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Week-day names: Quiz


Question 1: The "washing day" is also used in other ________, although the "pagan" names generally are retained.
West Germanic languagesDanish languageNorth Germanic languagesOld Norse

Question 2: Later diffusions from the Manichaeans are documented with the writings of the Chinese Buddhist monk Yi Jing and the Ceylonese Buddhist monk Bu Kong of the 8th century under the ________.
Song DynastyHan DynastyTang DynastyMing Dynasty

Question 3: In the Hebrew and ________ the days extend from sunset to sunset.
Julian calendarGregorian calendarIslamic calendarTime

Question 4: ________ attestations of the navagraha "nine astrological forces", seven of which are used for day names, date to the Yavanajataka "Sayings of the Greeks", a 150 CE translation of a 120 CE Greek Alexandrian text.

Question 5: Between the 1st and 3rd centuries the ________ gradually replaced the eight day Roman nundinal cycle with the seven-day week.
Western Roman EmpireByzantine EmpireRoman RepublicRoman Empire

Question 6: The order of the week days can be derived "geometrically" from an acute heptagram, the {7/3} ________ (as 24 mod 7 = 3).
PentagramHexagonStar polygonOctagon

Question 7: ________: Old English Þūnresdæg (pronounced [θuːn.res.dæg] or [θuːn.res.dæj]), meaning the Þunor's day.
Week-day namesMondayFridayThursday

Question 8: The ________ adapted the system introduced by the Romans but glossed their indigenous gods over the Roman deities (with the exception of Saturday) in a process known as Interpretatio germanica:
FrisiansSuebiGermanic peoplesGermanic Christianity

Question 9: ☿1 Mid-week or Middle
☿2 The First Fast (________)
BaptistChristianityEcumenismChristian denomination

Question 10: ________ were sanctified for celebration and rest.
Investigative judgmentSabbath in seventh-day churchesSeventh-day Adventist ChurchSeventh-day Adventist theology

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