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Question 1: However, Vedic astrology uses the sidereal or fixed or constellational zodiac, linking the signs of the zodiac to their original ________, while Western astrology uses the tropical or seasonal zodiac.
CruxCanis MajorConstellationTaurus (constellation)

Question 2: Historically significant traditions of astrology include ________ (Medieval, Near East); Babylonian astrology (Ancient, Near East); Egyptian astrology; Hellenistic astrology (Classical antiquity); Hindu Astrology and Mayan astrology.
Abu Rayhan BiruniAstrology and astronomyMuslim views on astrologyArab and Persian astrology

Question 3: In education astrology is reflected in the university education of ________, which was divided into seven distinct areas, each represented by a particular planet and known as the seven liberal arts.
High Middle AgesLate Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 4: In fact, ________ were often indistinguishable before the modern era, with the desire for predictive and divinatory knowledge one of the motivating factors for astronomical observation.
AlhazenMuslim views on astrologyAvicennaAstrology and astronomy

Question 5: Horoscopic astrology is a system that some claim to have developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically ________ around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE.
Ptolemaic KingdomHistory of ancient EgyptHistory of Ptolemaic EgyptAlexander the Great

Question 6: Astrology is generally considered a ________ or superstition by the scientific community, which cites a lack of statistically significant astrological predictions, while psychology explains much of the continued faith in astrology as a matter of cognitive biases.
Fringe scienceScientific methodPseudoscienceRelationship between religion and science

Question 7: When astrological predictions turn out to correspond with some phenomena but not with others, the recollected ________ of these predictions may stem in part from confirmation bias.
IntegrityScientific methodVirtueKarl Popper

Question 8: In music the best known example of astrology's influence is in the orchestral suite called "The Planets" by the British composer ________, the framework of which is based upon the astrological symbolism of the planets.
EnglandLondonGustav HolstRalph Vaughan Williams

Question 9: Another argument made by astrologers is that most studies of astrology do not reflect the nature of astrological practice and that the ________ does not apply to astrology.
ScienceScientific methodRelationship between religion and sciencePseudoscience

Question 10: Numerous traditions and applications employing astrological concepts have arisen since its earliest recorded beginnings in the ________.
4th millennium BC25th century BC2nd millennium BC3rd millennium BC

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