Practice Quiz for Magic and Religion

No. of Questions= 5

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1 The use of ritual formulas and actions to compel or influence supernatural powers to act in certain ways for good or evil purposes is:
a) common in most religions
b) rare in most religions
c) a definition of magic
d) A and C
2 "Like produces like" is the basic principle of ___________ magic.
a) sympathetic
b) contagious
c) none of the above
3 If someone discovers some of your old clothes in the trash and they use them in a magical act that results in you becoming forgetful and accident prone, they are practicing _____________ magic.
a) sympathetic
b) contagious
c) imitative
4 Divination is a method for ___________________ .
a) casting a spell to harm another person
b) determining the cause of an event or the future
c) becoming a god or deity
5 Which of the following statements is true concerning witchcraft in societies that believe in it?
a) Witchcraft may be an explanation for illness.
b) Witchcraft may be used as a means of social control.
c) The existence of witchcraft cannot be easily refuted with logical arguments.
d) all of the above are true


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