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Calendar

written by: marcing
 
We all know that July comes after June and Sunday is followed by Monday. Check interesting facts about the calendar we use!

Question 1:


The word 'Calendar' comes form Latin "kalendae". What does this word mean?
The day of summer solstice
Last day of the year
First days of each month
The day of spring equinox

Question 2:


The internationally accepted civil calendar is called 'Gregorian'. After who was it named?
Historian Gregory of Tours
Pope Gregory XIII
Pope Gregory the Great
Scientist Gregor Mendel

Question 3:


How many months in the Gregorian calendar have 31 days?
4
5
7
6

Question 4:


The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in 1582. Which one of these countries was among the first to adopt it?
England
France
Poland-Lithuania
Russia

Question 5:


Why is the 9th month of the Gregorian calendar called September?
Septimus in Latin means 'ninth'
September was the 7th month in Roman calendar
After Septimus Weasley
After Septimus Severus - a Roman Emperor

Question 6:


The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian over 400 year ago. Which religion is still using the Julian calendar?
Islam
Orthodox Christianity
Judaism
Hinduism

Question 7:


From what is the English word "Friday" derived?
Old English "day of Frige"
Anglo-Saxon "the fifth day"
"Free", as Friday used to be the day of rest
Friesland, a region in the Netherlands

Question 8:


What is the etymology of the month "August'?
It was named to honor Roman Emperor Octavian August
"Auguste" was a ship that sank in August 1761
"Augustus" means "horrific" in Latin. August was the month when Rome burnt
"Augustus" means "6th" in Latin and the month was 6th in the Roman calendar

Question 9:


Which statement about year 2009 is not true?
It is a leap year
It is year 1430 in Islamic calendar
Hebrew year 5770 starts on 18 September 2009
It is the year of the ox in Chinese calendar

Question 10:


A week denotes 7 days. Where/when weeks were 10 days long?
During French Revolution
For ancient Balts
During the October Revolution in Russia
In Mayan Empire

 


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