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Eleusinian Mysteries: Quiz


Question 1: The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of ________ and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.
Greek mythologyDemeterAthenaApollo

Question 2: [29] Barley may be parasitized by the fungus ergot, which contains the psychoactive alkaloids lysergic acid amide (LSA), a precursor to ________ and ergonovine.
DextrorphanDextromethorphanLysergic acid diethylamideMDMA

Question 3: Another theory is that the kykeon was an ________ analog involving Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala), a shrub which grows throughout the Mediterranean and also functions as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
DimethyltryptamineAyahuascaMDMAPsychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants

Question 4: On 17th Boedromion, the participants began the Epidauria, a festival for ________ named after his main sanctuary at Epidauros.

Question 5: The most likely candidate for the DMT containing plant, of which there are many in nature, would be species of Phalaris (grass) and/or ________.
FabaceaeAcaciaSouth AfricaAlbizia

Question 6: In 170 AD, the Temple of Demeter was sacked by the Sarmatians but was rebuilt by ________.
Lucius VerusTrajanHadrianMarcus Aurelius

Question 7: According to the hymn, Demeter's daughter Persephone (also referred to as Kore, "maiden") was gathering flowers with friends, when she was seized by her uncle, ________, the god of death and the underworld, with the consent of her father Zeus.
Greek mythologyHermesApolloHades

Question 8: The last remnants of the Mysteries were wiped out in 396 AD, when Alaric, King of the Goths, invaded accompanied by Christians "in their dark garments", bringing ________ Christianity and desecrating the old sacred sites.
Germanic ChristianityArianismGothic ChristianityFranks

Question 9: The procession also shouted "Íakch', O Íakche!" referring to Iacchus, possibly an epithet for ________, or a separate deity, son of Persephone or Demeter.
Greek mythologyHeraApolloDionysus

Question 10: [14] The contents of the chest might have been similar to Middle-American Indian mushrooms of the genus ________.
DimethyltryptamineMDMAPsilocybinLysergic acid diethylamide

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