Time (Medium)
How many days are there in a 'leap year'?

Time (Medium)

Time is not only what you read on a watch. Months and years are also measures of time. This 11-plus Maths quiz will check you to see how much you know about the different terms used in dealing with time: you don't only use time to 'tell the time'.

We use certain words to mean huge amounts of time. How many can you think of? Have you heard of donkey's years? Apparently this comes from donkey's ears - which are long. And what about yonks? If you swap the first letters of donkey's years, you get yonkey's dears which gets shortened to yonks! And if something is going to take forever, that is rarely literal!

Try this quiz on time and, when you've got them all correct, then move onto our next quiz in the series.

What is an 'aeon'?
One thousand hours
A thousand days
A period of ten years
A vast amount of time
It's a period of time that is too long to measure
In Western civilization, what is the name given to the dates recorded before the birth of Christ?
Pre-Christ (PC)
Before Christ (BC)
Ante-Christ (AC)
Prior-Christ (PC)
We use BC to show that something happened BEFORE Christ was born, e.g. 'The Assyrian Empire fell in 612 BC'. This event took place 612 years BEFORE Christ was born. Events after the birth of Christ are shown by AD - which is NOT After Death! AD stands for 'Anno Domini', e.g. 'The Battle of Waterloo was in AD1815'. This event took place 1,815 years AFTER the birth of Christ.
Nowadays, BCE (before the common era) is used alongside BC, and CE (common era) is used alongside AD
Flavius was born in 509 BC. Titus was born in 495 BC. Augustus was born in 490 BC and Marcus was born in 500 BC. Assuming that they are all still alive, who is the youngest?
For dates before the birth of Christ, (BC or BCE (before the common era) you count BACKWARDS from the date Christ was born. The last person to be born was Augustus in 490 BC, so he is the youngest
How many years are there in a 'millennium'?
100 years
1,000 years
100,000 years
10,000 years
We are now living in the third millennium after the birth of Christ (AD or CE (Common Era)). The plural is 'millennia'
How often do 'leap years' occur?
Every 3 years
Every 2 years
Every 4 years
Every 8 years
The extra day is added onto the end of the shortest month, February: February 29 is called a 'leap day'
How many days are there in a 'leap year'?
A leap year has one extra day in it: there are 365 days in an ordinary year
In which century will the year AD 2508 be in?
The 27th century
The 25th century
The 26th century
The 20th century
Add '1' to hundreds place position and you'll get the correct century: the 26th century. Similarly, '1954' is in the 20th century, and '2012' is in the 21st century. If you count the centuries from the birth of Christ (AD (or CE (common era)), you'll see why the century is always 1 more than the number of hundreds
Which months each have thirty days?
April, June, October, November
April, June, September, November
May, June, September, November
April, July, September, November
'Thirty days hath September April June and November'
How many years are there in a 'century'?
10,000 years
20 years
10 years
100 years
We are living in the twenty-first century after the birth of Christ
In a leap year, which month gains an extra day?
In a leap year February has 29 days
Author:  Frank Evans

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