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Quiz: How well do you know 29 February?

It’s truly a special day.

AS DAYS GO, today is a truly special one. 29 February might only come around once every few years, but it still has its own history and traditions.

How much do you know about it? Test yourself with our quiz below.

Which civilisation first introduced the Leap Day?
The Egyptians
The Greeks

The Romans
The Celts
Which Pope introduced the modern Leap Year in the 16th Century?
Julius II
Gregory XIII

Sixtus V
Pius IV
Which country made it legal for women to propose to men on 29 February in 1288?
Ireland
England

Scotland
Wales
Sweden and Finland famously added an extra Leap Day to February in 1712. What date was it?
February 29th
February 30th

February 31st
March -1
A person born on 29 February is known by which of the following names?
A leaper
A leaplet

A leapchild
A leaping lamb
Which of the following was NOT a Leap Year?
1888
1892

1896
1900
In what country must a man who refuses a woman's proposal on a Leap Day buy her fabrics for a skirt?
Norway
Sweden

Finland
Denmark
In which country is marriage in a Leap Year considered unlucky?
Italy
Greece

Cyrpus
Turkey
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 awards on 29 February in what year?
1996
2000

2004
2008
Irish inventor John Philip Holland was born on 29 February in 1841. What did he invent?
The ejection seat
The submarine

The hollow needle syringe
The game of croquet
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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What are ewe doing!?!
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Turtley awful
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Fintastic
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Clever cat
Almost purr-fect
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Top dog
Paws-itively perfect
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