General Religious Knowledge Test

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Religion Quizzes & Trivia

Based on the religion test by the Pew Research Center poll on religious knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the current Vice President of the United States?
    • A. 

      Albert “Al” Gore Jr.

    • B. 

      Spiro T. Agnew

    • C. 

      Joseph “Joe” Biden

    • D. 

      Dan Quayle

  • 2. 
    Based on the 2010 election results, that will take effect when Congress convenes in January 2011. What political party will gain at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      Libertarian

    • B. 

      Republican

    • C. 

      Green Party

    • D. 

      Democrat

  • 3. 
    True or false: Lasers work by focusing sound waves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or false: antibiotics will kill viruses as well as bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the series of government programs passed while Franklin D. Roosevelt was President?
    • A. 

      The New Deal

    • B. 

      The Great Society

    • C. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

    • D. 

      Five-year plans

  • 6. 
    Which movement did Susan B. Anthony lead?
    • A. 

      Abolitionist Movement

    • B. 

      Women’s suffrage

    • C. 

      Organized Labor

    • D. 

      Temperance Movement

  • 7. 
    Who wrote the novel “Moby Dick?”
    • A. 

      Stephen Crane

    • B. 

      Lewis Carroll

    • C. 

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • D. 

      Herman Melville

  • 8. 
    When does the Jewish Sabbath begin (day/time)?
    • A. 

      Friday noon

    • B. 

      Wednesday midnight

    • C. 

      Friday evening

    • D. 

      Monday morning

  • 9. 
    What is Ramadan?
    • A. 

      The day of reflection in Sikhism

    • B. 

      The Christian celebration of the risen Christ

    • C. 

      The Islamic month of fasting

    • D. 

      The Hindu festival of the night of Shiva

  • 10. 
    The scientific finding that humans and other living things have incrementally changed form over time is called what?
    • A. 

      Omphalos hypothesis

    • B. 

      Abiogenesis

    • C. 

      Evolution

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the holy book of Islam?
    • A. 

      The Koran

    • B. 

      The Vedic texts

    • C. 

      The Dhammapada

    • D. 

      The Talmud

  • 12. 
    Belief that humans and living things have existed in their present form from the beginning of time and that the age of the Earth is less than 10,000 years?
    • A. 

      Darwinism

    • B. 

      Irreducible Complexity

    • C. 

      Cosmology

    • D. 

      Young Earth Creationism

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the king of gods in ancient Greek mythology?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Xenu

  • 14. 
    In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Scientology

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 15. 
    What is the definition of the word theist?
    • A. 

      Lack of belief in the existence of god, gods and the supernatural

    • B. 

      Belief in the existence of a god, gods and the supernatural

    • C. 

      Unsure of the existence of the supernatural

    • D. 

      Convinced of the knowledge in the existence of the supernatural

  • 16. 
    What is the definition of the word atheist?
    • A. 

      Lack of belief in the existence of god, gods and the supernatural

    • B. 

      Belief in the existence of a god, gods and the supernatural

    • C. 

      Unsure of the existence of the supernatural

    • D. 

      Convinced of the knowledge in the existence of the supernatural

  • 17. 
    What is the definition of the word agnostic?
    • A. 

      Lack of belief in the existence of god, gods and the supernatural

    • B. 

      Belief in the existence of a god, gods and the supernatural

    • C. 

      Unsure of the existence of the supernatural

    • D. 

      Convinced of the knowledge in the existence of the supernatural

  • 18. 
    What is the definition of the word gnostic?
    • A. 

      Lack of belief in the existence of god, gods and the supernatural

    • B. 

      Belief in the existence of a god, gods and the supernatural

    • C. 

      Unsure of the existence of the supernatural

    • D. 

      Convinced of the knowledge in the existence of the supernatural

  • 19. 
    What religion aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?
    • A. 

      Sikhism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Shinto

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 20. 
    The "Way of the Kami (sacred power)" is reference to what religion, philosophical path or study in Japan?
    • A. 

      Sikhism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Shinto

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 21. 
    What is the first book of the Bible?
    • A. 

      Genesis

    • B. 

      Psalms

    • C. 

      Ecclesiastes

    • D. 

      Proverbs

  • 22. 
    Can you identify the names of the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Gospels?
    • A. 

      Thomas

    • B. 

      Matthew

    • C. 

      Acts

    • D. 

      Luke

    • E. 

      Revelation

    • F. 

      Mark

    • G. 

      Paul

    • H. 

      John

  • 23. 
    Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born?
    • A. 

      Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Golgotha

    • C. 

      Bethlehem

    • D. 

      Nazareth

  • 24. 
    Who’s wife, according to the Bible, was turned into a pillar of salt?
    • A. 

      Lot’s wife

    • B. 

      Moses’ wife

    • C. 

      Abraham’s wife

    • D. 

      Jacob’s wife

  • 25. 
    When and where was the Mormon religion founded?
    • A. 

      Northumbria, 627

    • B. 

      New York, 1820’s

    • C. 

      Bavaria, 1266

    • D. 

      Paris, 1534

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