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Witchcraft and the 'Malleus Maleficarum'.

10 questions on the witch trials that began in the late 15th century. (No time limit on this one. (study pics for clues). 10 Questions.

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The 'Malleus Maleficarum' is an encyclopedic work and was used in the late 15th century during witch trials, but how does its title translate into English?

  • Trial of Witches
  • Hammer of Witches
  • Witch Finder
  • Hammer of Retribution

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In what year was the 'Malleus Maleficarum' first publishsed?

  • 1486
  • 1496
  • 1476
  • 1466

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What was the nationality of the two authors who compiled the 'Malleus Maleficarum'?

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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The 'Malleus Maleficarum' was able to spread rapidly through Europe due to what?

  • A papal bull
  • The first postal service
  • New trading routes
  • The printing press

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With the publication of the 'Malleus Maleficarum' the torture and execution of witches increased. How were Scottish witches disposed of?

  • Hanged and burned
  • Pressed to death without trial
  • Strangled at the stake then burned
  • Burned alive

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Which pope wrote the papal bull 'Summis Desiderantes affectibus', that was prefaced in the 'Malleus Maleficarum', instigating severe measures against magicians and witches?

  • Innocent VIII
  • Innocent III
  • Innocent VII
  • Innocent V

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The last legal execution for witchcraft took place in which European country in 1782?

  • France
  • England
  • Germany
  • Switzerland

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Who was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in America?

  • Alice Beaty
  • Mary Fischer
  • Elizabeth Peabody
  • Alse Young

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Traditionally, who is claimed to be the last person to be executed for witchcraft in Europe?

  • Jayne Simmonds
  • Anna Goldi
  • Lisa Echardt
  • Eduard Munchen

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Who was the first person to be tried and executed during the Salem witch trials?

  • Bridget Bishop
  • Martha Carrier
  • Martha Corey
  • Giles Corey