Beliefs & traditions 7

From the quiz on 25/4/17.

  1. Kan’ō, also known as hanami, is the annual Japanese custom of viewing which tree’s blossoms when in full bloom? Sakura (cherry)

  2. David Miscavige, who assumed the role of chairman of the Religious Technology Center in 1987, is the current de facto leader of which religious organization? (Church of) Scientology

  3. According to the Old Testament, who had sons named Gershom and Eliezer, a wife named Zipporah, a sister named Miriam and a brother named Aaron? Moses

  4. Surya (in Hindu mythology), Inti (in Incan), Tonatiuh (in Aztec) and Apollo (in Graeco–Roman) are deities associated with which celestial body? Sun

  5. In Norse mythology, the goddess Freyja rides a chariot pulled by two of which animal? Cat

  6. In Jewish folklore, what name, from the Hebrew for “cling”, is given to a malevolent wandering spirit that possesses a living person? Dybbuk

  7. What must a Muslim do according to sawm, the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam? Fast (during Ramadan)

  8. The world’s second-largest Oktoberfest celebration takes place annually in the twin cities of Kitchener–Waterloo in which Commonwealth country? Canada

  9. In Greek mythology, Maenads (from the Greek for “to go mad”) are the frenzied female followers of which revelrous god? Dionysus (Bacchus)

  10. Static jump, spurning the barre and shin-kicking are among the many events at an annual Olimpick Games held in Chipping Campden in which range of English hills? Cotswolds


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