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World Religions Quiz

30 Questions
World Religions Quiz

Test your knowledge on world religions and find out how much you know or don't know! No cheating by googling the answers!! (Note: this quiz is geared toward Christians, therefore there are no "New Testament" questions. The goal is to know what Christians know about other religions)

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the founder of Islam?
    • A. 

      Moses

    • B. 

      Muhammad

    • C. 

      Ishmael

  • 2. 
    Muhammad first began receiving his visions in what city?
    • A. 

      Medina

    • B. 

      Jerusalem

    • C. 

      Mecca

  • 3. 
    The name of the angel who delivered the visions to Muhammad was...
    • A. 

      Gabriel

    • B. 

      Michael

    • C. 

      Raphael

  • 4. 
    How many "rightly guided caliphs" were there after Muhammad's death?
    • A. 

      Ten

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Three

  • 5. 
    The word "Qur'an" means:
    • A. 

      Holy

    • B. 

      Recitation

    • C. 

      Submission

  • 6. 
    Muslims believe in the Djinn (creatures of smokeless fire)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In Judaism, the Ark of the Covenant was believed to have contained:
    • A. 

      The Ten Commandments, Moses' staff, a golden cherubim

    • B. 

      Moses' robe, Aaron's staff, a jar of manna

    • C. 

      The Ten Commandments, a jar of manna, Aaron's staff

  • 8. 
    Who built the first temple in Jerusalem?
    • A. 

      Joshua

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Solomon

  • 9. 
    How many times was the Jerusalem Temple destroyed?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      It's a trick question - the temple was never destroyed

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Samson

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Judas Maccabeus

  • 11. 
    The two kingdoms (northern and southern) were known as:
    • A. 

      Ephraim and Joseph

    • B. 

      Israel/Ephraim and Judah

    • C. 

      Judah and Mannessah

  • 12. 
    Which of the following sects of Jewish leaders during Jesus' day did not believe in the resurrection?
    • A. 

      Pharisees

    • B. 

      Sadducees

  • 13. 
    The main Hindu deities are:
    • A. 

      Aphrodite, Perseus, Zeus

    • B. 

      Alibaba, Sarya, Indra

    • C. 

      Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva

  • 14. 
    In the Hindu pantheon, Kali is:
    • A. 

      God of fire and sacrifice

    • B. 

      The destroyer and consort of Shiva

    • C. 

      Upholder of the cosmic order

  • 15. 
    In the Hindu "Lokas" or "Three realms of existence," Naraka represents
    • A. 

      Unpleasant lower realm/purgatory

    • B. 

      The "in between" realm where individual souls reside during sleep and between incarnations

    • C. 

      Paradise/heaven

  • 16. 
    The sacred Hindu texts are known as:
    • A. 

      Swamis

    • B. 

      Vedas

    • C. 

      Maharishi

  • 17. 
    How many caste systems exist within Hinduism?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

  • 18. 
    The written form of Buddha's teachings, rules of monastic discipline, and speeches is called:
    • A. 

      The Pali Canon

    • B. 

      The Boddhivista

    • C. 

      The Shruti

  • 19. 
    "Buddha" means...
    • A. 

      Little fat man

    • B. 

      Seeker of wisdom

    • C. 

      Enlightened one

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the "Four Noble Truths" in Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Life is hard

    • B. 

      To avoid suffering, avoid inappropriate craving

    • C. 

      Never pursue anything out of selfish motives

    • D. 

      All hardship and suffering comes from inappropriate attachment

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In Islam, Ramadan is...
    • A. 

      The month Muslims are to make the "Hajj" or pilgrimage to Mecca

    • B. 

      The month the Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad

    • C. 

      Celebrates Abraham not having to sacrifice his son

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the five pillars of Islam?
    • A. 

      Testimony

    • B. 

      Ritual Prayer

    • C. 

      Doing what is beautiful

    • D. 

      Almsgiving

    • E. 

      The Hajj

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The first five books of the Jewish Bible are known as...
    • A. 

      The Torah

    • B. 

      The Septuagint

    • C. 

      The Haggadah

  • 26. 
    The main piece of extra-biblical writing that is utilized by Jews is known as:
    • A. 

      The Book of Jubilees

    • B. 

      The Talmud

    • C. 

      The Rabbinic Guide

  • 27. 
    Who destroyed the first Temple in Jerusalem?
    • A. 

      Assyrians

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Romans

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Lived to ripe old ages and ruled with wisdom

    • B. 

      Were assassinated by their own people

    • C. 

      Were all relatives of Muhammad

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 29. 
    In Islam, there are non-violent forms of Jihad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    "Dharma" is the Hindu concept that means:
    • A. 

      The ultimate reality

    • B. 

      Participation in the divine life through devotion to a chosen manifestation of the deity

    • C. 

      That which holds all things together, the "cosmic law"

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