March Quiz Answers will be updated each weekend. Have fun!
1. Named for Roman god of war. 2. It was the time of the year that winter months were behind and it became easier for military campaigns to restart. 3. Those who like Shakespeare remember the line, "Beware the Ides of March" referring to Julius Caesar's death. However, it is also known for the day to settle all debts. 4. This is the day that President Kennedy founded the Peace Corp. It is a successful volunteer organization which has since sent at least 235,000 Americans abroad to developing countries to help with health care, education, and other human needs. 5. BLUE! No one is quite sure why or even why GREEN has become more popular. Although when Irish people emigrated to America, they found the traditional shamrock was not growing everywhere like in Ireland. So people started wearing green to still have the connection. 6. PEAS It is a cool season plant. It grows better when it is sturdy before the heat of summer hits. 7. He probably didn't because snakes have never been native to Ireland. 8. Old time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes! 9. The Roman calendar only had 10 months. When switched to the 12 month calendar, March became the 3rd month. 10. One more name is given to this month which is “Hlyda” which means “loud” because of winds blow in this month. 11. The 20th of this month, you will be able to witness 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night – this is because on the 20th of March, sun shines direct on the equator. 12. Each year, March and June months end on the same day of the week. Quite interesting! 13. Founder Jack Dorsey inaugurated the social media site with its profound first tweet: “just setting up my twttr.” (yes, he spelled it that way) 14. March Madness, of course! 15. Coke (The original formula included a small amount of cocaine to give the drinker a bit of a buzz.) 16. Any left over palms are burned and stored to be used the next year on Ash Wednesday. 17. Eiffel himself led a group of government officials and members of the press to the top for the 1st time. The elevators were not in operation yet, so the journey was made on foot and took over an hour. (1665 stairs) 18. The name Worm Moon, was originally thought to refer to the earthworms that appear as the soil warms in spring. This invites robins and other birds to feed—a true sign of spring! 19. Did you know that March 13th is all about challenging superstitions - Open An Umbrella Indoors Day? 20. The phrase ‘mad as a March hare’ comes from the view that a hare will behave oddly during the breeding season, which is in March.