(Make Up Test) The Five Major World Religions

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(Make Up Test) The Five Major World Religions - Quiz


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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A follower of Islam is called a __________________________.

    • A.

      Brahman

    • B.

      Missionary

    • C.

      Muslim

    • D.

      Hindi

    Correct Answer
    C. Muslim
    Explanation
    A follower of Islam is called a Muslim.

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  • 2. 

    The founder of Islam is  ___________________.

    • A.

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • B.

      Abraham

    • C.

      Jesus

    • D.

      Muhammad

    Correct Answer
    D. Muhammad
    Explanation
    Muhammad is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the founder of Islam. He was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the 6th century CE and received revelations from Allah, which were later compiled into the holy book of Islam, the Quran. Muhammad's teachings and leadership played a crucial role in the spread of Islam, making him the central figure in the religion's foundation and development.

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  • 3. 

    The belief in one god is called ________________

    • A.

      Monotheism

    • B.

      Polytheism

    • C.

      Religion

    Correct Answer
    A. Monotheism
    Explanation
    The belief in one god is called monotheism. This term refers to the belief in the existence of a single deity or supreme being. In monotheistic religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, followers worship and devote themselves to one god. This belief stands in contrast to polytheism, which is the belief in multiple gods, and religion, which is a broader term encompassing various beliefs, practices, and systems of worship.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Qu'ran or Koran

    • B.

      Bible

    • C.

      The Vedas

    • D.

      The Torah

    Correct Answer
    B. Bible
    Explanation
    The Bible is the sacred text of the Christians. It is a collection of religious texts and scriptures that are considered to be divinely inspired and authoritative by Christians. It is divided into two main sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament, and contains various books, including narratives, poetry, wisdom literature, and letters. The Bible serves as a guide for Christian beliefs, practices, and moral teachings, and is considered the foundation of Christianity.

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  • 5. 

    The founder of Buddhism is ______________________

    • A.

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • B.

      Jesus

    • C.

      Muhammad

    • D.

      Abraham

    Correct Answer
    A. Siddhartha Gautama
    Explanation
    Siddhartha Gautama is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the founder of Buddhism. Born in India around the 5th century BCE, Siddhartha Gautama became known as the Buddha, which means "the awakened one." After experiencing a spiritual awakening, he dedicated his life to teaching others about the path to enlightenment and the end of suffering. His teachings, known as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, form the foundation of Buddhism. Jesus, Muhammad, and Abraham are all significant figures in other religious traditions, but they are not associated with the founding of Buddhism.

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  • 6. 

    The sacred text (holy book) for followers of Islam is _______________

    • A.

      Bible

    • B.

      The Vedas

    • C.

      Qu'ran or Koran

    • D.

      The Torah

    Correct Answer
    C. Qu'ran or Koran
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Qu'ran or Koran. The Qu'ran is the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God. It contains the teachings and guidance for Muslims and is considered the literal word of God as conveyed to the Prophet Muhammad. It covers various aspects of life, including religious beliefs, moral values, and social practices, and serves as a source of inspiration and guidance for Muslims worldwide. The Bible is the sacred text for Christians, the Vedas for Hindus, and the Torah for Jews.

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  • 7. 

    This man was the founder of Judaism

    • A.

      Solomon

    • B.

      Abraham

    • C.

      Jesus

    • D.

      Mohammad

    Correct Answer
    B. Abraham
    Explanation
    Abraham is considered the founder of Judaism because he is believed to have made a covenant with God and is considered the father of the Jewish people. According to the Hebrew Bible, God promised Abraham that his descendants would become a great nation. Abraham's obedience and faith in God's commands are central to the founding principles and beliefs of Judaism. His story is an integral part of Jewish religious texts and traditions, making him a significant figure in the history of Judaism.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mecca
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mecca. The Five Pillars of Faith in Islam include praying five times a day and making a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holy city. Muslims also face towards Mecca when they pray.

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  • 9. 

    The Torah is the sacred writing (holy book) for which religion?

    • A.

      Judaism

    • B.

      Christianity

    • C.

      Islam

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Judaism
    Explanation
    The Torah is the sacred writing or holy book for Judaism. It is considered the most important text in Judaism and contains the foundational laws, teachings, and history of the Jewish people. It is composed of the five books of Moses, which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Torah is revered and studied by Jews as a guide for living a righteous and ethical life according to God's commandments.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Hinduism and Buddhism
    Explanation
    Hinduism and Buddhism are associated with the belief in reincarnation or the continuous rebirth of the soul. In Hinduism, this belief is known as samsara, where the soul is reborn into a new body after death based on its karma. Buddhism also believes in the cycle of rebirth, but with the goal of reaching enlightenment and breaking free from the cycle. Both religions emphasize the idea that the soul is eternal and goes through multiple lifetimes.

