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Death and culture: Quiz


Question 1: In polytheistic religions or mythologies which have a ________ of deities governing various natural phenomena and aspects of human life, it is common to have a deity who is assigned the function of presiding over death.
Complex adaptive systemComplex systemChaos theorySystems theory

Question 2: ________ (thus saving lives of others) for others is not usually considered suicide.
JesusSacrificeChristianityHuman sacrifice

Question 3: Victims ranging from prisoners to infants to ________ were killed to please their gods, suffering such fates as burning, beheading and being buried alive.
GreeceGoddessUnited KingdomVirginity

Question 4: Animal sacrifice has occurred in almost all cultures, from the ________ to the Greeks and Romans to the Yoruba.
Hebrew languageHebrewsMosesCanaan

Question 5: Many cultures have locations in which graves are usually grouped together in a plot of land, called a ________ or graveyard.
HouseNew townShopping mallCemetery

Question 6: A psychopomp is a spirit, deity, or other being whose task is to conduct the souls of the recently dead into the afterlife, as in ________, Roman and other cultures.
Greek languageGreeksGreek diasporaGreece

Question 7: Events such as ________ and the Battle of the Alamo have served as inspirations for artistic depictions of and myths regarding death.
Crimean WarBattle of BalaclavaCharge of the Light Brigade11th Hussars

Question 8: A war may begin following an official ________ in the case of international war, although this has not always been observed either historically or currently.
World War IIDeclaration of warKorean WarLeague of Nations

Question 9: In the desperate final days of ________, many Japanese pilots volunteered for kamikaze missions in an attempt to forestall defeat for the Empire.
Second Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 10: Often opposing leaders or governing bodies get other people to fight for them, even if those fighting have no ________ in the issues fought over.
Communication theoryMichigan State UniversityAttitude (psychology)Vested interest

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