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Alchemy Trivia

written by: pantera182
 
Test your knowledge of alchemy related topics with this general alchemy quiz. Good luck!

Question 1:


What fields did the science of alchemy originally combine?
All of these
Art and physics
Metallurgy and astrology
Chemistry and medicine

Question 2:


What element was usually the subject of transformation in alchemy?
Tin
Copper
Lithium
Lead

Question 3:


Alchemists were in search of ‘panacea’. What is 'panacea'?
A piece of Jesus Christ’s cross
The meaning of life
Remedy for all ailments
The Holy Grail

Question 4:


What was the special magic power of the philosopher's stone that alchemists were searching for?
All of these
It would grant them eternal life.
It would give them unprecedented knowledge.
It would bring them luck and happiness.

Question 5:


Until what century was alchemy considered a serious science in Europe?
16th century
18th century
14th century
13th century

Question 6:


What is the word ‘alchemy’ generally believed to mean literally?
The transfusion of matter
All in one
The art of transformation
All is possible

Question 7:


In what Asian country did one of the two main branches of alchemy originate?
Japan
Saudi Arabia
China
India

Question 8:


What scientist is believed to have been the first true alchemist in Medieval Europe, as well as the most significant?
Thomas Aquinas
Isaac Newton
Galileo Galilei
Roger Bacon

Question 9:


Who is the author of the 1988 book ‘The Alchemist’?
Paulo Coehlo
J. K. Rowling
Umberto Eco
Terry Pratchett

Question 10:


What did alchemists associate the planets with?
Animals
Metals
Women
Dreams

 


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