Quiz: The Daylight Saving Time Quiz
The Daylight Saving Time Quiz
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About This Quiz

Daylight saving time (DST) isn't just here to mess with your sleep patterns — it serves an actual purpose. How much do you know about DST? Find out by taking this quiz.

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What is the correct terminology for DST?
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Who wrote a brochure called "The Waste of Daylight" in support of DST?
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Which country did away with DST in 2011?
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How long did Russia follow DST until opting out in 2011?
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During World War I, which country was the first to use DST as a measure to conserve resources?
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What year was the Uniform Time Act passed in the United States?
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During World War I, which country was the first to follow Germany's lead in adopting DST?
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Which American president decried DST as a "deception," explaining that people should simply get up and go to work earlier during summer months?
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After World War II, how long did it take for the U.S. to repeal DST?
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Which U.S. state does not observe DST?
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In 1965 St. Paul, Minnesota, was on Central Daylight Time while adjacent city Minneapolis, Minnesota, was still on Central Standard Time. How long did this time difference last?
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George Hudson, who first conceived DST, was from which country?
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A 2009 study found that mine workers are how much more likely to experience accidents after the spring time change?
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What year did Indiana adopt DST?
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Before the standardization of DST, states and localities could start and stop the practice whenever they wanted. At the low point of confusion, Iowa had how many different pairs of start/stop dates?
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Which Canadian province does NOT adhere to DST?
17.0 of 30
Debilitating cluster headaches become more common in some people following which time change?
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Driving is safer during daylight hours. Observing DST the entire year might reduce vehicle occupant fatalities by how much in the U.S.?
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Some people say the increased level of recreational activity during DST also spikes a usage of what?
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On the Monday following spring's DST change, people have more what?
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Which of these pairs of cities opted to keep DST even after Congress repealed it in 1919?
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The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended DST by how many weeks?
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Which hour does DST take effect in the U.S.?
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In North America what percentage of electricity goes to residential lighting?
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The cost savings of reducing residential lighting is probably offset by increased usage of what?
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How many months each year does the United States operate under DST?
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On which continent do most countries NOT use DST?
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In addition to Arizona, which other U.S. state does NOT follow DST?
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Which group lobbied against DST in 1918?
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