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Celtic polytheism: Quiz


Question 1: Roman writers stated that the Celts practiced human sacrifice in Gaul: ________, Julius Caesar, Suetonius, and Lucan all refer to it, and Pliny the Elder says that it occurred in Britain, too.
PompeyMark AntonyCiceroCato the Younger

Question 2: [13] This was the realm of the ________ folk and other supernatural beings, who would entice humans into their realm.
ElfDwarfFairy paintingFairy

Question 3: Various Greek and Roman writers of the ________ world commented on the Celts and their beliefs.
Classical antiquityAncient historyAchaemenid EmpireAncient Near East

Question 4: According to ________, Celtic religion succeeded in retaining a number of pre-Indo-European motifs despite successive accretions from Mediterranean, Roman and Christian religions.
Mircea EliadeGnosticismGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelAtheism

Question 5: Some scholars have suggested that the Druids were the Celtic counterparts of the ________ of India.
BhumiharBrahminUttar PradeshBihar

Question 6: The conversion to ________ inevitably had a profound effect on this socio-religious system from the 5th century onward, though its character can only be extrapolated from documents of considerably later date.
BaptistChristian denominationChristianityEcumenism

Question 7: Despite a decline of the order toward the end of the European ________, the Welsh tradition has persisted and is celebrated in the annual eisteddfod, a national assembly of poets and musicians.
Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 8: According to ________ and later classical authors Gaulish religion and culture were the concern of three professional classes: the druids; the bards; and the vates.

Question 9: It was later Christianized as the feast of St John the Baptist,[2] and the festival of ________ is generally thought to have been based upon it.
ChristmasNew Year's DayLabor DayMay Day

Question 10: Celtic polytheism was animistic, believing in ________ existing in natural objects such as trees and rocks.


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