General Religious Knowledge Test

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General religious knowledge test
Based on the religion test by the Pew Research Center poll on religious knowledge.

  
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1.  Who is the current Vice President of the United States?
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2.  Based on the 2010 election results, that will take effect when Congress convenes in January 2011. What political party will gain at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives?
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3.  True or false: Lasers work by focusing sound waves.
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4.  True or false: antibiotics will kill viruses as well as bacteria.
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5.  What is the name of the series of government programs passed while Franklin D. Roosevelt was President?
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6.  Which movement did Susan B. Anthony lead?
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7.  Who wrote the novel “Moby Dick?”
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8.  When does the Jewish Sabbath begin (day/time)?
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9.  What is Ramadan?
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10.  The scientific finding that humans and other living things have incrementally changed form over time is called what?
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11.  What is the name of the holy book of Islam?
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12.  Belief that humans and living things have existed in their present form from the beginning of time and that the age of the Earth is less than 10,000 years?
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13.  What is the name of the king of gods in ancient Greek mythology?
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14.  In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?
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15.  What is the definition of the word theist?
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16.  What is the definition of the word atheist?
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17.  What is the definition of the word agnostic?
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18.  What is the definition of the word gnostic?
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19.  What religion aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?
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20.  The "Way of the Kami (sacred power)" is reference to what religion, philosophical path or study in Japan?
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21.  What is the first book of the Bible?
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22.  Can you identify the names of the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Gospels?
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23.  Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born?
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24.  Who’s wife, according to the Bible, was turned into a pillar of salt?
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25.  When and where was the Mormon religion founded?
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26.  The Book of Mormon tells the story of Jesus Christ appearing to people in what area of the world?
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27.  Describe Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for communion?
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28.  What religious groups traditionally teach that salvation by Christ comes through faith alone?
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29.  Can you identify from the list what is not part of the Ten Commandments?
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30.  Which Bible figure is most closely associated with remaining obedient to God despite suffering?
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31.  What religion contains the teachings of Maimonides?
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32.  What is the best description of what the U.S. Constitution says about religion?
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33.  According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer?
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34.  According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to read from the Bible as an example of literature?
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35.  According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to offer a class comparing the world’s religions?
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36.  What religion do the majority of people in Pakistan consider themselves?
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37.  Do you happen to know what religion the majority of people in India consider themselves?
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38.  Do you happen to know what religion the majority of people in Indonesia consider themselves?
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39.  What was the name of the person whose writings and actions inspired the Protestant Reformation?
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40.  Who is credited with the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection?
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41.  What famous court trial focused on whether evolution could be taught in public schools?
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42.  What preacher participated in the period of religious activity known as the First Great Awakening?
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43.  Can you name the messianic religious and political movement that began in the country of Jamaica?
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44.  Who is the religious figure from northeastern India known as The Enlightened One?
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45.  Founded in fifteenth century Punjab, what religion is closely associated with leaders called Gurus?
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