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Quiz about Ancient and Early Pagan Days
Quiz about Ancient and Early Pagan Days

Ancient and Early Pagan Days Trivia Quiz


This consists of some easy ones and some tough ones, and I tried to mix quite a few traditions in so that it has some interest for most people.

A multiple-choice quiz by socratessoul. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
socratessoul
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
24,045
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
3099
Last 3 plays: PHILVV (10/10), Guest 136 (4/10), Guest 175 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. After which Greek goddess is the month 'April' thought by some to have been named? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Into how many general sections is the Celtic tree calendar separated? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which early civilization celebrated the festival of Luna in her temple on the Aventine hill? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. From what Celtic sacred day does 'All Saints Day' derive? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of the following groups generally held that the calendar 'day' actually began with night instead of morning? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. According to traditional lore, which day of the week is the best of all on which to marry? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Each Zodiac symbol has a corresponding animal. We all know that Leo has the lion and Scorpio has the scorpion, but what animal represents Virgo? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Continuing with the Zodiac and animals, what animal represents Aquarius? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. After which Roman god is January named?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 10
10. On which of the following dates can the summer solstice (first day of summer) fall? (in the northern hemisphere) Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. After which Greek goddess is the month 'April' thought by some to have been named?

Answer: Aphrodite

April was Eastremonath to the Anglo-Saxons, Aibrean to the Irish, Ostarmanoth to the Franks.

The Romans may have used the Latin word 'aperire' (to open) as the inspiration for the name of the month in which flowers first start to open in the spring. They may also have used Aphrodite, the Greek form of the name of their goddess who has a number of festivals during that month, Venus.
2. Into how many general sections is the Celtic tree calendar separated?

Answer: Fourteen

The fourteen sections are named after various sacred trees and plants: Rowan, Ash, Alder, Willow, Hawthorn, Oak, Holly, Hazel, Vine, Ivy, Reed, Elder, and {Birch;} the day of December 23 made up the fourteenth, but lacked a single name (it was more mystical).
3. Which early civilization celebrated the festival of Luna in her temple on the Aventine hill?

Answer: Roman

Celebrated at the end of March.
4. From what Celtic sacred day does 'All Saints Day' derive?

Answer: Samhain

5. Which of the following groups generally held that the calendar 'day' actually began with night instead of morning?

Answer: The Celts

6. According to traditional lore, which day of the week is the best of all on which to marry?

Answer: Wednesday

Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday, the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday, no luck at all.
7. Each Zodiac symbol has a corresponding animal. We all know that Leo has the lion and Scorpio has the scorpion, but what animal represents Virgo?

Answer: the cat

8. Continuing with the Zodiac and animals, what animal represents Aquarius?

Answer: the owl

9. After which Roman god is January named?

Answer: Janus

10. On which of the following dates can the summer solstice (first day of summer) fall? (in the northern hemisphere)

Answer: June 21

Source: Author socratessoul

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