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  • 1. 

    What is traditionally the last card in the Major Arcana of a standard tarot deck? 

    • A.

      The Fool

    • B.

      The World

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      Judgement

    Correct Answer
    B. The World
    Explanation
    The World is traditionally the last card in the Major Arcana of a standard tarot deck. This card represents completion, fulfillment, and achievement. It signifies the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. The World card represents a sense of wholeness, harmony, and integration. It symbolizes reaching a state of balance and understanding in one's life journey.

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  • 2. 

    E.A.W. Budge's "Egyptian Book of the Dead" is based primarily on what document?

    • A.

      The Papyrus of Ani

    • B.

      The Code of Hammurabi

    • C.

      The Chaldean Agriculture

    • D.

      The Greek Magical Papyrus

    Correct Answer
    A. The Papyrus of Ani
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Papyrus of Ani. E.A.W. Budge's "Egyptian Book of the Dead" is based primarily on The Papyrus of Ani, which is an ancient Egyptian funerary text. This papyrus contains a collection of spells, prayers, and rituals that were believed to guide the deceased through the afterlife. It is one of the most well-known and complete versions of the Book of the Dead and provides valuable insights into ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and the journey of the soul.

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  • 3. 

    Please choose the person who was active first in history.

    • A.

      Papus

    • B.

      Aleister Crowley

    • C.

      Henry Cornellius Agrippa

    Correct Answer
    C. Henry Cornellius Agrippa
    Explanation
    Henry Cornellius Agrippa is considered to be the person who was active first in history among the given options. Agrippa was a German philosopher, theologian, and occult writer who lived during the 15th and 16th centuries. He was known for his extensive studies in various fields, including magic, astrology, and alchemy. Agrippa's works, such as "Three Books of Occult Philosophy," had a significant influence on the development of Western esotericism. His active involvement in these areas during his time makes him the most likely candidate to be the first active person in history among the given options.

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  • 4. 

    How many squares are in the name of the Moon?

    • A.

      36

    • B.

      64

    • C.

      81

    • D.

      49

    Correct Answer
    C. 81
    Explanation
    The question is asking how many squares are in the name of the Moon. This implies that we need to count the number of squares formed by the letters in the word "Moon". When we analyze the word "Moon", we can identify 9 squares: 4 squares formed by the letter "o" and 5 squares formed by the letter "n". Therefore, the correct answer is 81.

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  • 5. 

    In Tropical Astrology the transit of the Sun into what sign marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (summer in the Southern Hemisphere)?

    • A.

      Aries

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Libra

    • D.

      Capricorn

    Correct Answer
    D. Capricorn
    Explanation
    The transit of the Sun into Capricorn marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (summer in the Southern Hemisphere) in Tropical Astrology. Capricorn is the zodiac sign associated with the winter solstice, which occurs around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere. This is when the Sun reaches its lowest point in the sky and the days are shortest, signaling the start of winter.

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  • 6. 

    In the Qabalistic Tree of Life, what is the lowest of the sephirot?

    • A.

      Malkuth

    • B.

      Tiphareth

    • C.

      Kether

    • D.

      Da'ath

    Correct Answer
    A. Malkuth
    Explanation
    Malkuth is the correct answer because in the Qabalistic Tree of Life, Malkuth is the lowest sephirah or sphere. It represents the physical world, materiality, and manifestation. It is associated with the element of Earth and symbolizes the final stage of creation, where divine energy is brought into the physical realm. Malkuth is often referred to as the "Kingdom" and serves as a gateway between the spiritual and the physical realms.

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  • 7. 

    Traditionally the element of air is associated with what faculty?

    • A.

      Passion

    • B.

      Thought

    • C.

      The ability to create

    • D.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    B. Thought
    Explanation
    The element of air is traditionally associated with thought. Air is often seen as representing the intellect, communication, and the realm of ideas. It is believed to be a symbol of mental activity, logic, and rational thinking. This association may stem from the fact that air is invisible and intangible, much like thoughts and ideas. Additionally, air is constantly moving and flowing, just like thoughts that come and go in our minds. Therefore, it is fitting to associate the element of air with the faculty of thought.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was NOT a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn?

