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Question 1: In 1497 the Sheapheard’s Kalendar, translated from French (________) is the first English printed almanac.
Middle AgesIncunableRichard PynsonInitial

Question 2: Hence for him, weather prediction was a special division of ________.
HoroscopeAstrologyGeomancyNumerology

Question 3: An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the ________.
Gregorian calendarIslamic calendarJulian calendarCalendar

Question 4: The origin of the almanac can be traced back to ancient ________, when tables of planetary periods were produced in order to predict lunar and planetary phenomena.
Babylonian mathematicsHeliocentrismBabylonian astronomyGreek astronomy

Question 5: Similar treatises called Zij were later composed in medieval ________.
Astronomy in medieval IslamAlhazenAbu Rayhan BiruniIslamic cosmology

Question 6: Five years later his brother ________ began publishing Poor Richard's Almanack from 1733-1758.
Thomas MifflinBenjamin FranklinJohn AdamsThomas Jefferson

Question 7: The earliest known almanac in this modern sense is the Almanac of Azarqueil written in 1088 by Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (Latinized as Arzachel) in Toledo, ________.
Al-AndalusHispaniaIslamic contributions to Medieval EuropeIslamic Golden Age

Question 8: After almanacs were devised, people still saw little difference between predicting the movements of the stars and tides, and predicting the future in the ________ sense.
EschatologyOracleDivinationProphecy

Question 9: Panjika, ________ astrological almanac in Assamese, Bengali and Oriya
VaishnavismHinduismRamaHindu

Question 10: Early almanacs therefore contained general ________, as well as the more concrete information.
HoroscopeAstrologyGeomancyPhrenology







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