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Question 1: Caesar noted the druidic doctrine of the original ancestor of the tribe, whom he referred to as Dispater, or Father ________.
HadesHermesApolloGreek mythology

Question 2: "The principal point of their doctrine", says Caesar, "is that the soul does not die and that after death it passes from one body into another" (see ________).

Question 3: In Ireland similar discoveries in ________ of two murdered individuals preserved in separate bogs, each subsequently dated to around 100 BCE, lends some credence to the ritual murder theory.

Question 4: ________ remarks on the existence among the Gauls of augurs or soothsayers, known by the name of druids; he had made the acquaintance of one Diviciacus, an Aeduan also known to Caesar.
Julius CaesarCiceroMark AntonyPompey

Question 5: A druid was a member of the priestly and learned class active in ________, and perhaps in Celtic culture more generally, during the final centuries BCE.
GaulsGaulLa Tène cultureCelts

Question 6: This lady, later the wife of Eochaid Airem, ________, was in a former existence the beloved of the god Midir, who again seeks her love and carries her off.
Brian BoruMáel Sechnaill mac Máele RuanaidHigh King of IrelandNiall of the Nine Hostages

Question 7: While the druids as a priestly caste were extinct with the ________, complete by the 7th century at the latest, the offices of bard and of "seer" (Welsh: dryw) persisted in medieval Wales into the 13th century.
Religion in WalesReligion in EnglandReligion in EuropeReligion in the United Kingdom

Question 8: Samhain, Calan Gaeaf
Imbolc, Gŵyl Fair
________, Calan Mai
Lughnasadh, Calan Awst
Celtic mythologyCeltic Reconstructionist PaganismTír na nÓgBeltane

Question 9: [22] ________ reports druids still acting as arbiters in public and private matters, but they note that by that time they no longer dealt with cases of murder.

Question 10: Gruesome reports of druidic practices appear in Latin histories and poetry, including Lucan, Julius Caesar, Suetonius and ________.
PompeyCiceroMark AntonyCato the Younger

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