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Funeral Rites And Rituals
Death Becomes Them
"Throughout history, different cultures have evolved many different ways to honour their departed - take a look at some of the various rituals with me."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1907, an article called "The Collective Representation of Death" was published which stated three main emphases for the funeral rites of almost every culture throughout history. Which of the following is NOT one of those emphases?
The 'soul' leaves the physical body
To honour the local religious practices
The survivors are comforted
The 'soul' moves on to the culturally accepted "after death state"
In which religion is a vigil over the deceased kept by a group of people called "Shomerim"?
When a Japanese person passes away, their lips are moistened in a special ceremony called "Matsugo-no-mizu." What does this phrase mean?
Wine of remembrance
Wine of farewell
Water of the last moment
Water for the journey
The funeral rites of which religion include a 'final prayer' called an "Antim ardas"?
Which colour of clothing would NOT be worn by attendees at a Chinese funeral?
At a State Funeral in the UK, who or what pull the gun carriage bearing the coffin (casket) on its final journey?
Sailors of the Royal Navy
Soldiers of the Blues and Royals Regiment
When a Pope dies, his papal ring is destroyed. How was Pope John Paul II's ring destroyed?
Crushed with a silver hammer
Cremated with the deceased Pope
Melted down to make the new ring for his successor
Crushed with a rock on the Altar of the Sistine chapel
In which country is a wake called a "Kistulagning" held for the deceased?
An old Scottish ritual involved laying a wooden platter on the chest of the deceased, with a little soil and what other commodity on it?
In which country would the family of the deceased traditionally celebrate "tot khoc" one hundred days after the death of their loved one?
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