FATHER’S DAY TRIVIA QUIZ
1. According to the quote by Galileo, who is the father of invention?
2. When is Father’s Day celebrated in North America?
a. The second Sunday in July
b. The first Sunday in May
c. The third Sunday in August
d. The third Sunday in June
3. When do the countries of New Zealand and Australia celebrate Father’s Day?
a. The first Sunday in December
b. The third Sunday in August
c. The second Sunday in March
d. The first Sunday in September
4. In the United States, which President signed Father’s Day into law?
a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Calvin Coolidge
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Richard Nixon
5. In which country is doing a hiking tour pulling a wagon (man-powered) a traditional part of Father’s Day?
6. In Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on which Saint’s Day?
7. Up until the year 2012, what was the only state in the European Union not to have an official Father’s Day?
8. Which country celebrates Father’s Day on the King’s birthday?
9. What is generally considered the official Father’s Day flower?
10. If your father is living, you wear a red flower. However, if your father has passed away, what color would you wear?
11. In the United States, who is considered the founder of Father’s Day?
a. Florence Crosby
b. Sonora Dodd
c. Martha Washington
d. Laura Secord
12. Who is considered to be The Father of the United States?
a. Thomas Edison
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Benjamin Franklin
d. George Washington
13. The Founding Fathers refers to a group of early colonialists. Who is not considered to be a Founding Father?
a. John Adams
b. Thomas Edison
c. Alexander Hamilton
d. Thomas Jefferson
14. According to some stats, Father’s Day now ranks as number four in terms of the number of cards sold and sent. How many cards were sent in 2010?
a. 42 million
b. 1.2 billion
c. 95 million
d. 53 million
15. Which of these items was the most commonly given gift on Father’s Day in 2010?
a. A neck tie
d. Sporting Gear
1. Doubt – Galileo was a famous astronomer and mathematician.
2. The third Sunday in June – France, the UK and Greece all celebrate it on this
3. The first Sunday in September – Fiji and Papua New Guinea also celebrate it
on this date.
4. Richard Nixon – Nixon signed it into law in 1972. This law made the day a
5. Germany – The wagon is often filled with either beer or wine and local food
6. Joseph – Saint Joseph’s Day is March the nineteenth.
7. Romania – Romania will celebrate its first official Father’s Day in 2012. It will
be held on the 13th of May.
8. Thailand – The current King’s birthday is December 5th.
9. Rose – The flower is worn in the lapel.
10. White – This tradition is generally recognized in North America.
11. Sonora Dodd – Sonora is frequently referred to as The Mother of Father’s
Day. Her Dad was a widower who raised six children.
12. George Washington – George was the first President of the United States.
13. Thomas Edison – The founding fathers were the men who signed The
Declaration of Independence and those that took part in the American
14. 95 million – Christmas and Valentines are the holidays, which sell the most
15. A necktie – If you want to be original, avoid the tie!