The Mother's Day Quiz
by Staff
Don't be afraid to test your knowledge with this Mother's Day quiz. No matter how bad you do, mom will still love you!

What day in May is Mother's Day observed in the U.S.?

  • first Sunday
  • second Sunday
  • last Sunday

Who created the American tradition of Mother's Day?

  • Anna Jarvis
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Susan B. Anthony

True or false: The founder of the contemporary version of Mother's Day never had children.

  • true
  • false

When was Mother's Day first observed in the U.S.?

  • 1906
  • 1908
  • 1910

Which flower represents Mother's Day?

  • carnations
  • roses
  • lilies

What is the average number of children that American mothers have?

  • 1.01
  • 2.01
  • 3.01

Which U.S. President officially established Mother's Day?

  • William H. Taft
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Woodrow Wilson

What day of the week has the highest birth rate in the U.S.?

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

Which two states were first to observe Mother's Day?

  • Pennsylvania and Ohio
  • Ohio and West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Which month has the highest birth rate in the U.S.?

  • August
  • July
  • October

Mother's Day accounts for what percentage of annual flower purchases?

  • 15 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 25 percent

How many babies are born to U.S. mothers each year?

  • 1.9 million
  • 2.9 million
  • 3.9 million

Where did Anna Jarvis attend the first Mother's Day celebration?

  • the White House
  • Andrews Methodist Church
  • West Virginia Capitol Building

True or false: Mother's Day is the second busiest day of the year for phone calls.

  • true
  • false

Which Philadelphia department store owner financed the first Mother's Day celebration?

  • John Wanamaker
  • F. W. Woolworth
  • Sam Walton

How many Americans are expected to take Mom out to eat on Mother's Day?

  • 20 million
  • 40 million
  • 80 million

At what average age do American women become first-time mothers?

  • 22 years old
  • 24 years old
  • 26 years old

In the United Kingdom, which holiday was the precursor to the contemporary version of Mother's Day?

  • Feast Day
  • Mothering Sunday
  • Mother's Feast

Which American suffragette campaigned for Mother's Peace Day in 1873?

  • Julia Ward Howe
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

True or false: In the area that was once Yugoslavia, children tie up their mothers on Mother's Day.

  • true
  • false

The oldest known woman to give birth did so at what age?

  • 55 years old
  • 60 years old
  • 65 years old

How many mothers are there in the U.S.?

  • 85 million
  • 80 million
  • 75 million

This mother was married to a U.S. president and became the mother of a U.S. president.

  • Laura Bush
  • Abigail Adams
  • Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

What is the average dollar amount Americans spend on mom for Mother's Day?

  • $108
  • $138
  • $168

Which mother was a two-time Nobel Prize winner and the mother of a Nobel Prize winner?

  • Marie Curie
  • Pauline Koch Einstein
  • Alice Kipling

What is the total dollar amount that Americans spend on Mother's Day?

  • $10 million
  • $15 million
  • $20 million

Which mammalian mother carries her unborn young for 22 months?

  • walrus
  • blue whale
  • elephant

Which mammalian mother has the shortest gestational period?

  • bobcat
  • American opossum
  • red fox

True or false: In her later years, Anna Jarvis worked to have Mother's Day repealed.

  • true
  • false

Who anonymously paid for the care of Anna Jarvis at the end of her life?

  • President Woodrow Wilson
  • John Wanamaker
  • the Florist's Exchange