What is Witchcraft? - Definition, History & Types


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What is witchcraft?

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1. What is the evil eye in witchcraft?

2. What is maleficium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Witchcraft through the ages has been treated with intrigue and scorn and characterized as both good and as evil. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check your understanding of the types of witchcraft and its historical importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What witchcraft is and what it's used for
  • Important tools of witchcraft
  • Witches, and what happened to persons accused of being witches or being affected by witchcraft
  • Why witchcraft was a popular tool or assumed solution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about witchcraft
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the history and types of witchcraft
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as what an evil eye is
  • Making connections - correlate your understanding of historical events to determine historical attitudes toward witchcraft

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of witchcraft, review the accompanying lesson called What is Witchcraft? - Definition, History & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the history and origins of witchcraft
  • Covers major historical events that involved witchcraft or the accusation of witchcraft
  • Details unique tools and beliefs of or related to witchcraft
  • Details what happened to witches and accused witches