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Question 1: The practice of ________ for religious purposes was utilized by some Christians throughout most of Christian history, especially in Catholic monasteries and convents.
ChristianityPope Benedict XVIJesusMortification of the flesh

Question 2: In ________, young men were flogged as a test of their masculinity.
Ancient Greek warfareSpartaClassical AthensAncient Greece

Question 3: The poet ________ refers to the horribile flagellum (horrible whip) in his Satires.
VirgilHoraceBen JonsonOvid

Question 4: In some circumstances the word "flogging" is used loosely to include any sort of corporal punishment, including ________ and caning.
BirchingFlagellationJudicial corporal punishmentCat o' nine tails

Question 5: Greco-Roman mystery religions also sometimes involved ritual flagellation, as famously depicted in the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii, apparently showing initiation into the ________.
DionysusAncient Greece and wineDionysian MysteriesAncient Greece

Question 6: Unlike Roman times, British law explicitly forbade the combination of corporal and ________; thus, a convict was either flogged or hanged but never both.
Capital punishmentTortureStoningReligion and capital punishment

Question 7: It was frequently carried out during the period of ________, by owners of slaves and their employees.
African-American historyAtlantic slave tradeHarriet TubmanSlavery in the United States

Question 8: Common in the ________ and British Royal Navy as a means of discipline, flagellation also featured prominently in the British penal colonies in early colonial Australia.
Territorial Army (United Kingdom)Royal Military PoliceBritish Armed ForcesBritish Army

Question 9: On 31 May 1793, the Jacobin women seized her, stripped her naked, and flogged her on the bare bottom in the public garden of the ________.
Louvre PalaceLouvreTuileries PalacePavillon de Flore

Question 10: One of few countries where corporal punishment is still officially used in the armed forces is ________, where military legislation provides that errant soldiers can be sentenced by court-martial to strokes of the cane.

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