September quiz

  1. True or False? September is the ninth month of the year but the word’s root in Latin means “seven” because it was the seventh month in the Roman calendar.
  2. The Major League Baseball regular season is due to wrap up on Sept. 27 after teams have played 60 games. The shortened season is due, of course, to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an ordinary season, how many games would a team play before the post-season starts?
  3. Edgar Rice Burroughs was born Sept. 1, 1875. For what series of adventure books is he best known?
  4. On Sept. 7, 1822, Brazil became a new nation having been ruled as a Portuguese colony for 322 years. To the nearest 10 million, what is modern-day population of Brazil and what is the modern-day population of Portugal?
  5. On Sept. 28, 1978, Pope John Paul I died and was succeeded by the much better known Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul I’s time as pope was extremely short but how short? 33 days, 66 days, or 99 days?


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