Why Did Tollund Man Die?

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A fun quiz on why did Tollund Man die? Use the information provided in the reason for death section to complete the quiz. Note: This quiz is suitable for years K-6


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All bodies in Iron Age Denmark were cremated except those that were the result of a human sacrifice
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The body of Tollund Man was carefully taken to his final resting place.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The body of Tollund Man was carelessly thrown into the peat bog
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It is most likely and heavily proven that Tollund Man was hung as a punishment for a crime
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    It is believed for forensic examiners that the eyes and mouth of Tollund Man were closed upon death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Early Europeans believed that gods and goddesses could be communicated through bogs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The conents of Tollund Man's stomach show that he died in late Autumn to early Summer which was a common time for human sacrifices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Cornelius Tacitus was a famous writer who wrote stories told by travelers and tradsemen
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The recounts of Tacitus were written 200 years after the death of Tollund Man which therefore lessens the reliability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The recounts written by Tacitus show bias as they were rold by travelers who considered the northen settlers to be wild savages and tribes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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