Christian Beliefs About Poverty And Wealth

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  • 1. 
    What do Christians call the practice of lending money and charging a very high rate of interest?
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Excessive exploitation

    • C. 

      Usury

  • 2. 
    Which of the following jobs are moral?
    • A. 

      Jobs that help the poor, exploit women and children, and charge excessive rates of interest.

    • B. 

      Jobs without which people's lives would be dangerous, difficult and directionless.

    • C. 

      Jobs that make people's lives difficult, dangerous and meaningless.

    • D. 

      Jobs that encourage people to do illicit, illegal and dangerous things.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a reason MEDCs set up factories in LEDCs?
    • A. 

      To maximise their profits

    • B. 

      To help Less Economically developed countries compete with MEDCs

    • C. 

      To create more jobs

  • 4. 
    Complete the following: Many Christians believe that it is ...
    • A. 

      Fair for MEDCs to prevent LEDCs from developing a more profitable economy.

    • B. 

      The greed of LEDCs that causes many of their citizens to live in poverty.

    • C. 

      Unfair for MEDCs to impose trade restrictions that prevent LEDCs from selling high-value processed goods to MEDCs.

    • D. 

      Every MEDC citizen is obligated to help every LEDC citizen.

  • 5. 
    Christians would strongly disagree with the claim that ...
    • A. 

      Jobs that help the poor, exploit women and children, and charge excessive rates of interest are immoral.

    • B. 

      Immoral jobs can make people's lives difficult, dangerous and meaningless.

    • C. 

      Christians should encourage people to boycott companies that engage in illicit, illegal and dangerous activites.

    • D. 

      Christians should be prepared to take any job rather than be unemployed.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are more likely to cause poverty in LEDCs ?
    • A. 

      Large families, trade restrictions, poor housing, Usury, U.N. Peacekeepers, an uncaring God, planned families.

    • B. 

      Usury, Natural disasters, Disease,War and conflict,Debt and unfair trade,Over population, Lack of education

    • C. 

      Disease, trade restrictions, punishment from God, Debt and unfair trade, planned families, Lack of education Debt and fair trade.

    • D. 

      The wrath of God, educating girls, Large families, Usury, Disease, Debt and fair trade, Usury, Peace Keepers.

  • 7. 
    Which book of the Bible says "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon"?
    • A. 

      Psalm 31:6

    • B. 

      Proverbs 15: 3

    • C. 

      Ezekiel 18: 8-9

    • D. 

      Matthew 6:24

  • 8. 
    What are some Christians demanding from drug companies in MEDCs? 
    • A. 

      That they provide LEDCs with cheaper, more inferior versions of the drugs available to MEDC consumers.

    • B. 

      That they employ more LEDC workers.

    • C. 

      That they make their products available more cheaply to citizens of LEDCs.

    • D. 

      That they give free drugs to LEDC citizens.

  • 9. 
    Which book of the Bible says "He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgement between man and man"?
    • A. 

      Matthew 6:24

    • B. 

      Ezekiel 18: 8-9

    • C. 

      Deuteronomy 15:11

    • D. 

      Proverbs 15: 3

  • 10. 
    Which book of the Bible says "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come follow me"? 
    • A. 

      Matthew 6:24

    • B. 

      Matthew 19:21

    • C. 

      Deuteronomy 15:11

    • D. 

      Proverbs 15: 3

  • 11. 
    Which book of the Bible says "Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase"?
    • A. 

      Proverbs 13:11

    • B. 

      Deuteronomy 15:11

    • C. 

      Psalm 31:6

    • D. 

      Proverbs 15: 3

  • 12. 
    Which book of the Bible says "the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land"?
    • A. 

      Deuteronomy 15:11

    • B. 

      Proverbs 14:31

    • C. 

      Matthew 6:24

    • D. 

      Luke 14:15

  • 13. 
    Which book of the Bible says "He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor"?
    • A. 

      Deuteronomy 15:11

    • B. 

      Proverbs 14:31

    • C. 

      Matthew 6:24

    • D. 

      Luke 4: 2

  • 14. 
    Which parable do Christians use as an example of how to treat those less fortunate than themselves? 
    • A. 

      The parable of the rich fool.

    • B. 

      The parable of the barren fig tree.

    • C. 

      The parable of the lost coin.

    • D. 

      The parable of the Sheep and Goats.

  • 15. 
    Which book of the Bible says "So when you see the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do..."? 
    • A. 

      Proverbs 21:13

    • B. 

      1 John 3: 17-18

    • C. 

      Mark 12:42-43

    • D. 

      Matthew 6:2

  • 16. 
    About how much of the world’s population lives in the developed world (MEDCs)?
    • A. 

