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Fire

written by: Eve
 
This quiz contains questions on fire, fire deities, rituals involving fire, as well as movies in which fire has a symbolic meaning.

Question 1:


Which of the following is used to light the Olympic Fire, one of the most notable symbols of the Olympic Games?
Pierre de Coubertin's lighter
wood taken from mount Olympus
a parabolic mirror
None of these

Question 2:


Name the Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals.
Hephaestus
Cronus
Prometheus
Orpheus

Question 3:


Which of the following astrological signs is not associated with fire, one of the four classical elements?
Leo
Aries
Gemini
Sagittarius

Question 4:


Which phrase denotes a place of after-death punishment of the wicked in Christian religion?
Realm of fire
Prison of fire
Lake of fire
Fire waterfall

Question 5:


A summer time ritual involving a spectacular firefall was practiced from 1872 until 1968 in this US national park.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Hot Springs National Park

Question 6:


In the coming-of-age 1985 movie "St. Elmo's Fire" why does Billy (Rob Lowe) compare Jules' behavior to St. Elmo's fire?
Because he thinks she is his guiding light
Because she has an extravagant lifestyle
Because she always causes trouble
Because her problems are merely an illusion

Question 7:


What term refers to an impulse to deliberately start fires to relieve tension?
pyrophernalia
pyromania
pyrophobia
arson

Question 8:


This author coined the term 'pyrokinesis' to refer to character Charlie McGee's ability to create or to control fire with the mind.
Stephen King
Thomas Pynchon
Kurt Vonnegut
Anthony Burgess

Question 9:


The terms 'thimithi', 'anastenaria', 'nestinarstvo' refer to what ritual involving fire?
cremation
immolation
fire-eating
fire-walking

Question 10:


What Academy Award-winning movie tells the fact-based story of of two athletes participating in the 1924 Olympic Games?
Chariots of Fire
In the Line of Fire
Courage Under Fire
Quest for Fire

 


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