Quiz: Quiz: Are you an expert at springing forward and falling back?
Quiz: Are you an expert at springing forward and falling back?
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About This Quiz

Shakespeare cautioned us to "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends." Does daylight saving time have effects that have escaped our attention? Spend a few minutes with this quiz and see if you're a time bandit or a buffoon.

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Which founding father of the U.S. conceived of daylight saving time?
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Which country was the first to implement daylight saving time?
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How many countries adopted daylight saving time during World War I?
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What crisis in the early 1970s prompted the U.S. to extend daylight saving time through the winter?
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Which two U.S. states currently don't follow daylight saving time rules?
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Which U.S. government agency conducted the first major study showing that daylight saving time conserves energy?
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Which U.S. state recently adopted daylight saving time, allowing researchers to compare the effects of DST on energy usage?
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Each year, daylight saving time affects about how many people across the world?
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What's another name for daylight saving time?
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Which British prime minister said of daylight saving time, "An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later"?
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At what time of the day does daylight saving time begin and end in the U.S.?
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What happens to the one hour between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. when clocks "spring forward" each year?
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Which of the following is NOT an accurate argument in support of daylight saving time?
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What legislation most recently switched up the daylight saving time rules in the U.S.?
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Here's another legal question for you: Which legislation standardized how daylight saving time is implemented in the U.S.?
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Which American holiday played a role in shaping daylight saving time rules?
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How does Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) relate to daylight saving time?
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