    • A.

      S.L. MacGregor Mathers

    • B.

      Aleister Crowley

    • C.

      Helena Blavatsky

    • D.

      Edward Arthur Waite

    Correct Answer
    C. Helena Blavatsky
    Explanation
    Helena Blavatsky was not a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a secret society that focused on the study and practice of occultism, mysticism, and ceremonial magic. S.L. MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley, and Edward Arthur Waite were all notable members of the Golden Dawn, but Blavatsky, although influential in the development of modern occultism, was not associated with this specific organization.

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  • 9. 

    John Dee was an advisor to what English Monarch?

    • A.

      Elizabeth I

    • B.

      Henry V

    • C.

      Elizabeth II

    • D.

      James I

    Correct Answer
    A. Elizabeth I
    Explanation
    John Dee was an advisor to Elizabeth I, the English monarch during the late 16th century. Dee was a highly respected mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, known for his knowledge in various fields. He served as an advisor to Elizabeth I, providing guidance on matters of science, navigation, and politics. Dee's expertise and counsel were highly valued by the queen, and he played a significant role in shaping England's policies and advancements during her reign.

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  • 10. 

    To which planet is attributed iron and the color red.

    • A.

      Mars

    • B.

      Saturn

    • C.

      The Sun

    • D.

      Jupiter

    Correct Answer
    A. Mars
    Explanation
    Mars is attributed with iron and the color red. This is because the surface of Mars contains iron oxide, also known as rust, which gives the planet its reddish appearance. Iron is also found in the planet's core.

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  • 11. 

    To what planet is the second hour of Saturday attributed?

    • A.

      Saturn

    • B.

      Jupiter

    • C.

      The Moon

    • D.

      Mercury

    Correct Answer
    B. Jupiter
    Explanation
    The second hour of Saturday is attributed to Jupiter. In astrology, each hour of the day is associated with a specific planet, and Saturday is ruled by Saturn. However, the question specifically asks for the planet attributed to the second hour of Saturday, which is Jupiter.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following astrological signs is Mutable?

    • A.

      Sagittarius

    • B.

      Aries

    • C.

      Scorpio

    • D.

      Aquarius

    Correct Answer
    A. Sagittarius
    Explanation
    Sagittarius is the correct answer because it is a Mutable sign. In astrology, the signs are divided into three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Mutable signs are adaptable, flexible, and open to change. They are known for their ability to go with the flow and adjust to new circumstances. Sagittarius, being a Mutable sign, possesses these qualities, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 13. 

    How many Enochian Aethyrs are there? 

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Thirty

    • C.

      One hundred

    • D.

      Three hundred sixty

    Correct Answer
    B. Thirty
    Explanation
    There are thirty Enochian Aethyrs.

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  • 14. 

    In a traditional tarot deck which suit of the Minor Arcana is attributed to water?

    • A.

      Wands

    • B.

      Cups

    • C.

      Disks

    • D.

      Swords

    Correct Answer
    B. Cups
    Explanation
    In a traditional tarot deck, the suit of the Minor Arcana that is attributed to water is cups. Cups represent emotions, intuition, and relationships. The element of water is associated with feelings, empathy, and the subconscious mind. The imagery and symbolism on the cups cards often depict water or bodies of water, further reinforcing their association with the element.

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  • 15. 

    As written about in The Vision and the Voice which occultist accompanied Aleister Crowley into the desert as scryer for that Enochian working?

    • A.

      Victor Neuberg

    • B.

      Israel Regardie

    • C.

      Edward Kelly

    • D.

      Rose Edith Crowley

    Correct Answer
    A. Victor Neuberg
    Explanation
    Victor Neuberg accompanied Aleister Crowley into the desert as the scryer for the Enochian working, as mentioned in The Vision and the Voice.

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  • 16. 

    The ultimate goal of the Abramelin operation is to what?

    • A.

      To attain Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel

    • B.

      Master the zodiacal spirits

    • C.

