Beliefs & traditions 4

From the quiz on 7/6/16. Download the audio for Q5 here.

  1. In English tradition, it is said that the kingdom will fall if which resident birds leave the Tower of London? Ravens

  2. In Greek mythology, who is the god of fire, craftsmen and the forge, equivalent to Vulcan in Roman mythology? Hephaestus

  3. According to the ancient practice of the levirate, which is mandatory in many holy books (including the Hebrew Bible), a man is obliged to marry which of his relatives’ widows? Brother

  4. The so-called Four Noble Truths, which describe a kind of suffering called dukkha, its origin, its cessation and the path to its cessation, are the essence of the teachings of which religious figure? Buddha

  5. **Inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012, Arirang is a traditional song of which ethnic group? Koreans

  6. What is the literal meaning of the Latin phrase ex cathedra, which is used especially of the Pope when he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals as infallibly true for the entire Catholic Church? From the chair/seat

  7. In West African and Caribbean folklore, Anansi is a trickster god who commonly takes the form of which arthropod? Spider

  8. Lammas, whose name means “loaf mass” in Old English, is a pagan harvest festival traditionally observed on the first day of which month of the year? August

  9. Which English occultist founded Thelema (Greek: “will”), a religion whose central tenet is “Do what thou wilt” and whose most sacred text, Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law), was allegedly disclosed to him by a disembodied higher intelligence named Aiwass? Aleister Crowley

  10. Which follower’s death caused Jesus to weep in John 11:35, the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible, which simply states “Jesus wept”? Lazarus


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