Calendars Quiz

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Welcome to the ultimate Calendars Quiz!

Are you ready to test your knowledge of timekeeping, events, and historical dates? Whether you’re a casual calendar user or a dedicated scheduler, this quiz is designed to challenge and entertain you.

Delve into a world of dates, seasons, and cultural celebrations as you explore the fascinating realm of calendars. From ancient lunar calendars to modern digital planners, this quiz covers it all.

Get ready to unlock the secrets of time and discover intriguing facts about the ways we mark the passage of days, months, and years. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive into the captivating world of calendars and expand your understanding of time!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the Calendars Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about calendars check out our article about Calendars as a passion.

Question 1:

How many days are in a leap year?

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Leap years occur every four years.
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366 - A leap year occurs every four years, during which an extra day, February 29, is added to the calendar.

Question 2:

Which month is known for having 28 days?

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This month is often associated with Valentine's Day.
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February - February typically has 28 days, but during a leap year, it has 29 days.

Question 3:

What is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar?

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New Year's Day is celebrated in this month.
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January - The Gregorian calendar, which is widely used today, designates January as the first month of the year.

Question 4:

How many months have 31 days?

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There is a popular mnemonic to remember the number of days in each month.
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7 - A mnemonic to remember this is '30 days has September, April, June, and November. All the rest have 31.'

Question 5:

Which day of the week does January 1st always fall on?

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It's the middle of the workweek.
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Wednesday - January 1st falls on the same day of the week as the number of days in a non-leap year, which is Wednesday.

Question 6:

What is the term for a year with 366 days?

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This type of year occurs every four years.
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Leap year - A leap year is a year containing an extra day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year. This extra day, February 29, is added to the calendar during a leap year.

Question 7:

Which calendar system is used by most of the world today?

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This calendar system was introduced in 1582.
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Gregorian calendar - The Gregorian calendar was introduced to reform the Julian calendar and has been adopted as the civil calendar by most countries for official and administrative purposes.

Question 8:

What is the term for a year in which the months and days of the week match up perfectly?

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This type of year occurs once every 28 years.
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Golden year - A golden year is a rare occurrence where the months and days of the week match up perfectly. It happens once every 28 years.

Question 9:

In the Hebrew calendar, which month is known for having an extra day added during leap years?

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This month gains an extra day in leap years.
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Adar - The Hebrew calendar adds an extra month of Adar during leap years to ensure that the holidays fall in their proper seasons.

Question 10:

What is the term for a calendar system based on the phases of the moon?

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This calendar system is based on the moon's phases.
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Lunar calendar - A lunar calendar is based on the monthly cycles of the moon's phases, making it different from the solar-based Gregorian calendar.

Question 11:

What is the significance of the year 1752 in the Gregorian calendar reform?

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The year 1752 marked a significant change in the start of the year.
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Adjustment of the start of the year - In 1752, the Gregorian calendar reform shifted the start of the year from March 25 to January 1 to align with the civil calendar.

Question 12:

What is the Metonic cycle used for in calendars?

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The Metonic cycle involves the synchronization of lunar and solar cycles.
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Synchronizing lunar and solar cycles - The Metonic cycle, named after the Greek astronomer Meton, is a period of 19 years used to synchronize the lunar and solar cycles in calendars.

Question 13:

What is the difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar?

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The difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars relates to the length of the year.
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Length of the year - The Julian calendar had a year length of 365.25 days, while the Gregorian calendar adjusted the leap year rule to make the average year length closer to 365.2425 days.

Question 14:

Which calendar system is used to determine the date of Easter Sunday?

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The date of Easter Sunday is determined using a calendar system based on the moon.
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Lunar calendar - The date of Easter Sunday is calculated based on the lunar calendar, specifically the ecclesiastical lunar calendar.

Question 15:

What is the purpose of the intercalary month in the Ethiopian calendar?

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The intercalary month in the Ethiopian calendar serves to synchronize with the solar year.
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Aligning with the solar year - The Ethiopian calendar adds an intercalary month every four years to align with the solar year, similar to the Gregorian leap year system.