Test your spring break knowledge

Sunglasses on a small hill of sand.

Whether it’s been a while since your last spring break getaway or you are planning a trip this spring, our trivia questions are sure to challenge your knowledge of this time-honored tradition.

Q: How many students in the United States go on spring break each year? 

      A. Between 1.5 and 2 million.

Q: How much money do U.S. spring breakers typically spend each year on their getaways?

      A. They collectively spend over $1 billion.

Q: During spring break, how many arrests occur on South Padre Island?

      A. On average, there are 25 arrests a day generating approximately $80,000 in fines.

Q: What nickname have spring break visitors given Fort Lauderdale?

      A. “Fort Liquordale”

Q: In 2013, how many high school and college students spent their spring break building houses for Habitat for Humanity?

      A. More than 10,000.

Q: What are the five top destinations for U.S. spring breakers? 

      A. 1) Panama City Beach, Florida;
           2) Cancun, Mexico;
           3) Daytona Beach, Florida;
           4) South Padre Island, Texas; and
           5) Colorado’s ski resorts.

 Q: What event started modern spring break?

      A. Spring break began in 1936 when a swimming coach at Colgate University took his team to Fort Lauderdale to train. An annual swimming competition soon followed as well as the swimmers’ aquatic friends.

Q: What percentage of students get injured over spring break?

      A. 60% 

Q: What theme park is the most popular for spring breakers?

      A. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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