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Lammas: Quiz


Question 1: It is a cross-quarter holiday halfway between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the ________ (Mabon).
YearCalendarWeek-day namesEquinox

Question 2: The blessing of new fruits was performed annually in both the Eastern and Western Churches on the first or the sixth of August (the latter being the feast of the ________).
Transfiguration of JesusJesusMinistry of JesusNew Testament view on Jesus' life

Question 3: The Sacramentary of ________ (died 604) specifies the sixth.
Pope John Paul IICatholic ChurchPope Gregory IPope John XXIII

Question 4: On the Wheel of the Year, it is opposite ________, which is celebrated on February 2nd in the northern hemisphere, and late July / early August in the southern hemisphere.

Question 5: In the ________, where it is referred to regularly, it is called "the feast of first fruits".
WessexAlfred the GreatAnglo-Saxon ChronicleAnglo-Saxons

Question 6: In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (loaf-mass day), the ________ of the first wheat harvest of the year.
Religious festivalChristmasFestivalEaster

Question 7: If so, this points to a pre-Christian origin for Lammas among the ________ and a link to the Gaelic festival of Lughnasadh.
FrisiansAnglesAnglo-SaxonsGermanic peoples

Question 8: In the northern hemisphere, Lammas takes place around August 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Leo in the ________, while in the southern hemisphere Lammas is celebrated around February 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Aquarius.
ZodiacWestern astrologySolsticeAstrological sign

Question 9: ________ suggests that it may be an Anglicisation of Gŵyl Awst, the Welsh name for August 1 meaning "feast of August", but this is not certain.
Ronald HuttonWiccaDoreen ValienteGerald Gardner

Question 10: In many parts of ________, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August.
United KingdomEnglandScotlandWales


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