Are you ready for fall?

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the season.


The Washington Post

Sometimes the first day of fall hits, but it still feels like summer. How is the first day of fall determined?

The United Nations determines when the first day of each season begins through by discussing it with each country's ambassador.

Meteorologists predict the date of each season by studying weather patterns

Astronomers look to the fall equinox when the Sun crosses the 'celestial equator.'

The president or leader of each country chooses their own date


The Associated Press

Veterans Day is always November 11. It honors the service members who fought and sacrificed for our country. What else does it commemorate?

It's the anniversary of when World War I came to an end.

The formation of the Department of Veterans Affairs

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941

The end of the Vietnam War


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True or False? The tradition of carving pumpkins and the origins of the 'Jack O' Lantern' came from the Irish.




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Columbus Day is celebrated across the country on the second Monday in October. The Italian explorer's journey to America and its celebration has sparked controversy for taking away land from the people there who called America home. This caused some states to create an alternative holiday on that day. What is the holiday?

Indigenous Peoples' Day 

Discoverer's Day

Native American Day

All of the above


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True or False? Through the process of photosynthesis (pronounced fo-toe-SYN-thuh-sis) leaves change from green to beautiful colors of red, yellow and orange in the fall.