The Gregorian Calendar

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This test is aimed to teach you about the history of the Gregorian Calendar! For those of you who don't know, we are using it right now! As of now, you might fail this quiz, but you might be more hungry to learn about it; who knows? Have fun! Your life depends on it. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Gregorian calendar was proposed in _______  by ______________.
    • A. 

      1752; Aloysius Lilius

    • B. 

      1918; Stalin

    • C. 

      1582; Pope Gregory XIII

    • D. 

      1776; Benjamin Franklin

    • E. 

      1582; Christopher Clavius

  • 2. 
    The primary creator of the calendar (NOT the person who proposed it) was_______.
  • 3. 
    February has 29 days in 400 years for ________ years.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      97

    • C. 

      Who cares?

    • D. 

      36

    • E. 

      224

  • 4. 
    The Gregorian calendar repeats EXACTLY every _______ years.
  • 5. 
    Britain and its English colonies (a.k.a. US) adopted the Gregorian calendar in what year and on what date (in the Gregorian calendar)?
  • 6. 
    July and August were originally named __________ and __________ in the Roman calendar.
  • 7. 
    If you are going to calculate the day of the week, which method would be best?
    • A. 

      Doomsday algorithm (Conway)

    • B. 

      Zeller's Congruence (Zeller)

    • C. 

      Isn't this an opinion question? I can't answer it, then.

  • 8. 
    The old leap day was to move double which day in February?
    • A. 

      24 February

    • B. 

      29 February

    • C. 

      25 February

    • D. 

      Any day in February that was pleasing