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

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


What is the etymology of the month "August'?
It was named to honor Roman Emperor Octavian August
"Augustus" means "horrific" in Latin. August was the month when Rome burnt
"Auguste" was a ship that sank in August 1761
"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
It is the year of the ox in Chinese calendar
Hebrew year 5770 starts on 18 September 2009

Question 10:


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

 


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