Victorian Era Spiritualism Quiz

February 28, 2024 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalGames
Victorian Séance
Test your understanding of the 19th century, a time when communicating with the spirit world became an unprecedented cultural phenomenon. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge and transport you back to an era where séances, mediumship, and the afterlife captivated the imagination of many.

1. Which of these is sometimes called the father of modern spiritualism?

2. What was the name of the infamous sisters who helped popularise spiritualism in the United States by claiming to communicate with spirits through rapping noises?

3. Which tool was notably commercialised by Elijah Bond and Charles Kennard, facilitating direct communication with spirits?

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4. Who was a famous magician and skeptic of spiritualism, often debunking fraudulent mediums?

5. Who was a famous author and staunch supporter of spiritualism?

6. What was the name of the society founded in 1882 to research psychic phenomena?

7. In what year did the Fox Sisters admit that their communications with spirits were a hoax?

8. Who was considered one of the most powerful trance mediums in the Victorian era?

9. What term describes the supposed ability to gain information about an object or person by touching them, popular among Victorian spiritualists?

10. Which famous inventor was known to have a keen interest in spiritualism and even attempted to create a device to communicate with the dead?

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11. Which instrument was commonly used during Victorian séances to supposedly amplify voices of the spirits?

12. What is the term for the substance purportedly exuded by mediums during séances in the Victorian era, claimed to be the physical manifestation of spirits?

13. What was a popular method used by Victorian mediums to demonstrate spirit presence, involving the lifting or tilting of a table without apparent physical aid?

14. What phenomenon, often reported in Victorian séances, involves physical objects moving without any apparent physical cause?

15. In Victorian spiritualist practices, what was the term for writing believed to be influenced directly by spirits, without the conscious control of the medium?

16. What was the name given to small, lightweight boards used during Victorian times for automatic writing?

17. In Victorian spiritualism, what term referred to the belief that spirits could affect the physical environment, such as causing knocks, sounds, or moving objects?

18. Which type of mediumship involves the medium entering a deep, altered state to facilitate communication from spirits?

19. What was the primary purpose of a 'spirit cabinet' used by mediums during the Victorian era?

20. Where were the famous Fox Sisters, who played a crucial role in the development of spiritualism, from?


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