Daylight Saving time starts this Sunday, March 11. So, on Saturday night before you go to bed, make sure to set your clocks forward an hour. As a result, you will be losing an hour of sleep between Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, put the kids to bed an hour early to reduce crankiness. Now, test your knowledge of this time saving phenomenon with this quiz.


1. Which two U.S states do not observe Daylight Saving Time
a. Hawaii and Arizona
b. California and Montana
c. Maine and Missouri
d. Alabama and Nebraska

2. What time does Daylight Saving Time begin?
a. 12 a.m.
b. 1 a.m.
c. 2 a.m
d. 12 p.m.

3. Which of the following is not true?
a. 70 countries utilize Daylight Saving time
b. Tasmania, Queensland, and Western Australia have often changing the dates when the clock change due to politics and to accommodate festivals.
c.  The European Union and United States change times at the same time.
d. Cuba began observing Daylight Saving time in 2004.

4. What is the main purpose of Daylight Saving Time?
a. To maximize sunlight
b. To increase the time people could work during the summer months
c. To save electrical energy at night
d. All of the Above

5. Who came up with the idea for Daylight Saving Time?
a. George Washington
b. William Willet
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. Benjamin Franklin

6. Countries that lie on the equator have:
a. 14 hours of sunlight, 10 hours of night
b. 12 hours of sunlight; 12 hours of night
c. 10 hours of sunlight; 14 hours of night
d. 13 hours of sunlight; 11 hours of night

7. Daylight Saving Time has been widely used in Britain and Germany since …
a.  American Revolution
b. World War I
c. World War II
d. French Revolution

8. In 2006, Daylight Saving time changed to November so
a. Children could maximize fall sports practices
b. To give trick-o-treaters on Halloween more time to get candy before it got dark 
c. Americans wanted to have more daylight
d. To coordinate day light saving time with other countries.

9. What phrase helps people remember how the time change affects their clocks?
a. Spring ahead, Fall backwards
b. March ahead, November backwards
c. Spring Forward, Fall back
d. March ahead, November back

10. The Uniform Time Act of 1966
a. outlined that clocks should be set forward on the last Sunday in April and set back the last Sunday in October.
b. Required all US states to observe Daylight Saving Time
c. Abolished time zones Time zones
d. Outlined that clocks be set forward on the second Sunday of March and set back the first Sunday in November


Answers: 1.A; 2.C; 3.C; 4.D; 5.D; 6.B; 7.B; 8.B 9.C; 10.A

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