What is an Almanac? - Definition & History - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the items below would you not find in an almanac?

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1. The first documented use of the word almanac was by:

2. Almanacs can be traced back to the 16th century BC. At the time they were called, hermerologies and contained what kinds of information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what an almanac is. To pass the quiz, you will need to know about the types of information found in an almanac, in addition to various historical facts about almanacs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Types of information an almanac contains
  • Who is attributed with the first recorded use of the term almanac
  • What was included in the first almanacs of the 16th century BC
  • The name of the almanac that Benjamin Franklin wrote
  • The name of the early Greek almanac that was carved in stone

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first known use of the word almanac, the name of an early Greek almanac, and the name of Benjamin Franklin's almanac
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of information written about in almanacs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about what an almanac is

Additional Learning

To learn more about almanacs, review the accompanying lesson, What is an Almanac? - Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the information contained in an almanac
  • Learn about the origin of the word almanac
  • Discuss the early history of the almanac
  • Explore the modern history of the almanac
  • Discover the various types of almanacs in existence today