Are You Smarter Than An Atheist? A Religious Quiz

32 Questions | Total Attempts: 958

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Religion Quizzes & Trivia

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct. Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20. 9 correct answers. Jews (20. 5) and Mormons (20. 3). Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14. 7 questions right. CCN has duplicated this quiz for our Muslim readers How will you do on the quiz?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When does the Jewish Sabbath begin?
    • A. 

      Friday

    • B. 

      Saturday

    • C. 

      Sunday

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 2. 
    What is Ramadan?
    • A. 

      The Hindu festival of lights

    • B. 

      A Jewish day of atonement

    • C. 

      The Islamic holy month

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 3. 
    Do you happen to know which of these is the king of gods in ancient Greek mythology?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 4. 
    Which of these religions aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 5. 
    In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Taoism

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 6. 
    What is an atheist?
    • A. 

      Someone who believes in God

    • B. 

      Someone who does NOT believe in God

    • C. 

      Someone who is unsure whether God exists

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 7. 
    What is an agnostic?
    • A. 

      Someone who believes in God

    • B. 

      Someone who does NOT believe in God

    • C. 

      Someone who is unsure whether God exists

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 8. 
    Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born?
    • A. 

      Bethlehem

    • B. 

      Jericho

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Nazareth

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 9. 
    When was the Mormon religion founded?
    • A. 

      Before the year 1200 A.D.

    • B. 

      Between 1200 and 1800

    • C. 

      Sometime after 1800

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 10. 
    The Book of Mormon tells the story of Jesus Christ appearing to people in what area of the world?
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      Middle East

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for Communion?
    • A. 

      The bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus Christ

    • B. 

      The bread and wine are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ

    • C. 

      Other

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 12. 
    Which of these religious groups traditionally teaches that salvation comes through faith alone?
    • A. 

      Only Protestants

    • B. 

      Only Catholics

    • C. 

      Both Protestants and Catholics

    • D. 

      Neither Protestants nor Catholics

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 13. 
    Please tell me which of the following is NOT one of the Ten Commandments?
    • A. 

      Do not commit adultery

    • B. 

      Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

    • C. 

      Do not steal

    • D. 

      Keep the Sabbath holy

    • E. 

      All are in the Ten Commandments

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 14. 
    Which Bible figure is most closely associated with remaining obedient to God despite suffering?
    • A. 

      Job

    • B. 

      Elijah

    • C. 

      Moses

    • D. 

      Abraham

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 15. 
    Which Bible figure is most closely associated with leading the exodus from Egypt?
    • A. 

      Job

    • B. 

      Elijah

    • C. 

      Moses

    • D. 

      Abraham

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 16. 
    Which Bible figure is most closely associated with willingness to sacrifice his son for God?
    • A. 

      Job

    • B. 

      Elijah

    • C. 

      Moses

    • D. 

      Abraham

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 17. 
    Would you tell me if Mother Teresa was ...
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Catholic

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Mormon

    • E. 

      Hindu

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 18. 
    Would you tell me if the Dalai Lama is ...?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Jewish

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Mormon

    • E. 

      Hindu

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 19. 
    Would you tell me if Joseph Smith was ...?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Jewish

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Mormon

    • E. 

      Hindu

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 20. 
    Would you tell me if Maimonides was ... ?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Jewish

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Mormon

    • E. 

      Hindu

    • F. 

      Don't know

  • 21. 
    Which of the following statements best describes what the U.S. Constitution (including amendments) says about religion?
    • A. 

      Christianity should be given special emphasis by the government

    • B. 

      The government shall neither establish a religion nor interfere with the practice of religion

    • C. 

      The Constitution does not say anything one way or the other about religion

    • D. 

      Don't know

  • 22. 
    According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 23. 
    Do you happen to know what religion most people in India consider themselves?
    • A. 

      Buddhist

    • B. 

      Hindu

    • C. 

      Muslim

    • D. 

      Christian

    • E. 

      Don't know

  • 24. 
    According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to read from the Bible as an example of literature?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 25. 
    According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to offer a class comparing the world's religions?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Don't know

Back to Top Back to top