Witchcraft & Pagan Trivia

Witchcraft & Pagan Trivia May 22, 2019

Fifty questions to test your knowledge of Paganisms past and present! The answers are at the bottom, and any mistakes are my own, please let me know nicely in the comments if you find one.

The following questions range from super-easy to extremely difficult. Some of them contain some silly possible answers, while others are designed to confuse. Whatever you do with them, I hope you enjoy.

May Athena guide your choices!

1. What year did Scott Cunningham release Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner?

A. 1994
B. 1990
C. 1979
D. 1989

2. Gerald Gardner went public with his version of Witchcraft in what year?

A. 1949
B. 1951
C. 1955
D. 1939

3. An athame is not supposed to be used for which task?

A. Physical Cutting
B. Casting a Circle
C. Blessing cakes and ale
D. Drawing Down the Moon

4. All of these tools are commonly used to cast a circle except one, pick the one that is not generally used to cast a circle.

A. Sword
B. Athame
C. Axe
D. Wand

5. Who is considered the founder of the Dianic Witchcraft tradition?

A. Starhawk
B. Z. Budapest
C. Silver Ravenwolf
D. DJ Conway

6. What year was the Druid group The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids founded?

A. 1891
B. 1961
C. 1964
D. 1955

7. Who is responsible for naming the Autumn Equinox Mabon?

A. Gerald Gardner
B. Ross Nichols
C. Oberon Zell
D. Aidan Kelly

8. Which famous Witch had a pet crow named Mr. Hotfoot Jackson?

A. Sybil Leek
B. Rosaleen Norton
C. Doreen Valiente
D. Rae Bone

Our cat Summer in her magick tent.

9. The term “Gardnerian” was created as an insult by what English Witch?

A. Evan John Jones
B. Robert Cochrane
C. Bill Grey
D. Michael Howard

10. The Wiccan Rede was first stated in public by Doreen Valiente in the year _____?

A. 1959
B. 1919
C. 1971
D. 1964

11. The Anderson Feri Tradition of Witchcraft originated in what US State?

A. Oregon
B. New York
C. California
D. Texas

12. What are the names of the deities mentioned in the 1899 book Aradia: Or the Gospel of the Witches?

A. Artemis, Aradia, Apollo
B. Aradia, Lucifer, Diana
C. Dionysus, Aphrodite, Aradia
D. Aradia, Mercury, Minerva

13. The term “cakes and ale” was first used in what play by William Shakespeare?

A. Hamlet
B. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. The Merry Wives of Windsor
D. Twelfth Night

14. John Beckett’s blog Under the Ancient Oaks began in what year?

A. 2008
B. 2012
C. 2005
D. 2010

15. Who is the author of the book The Weird Ways of Witchcraft?

A. Paul Huson
B. Leo Martello
C. DJ Conway
D. Patricia Telesco

16. Name the Witch who led a ritual at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with over 11,000 people in attendance.

A. Sybil Leek
B. Morning Glory Zell
C. Louise Huebner
D. Maxine Sanders

17. What kitchen staple is commonly seen on Witch altars to symbolize the element of earth?

A. Coffee beans
B. Salt
C. Butter
D. Basil

18. Llewellyn Publications (now known as Llewellyn Worldwide) was founded in what year?

A. 1953
B. 1921
C. 1901
D. 1975

My cat Evie is not as photogenic as Summer.

19. What is the birth name of occult writer Dion Fortune?

A. Diana Fortune
B. Violet Firth
C. Rachel True
D. Delilah Ferris

20. Who was responsible for the publication of the pamphlet Witch attributed to the writer “Rex Nemorensis?”

A. Charles Cardell
B. Doreen Valiente
C. Robert Cochrane
D. Monique Wilson

21. How many people were executed as a result of the Salem Witch Trials?

A. 113
B. 27
C. 49
D. 19

22. What pop artist released a record containing references to Aleister Crowley’s Thelema?

A. Katy Perry
B. Ronnie James Dio
C. Daryl Hall
D. Mick Jagger

23. What “witch” is a part of the Marvel Universe?

A. Weather Witch
B. Scarlet Witch
C. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
D. The Wicked Witch

24. Can you name the four “Greater Sabbats?”

A. Litha, Easter, Lupercalia, Dionysia
B. Ostara, Mabon, Yule, Midsummer
C. Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnassa
D. Halig, Twelfth Night, Repose, Walpurgis

25. What artist painted the images in the Tarot deck most commonly referred to as the Rider-Waite?

A. Aleister Crowley
B. Laura Tempest Zakroff
C. Pamela Colman Smith
D. Arthur Edward Waite

26. What does ADF stand for?

A. Ár nDraíocht Féin
B. A Druid Fraternity
C. A Drumming Family
D. Another Dream of the Familiar

27. Who was the first Witch to publish a nearly complete Book of Shadows?

A. Gerald Gardner
B. Jessie Wicker Bell (Lady Sheba)
C. Sable Aradia
D. Raymond Buckland

28. What’s the nickname of Minneapolis due to the popularity of Paganism and Witchcraft there?

A. Witch World
B. Paganland
C. Witchisotta
D. Paganistan

29. Who was the first channel manager of Patheos Pagan?

A. Star Foster
B. John Halstead
C. Heather Greene
D. Wren Walker

30. The Charge of the Goddess is generally attributed to what writer?

A. Starhawk
B. Doreen Valiente
C. Lady Nightshade
D. Gwion Raven

A princess on her pillow.

