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WITCHCRAFT
Write down the biblical quotation which first caused people to hunt out witches

How many people were executed between 1563 and 1713?
In Scotland
In England
In Germany
How many people were executed in Dumfries alone?

How did the investigators get the "witches" to confess?

How many of the people who were executed were men?

What was the name of the only woman who was set free after the trial at the High Court in April, 1659?
What happened to the others who were accused at the same time?

Which of these people would be most likely to be accused of being a witch?
A young boy
An old women
The ministerís wife

Where did people put witch stones?
under the bed
hung from rafters
in their pockets

What tree with red berries was believed to give protection against witchcraft?

Why was red thread believed to have magical powers?
It looked pretty
Witches wore red petticoats
It looked like blood

How was Janet Thomson punished for visiting the witch wife?
beaten with a stick
burned to death
dressed in sackcloth and told off in public

TRUE OR FALSE?
Marks with red chalk were believed to protect a house from witchcraft
Katherine Nicolsone was accused of being a witch.
Charms could protect the owner from witchcraft.
Sometimes witches put a knife between the pages of a bible.