Intro To World Religions 1

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World Religion Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    This religious orientation desires a union with a reality greater than oneself.                               
    • A. 

      Mystical

    • B. 

      Communal

    • C. 

      Prophetic

    • D. 

      Apocalyptic

  • 2. 
    Sikhs and Hindus share which belief system?                         
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Living gurus

    • C. 

      Reincarnation

    • D. 

      Caste systems

  • 3. 
    Durin the Roman Empire, which community of the Jews fled to the wilderness due to apocalyptic visions?
    • A. 

      Christians

    • B. 

      Sadduccees

    • C. 

      Essenes

    • D. 

      Zealots

  • 4. 
    In the 19th Century, which movement believed that the source of understanding came from emotion or intuition rather than reason?
    • A. 

      Enlightenment

    • B. 

      Romanticism

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Revivalism

  • 5. 
    The Tanakh is an acronym for what division of the Hebrew Bible?
    • A. 

      The first five books

    • B. 

      The epistles

    • C. 

      The Pentateuch

    • D. 

      The three major divisions

  • 6. 
    What does "Shinto" mean?
    • A. 

      The Land of the Gods

    • B. 

      Ancestral way of persons

    • C. 

      The Way of the Gods

    • D. 

      Protectors of Buddha's Law

  • 7. 
    The feminine aspect of the divine is celebrated in which alternative religion?
    • A. 

      Baha'i

    • B. 

      Hare Krishna

    • C. 

      Wicca

    • D. 

      Druidism

  • 8. 
    Which of these is the oldest school of the Tibetan Buddism?
    • A. 

      Nyingma-pa

    • B. 

      Tzen-tsu

    • C. 

      Kagya-pa

    • D. 

      T'ien-ming

  • 9. 
    According to Hinduism, which describes a sannayasin?
    • A. 

      A person who has discovered any worldly goods in order to live a life of asceticism and seek moksha.

    • B. 

      The person who uses the Ayurvedic technique to heal illnesses and preserve life.

    • C. 

      A person who has achieved a oneness of the mind and senses and abandoned all states of existence through yoga.

    • D. 

      The person who finds balance between worldly pleasures and spiritual desires.

  • 10. 
    The Imam Mahdi are to the Shiites as ______________ is to Christians.                
    • A. 

      Mary's virgin birth

    • B. 

      Christ's divinity

    • C. 

      The Holy Ghost

    • D. 

      Christ's Second Coming

  • 11. 
    How many books of scripture does the Mormon Church belive in?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 12. 
    The founer of Zen Buddhism was an indianMonk named Bodhidharma. In which century was the Zen school of thought founded?                             
    • A. 

      5th century AD

    • B. 

      3rd century AD

    • C. 

      6th century AD

    • D. 

      4th century AD

  • 13. 
    Jains belive the highest stage of life, short for liberation is
    • A. 

      Birth as a human

    • B. 

      Birth as a fish

    • C. 

      Becoming a parent

    • D. 

      Getting married

  • 14. 
    In which continent can primal religions be found ?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What was Paul of Tarsus' originally intending to do when he reachedf Damascus?
    • A. 

      Worship at the Temple

    • B. 

      Arrest members of the Christ-worshipping church

    • C. 

      Convert people to Christianity

    • D. 

      Receive communion

  • 16. 
    Which value is not Taoiast?
    • A. 

      Formnal education

    • B. 

      Simplicity

    • C. 

      Spontaneity

    • D. 

      Appreciation of nature's movements

  • 17. 
    Where did the monastic movement on Christianity begin?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 18. 
    Where is the Mahayana Buddhism strongest today?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 19. 
    The Hindu yogic path that most emphasizes rational thought as the way to liberation is ?
    • A. 

      Bhakti

    • B. 

      Karma

    • C. 

      Jnana

    • D. 

      Rana

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of a get?
    • A. 

      A man must present his wife with a get to be considered divorced.

    • B. 

      The wife is no longer considered a married woman andthe laws od adultry no longer apply.

    • C. 

      The wife is returned the legal rights which the husband held in marriage.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 21. 
    What term describes a religion that worships one God but accepts that other religions have other deities?  
    • A. 

      Polytheistic

    • B. 

      Ecumenical

    • C. 

      Henothiest

    • D. 

      Philosophist

  • 22. 
    The Rig Veda contains hymns that
    • A. 

      Lay out the specific docterines and beliefs of the Vedic religion

    • B. 

      Tell believers how to perform sacrificail rituals

    • C. 

      Are sung along with rituals as melodies and chants

    • D. 

      Offer praise to the Gods to ask them for things like wealth, long life, and victory

  • 23. 
    Who started the Reconstructionalist sect ?
    • A. 

      Abraham Geiger

    • B. 

      Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan

    • C. 

      Moses Mendelssohn

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The mystic teachings of the sacrificial Hindu religion are called the?
    • A. 

      Aranyakas

    • B. 

      Puranas

    • C. 

      Brahmanas

    • D. 

      Upanishads

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered by the Mormon Church to be a book of scripture?
    • A. 

      The Book of Mormon

    • B. 

      Doctrine and Covenants

    • C. 

      The Pearl of Great Price

    • D. 

      All fo the above are considered scripture

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