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Trapped in Purgatory
"The word purgatory traces its roots back to the late 12th century CE, but its origins can be traced back much further. This quiz will focus on the concept behind the word and on similarities found in other religions."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which Christian denomination has the most developed concept of Purgatory as a place or process of purification?
In Egyptian mythology the Duat was the underworld. It had features similar to Purgatory in that a person had to pass through a dangerous landscape before they could enter the presence of the gods. Which book guided a person on this journey?
Book of Love
Book of the Afterlife
Book of the Dead
Book of Gates
Which Hebrew word was used in the Old Testament/Tanakh to refer to the place where the soul would go after death?
Which non-canonical account of Jewish origin describes the travels of an Old Testament/Tanakh person as he ventured beyond the grave to the place where souls go after death to await judgment? (Hint: It was said of this person that he "walked with God".)
Book of Melchizedek
Book of Elijah
Book of Enoch
Book of Methuselah
Which religion's version of Purgatory is called Naraka? (Hint: Their version of heaven also starts with an N.)
Which Caribbean dance has the same name as the first circle of Hell according to Dante, and as a state of being that arises from Roman Catholic theology but is not an official doctrine of the church?
Palo de Mayo
Diyu or Di Yu is a purgatory-type place that combines traditions and concepts from Taoism, Buddhism, and traditional folk religion. Which country does Diyu come from?
Which religion's version of the boundary or wall between heaven and hell is called Araf? (Hint: If the mountain won't come to...)
Rabbinical Judaism uses which term to describe a place that is a cross between Purgatory (temporary punishment) and Hell (eternal punishment)?
What place is considered by Christians to be the resting place of Old Testament believers and by Jews to be the resting place of the righteous? (Hint: Lazarus)
El Shaddai's Sanctuary
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Compiled Jun 28 12