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World Religions Quiz

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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)

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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. 
    • 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. 
    This Jewish hero helped lead a rebellion against the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes:
    • 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. 
    In Buddhism, there is no permanent, indestructible core, or "soul" at the center of any being.
    • 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. 
    Muslims do not believe Jesus will return to fight "the deceiver" when the world becomes filled with injustice.
    • 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"