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Sexton (office): Quiz

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Question 1: In larger buildings, such as ________, a team of sextons may be employed.
CathedralCatholic ChurchPrimate (religion)Bishop

Question 2: Amongst the traditional duties of the sexton in small parishes was the digging of graves - the gravedigger in ________ refers to himself as sexton, for example.
HamletHamlet on screenWilliam ShakespeareHamlet (bibliographies)

Question 3: The word "Sexton" and "sacristan" both derive from the ________ word sacristanus meaning "custodian of sacred objects".
Late LatinVulgar LatinLatin literatureMedieval Latin

Question 4: "Sexton" represents the popular development of the word, via the ________ "Segrestein", from Latin Sacristanus "Sacristan".
English languageOld FrenchFrench languageRomance languages







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