Quiz: Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz
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Salem and Sabbats: The History of Witchcraft Quiz
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About This Quiz

Many myths surround the practice of witchcraft and Wicca. Separate fact from fiction with this spellbinding quiz.

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In which year did witchcraft become a crime in England?
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True or false: Male practitioners of witchcraft are called warlocks.
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Between the 15th and 18th centuries, how many Europeans were accused of witchcraft?
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How many Europeans were executed between the 15th and 18th centuries after being accused of witchcraft?
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Which book inspired witch hunts during the Renaissance period in Europe?
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When was the book "Malleus Maleficarum" written?
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Which pope authorized the inquisitors Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger to combat witchcraft?
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What does "Malleus Maleficarum" translate to in English?
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What percentage of Europeans accused of witchcraft were women?
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Which new-at-the-time technology helped spread witch hysteria across Europe during the Renaissance?
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When did the Salem witch trials begin?
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Which religious group did most Salem residents belong to?
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What is the name of the first Salem resident to be convicted of witchcraft?
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Which woman is NOT one of the two original accusers in the Salem witch trials?
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Who was the Puritan minister of Salem Village at the time of the witch trials?
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True or false: William Griggs, a local Salem doctor, diagnosed two girls accused of witchcraft with a seizure disorder.
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In which colony was the village of Salem located?
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How many people were accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials?
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Who was the judge that presided over the Salem witch trials?
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How many people were executed as a result of the Salem witch trials?
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In which month in 1692 did the Massachusetts governor disband the court responsible for the Salem witch trials?
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Which Shakespearean play features three witches?
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Who is considered by many to be the "father of modern witchcraft"?
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What is the Wiccan calendar called?
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How many sabbats, or religious celebrations, are featured in the Wiccan Wheel of the Year?
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Which book served as inspiration for the modern Wicca religion?
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When was the book "Witchcraft Today" published?
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What is a group of Wicca followers called?
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True or false: The Wiccan sabbat of Samhain is commonly known to non-Wiccans as Halloween.
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Witches have often been represented as skyclad. What does this mean?
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