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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
First days of each month
Last day of the year
The day of spring equinox

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


Why is the 9th month of the Gregorian calendar called September?
September was the 7th month in Roman calendar
After Septimus Weasley
Septimus in Latin means 'ninth'
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?
Hinduism
Orthodox Christianity
Judaism
Islam

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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