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

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
After Septimus Weasley
After Septimus Severus - a Roman Emperor
September was the 7th month in Roman calendar
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
Islam
Orthodox Christianity
Hinduism

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


Which statement about year 2009 is not true?
It is year 1430 in Islamic calendar
It is a leap year
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?
For ancient Balts
In Mayan Empire
During French Revolution
During the October Revolution in Russia

 


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