Bing Homepage Quiz Answers – Jun 15, 2024

The following questions are from the “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” for 6-15-2024. Let us know in the comments if you find the wrong answer to any question!!!

Question 1: This surfer is hitting the famously huge waves of Nazaré. Which country are we in?

  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France

Correct Answer: Portugal

Fact: Nazaré on the west coast of Portugal is a popular tourist destination, with people flocking from all over the world to enjoy its sandy beaches in summer. But come winter, the surfers take over. Thanks to an underwater canyon, enormous waves form off the coast, making it a surfers’ paradise.

Question 2: In which state did modern surfing originate?

  • South Carolina
  • California
  • Hawaii

Correct Answer: Hawaii

Fact: Polynesia is thought to be the birthplace of surfing, but it was in Hawaii that people started to stand up on their surfboards. He’e nalu—literally ‘wave sliding’—is a big part of Hawaiian culture, having connections with spirituality and society.

Question 3: Which band had a hit with the single ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’?

  • The Mamas & The Papas
  • The Beatles
  • The Beach Boys

Correct Answer: The Beach Boys

Fact: The Beach Boys’ 1963 ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’ was a top-three hit. Famous for their vocal harmonies and musical experimentation, the California band often sang about surfing, and recorded albums including ‘Surfin’ Safari,’ ‘Surfer Girl,’ and ‘Surf’s Up.’

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Question 4: What does Flag Day celebrate?

  • The adoption of the American flag
  • The signing of the US Constitution
  • The Battle of Yorktown

Correct Answer: The adoption of the American flag

Fact: Flag Day was established by an act of Congress in 1949 to commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the nation’s flag on June 14, 1777.

Question 5: Who is credited with sewing the first US flag?

  • Elizabeth Keckley
  • Jacob W. Davis
  • Betsy Ross

Correct Answer: Betsy Ross

Fact: According to family lore, Philadelphia seamstress Elizabeth Griscom Ross, better known as Betsy Ross, embroidered General George Washington’s shirt ruffles. Her needle skills so impressed Washington that he commissioned Ross to sew the first US flag based on a rough sketch in 1776.

Question 6: What is the study of flags called?

  • Vexillology
  • Numismatics
  • Philately

Correct Answer: Vexillology

Fact: The term vexillology was coined by American flag expert Whitney Smith Jr. in the 1950s. The word derives from the Latin noun ‘vexillum,’ meaning flag. Vexillography is the art of designing flags, and hobbyists are called vexillophiles.

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