Quiz: Voodoo, the mysterious religion

15 February 2021 20:00
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Voodoo is known as one of the most puzzling religious beliefs. Many people consider it to be spooky and evil. But is it really so? Learn more about this mysterious religion from our film “Voodoo Spirits of Haiti” and test your knowledge with a quiz!

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    What is the highest deity in Voodoo?

    • Bondye
      Correct! In Voodoo religion Bondye is a supreme, one-and-only creator God
    • Jason Bourne
      Incorrect! Unless Matt Damon is a God. Otherwise, it’s Bondye
    • Ares
      Incorrect! Ares is a God of war in Greek mythology
  • 2 of 8
    What is the common name for spirits in Voodoo?
    • Loa
      Correct! Loa serve as intermediaries between supreme creator God Bondye and humanity
    • Spooky ghosts!
      Incorrect! Nope. It is spooky, but the right answer is Loa!)
A3: Architrave (Incorrect! It’s an element of ancient Greek architecture
    • Architrave
      Incorrect! It’s an element of ancient Greek architecture
  • 3 of 8
    What is sacrificed during Voodoo rituals?

    • People!
      Incorrect! That’s a stereotype!
    • Voodoo dolls
      Incorrect! That would be just pointless, wouldn’t it?
    • Animals
      Correct! Usually they sacrifice goats and such
  • 4 of 8
    What is a “gris-gris”?

    • A ritual dish made of sacrificed animals
      Incorrect! But we see your logical
    • A Voodoo talisman
      Correct! It’s a small cloth bag that is believed to protect one from evil
    • An evil spirit
      Incorrect! But they do exist in Voodoo!
  • 5 of 8
    Who can become a Voodoo priest?

    • Only people from New York
      Incorrect! It’s obviously only the people from New Jersey
    • Anyone
      Correct! A male priest is called Houngan, and a female is called Mambo
    • A young woman who could eat a raw horse’s heart
      Incorrect! That worked for Daenerys, but we are not in the Game of Thrones
  • 6 of 8
    Who is Papa Legba in Voodoo religion?
    • A pizza delivery service
      Incorrect! But hot 40 cm Papa Legba’s pizza does sound delicious
    • A spirit
      Correct! This spirit serves as an intermediary between the world of spirits and the world of humans
    • A ceremonial dress
      Incorrect! But they have those too!
  • 7 of 8
    What does a person feel after being possessed by a Voodoo spirit?

    • Strength, power, dominance!
      Incorrect! Seems the wrong spirits have possessed someone…
    • He feels tired and has no recollection of possession
      Correct! That is by tradition. But many speculate that people are lying of being possessed to attract attention
    • Happy and relaxed
      Incorrect! Well, guess there are no down-to-earth spirits in this world
  • 8 of 8
    With which religion is Haitian Voodoo historically tied?
    • Roman Catholicism
      Correct! Haitian Voodoo is a result of syncretism of traditional religions of West Africa and Roman Catholicism
    • With some evil old religion or something
      Incorrect! Haitian Voodoo is a peaceful religion that shares many Christian values
    • None. Haitian Voodoo was established even before Christianity was!
      Incorrect! Haitian Voodoo has only developed from the 16th to 19th century
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    VOOD JOB! You know your rituals well! Our film “Voodoo Spirits of Haiti” if you want to expand your knowledge on Voodoo! Watch our documentaries on https://rtd.rt.com/films/religious-documentaries/ to learn more about mesmerising rituals and unusual beliefs around the world!

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     You have some understanding of the subject. Watch our film again, and you’ll beat this quiz! Watch our documentaries on https://rtd.rt.com/films/religious-documentaries/ to learn more about mesmerising rituals and unusual beliefs around the world!

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    Perfection! You must be a Voodoo priest since your knowledge is so vast! Watch our documentaries on https://rtd.rt.com/films/religious-documentaries/ to learn more about mesmerising rituals and unusual beliefs around the world!

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