Paranormal Quiz XIII
Hi Paranormal Quiz fans! The magical enchantment of the autumn season calls forth another Paranormal Quiz. This time we'll see how well you can answer ten questions concerning witchcraft.
According to Wikipedia (no pun intended), modern witchcraft was introduced in England during the first half of the 20th century. Also known as Wicca, a majority of modern witches follow a code known as the Wiccan Rede which states, "an it harm none, do what ye will." Whereas true Wiccans practice"white magic," its antithesis is black magic whose followers may worship Satan, cast evil spells or engage in other negative practices.
Our quiz will incorporate questions dealing with both perspectives of witchcraft. When you're finished, scroll down to the bottom of this page. Good luck!
1. Wiccans believe in 5 elements or phases of matter represented by each point of a pentagram. Surmounted by Spirit, three of the other elements were Air, Water, and Earth. What is the fifth element?
2. During the middle ages witches were said to have an attendant spirit that often took the form of an animal or bird. It was said to often work the witch's mischief. What was this attendant called?
3. The Witch of Colchis in Greek myth known as Medea was a priestess of the Goddess of the Moon whose name is _____________.
4. In 1692, this Massachusetts village was the site of the famous American witch trials. Many innocent people were unfairly accused of witchcraft and put to death. Do you know the name of this village?
5. The Pennsylvania Dutch paint signs on their barns and other buildings to protect the inhabitants from the evil eye and other forms of negative magic. These painted symbols are known as______.
6. Samhain (pronounced "sow-'n") is the name for the Witchcraft Greater Sabbat that occurs on November eve. Its popular name used by non-witches is ______________.
7. Within the Craft, a small group of people that regularly meet together to practice their religion is called a ___________.
8. In one of Shakespeare's plays, three witches gather around a huge cauldron and throw in all kinds of obnoxious ingredients. One of them recites "Filet of fenny snake; In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and tongue of dog; Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting..." Name the play.
9. Goat Weed is an herb used by witches to protect against ghosts, spirits, demons, and the evil eye. It is good for protection, happiness, health, and strength. Found in many garden catalogs and plant nurseries, its more familiar name is ____________.
10. One of the most sinister and terrifying books ever written was introduced by Pope Innocent VIII in 1484. In it are detailed methods for ascertaining if people accused of witchcraft are guilty or not. It teaches judges and witch hunters how to test a witch, what questions to ask, and what answers to expect after the accused is tortured. This book, also known as the "Witches' Hammer," is also known as _______________.
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How Well Did You Do?
10 Correct - Professor Emeritus
7-9 Correct - PhD
4-6 Correct - Graduate Student
2-3 Correct - Hogwarts Dropout
0-1 Correct - Zombie Bait
2. A Familiar
5. Hex Signs
9. St. John's Wort
Resource: "The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism" by Raymond Buckland. Visible Ink Press, 2002.