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Crucifixion: A Fate Worse than Death
"Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways in which to die. This quiz is on the history of this horrendous form of execution."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The word crucifixion comes from the Latin word "crucifixio" meaning what?
"fixing to a cross"
"pain on cross"
"nailing to a cross"
"hanging on a cross"
The English word "excruciating" is related to a word that was used in ancient times to describe the pain or sounds of a person during crucifixion?
Crucifixions not only occurred on traditional crosses (crux immissa). What else was used to crucify victims?
All of these
a T shape
a wooden stake
What are the proper names for the horizontal and vertical beams on a cross?
stipes and patibulum
rise and run
rod and staff
lex porcia and lex sempronia
Generally speaking, how long did it take for a crucified individual to die?
several hours to several days
several days to several months
several minutes to several hours
death was instant
What was usually the cause of death for a crucified individual?
blunt force trauma
The Romans were the only society to practice crucifixion.
There is very little archaeological evidence of a crucified man. How many crucified bodies have been found?
Crucifixion has not been practiced in modern times.
A few people are voluntarily crucified for various celebrations.
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