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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?
None of these
a parabolic mirror
wood taken from mount Olympus
Pierre de Coubertin's lighter

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
Hot Springs National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yellowstone 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 she has an extravagant lifestyle
Because her problems are merely an illusion
Because he thinks she is his guiding light
Because she always causes trouble

Question 7:


What term refers to an impulse to deliberately start fires to relieve tension?
pyromania
pyrophobia
pyrophernalia
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
Anthony Burgess
Kurt Vonnegut
Thomas Pynchon

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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