      To be able to boss all the Lords of Hell around with a wooden stick

    • D.

      To meet with the Jewish God in a Heavenly Palace

    Correct Answer
    A. To attain Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel
    Explanation
    The ultimate goal of the Abramelin operation is to attain Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. This refers to a state of spiritual enlightenment and communion with a higher divine being, which is believed to bring about profound personal transformation and guidance. It involves a rigorous and lengthy ritual process outlined in the medieval grimoire "The Book of Abramelin," aimed at establishing a direct and intimate relationship with one's personal guardian angel. This connection is seen as a source of wisdom, protection, and spiritual guidance.

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  • 17. 

    What was Aleister Crowley's Magical Grade at the time of his death?

    • A.

      Ipsissimus

    • B.

      Magus

    • C.

      Adeptus Major

    • D.

      Douchebag

    Correct Answer
    A. Ipsissimus
    Explanation
    Aleister Crowley's Magical Grade at the time of his death was Ipsissimus. Ipsissimus is the highest rank or grade in the system of Thelema, a religious and philosophical movement founded by Crowley. It represents the attainment of the highest level of spiritual enlightenment and self-realization. This grade signifies a deep understanding and mastery of magical practices, as well as a profound connection with one's true self and the divine. Crowley's achievement of the Ipsissimus grade highlights his significant contributions to the occult and his dedication to the pursuit of spiritual knowledge.

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  • 18. 

    What color is attributed to Saturn?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Violet

    • D.

      Pink

    Correct Answer
    A. Black
    Explanation
    Saturn is often associated with a black color. This is because its appearance is dominated by its rings, which are mostly made up of dark particles of rock and ice. These rings give Saturn a dark and mysterious appearance, hence the attribution of the color black.

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  • 19. 

    For whom was Edward Kelly most famously employed as scryer?

    • A.

      John Dee

    • B.

      Benjamin Rowe

    • C.

      Edgar Cayce

    • D.

      Trithemius

    Correct Answer
    A. John Dee
    Explanation
    Edward Kelly was most famously employed as a scryer for John Dee. Scrying is the practice of looking into a crystal ball or other reflective surface in order to receive spiritual visions or messages. John Dee, an English mathematician, astronomer, and occultist, was known for his interest in alchemy and the occult. He hired Edward Kelly as his scryer in the late 16th century, and together they claimed to communicate with angels and receive divine revelations. Their partnership was influential in the development of Enochian magic, a system of angelic communication that they believed could unlock hidden knowledge and power.

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  • 20. 

    The wheel of the Zodiac is divided into how many Decans?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    C. 36
    Explanation
    The wheel of the Zodiac is divided into 36 Decans. Decans are divisions of the Zodiac that divide each astrological sign into three equal parts. Each Decan covers 10 degrees of the Zodiac, resulting in a total of 36 Decans for the entire wheel. This division allows for a more detailed analysis of a person's birth chart and provides additional insights into their personality traits and characteristics based on the specific Decan they were born under.

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  • 21. 

    Which star is known as the Lesser Dog Star?

    • A.

      Procyon

    • B.

      Sirius

    • C.

      Deneb

    • D.

      Altair

    Correct Answer
    A. Procyon
    Explanation
    Procyon is known as the Lesser Dog Star. This star is located in the constellation Canis Minor and is the eighth brightest star in the night sky. It is often referred to as the "Little Dog" because it is smaller and less bright than Sirius, which is known as the Greater Dog Star. Procyon is a binary star system, consisting of a yellow-white main-sequence star and a white dwarf companion. Its name comes from the Greek words "pro" meaning "before" and "kyon" meaning "dog," indicating its position before Sirius in the constellation.

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  • 22. 

    In an astrological chart what is the Moon's phase when the Sun and the Moon are in opposition?

    • A.

      Full Moon

    • B.

      New Moon

    • C.

      First Quarter

    • D.

