recognized well-being as a universal goal and aspiration alongside happiness.

Hard

In which direction does the sun cross the equator during the March equinox?

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Answer: North
The sun travels northward across the equator (from south to north) during the March equinox, while it does the opposite during its autumnal counterpart.

Easy

An equinox is marked by what notable occurrence?

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Answer: Equal day and night
On most of the Earth's latitudes, there is roughly an equal amount of day and night hours during an equinox.

VeryHard

In what city did the 2019 World Happiness Summit take place?

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Answer: Miami
Since its inception in 2017, the World Happiness Summit has taken place annually in Miami, Florida.

Hard

Which country observes an official Vernal Equinox Day?

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Answer: Japan
Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday in Japan, which is marked by visiting the grave sites of relatives and holding family reunions.

Hard

In what year was the International Day of Happiness officially established?

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Answer: 2012
Under resolution 66/281, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness on 12 July 2012.



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