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World Religions Test

50 Questions
World Religions Test

This test assesses your knowledge of the five major world religions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Brahman

    • B. 

      Missionary

    • C. 

      Muslim

    • D. 

      Hindi

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • B. 

      Abraham

    • C. 

      Jesus

    • D. 

      Muhammad

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Religion

  • 4. 
    The sacred text (holy book) of the Christians is the _______________.
    • A. 

      Qu'ran or Koran

    • B. 

      Bible

    • C. 

      The Vedas

    • D. 

      The Torah

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • B. 

      Jesus

    • C. 

      Muhammad

    • D. 

      Abraham

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The Torah and the Hebrew Bible

    • B. 

      The Qu'ran and the teachings Abraham

    • C. 

      The Vedas, Maharbharata, and the Upanishads

  • 7. 
    The sacred text (holy book) for followers of Islam is _______________
    • A. 

      Bible

    • B. 

      The Vedas

    • C. 

      Qu'ran or Koran

    • D. 

      The Torah

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Solomon

    • B. 

      Abraham

    • C. 

      Jesus

    • D. 

      Mohammad

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Give to charity

    • B. 

      Pray 5 x's per day

    • C. 

      Travel to Mecca at least once in your lifetime

    • D. 

      Become a missionary in a foreign land

  • 10. 
    The Five Pillars of Faith which include praying five times a day and making a pilgrimage to what holy city? Muslims also face this city when they pray.
    • A. 

      Mecca

    • B. 

      Jerusalem

    • C. 

      Istanbul

    • D. 

      Beijing

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Middle East or Southwest Asia

    • D. 

      China

  • 12. 
    Hinduism and Buddhism both developed in this area.
    • A. 

      Middle East

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 13. 
    Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Believe in many divine Gods

    • B. 

      Worship only one God

    • C. 

      Follow the teachings of the Qu'ran

    • D. 

      Believe Jesus was the son of God

  • 14. 
    The Torah is the sacred writing (holy book) for which religion?
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The belief that the soul never dies but is continually reborn or reincarnated is associated with which religion?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Hinduism and Buddhism

  • 16. 
    Following the Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths to achieve enlightenment is associated with which religion?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Christianity

  • 17. 
    This religion can be divided into Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox sects.
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 18. 
    Diwali, the festival of Lights is important to which religion?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Judaism

  • 20. 
    The Star of David, honors King David who ruled the kingdom of Israel from 1000-962 BC. This is associated with which religion?
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 21. 
    The "Om" symbol represents the religion of _________________.
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Judaism

  • 22. 
    Ramadan is the holy month of fasting for which religion?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

  • 23. 
    The Western Wailing Wall is located in Jerusalem, Israel  and is an important place of prayer, mostly for people of the __________________ faith. 
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Hindu

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Muslim

  • 24. 
    This religion believes that the main god and creator, Brahman, takes the form of three deities. There are hundreds of other gods in this religion. What religion is this?
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Hinduism and Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity and Islam

    • C. 

      Christianity and Buddhism

    • D. 

      Judaism and Hinduism

  • 26. 
    The predominant religion in the Middle East (located between Africa and Asia), including countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq is __________________
    • A. 

      Islam--Sunni

    • B. 

      Christianity--Protestant

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Christianity--Roman Catholic

    • B. 

      Islam--Sunni

    • C. 

      Christianity--Protestant

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 28. 
    The predominant religion in East Asia, including Japan and China, and south Asian countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand is _______________________.
    • A. 

      Christianity--Catholic

    • B. 

      Islam--Sunni

    • C. 

      Buddhism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 29. 
    The predominant religion in India is __________________.
    • A. 

      Islam--Sunni

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 30. 
    What two religions make up more the 50% of the world's followers?
    • A. 

      Hinduism and Buddhism

    • B. 

      Christianity and Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam and Judaism

    • D. 

      Christianity and Islam

  • 31. 
    Which of the following statements are true about the graph?
    • A. 

      There are more people who follow Judaism than people who follow Buddhism.

    • B. 

      The nonreligious make up the third largest group.

    • C. 

      There are more Buddhists and Hindus than there are Christians.

    • D. 

      Islam is the most widely followed religion in the world.

  • 32. 
    The clergy for Christianity are called _______________.
    • A. 

      Rabbis

    • B. 

      Priests or ministers

    • C. 

      Imams

    • D. 

      Brahman

  • 33. 
    The clergy for Judaism are called _________________.
    • A. 

      Monks

    • B. 

      Priests

    • C. 

      Rabbis

    • D. 

      Imams

  • 34. 
    This is a holy day for Judaism and begins every Friday evening and ends every Saturday evening. It begins with the lighting of the candles, followed by a family meal.
    • A. 

      Hanukkah

    • B. 

      Shabat or the Sabbath

    • C. 

      Ramadan

    • D. 

      Diwali

  • 35. 
    Christianity began with:
    • A. 

      The Covenant of the Hebrews.

    • B. 

      The receiving of the Ten Commandments by Moses.

    • C. 

      The enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama.

    • D. 

      The teachings that Jesus of Nazareth started.

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the Christian holy text?
    • A. 

      Old Testament.

    • B. 

      New Testament.

    • C. 

      Qu'ran.

    • D. 

      The Holy Bible

  • 37. 
    What are the clergy in Buddhism called?
    • A. 

      Savior.

    • B. 

      Priests

    • C. 

      Monks

    • D. 

      Rabbis

  • 38. 
    One of the practices of  Buddhism is to :
    • A. 

      Follow the Five Pillars of Faith, including travel at least once to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    • B. 

      Meditate and say mantras from one of the holy books.

    • C. 

      Be baptized as a baby.

    • D. 

      Take communion, bread and wine, from a priest.

  • 39. 
    Gurus are a type of clergy in what religion?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 40. 
    There are no official clergy in Islam, but people who lead prayers at a mosque are called _________.
    • A. 

      Imams

    • B. 

      Rabbis

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Monks

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Hinduism.

    • B. 

      Buddhism.

    • C. 

      Judaism.

    • D. 

      Islam.

  • 42. 
    What is Karma?
    • A. 

      The soul in Hinduism.

    • B. 

      Meditation that leads to enlightenment.

    • C. 

      A measurement of how good or bad a person has been.

    • D. 

      The sacred text of Buddhism.

  • 43. 
    Which of the following religions believe in Karma?
    • A. 

      Hinduism.

    • B. 

      Buddhism.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Sunni

    • B. 

      Tibetan

    • C. 

      Reformed

    • D. 

      Shia

  • 45. 
    What is the language of Judaism?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Arabic

    • C. 

      Hebrew

    • D. 

      Polish

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      Must pray five times a day

    • B. 

      Follow a dietary law of eating

    • C. 

      Face Israel when they pray

    • D. 

      Must visit the Western Wailing Wall

  • 47. 
    • A. 

      Today, it is predominately Jewish

    • B. 

      It used to be called Palestine

    • C. 

      It is a holy place to Judaism, Islam and Christianity

    • D. 

      In the 20th century, despite different religious beliefs, it has been a land of peace.

  • 48. 
    • A. 

      Roman Catholic

    • B. 

      Greek Orthodox

    • C. 

      Baptist

    • D. 

      Methodist

  • 49. 
    Choose the statement that is true based on the data in the graph. 
    • A. 

      Most people in the world are Europeans

    • B. 

      The majority of Muslims are from Sub Sahara Africa

    • C. 

      Most Buddhists are from the Middle East

    • D. 

      Christians can be found in many different places in the world

  • 50. 
    Unlike other world religions, Hinduism does not have a single founder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False