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Calendar Name Meanings (Grade 3)

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Calendar Name Meanings

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

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

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

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