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Roman funerals and burial: Quiz


Question 1: After the funeral, the body was buried or ________ (burnt).
Death and cultureSacrificeCremationHuman sacrifice

Question 2: Ultimately, inhumation would replace cremation; a variety of factors, including the rise of ________ among Romans and changes in attitudes to the afterlife, would contribute to this marked shift in popular burial practices.
ChristianityBaptistEcumenismChristian denomination

Question 3: The funerals themselves were part of a tradition from the early ________, whereby the achievements of the dead man were celebrated alongside those of his ancestors.
Ancient RomeRoman RepublicClassical antiquityRoman Empire

Question 4: This was, so we are informed by several ancient sources, most notably Virgil in ________ Book 6, to pay the boatman Charon, to take them across the river Styx into the underworld itself.
AugustusApolloAeneidJuno (mythology)

Question 5: In ________, important people of the time had elaborate funerals.
Ancient RomeRoman EmpireClassical antiquityRoman Republic

Question 6: During the first and second centuries AD, cremation was the most common burial practice in the ________.
Byzantine EmpireWestern Roman EmpireRoman EmpireRoman Republic

Question 7: The Egyptian goddess ________ promised the Romans life after death, but this was a much later addition to the Roman belief system, and was not present during the Republican period.
OsirisEgyptian pantheonHathorIsis


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