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Calendar Name Meanings (Grade 3)

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Calendar Name Meanings

1. 
The original names of the days in the week come from the Roman names of the planets.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The Romans named the planets after what?
  1. gods
  2. senators
  3. emperors
3. 
Most of the English names of the days of the week are based on the names used by Germanic tribes.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
Wednesday is named after which god?
  1. Zeus
  2. Odin
  3. Jupiter
5. 
Why did the Germanic tribes substitute Thor's name for Jupiter's when naming Thursday?



6. 
The Germanic tribes did not change the name of Saturday because they had no comparable god to Saturn.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
The Romans named all of the months after gods.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
March was named after                , the Roman god of war.
  1. Mercury
  2. Minerva
  3. Mars
9. 
July was named after Julius Caesar.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Who was the month of August named after?



11. 
December means "Twelfth month".
  1. True
  2. False

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