Groundhog Day quiz: How much do you know about groundhogs?

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Thursday brings that annual moment called Groundhog Day, when people look to a lowly brown rodent (and whether it casts a shadow) to forecast whether the winter will be long or quickly over. How smart are humans to pay attention to such a tradition? Some questions are just as well left unasked. But whether you're longing for more snow, or less cold, in the weeks ahead, we think you'll enjoy this Groundhog Day quiz.

By , Staff writer

1. In what geographic range does the groundhog live?

Although groundhogs are not in Europe, the tradition of Groundhog Day harks back to European lore involving badgers or bears.

Although groundhogs are not in Europe, the tradition of Groundhog Day harks back to European lore involving badgers or bears.

Although groundhogs are not in Europe, the tradition of Groundhog Day harks back to European lore involving badgers or bears.

Although groundhogs are not in Europe, the tradition of Groundhog Day harks back to European lore involving badgers or bears.

Across northern regions of North America, Europe, and Asia

 

Mainly in the Eastern US

 

Mainly across Canada and much of the Eastern US

 

Across much of North America and Northern Europe

 
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