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Unicorn: Quiz


Question 1: A unicorn (from ________ unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') is a mythological creature.
Vulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatinOld Latin

Question 2: The skeleton was examined by ________, who had previously doubted the existence of the unicorn, but was convinced by it.
Immanuel KantPlatoLudwig WittgensteinGottfried Leibniz

Question 3: Alleged ________ qualities and other purported medicinal virtues also drove up the cost of "unicorn" products such as milk, hide, and offal.

Question 4: There is a purported unicorn horn in the castle of the chief of the ________ in Scotland, which has been identified as that of an eland.
Clan MacleanClan DonaldClan MacLeodClan MacAulay

Question 5: The famous late Gothic series of seven ________ hangings The Hunt of the Unicorn are a high point in European tapestry manufacture, combining both secular and religious themes.

Question 6: It plays this role in ________'s Triumph of Chastity.
RenaissanceDante AlighieriPoetryPetrarch

Question 7: The arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in ________ has two golden unicorn supporters (although, as emblazoned on its homepage, they have horses', not lions', tails).

Question 8: The predecessor of the medieval bestiary, compiled in Late Antiquity and known as Physiologus (Φυσιολόγος), popularized an elaborate allegory in which a unicorn, trapped by a maiden (representing the Virgin Mary), stood for the ________.

Question 9: In ________, a unicorn is depicted as a horse with a goat's cloven hooves and beard, a lion's tail, and a slender, spiral horn on its forehead.
HeraldryGerman heraldryPolish heraldrySwedish heraldry

Question 10: In popular belief, examined wittily and at length in the seventeenth century by Sir ________ in his Pseudodoxia Epidemica, unicorn horns could neutralize poisons.
Hydriotaphia, Urn BurialThomas BrowneEnglandJohn Milton

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