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Lady Day: Quiz

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Question 1: The term derives from ________, when some nouns lost their genitive inflections.
Old NorseMiddle EnglishOld EnglishGreat Vowel Shift

Question 2: It appears that in England and Wales, from at least the late 14th C., New Year's Day was celebrated on 1 January as part of ________.
Germanic paganismYuleValkyrieElf

Question 3: In England, Lady Day was New Year's Day up to 1752 when, following the move from the Julian Calendar to the ________, 1 January became the start of the year.
Islamic calendarByzantine calendarGregorian calendarTime

Question 4: In the Christian calendar, Lady Day is the traditional name of the Feast of the ________ of the Blessed Virgin (25 March) and the first of the four traditional Irish and English quarter days.
Roman Catholic MariologyOrthodox ChurchBlessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)Annunciation

Question 5: For notable women known as "Lady Day," see Billie Holiday and ________.
JazzBluesLouis ArmstrongBessie Smith

Question 6: The date is significant in some of the works of Thomas Hardy, e.g., Tess of the D'Urbervilles and ________.
The Poor Man and the LadyJude the ObscureUnder the Greenwood TreeFar from the Madding Crowd

Question 7: In some traditions it also reckons years ________ from the moment of the Annunciation, which is considered to take place at the moment of the conception of Jesus at the Annunciation rather than at the moment of his birth at Christmas.
Julian calendarByzantine calendarAnno DominiGregorian calendar







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