Every four years, the world gets an extra day thanks to a quirk in the calendar.
Now leap below to see how much you know.
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What is the name of the calendar system that causes a leap year?
The Gregorian calendar is the internationally accepted civil calendar.
When was the Gregorian calendar first implemented?
Pope Gregory XIII issued a decree in 1582. Over time, more countries adopted the calendar and in 1929, China began using it as well.
True or False: A complete revolution of the earth around the sun takes 365 days and six hours.
True. Give or take. The extra six hours are accounted for every four years on February 29th — Leap Day.
If your birthday falls on a leap day, what day do you celebrate, legally?
It depends. Some countries make your legal birthday the day before, some the day after, which is important when it comes to things like getting your driver’s license!
True or False: Every year divisible by four is a leap year.
False. End-of-century years are not leap years unless they are also divisible by 400. The year 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not.
Which of these people was NOT born on February 29th?
Ja Rule, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Mark Foster were all born on February 29th. Chelsea Clinton’s birthday is close — February 27th.
True or False: Many people are afraid of Leap Day.
False. As far as we know, there aren’t any confirmed mass Leap Day phobias.
This test was really easy. And my birthday might not be on feb.29th but it i still enjoy a leap year.
I was born on a leapday I an only 3
that test was sooooooooooooooooooooooo easy i got them all right on my first try!!! 😉
Leap years are scary!
The test was really fun. Even though I’m a History and Social Studies whiz I till got 3 questions wrong.
love that day
I want to know why February is the shortest month of the year
I did not think any of those answers were right
This test was not good! Do over! 🙁
this quiz was fun and cool because i liked learning he history and facts about the leap year and leap day
it was a fun quiz to take
This is so educational. I really learned a lot.
Leap years change date a bit in the way and adds a day to the year so that it is even.