The Tollund Man Quiz

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Tollund man is a mummified corpse that lived during the 5th century. This quiz is aimed at the examination of the Tollund man. The quiz contains various questions about the age, the era, the circumstances of his death, and much more. Through this quiz, try to find out how much people know about him and his death. If you are someone who has a great interest in this topic, you must take this quiz. If you find the quiz interesting, do share it with others. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The examination of Tollund Man was performed at Copenhagen National Museum on the 17th of May, 1950.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The body was first examined at Copenhagen National Museum on the 17th of May, 1950 by Knud Thorvildsen and Brorson Christensen

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  • 2. 

    The head and face of Tollund Man was surpisingly well preserved.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The head was well preserved including the remains of short hair and stubble, the partial preservation of the eyebrows, his eyes, mouth and lips.

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  • 3. 

    The body of Tollund Man was not damaged during the excavation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question of Tollund Man was damaged by spades used by the families who discovered the body whilst cutting peat.

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  • 4. 

    The body of Tollund Man is 162cm tall though scientists believe that the body may have shrunk whilst in the bog.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Scientists believe that the body of Tollund Man shrunk due to the large size of his feet which suggest a larger stature though it is not possible to determine how much or if the body has shrunk.

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  • 5. 

    The preservation of bog bodies is not essential for the further study of valuable evidence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The preservation of bog bodies is essential for further study and to prevent decay of valuable evidence.

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  • 6. 

    To preserve bog bodies scientists used to smoke the body the same way meat is smoked as it prevents organic items from decaying.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This method was attempted by 19th century German scientists and though this method worked, the body dried up and shrunk.

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  • 7. 

    The head of Tollund Man was preserved by using bee's wax though this method proved to be unsuccessful.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bee's wax was used for the preservation of the head as it is non-perishable and the head was perfectly preserved though the head itself shrunk by 12%.

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  • 8. 

    To preserve the head of Tollund Man the head was first placed in alcohol to replace the bog water, it was then placed in Toloul which acted as a dissolution liquid where it was finally infused with bee's wax.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The head was first placed in alcohol, then Toloul, whereupon they replaced the Toloul with liquid paraffin which is a substance hat could be mixed with the melted wax, finally it was infused with bee's wax.

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  • 9. 

    The body of Tollund Man was preserved with bee's wax along with the head.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The body of Tollund Man was not preserved but dried up leaving nothing more than bones.

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  • 10. 

    The body of Tollund Man was later recreated by the Silkeborg Museum so that it appeared as it did when it was first discovered.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The body was recreated by using photographs taken upon discovery to determine correct measurements, size and location of the bones. It is nearly impossible to determine the difference between the real body and the body that has been attached to Tollund Man's head in the museum.

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