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The Holy Grail

written by: mugimtv
According to mythologists like Joseph Campbell the Holy Grail symbolizes the quest of the human soul for wholeness and development. That’s why only the pure at heart get to see the Grail. But it captured the imagination of generations of people and is a common theme in literature and art. This quiz is dedicated to the Grail in legend, literature, opera and film.

Question 1:

The Holy Grail is sometimes associated with which magical object in Celtic mythology?
The cauldron of Bran
The stone of Fál
The spear of Lug
The boat of Lyr

Question 2:

Who wrote 'Joseph d'Arimathie', the first literary work to link the Holy Grail with the Last Supper of Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea?
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Chrétien de Troyes
Thomas Malory
Robert de Boron

Question 3:

In Arthurian legend Percival first saw the Holy Grail in the castle of the Fisher King, who was badly wounded in this part of the body.
in the neck
in the shoulder
in the arm
in the groin

Question 4:

Percival was the first knight in Arthurian legend to see the Holy Grail in the castle of the Fisher King. He could not heal the King’s wound, though. Why?
He did not ask the right question.
He was not well-intentioned.
He was cursed by The Green Knight.
He was not the chosen one.

Question 5:

Three Knights of the Round Table get to see the Holy Grail. First Percival, then Bors and next who of the following?

Question 6:

The book ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln proposes the hypothesis that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were actually married and upon Jesus’ death she fled to France, carrying his child.

Question 7:

In the mystery novel 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown the secrets of the Holy Grail are kept by this secret society.
The order of the Phoenix
The priory of Sion
The Illuminati
The order of the Dragon

Question 8:

In the 1991 movie 'The Fisher King', Robin Williams’ character is obsessed with the legend of the Fisher King and tries to get the Holy Grail. He believes that this object is actually the Grail.
а silver cauldron
а sport trophy
а crystal plate
а crystal champagne glass

Question 9:

The Holy Grail was a popular theme in many literary works from the 19th century such as the Arthurian cycle 'The Idylls of the King'. Who was its author?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Jane Austin
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Walter Scott

Question 10:

The Holy Grail is usually presented as a large beautiful cup or dish. But medieval author Wolfram von Eschenbach claimed in his poem 'Perzival' that the Grail was actually a crown given by God.

Question 11:

The search for The Holy Grail is one of the central themes in the opera 'Persifal' by this German composer.
Richard Wagner
Robert Schumann
Karl Maria von Webber
Franz Fischer


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