Do You Know The History Of The Calendar?

From the time we're young, we are taught to know the calendar. But do you know the history behind this important time keeper? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What is the name of the calendar currently used in most countries?
Gregorian calendar
Julian calendar
GMT calendar
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Question 2/12

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Why did we leave behind the Julian calendar in favor of the Gregorian calendar?
The Julian had too many leap years
The number of days did not add up
It was too confusing for the average person
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What year did Britain adopt the Gregorian calendar?
1582
1752
1608
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Aside from the Gregorian calendar, how many other types are used globally?
Two
Five
Six
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What is the Chinese calendar primarily used for?
Keeping track of the days and time
Keeping track of holidays and festivals
Keeping track of fishing and farming
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True or false: In ancient times, a month was calculated by the length of time it takes the moon to orbit earth and begin a new phase.
True
False
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What language does the word calendar originate from?
Chinese
Latin
French
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How many months were included on the Roman calendar?
12
13
10
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What leader introduced the Julian calendar?
Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
Pompey
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True or false: In ancient Egypt a year began when the star Sirius would rise with the sun.
True
False
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What are the years in the Chinese calendar named after?
Animals in the zodiac
Chinese politicians
Stars
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When do historians believe that the first seven day week was documented?
600 BCE
500 BCE
601 BCE
Result
You are calendar crazy! Have no fear, the history of the calendar is long and complicated, spanning back thousands of years. It's not easy to keep tabs on all of the different types and changes. We commend you for trying and giving it your all!

C+, Calendar Crazy

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You are calendar cool. Unlike the average person, you seem to have a good grasp on the history of the calendar. Even though the time long is long and often confusing, you've got it down!

B+, Calendar Cool

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You are time terrific! Color us impressed. Knowing and remembering the history of the calendar is a challenge. But you've proved that no challenge is too difficult. Your knowledge on the history of the calendar is truly impressive.

A+, Time Terrific

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1
What is the name of the calendar currently used in most countries?
Gregorian calendar
Julian calendar
GMT calendar
2
Why did we leave behind the Julian calendar in favor of the Gregorian calendar?
The Julian had too many leap years
The number of days did not add up
It was too confusing for the average person
3
What year did Britain adopt the Gregorian calendar?
1582
1752
1608
4
Aside from the Gregorian calendar, how many other types are used globally?
Two
Five
Six
5
What is the Chinese calendar primarily used for?
Keeping track of the days and time
Keeping track of holidays and festivals
Keeping track of fishing and farming
6
True or false: In ancient times, a month was calculated by the length of time it takes the moon to orbit earth and begin a new phase.
True
False
7
What language does the word calendar originate from?
Chinese
Latin
French
8
How many months were included on the Roman calendar?
12
13
10
9
What leader introduced the Julian calendar?
Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
Pompey
10
True or false: In ancient Egypt a year began when the star Sirius would rise with the sun.
True
False
11
What are the years in the Chinese calendar named after?
Animals in the zodiac
Chinese politicians
Stars
12
When do historians believe that the first seven day week was documented?
600 BCE
500 BCE
601 BCE