      Third Quarter

    Correct Answer
    A. Full Moon
    Explanation
    When the Sun and the Moon are in opposition, it means that they are on opposite sides of the Earth. This alignment causes the Moon to appear fully illuminated from Earth's perspective, which is known as a Full Moon. Therefore, the correct answer is Full Moon.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following astrological bodies is a Luminary

    • A.

      The Moon

    • B.

      North Node

    • C.

      Mercury

    • D.

      Part of Fortune

    Correct Answer
    A. The Moon
    Explanation
    The Moon is considered a Luminary in astrology. It is one of the two luminaries, the other being the Sun. In astrology, the Moon represents emotions, instincts, intuition, and the subconscious mind. It is associated with the feminine energy, nurturing, and the mother figure. The Moon's position and aspects in a birth chart are believed to influence a person's emotional nature, habits, and reactions. Therefore, the Moon is the correct answer as it is a significant astrological body that holds a prominent role in astrology.

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  • 24. 

    In an astrological chart what part corresponds to the eastern horizon?

    • A.

      The Ascendant

    • B.

      The Medium Coeli

    • C.

      The Vertex

    • D.

      Imum Coeli

    Correct Answer
    A. The Ascendant
    Explanation
    The Ascendant is the correct answer because it represents the eastern horizon in an astrological chart. It is the point where the zodiac sign is rising on the horizon at the exact moment of an individual's birth. The Ascendant is crucial in determining a person's personality, physical appearance, and how they interact with the world around them. It is also known as the "rising sign" and plays a significant role in astrology interpretations.

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  • 25. 

    What is the average rate (at the equator) that each astrological degree crosses the Ascendant?

    • A.

      4 minutes

    • B.

      2 hours

    • C.

      1 month

    • D.

      2 minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 minutes. The Ascendant is the point on the eastern horizon at the time of a person's birth. As the Earth rotates, each astrological degree (360 degrees) crosses the Ascendant in a certain amount of time. Since there are 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes in an hour, dividing 24 hours by 360 degrees gives us 4 minutes per degree. Therefore, the average rate at which each astrological degree crosses the Ascendant is 4 minutes.

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  • 26. 

    According to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn the tarot card The Chariot corresponds to what astrological sign?

    • A.

      Cancer

    • B.

      Aries

    • C.

      Virgo

    • D.

      Pisces

    Correct Answer
    A. Cancer
    Explanation
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn associates the tarot card The Chariot with the astrological sign of Cancer. This is because Cancer is represented by a crab, which aligns with the imagery on The Chariot card that depicts a person riding a chariot pulled by two sphinxes. The crab symbolizes the protective and nurturing nature of Cancer, while the chariot represents movement and control. This connection between the card and the astrological sign is based on the symbolism and characteristics associated with both.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following statements is true?

    • A.

      Johannes Trithemius was the student of Henry Cornelius Agrippa.

    • B.

      Henry Cornelius Agrippa was the student of Johannes Trithemius.

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry Cornelius Agrippa was the student of Johannes Trithemius.
    Explanation
    The answer states that Henry Cornelius Agrippa was the student of Johannes Trithemius. This means that Agrippa learned from Trithemius, indicating that Trithemius was Agrippa's teacher or mentor.

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  • 28. 

    Who were the "People of the Book" to whom the tradition of the Picatrix is attributed?

    • A.

      The Sabians

    • B.

      The Canaanites

    • C.

      The Babylonians

    • D.

      The Coptic Egyptians

    Correct Answer
    A. The Sabians
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Sabians. The Sabians were a religious group in the ancient Middle East who were known for their interest in astrology and esoteric knowledge. They were often referred to as the "People of the Book" because they were believed to possess secret knowledge contained in ancient texts. The tradition of the Picatrix, a medieval grimoire on magic and astrology, is attributed to the Sabians. This text is said to have been translated from Arabic to Latin and influenced the Western occult tradition.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following symbols is that of Earth?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1
    Explanation
    Option 1 is the correct answer because it is the universally recognized symbol for Earth. The symbol consists of a circle with a cross inside, representing the four cardinal directions and symbolizing the Earth's global nature. This symbol is commonly used to represent Earth in various contexts, such as maps, globes, and scientific representations.

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