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  • 11. 

    The following symbol represents what religion?

    • A.

      Christianity

    • B.

      Hinduism

    • C.

      Islam

    • D.

      Judaism

    Correct Answer
    C. Islam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Islam because the symbol is the crescent moon and star, which is widely associated with Islam. This symbol is commonly used to represent the faith and is seen on flags, mosques, and other Islamic religious symbols. Islam is one of the major religions in the world, with followers known as Muslims, and this symbol is closely linked to their religious identity.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Judaism
    Explanation
    The Star of David is a symbol that is closely associated with Judaism. It is named after King David, who was an important figure in Jewish history and ruled the kingdom of Israel. The star has become a widely recognized symbol of the Jewish faith and is often used to represent Jewish identity and pride.

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  • 13. 

    The "Om" symbol represents the religion of _________________.

    • A.

      Buddhism

    • B.

      Hinduism

    • C.

      Islam

    • D.

      Judaism

    Correct Answer
    B. Hinduism
    Explanation
    The "Om" symbol is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Hinduism. It is considered the most important symbol in Hindu religion, representing the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness, and the universe. The symbol is chanted during prayers and meditation, and is believed to connect individuals with the divine energy. Hinduism is a major religion in India and is characterized by a diverse range of beliefs and practices. The "Om" symbol is widely recognized and associated with Hinduism worldwide.

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  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Islam--Sunni
    Explanation
    The predominant religion in the Middle East, including countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is Islam, specifically the Sunni branch. Islam is the largest and most widely practiced religion in the region, with a significant majority of the population adhering to Sunni Islam. Sunni Muslims believe in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and follow the traditions and practices established by him. This branch of Islam is the most prevalent in the Middle East, shaping the culture, laws, and social norms of the region.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Buddhism
    Explanation
    Buddhism is the correct answer because it is the predominant religion in East Asia, including countries like Japan and China, as well as in South Asian countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Buddhism originated in India and spread to these regions, where it gained significant influence and became a major religious tradition. Buddhism emphasizes the teachings of Buddha and the pursuit of enlightenment through meditation and ethical living. It has had a profound impact on the cultures, beliefs, and practices of these countries, making it the dominant religion in the region.

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  • 16. 

    The predominant religion in India is __________________.

    • A.

      Islam--Sunni

    • B.

      Buddhism

    • C.

      Judaism

    • D.

      Hinduism

    Correct Answer
    D. Hinduism
    Explanation
    Hinduism is the predominant religion in India. It is a major religious and cultural tradition in the country, with the majority of the population identifying as Hindus. Hinduism encompasses a wide range of beliefs and practices, including worship of various deities, rituals, and philosophies. It has a rich history and has played a significant role in shaping Indian society, art, and literature. Hinduism is characterized by its diverse traditions and has influenced the cultural fabric of India for centuries.

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  • 17. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. A measurement of how good or bad a person has been.
    Explanation
    Karma is a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism that refers to the consequences of one's actions. It is believed that every action, whether good or bad, has an effect on a person's future experiences and circumstances. This answer accurately describes karma as a measurement of how good or bad a person has been based on their actions and behavior.

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  • 18. 

    The cross and the wheel of Dharma are a symbol for what two faiths, respectively?

    • A.

      Hinduism and Islam

    • B.

      Christianity and Islam

    • C.

      Christianity and Buddhism

    • D.

      Judaism and Hinduism

    Correct Answer
    C. Christianity and Buddhism
    Explanation
    The cross is a symbol of Christianity, representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for humanity. The wheel of Dharma, on the other hand, is a symbol of Buddhism, representing the teachings and path to enlightenment. These two symbols are associated with Christianity and Buddhism, respectively, making the answer "Christianity and Buddhism" correct.

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  • 19. 

    Which 2 religions have the most followers?

    • A.

      Hinduism and Buddhism

    • B.

      Christianity and Hinduism

    • C.

      Islam and Judaism

    • D.

      Christianity and Islam

    Correct Answer
    D. Christianity and Islam
    Explanation
    Christianity and Islam have the most followers because they are the two largest religions in terms of global adherents. Christianity has the highest number of followers worldwide, with approximately 2.4 billion adherents, while Islam comes in second with approximately 1.9 billion followers. These two religions have a significant impact on the global religious landscape and have followers in various countries around the world.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following religions believe in Karma?

    • A.

      Hinduism.

    • B.

      Buddhism.

    • C.

      All of the above.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Both Hinduism and Buddhism believe in the concept of Karma. In Hinduism, Karma refers to the moral law of cause and effect, where actions in one's current life determine their future experiences. Similarly, Buddhism also believes in Karma, emphasizing that one's actions and intentions shape their future outcomes and reincarnations. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as both Hinduism and Buddhism incorporate the belief in Karma.

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