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Calendar Trivia

some facts and history about calendars 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which day of the week was named for the Scandinavian goddess of love?

  • Monday for Mona
  • Wednesday for Wotan
  • Friday for Frigga or Freya

2

In the year 46 BC who ordered a reform of the calendar?

  • Alexander the Great
  • Julius Caesar
  • Ptolemy VII, Pharaoh of Egypt

3

Which month was named for the Roman God of War?

  • March
  • May
  • July

4

Which month was the seventh month of the Roman calendar?

  • July
  • August
  • September

5

Which feast in the Christian calendar is also known as the Twelfth Day of Christmas?

  • Advent
  • Epiphany
  • The Circumcision of our Lord

6

What is the origin of the word ‘calendar’?

  • Kalendarium from the Latin word for accounting books
  • Kalendae or calends was the first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar
  • The Norman French word ‘calender’ meaning ‘a month’

7

After which historical figure is the Gregorian calendar named?

  • Pope Gregory XIII
  • Gregorius Thomas Ziegler, Bishop of Linz
  • The historian Gregory of Tours

8

The Gregorian calendar was first introduced to Europe in 1585. When did Britain fall into line and adopt it?

  • 1586
  • 1653
  • 1752

9

In which calendar were years counted from the accession of an emperor until 1911 AD?

  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Japanese

10

Which day of the week was named after the Norse god of thunder?

  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

 

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