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The Connection Between the Seven Days of the Week & Astronomical Objects

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Sunnandaeg refers to:

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1. 'Thor's day is equivalent to:

2. The day of the week that kept its Latin and Roman origin is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of how astronomy determines a 7-day week. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the Latin word for Sunday and how Thursday was derived.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Day of Sunnandaeg
  • What Thor's day is
  • Which day kept its Latin and Roman origin
  • The day of Tiwesdæg
  • Mars' relationship to the week

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the days of the week and its naming system origins
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the origins of our naming system for days of the week

Additional Learning

To learn more about how our names for the days of the week came to be, review the corresponding lesson titled The Connection Between the Seven Days of the Week & Astronomical Objects. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand Roman god influences on the days of the week
  • Identify Anglo-Saxon adaptations for naming days
  • Know the astronomical objects leading to the name of our days
  • Appreciate the two important celestial features of the Sun and Moon to our nomenclature
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