Impossible Religion & Mythology Quiz 1 (30 Questions)

1.) The word “canonized” means what?

2.) A black horse typically represents which one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

3.) What mythical creature sprung from the blood when Perseus chopped off Medusa’s head?

4.) Thor married what mythical figure?

5.) What woman founded a lasting religion?

6.) Who ruled as the King of Babylon before the advent of the Medes and Persians according to the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible?

7.) The constellation Lyra represents the lyre played by what Greek hero?

8.) What Asian city contains the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth headquarters?

9.) What play from Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi shares its name with the home of a woman who summons a spirit for Saul in the Bible?

10.) What U.S. city houses the oldest Torah in the country?

11.) What Greek god ruled over marriage ceremonies?

12.) Now discontinued, the Coconut Religion advocated the sole consumption of coconuts and coconut milk and occurred in what southeastern Asian country?

13.) Helping to spread Hinduism in the United States, Paramahansa Yogananda penned an Autobiography of a what?

14.) According to Greek mythology, who ruled as the muse of hymns?

15.) What modern-day Asian country became the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion in the early fourth century?

16.) The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Hecate, what Roman goddess ruled over witchcraft, the three-way crossroads and the harvest moon?

17.) What name belonged to the mythical sword of Roland, paladin of Charlemagne in the Matter of France?

18.) Stemming from Germanic mythology, what sprite – usually invisible – materializes in the form of an animal, fire, a human being and/or a candle?

19.) Sharing its name with a town in New York, what name belonged to the Biblical place in Egypt given to the Hebrews by the pharaoh of Joseph in Genesis as well as the land from which they later left Egypt at the time of the Exodus?

20.) Occurring on November 21st of every year, the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary honors her arrival at what holy site?

21.) What female Biblical judge won an important battle against the Canaanites by luring them into marshland?

22.) Odin owns what eight-legged horse according to Norse mythology?

23.) Three words constitute the main “Hare Krishna” mantra: “Hare”, “Krishna” and what third word?

24.) The first Book to follow the Pentateuch, what sixth book of the Old Testament also ranks as the first Book named after an individual?

25.) The Bible refers to what items as “gadzooks”?

26.) What name used in both Christianity and Islam refers to a prayer to God on the behalf of others?

27.) According to 2010 census data, Catholicism ranks as the religion with the largest number of adherents in every New York county except Seneca County; what religion has the most adherents in this county?

28.) According to Phrygian legend, who initially tied the Gordian Knot?

29.) A component of several Latin American carnivals, what name belongs to the man chosen as King of the Carnival festivities?

30.) According to ancient Greek mythology, what name belonged to the deep abyss used as a prison for the Titans?

Answers
1.) declared a saint after death
2.) Famine
3.) Pegasus
4.) Sif
5.) Mary Baker Eddy
6.) Belshazzar
7.) Orpheus
8.) Bangkok, Thailand
9.) Endor
10.) Savannah, GA
11.) Hymen
12.) Vietnam
13.) Yogi
14.) Polyhymnia
15.) Armenia
16.) Trivia
17.) Durendal
18.) kobold
19.) Goshen
20.) the Temple in Jerusalem
21.) Deborah
22.) Sleipnir
23.) Rama
24.) Joshua
25.) nails used in the crucifixion of Jesus
26.) intercession
27.) Methodism
28.) Midas
29.) King Momo
30.) Tartarus

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