31. What was the name of the magazine published by the Church of All Worlds and Oberon Zell beginning in the 1970’s?

A. The Cauldron
B. Witches and Pagans
C. PanGaia
D. The Green Egg

32. What’s the name of the (alleged) Witchcraft ritual performed in 1940 to stop Hitler from invading Great Britain?

A. Operation Mistletoe
B. Bell, Book, and Candle
C. Operation Cone of Power
D. Stop in Your Tracks Spell

33. Name the tourist destination popular with Witches that is home to both a famous hill and a spring?

A. Glastonbury
B. Brushwood
C. Stonehenge
D. Trout Lake Abbey

34. What was the first album released by the artist Damh the Bard?

A. Green & Grey
B. Herne’s Apprentice
C. Spirit of Albion
D. Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

35. Lammas Night is a fiction novel featuring Witches written by what author?

A. JK Rowling
B. Ursula Le Guin
C. Katherine Kurtz
D. Thorn Mooney

36. Aleister Crowley was a member of what magickal organization?

A. The Golden Dawn
B. The Theosophical Society
C. The Hellfire Club
D. The Pickingill Coven

37. Traditional Witches are often said to follow what road?

A. The Long and Winding Road
B. The Crooked Path
C. The Yellowbrick Road
D. The Treacherous Trail

38. What Pagan writer and artist is also a famous professional bellydancer?

A. Mickie Mueller
B. Selena Fox
C. Laura Tempest Zakroff
D. Misha Magdalene

39. Two of the most influential Pagan books ever written were both released in the year 1979. Name those two books.

A. The Tree & Mastering Witchcraft
B. To Ride a Silver Broomstick & Buckland’s Big Blue Book
C. Witchcraft Today & Pagan Rituals
D. The Spiral Dance & Drawing Down the Moon

40. Tarot Cards were first used in what European country?

A. England
B. France
C. Germany
D. Italy

41. What year was Circle Sanctuary founded?

A. 1974
B. 1969
C. 1977
D. 1981

42. The occult publisher Samuel Weiser has traditionally used what religious and magickal symbol as a part of their logo?

A. Pentacle
B. Ankh
C. Bell
D. Celtic Cross

43. Name the writer of the occult text The Key of Solomon.

A. King Solomon
B. Samuel MacGregor Mathers
C. No One Knows
D. Aleister Crowley

44. The physical remains of Gerald Gardner are buried in what country?

A. England
B. Tunisia
C. Canada
D. Scotland

45. Name the Witch in Greek mythology who turns the crew of the hero Odysseus into pigs.

A. Hekate
B. Medea
C. Gaia
D. Circe

46. What tool is most closely associated with Traditional Witchcraft?

A. athame
B. stang
C. scourge
D. axe

I hope you had more fun with this than Evie did.

47. Which popular Patheos Pagan blogger owns a Witch-store in North Carolina?

A. Lisa Wagoner
B. Scarlet Magdalene
C. Heron Michelle
D. Phoenix LeFae

48. A wax sculpture of what famous occultist graces the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by the Beatles?

A. Aleister Crowley
B. George Pickingill
C. John Dee
D. Dion Fortune

49. What is the oldest Pagan festival in the United States?

A. Pan-Pagan Festival
B. Starwood
C. PantheaCon
D. Pagan Spirit Gathering

50. Who has the best hair in Modern Paganism?

A. Witchdoctor Utu
B. Lilith Dorsey
C. Kelden
D. Jason Mankey

Sorry about that last question. Hope you had fun!

Answers:

1. D. 1989
2. B. 1951
3. A. Physical Cutting
4. C. Axe
5. B. Z. Budapest
6. C. 1964
7. D. Aidan Kelly
8. A. Sybil Leek
9. B. Robert Cochrane
10. D. 1964
11. C. California
12. B. Aradia, Lucifer, Diana
13. D. Twelfth Night
14. A. 2008
15. B. Leo Martello
16. C. Louise Huebner
17. B. Salt
18. C. 1901
19. B. Violet Firth
20. A. Charles Cardell
21. D. 19
22. C. Daryl Hall
23. B. Scarlet Witch

24. C. Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnassa
25. C. Pamela Colman Smith
26. A. Ár nDraíocht Féin
27. B. Jessie Wicker Bell (Lady Sheba)
28. D. Paganistan
29. A. Star Foster
30. B. Doreen Valiente
31. D. The Green Egg
32. C. Operation Cone of Power
33. A. Glastonbury
34. B. Herne’s Apprentice
35. C. Katherine Kurtz
36. A. The Golden Dawn
37. B. The Crooked Path
38. C. Laura Tempest Zakroff
39. D. The Spiral Dance & Drawing Down the Moon
40. D. Italy
41. A. 1974
42. B. Ankh
43. C. No One Knows
44. B. Tunisia
45. D. Circe
46. B. Stang
47. C. Heron Michelle
48. A. Aleister Crowley
49. A. Pan Pagan Festival
50. D. JASON MANKEY

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