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Witch doctor: Quiz

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Question 1: The ________ states that the first use of the term "witch doctor" to refer to African shamans (i.e.
James Murray (lexicographer)United KingdomOxford English DictionaryAmerican and British English spelling differences

Question 2: It is currently used to refer to ________ in some third world regions, who use traditional healing rather than contemporary medicine.
HerbalismNaturopathyTraditional Chinese medicineAlternative medicine

Question 3: A witch doctor originally referred to a type of ________ who treated ailments believed to be caused by witchcraft.
European witchcraftStregheriaCunning folkWitch-cult hypothesis

Question 4: The ________ states that the first record of the use of this term was in 1718, in a book by Francis Hutchinson.
James Murray (lexicographer)American and British English spelling differencesOxford English DictionaryUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The witch doctors in ________ are known as 'sangomas in southern Africa.
African UnionAfricaScramble for AfricaSub-Saharan Africa

Question 6: Charles Mackay's book, ________, first published in 1841, attests to the practice of and belief in witch doctors in England at the time.
BeardExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of CrowdsTulip maniaThomas Robert Malthus







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