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

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Groundhog co-handler Ben Hughes holds weather-prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil while co-handler John Griffiths kisses the creature just before his annual prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., on the 124th Groundhog Day two years ago. That year, Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.

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.

1. In what geographic range does the groundhog live?

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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