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Question 1: Oracles played key roles in many of the major incidents of the epics ________ and Ramayana.
Kurukshetra WarKrishnaMahabharataBhagavad Gita

Question 2: After this confrontation, Socrates dedicated his life to a search for knowledge that was one of the founding events of western ________.
PhilosophyPolitical philosophyAristotleDavid Hume

Question 3: In China, the use of oracle bones dates as far back as the ________, (1600–1046 BC).
Song DynastyZhou DynastyShang DynastyHan Dynasty

Question 4: As a result seers were the main source of every day ________.
DivinationEschatologyProphecyOracle

Question 5: In addition to its oracular power, the I Ching has had a major influence on the philosophy, literature and statecraft of China from the time of the ________ (1122 BC – AD 256).
Qin (state)Zhou DynastyWarring States PeriodSpring and Autumn Period

Question 6: The Dalai Lama gives a complete description of the process of ________ and spirit possession in his book Freedom in Exile.
ReligionShamanismReligious ecstasyTrance

Question 7: The ________ are a collection of oracular utterances written in Greek hexameters ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state.
Sibylline oraclesSibylline BooksGnosticismEarly Christianity

Question 8: The Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria in ________ have a long tradition of using oracles.
Scramble for AfricaAfrican UnionSub-Saharan AfricaAfrica

Question 9: Distinctively, this female was essentially the highest authority both civilly and religiously in male-dominated ________.
Roman GreeceAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceClassical antiquity

Question 10: It may also be a revealed prediction or precognition of the future, from deities, that is spoken through another object or life-form (e.g.: ________ and auspice).
Imperial cult (ancient Rome)AugurPontifex MaximusAncient Rome
















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