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The International Witchcraft Quiz
by Staff
Salem may seem like witch central, but it's just a tiny blip in the trials and troubles of witches worldwide. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of witchcraft all around the globe.

True or false: In Middle Ages Europe, witchcraft was considered an inherited skill.

  • true
  • false

How many "witches" were executed in Europe at the peak of witch hysteria in the 16th and 17th centuries?

  • 10,000-20,000
  • 50,000-60,000
  • 100,000-200,000

What year was the "Malleus Maleficarum" published?

  • 1487
  • 1587
  • 1687

Who gave black cats their witchy association?

  • King Henry VIII
  • Queen Victoria
  • Pope Gregory XI

What percent of Africans believe in witches today?

  • 5 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 55 percent

True or false: Africans who believe in witches tend to feel better about their own lives than Africans who deny the existence of witches.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Witchcraft accusations are more common during the rainy season in Malawi.

  • true
  • false

What percent of Muslims believe in witchcraft?

  • 20 percent
  • 35 percent
  • 50 percent

Where did the Pendle witch trials take place?

  • London
  • Liverpool, England
  • Lancashire, England

What country established an anti-witchcraft unit in 2009?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Australia
  • Japan

How many people in Saudi Arabia were charged with witchcraft in 2009?

  • zero
  • one
  • 118

How many sorcerers were arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012?

  • 100
  • 140
  • 215

More than 17,000 people were arrested for witchcraft between 1998 and 2001 in this country.

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

What percent of accused witches in 16th century Europe were women?

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 100 percent

Which country ordered all witch camps to close in 2012?

  • New Guinea
  • South Africa
  • Ghana

How did Gambia deal with witches in 2009?

  • fire
  • poison
  • guns

Where did Danish aid workers find a toddler accused of witchcraft in 2016?

  • Nigeria
  • Namibia
  • Egypt

How many people in India have been put to death for witchcraft in the 21st century?

  • 20
  • 200
  • 2,000

Which of these religions celebrates pre-Christian pagan beliefs?

  • Wicca
  • paganism
  • atheism

Where did the Trier witch trials take place?

  • England
  • Germany
  • France

What year did England enact its Witchcraft Act, which made witchcraft punishable by death?

  • 1342
  • 1442
  • 1542

When was the last person executed for witchcraft in England?

  • 1685
  • 1785
  • 1885

How were convicted witches punished in Germany's Wurzburg witch trials?

  • burning
  • drowning
  • hanging

What year did England officially remove the death penalty as a punishment for witches?

  • 1751
  • 1851
  • 1951

When was the last person prosecuted under England's Witchcraft Act?

  • 1744
  • 1844
  • 1944

True or false: Few Latin Americans believe in witchcraft.

  • true
  • false

During what century did a pope officially declare witchcraft a threat to the church?

  • 12th
  • 15th
  • 17th

Which of these was seen as a sure sign of guilt during a European witch trial in the Middle Ages?

  • having long hair
  • wearing black shoes
  • not crying at one's trial

What country banned the portrayal of witchcraft on TV in 2016?

  • Japan
  • China
  • Cambodia

What percent of people in Ivory Coast believe in witches?

  • 25 percent
  • 55 percent
  • 95 percent