DSST Intro To World Religions Exam Prep

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Introduction into World Religion covers lessons on various religions practised in the world today. It includes important religious festivals, history as well as the influence of environment in how human being think about the existence of God. The origin and taboos of each religion are discussed in the lesson. Tackle the following questions based on the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these religions is not part of the Big Five?

    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Taoism

    • C. 

      Buddhism

    • D. 

      Christianity

    Correct Answer
    B. Taoism
    Explanation
    Taoism is not part of the Big Five religions. The Big Five religions, also known as the major world religions, include Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Taoism, on the other hand, is a philosophical and religious tradition that originated in ancient China. While it has had a significant influence on Chinese culture and spirituality, it is not considered one of the major world religions like the others listed.

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  • 2. 

    What does "karma" means in Hinduism?

    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Glory

    • C. 

      Judgement

    • D. 

      Retribution

    Correct Answer
    D. Retribution
    Explanation
    In Hinduism, "karma" refers to the concept of cause and effect, where one's actions in the present life determine their future experiences and circumstances. It is believed that every action, good or bad, has consequences, and individuals are bound to the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth until they achieve liberation from this cycle. This concept of karma emphasizes the idea of retribution, where individuals face the consequences of their actions in this life or future lives.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the Jesus of Christianity born?

    • A. 

      Nazareth

    • B. 

      Bethany

    • C. 

      Macedonia

    • D. 

      Carpanaum

    Correct Answer
    A. Nazareth
    Explanation
    Jesus of Christianity was born in Nazareth. This is stated in the New Testament of the Bible, specifically in the books of Matthew and Luke. According to the accounts, Jesus' parents, Mary and Joseph, were living in Nazareth when Mary became pregnant with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. They later traveled to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, but returned to Nazareth after his birth. Nazareth is therefore widely recognized as the birthplace of Jesus in Christian belief and tradition.

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  • 4. 

    Who started Islam?

    • A. 

      Yusuf

    • B. 

      Ibrahim

    • C. 

      Yahweh

    • D. 

      Mohammed (S.A.W)

    Correct Answer
    D. Mohammed (S.A.W)
    Explanation
    Mohammed (S.A.W) is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the founder and prophet of Islam. He received revelations from Allah, which were later compiled into the holy book of Islam, the Quran. Mohammed (S.A.W) preached and spread the teachings of Islam, establishing it as a major world religion. His teachings and practices form the basis of Islamic beliefs and practices followed by millions of Muslims worldwide.

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  • 5. 

    How many times should Muslims pray everyday?

    • A. 

      Twice

    • B. 

      Once

    • C. 

      Ten times

    • D. 

      Five times

    Correct Answer
    D. Five times
    Explanation
    Muslims should pray five times a day as it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. These five daily prayers, known as Salah or Salat, are obligatory for all adult Muslims. The five prayers are performed at specific times throughout the day: Fajr (dawn), Dhuhr (midday), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (evening), and Isha (night). Muslims believe that prayer is a way to connect with Allah, seek guidance, and show gratitude. It is an essential part of their spiritual and religious practice.

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  • 6. 

    What is most important in Buddhism?

    • A. 

      Prayer

    • B. 

      Meditation

    • C. 

      Intercession

    • D. 

      Moral discipline

    Correct Answer
    D. Moral discipline
    Explanation
    In Buddhism, moral discipline is considered to be the most important aspect. This is because Buddhism emphasizes the cultivation of ethical behavior and the avoidance of harmful actions. Moral discipline, also known as sila, involves following the Five Precepts which are guidelines for ethical conduct. By practicing moral discipline, individuals are able to develop a sense of compassion, mindfulness, and self-awareness. It is believed that through moral discipline, one can purify their mind and create the conditions for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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  • 7. 

    What is the theme of the Christian gospel?

    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Sacrifice

    • C. 

      Prayer

    • D. 

      Salvation

    Correct Answer
    D. Salvation
    Explanation
    The theme of the Christian gospel is salvation. The Christian gospel teaches that through faith in Jesus Christ, individuals can be saved from their sins and have eternal life with God. Salvation is seen as a central message and purpose of the Christian faith, emphasizing the belief in the redemptive power of Jesus' death and resurrection. This theme is found throughout the Bible, particularly in the New Testament, where the life, teachings, and sacrifice of Jesus are presented as the means by which salvation is made possible for humanity.

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  • 8. 

    What is the most important prayer item in Islam?

    • A. 

      Prayer mat

    • B. 

      Tablets

    • C. 

      Quran

    • D. 

      Rosary

    Correct Answer
    D. Rosary
    Explanation
    The most important prayer item in Islam is the Quran. The Quran is considered the holy book of Islam and is believed to be the word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is the ultimate guide for Muslims in matters of faith, worship, and daily life. The Quran is recited and studied during prayer and is considered a source of spiritual guidance and enlightenment for Muslims. The rosary, on the other hand, is not a central prayer item in Islam and is more commonly associated with Catholicism.

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  • 9. 

    Who is associated with the law in Judaism?

    • A. 

      Elisha

    • B. 

      Elijah

    • C. 

      Jesus Christ

    • D. 

      Moses

    Correct Answer
    D. Moses
    Explanation
    Moses is associated with the law in Judaism because he is believed to have received the Ten Commandments and other laws from God on Mount Sinai. He is considered the greatest prophet in Judaism and is credited with leading the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and guiding them through the wilderness for 40 years. Moses is also believed to have written the Torah, which contains the laws and teachings of Judaism.

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  • 10. 

    What religious festival is most important in Judaism?

    • A. 

      The lone feast

    • B. 

      Exodus

    • C. 

      Yom Kippur

    • D. 

      The Passover

    Correct Answer
    D. The Passover
    Explanation
    The Passover is the most important religious festival in Judaism. It commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. During this festival, Jews gather for a special meal called the Seder, where they retell the story of the Exodus and eat symbolic foods. The Passover is a time for reflection, gratitude, and celebrating freedom. It holds significant cultural and historical importance for the Jewish community.

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