      A quarter

    • B. 

      A Half.

    • C. 

      Three quarters.

    • D. 

      One third.

  • 17. 
    Where on a map will you find most of the poor countries (LEDCs) of the world?
    • A. 

      North of the Equator.

    • B. 

      South of the Equator.

    • C. 

      West of the Equator.

    • D. 

      East of the Equator.

  • 18. 
    Where on a map will you find most of the rich countries (MEDCs) of the world?
    • A. 

      North of the Equator.

    • B. 

      South of the Equator.

    • C. 

      West of the Equator.

    • D. 

      East of the Equator.

  • 19. 
    How might Christians help the poor?
    • A. 

      Donate a percentage of their income to charity, donate their time and or expertise, raise money for charity, work full time for a charitable organization.

    • B. 

      Pay their tithes, donate to charity, charge a small fee for any services or products they give to the poor, donate their time and or expertise.

  • 20. 
    Some people in LEDCs often need to have large families because...?
    • A. 

      Many children die in infancy; parents cannot grow their own crops without help; they are too poor to hire help; there is no state pension; there is no one to care for the elderly.

    • B. 

      There is no pension, children are a blessing from God, everyone looks after the elderly, children will make then richer.

    • C. 

      Children are precious, the more children a couple has the richer they will become, the more children a couple has, the more likely it will be for them to migrate to line in MEDCs.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following teaches that Christians should give their money privately and not advertise their generosity?
    • A. 

      Proverbs 21:13 “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”

    • B. 

      Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.

    • C. 

      Mark 12:42-43 “But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.”

    • D. 

      1 John 3:17 -18 “ If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”

    • E. 

      Matthew 6:2-4 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is in secret will reward you.

  • 22. 
    People living in developing countries often have a very low standard of living.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Religions of the world teach that “everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the wealth that God’s world has to offer.” 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI argued that LEDC should be allowed to trade more fairly with MEDCs so they could generate more wealth and reduce poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In the past, Christian Action for Poverty (CAP), an ecumenical group set up to address issues of poverty in the UK, encouraged Christians to live on the minimum wage during the 40 days of Lent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Some Christians argue that they do not have a duty to take care of, and support, the poor because the Bible is not clear on the issue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The First Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says:“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Many Christians feel that it is unfair for MEDCs to prevent LEDCs from developing a more profitable economy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    For Christians who are poor, donating money might be hard. These Christians can help the poor by
  • 30. 
    Which of the following is a Christian who went to Hong Kong as a missionary and set up homes to help drug addicts withdraw from drugs and readjust to normal life?
    • A. 

      The Salvation Army

    • B. 

      Thomas Barnardo

    • C. 

      Pope Benedict XVI

    • D. 

      Jackie Pullinger

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is not a 'caring' job?
    • A. 

      Most charity workers

    • B. 

      Bank employees who lend loans to customers

    • C. 

      Cleaners

    • D. 

      Workers of a debt consolidation company that charges higher than usual rates of interest

  • 32. 
    The three most important Christian festivals are
    • A. 

      Lent, Easter and Christmas

    • B. 

      Lent, Easter and Good Friday

    • C. 

      Ash Wednesday, Easter and Good Friday

    • D. 

      Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Easter

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is a Christian organization which aims to bring about fairer trade practices?
    • A. 

      The Salvation Army

    • B. 

      The World Health Organization (WHO)

    • C. 

      Traidcraft

    • D. 

      Christian Action on Poverty (CAP)

  • 34. 
    The word 'ecumenical' is used to refer to:
    • A. 

      Different Christian denominations

    • B. 

      Different Christian denominations working together

    • C. 

      Different denominations holding church services on different days.

    • D. 

      Different charities getting together to help the poor.

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is likely to cause death by cholera in LEDCs?
    • A. 

      Lack of access to clean drinking water

    • B. 

      Exploitation of the poor

    • C. 

      Heavy rains in places where it does not normally rain

    • D. 

      Lack of food

  • 36. 
    In the past, Christians tended to see natural disasters as punishments for not being faithful to God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    In some countries, children are not more likely to die of diseases such as measles because there is no vaccination programme.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Many Christians do not feel that poverty which prevents people from accessing healthcare is unacceptable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Some Christians see wealth as a temptation which does not lead some people to behave in a less than Christian manner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Proverbs 13:11 'Dishonest money dwindles away but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow'  does not warn people that they must acquire money honestly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Immoral occupations do not directly cause harm to others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The 'Second most important commandment' is given by Mark in Mark 12:29-31.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    What is the second of the 'Two Great Commandments' given in the book of Mark?