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Summer Trivia Quiz- How well will YOU do?

If you're like me, you love a good quiz! When I was younger, my friends and I would scour the teenage magazines for any quiz we could find. We'd sit for hours laughing and/or crying. depending on the topic. Well, here is a kickback to those days as a youth. Have so much fun as you test how good your knowledge is of... SUMMER! (answers at the bottom)

  1. In which state is it customary to celebrate summer solstice with a midnight baseball game?

  2. What is the most commonly purchased BBQ meat in the US during summer?

  3. What does SPF stand for?

  4. Which iconic musical features the song "Summer Nights"?

  5. What is the highest summer temperature ever recorded in the USA?

  6. According to a market research study, what is America's favorite ice cream flavor?

  7. Which ocean-dwelling creature are you most likely to see sunbathing?

  8. What is the world record for the largest glass of lemonade?

  9. Who had hits with "Fun, Fun, Fun", "California Girls", and "Surfin' Safari"?

  10. When was the year without a summer?

  11. Which summertime smell is said to elicit happy memories in humans?

  12. Which summer blockbuster film was the first to be promoted to the audience by expensive television advertising?

  13. The month of July was named after which historical personality?

  14. How did the popular summertime game 'Frisbee' get its name?

  15. Which is the longest continuous beach in America?

  16. In which country is the biggest waterpark in the world?

  17. Watermelon contains over 90% water. True or False?

  18. How many long distance summer trips are made in the USA each year?

  19. Which is the most sold item in summer in America?

  20. What do goats climb on every June in Morocco?

  21. Which flower thrives in the sun because it loves the sun?

  22. Which insects are the most widespread in the summer?

  23. How old was the inventor of ice pops?

  24. What does the "dog days of summer" mean (July 3- August 11)?

  25. How many varieties of watermelons exist?

How did it go?? If you're anything like me, you probably got about 10% correct. haha. Share with your friends and family over your next BBQ and see how well they do! Most of all, just enjoy the rest of this awesome season! Soak it up, breathe it in, and eat it up because the end of summer (officially September 23) is on the horizon. Quiz away!


  1. Alaska

  2. hot dogs

  3. Sun protection factor

  4. Grease

  5. 134 degrees F, Death Valley, July 10, 1913

  6. chocolate

  7. sea lions

  8. 3,211 gallons

  9. The Beach Boys

  10. 1816- Summer temperatures were some of the coldest on record. This resulted in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere. Severe climate abnormalities caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1 °F). It was an agricultural disaster. Evidence suggests that the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in April in the Dutch East Indies (known today as Indonesia). This eruption was the largest in at least 1,300 years and was perhaps exacerbated by the 1814 eruption of Mayon in the Philippines.

  11. freshly cut grass

  12. Jaws

  13. Julius Caesar

  14. Frisbee Pie Bakery in Bridgeport, Connecticut

  15. Long Beach, WA (not California)

  16. Germany- Tropical Islands Resort

  17. True

  18. 650 Million

  19. swimsuits

  20. Argon Trees (see pic below- this is actually real! My son has visited this tree in June)

  21. sunflower

  22. mosquitos

  23. 11 years old. Francis William "Frank" Epperson claimed to have first created an ice pop in 1905 at the age of 11, when he accidentally left a glass of powdered lemonade soda and water with a mixing stick in it on his porch during a cold night,

  24. hottest part of summer in the northern hemisphere

  25. 1,000

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