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1. What kind of death ritual almost wiped out the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea in the mid 20th century?
2. Suttee, the funeral practice of having the widow of a deceased man burned to death on his funeral pyre, is found in branches of which religious culture?
3. In the ancient Roman death and funeral culture, extensive use of something called a columbarium was seen. What is a columbarium?
4. The Norse culture often used which of the following items in their death and funerary rituals?
5. In ancient Hawaii, after much feasting, most people were laid to rest in which of the following locations?
6. In what modern country did the Bo civilization inter their deceased in a solid wood coffin that was then suspended on the side of a limestone cliff?
7. Tibet sky burial was practiced for many years. In this practice the deceased was ritually dissected and left as an offering to which animal?
8. This culture once believed that there was no natural death. Anyone who died or was dying was being murdered. What cultural group would question everyone in the tribal community to make sure that they were not responsible for the death of the deceased?
9. In September of 2009, Lonnie Holloway of Saluda, South Carolina was interred with what unusual piece of personal property?
10. There is a religion that will disinter the bodies of those they believe to be very holy years after they are interred. Which world religion will put these bodies in elaborate glass caskets and display them to the public?
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