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Naming the Months

Days of the week and months of the year have been named for everything from leaders and gods to celebrations that took place during those months. If you know your history and mythology, you should do well ... and if not, give it your best guess!

Points available: 10

1:

What month was named for the god of war?

  • A) July
  • B) March
  • C) September
  • D) April
2:

What month was named for the god of beginnings and doors?

  • A) December
  • B) August
  • C) June
  • D) January
3:

What month was formerly called "Sextilis" and later renamed to honor a Roman emperor?

  • A) August
  • B) November
  • C) February
  • D) June
4:

What month may take its name either from the Latin word for "to open," or the name of the goddess of love?

  • A) March
  • B) October
  • C) May
  • D) April
5:

What month might be named either for the goddess of honor or the mother of Mercury?

  • A) May
  • B) December
  • C) February
  • D) June
6:

What month, despite its placement in the year, has a name meaning "seven"?

  • A) September
  • B) October
  • C) November
  • D) December
7:

Similarly, what month's name means "nine"?

  • A) September
  • B) October
  • C) November
  • D) December
8:

What month takes its name from the Roman festival of purification?

  • A) January
  • B) February
  • C) April
  • D) May
9:

What month was renamed for a famous Roman emperor in the year of his assassination (44 B.C.)?

  • A) January
  • B) June
  • C) July
  • D) August
10:

Which month is named for the head Roman goddess?

  • A) February
  • B) March
  • C) May
  • D) June