How Would You Do On The Pew Religion Knowledge Test?

34 Questions | Total Attempts: 279

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Religion Quizzes & Trivia

Today the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released fascinating results of a recent survey of Americans designed to determine who knows what about religion. The most provocative findings overall showed that agnostics and atheists scored far better than Protestant and Catholic Christians. Hmmmm. So, we at GGHQ wondered, just how astute are our readers when it comes to religion knowledge. Here are a few questions based on questions on the Pew Forum's survey. Knock it out of the park, folks. Show 'em who knows what!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When does the Jewish sabbath BEGIN?
    • A. 

      Friday

    • B. 

      Saturday

    • C. 

      Sunday

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Don't feel like answering

  • 2. 
    Is Ramadan: 
    • A. 

      The Hindu festival of lights

    • B. 

      A Jewish day of atonement

    • C. 

      The Islamic holy month

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Don't feel like answering

  • 3. 
    What is your present religion, if any?
    • A. 

      Protestant (including Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Non-denominational Christian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, Anglican, etc.)

    • B. 

      Roman Catholic or Catholic

    • C. 

      Mormon

    • D. 

      Orthodox Christian (Greek, Russian, or other)

    • E. 

      Jewish

    • F. 

      Muslim

    • G. 

      Buddhist

    • H. 

      Hindu

    • I. 

      Atheist (don't believe God exists)

    • J. 

      Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)

    • K. 

      Something else of from an Eastern tradition

    • L. 

      Something else or a hybrid of several traditions (Eastern, Western and other)

    • M. 

      Nothing in particular

    • N. 

      Unitarian/Universalist

    • O. 

      Dunno

    • P. 

      Not tellin'

  • 4. 
    Do you consider yourself a Christian?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Dunno

    • D. 

      Not tellin'

  • 5. 
    Do you consider yourself a "born-again" or an "evangelical" Christian?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      NO

    • C. 

      Dunno

    • D. 

      Not tellin'

  • 6. 
    Apart from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?
    • A. 

      More than once a week

    • B. 

      Once a week

    • C. 

      Once or twice a month

    • D. 

      A few times a year

    • E. 

      Never

    • F. 

      Dunno

    • G. 

      Not tellin'

  • 7. 
    How important is religion in your life?
    • A. 

      Very important

    • B. 

      Somewhat important

    • C. 

      Not too important

    • D. 

      Not at all important

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not tellin'

  • 8. 
    Do you believe in God or a universal spirit?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Dunno

    • D. 

      Not tellin'

  • 9. 
    Which one of these is the king of the gods in Greek mythology?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not sayin'

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the holy book of Islam?
    • A. 

      Koran or Qura'n

    • B. 

      Sharia

    • C. 

      Torah

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not tellin'

  • 11. 
    Which religion aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not tellin'

  • 12. 
    In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Taoism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not tellin'

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the first book in the Bible?
    • A. 

      Exodus

    • B. 

      Psalms

    • C. 

      Genesis

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not tellin'

  • 14. 
    What are the names of the four Gospels in the New Testament?
    • A. 

      Matthew, Paul, Luke and Mark

    • B. 

      Matthew, John, Paul and Silas

    • C. 

      Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

    • D. 

      Matthew, Mark, Paul and Judas

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not tellin'

  • 15. 
    According to the Bible, where was Jesus born?
    • A. 

      Galilee

    • B. 

      Nazareth

    • C. 

      Bethlehem

    • D. 

      Jericho

    • E. 

      Jerusalem

    • F. 

      Dunno

    • G. 

      Not sayin'

  • 16. 
    When was the Mormon religion founded?
    • A. 

      Before 1200 AD (BCE)

    • B. 

      Between 1200 and 1800 AD (BCE)

    • C. 

      After 1800 AD (BCE)

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not sayin'

  • 17. 
    What best describes Roman 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 symbolize the body and blood of Jesus Christ

    • C. 

      It doesn't say for sure

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not sayin'

  • 18. 
    Which is NOT one of the Ten Commandents?  (Only one answer is correct.)
    • A. 

      Do not commit adultery

    • B. 

      Do unto others as you would have them do to you

    • C. 

      Do not steal

    • D. 

      Keep the Sabbath holy

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      Dunno

    • G. 

      Not tellin'

  • 19. 
    Which of the following biblical characters is associated with leading the Jews out of slavery in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Elijah

    • B. 

      Job

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      Moses

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not tellin'

  • 20. 
    The Dalai Lama is:
    • A. 

      Hindu

    • B. 

      Shinto

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Muslim

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not sayin'

  • 21. 
    Mother Teresa was:
    • A. 

      Hindu

    • B. 

      Mormon

    • C. 

      Catholic

    • D. 

      Christian Scientist

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not sayin'

  • 22. 
    Maimonides was:
    • A. 

      Muslim

    • B. 

      Jewish

    • C. 

      Buddhist

    • D. 

      Christian

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not sayin'

  • 23. 
    Joseph Smith founded:
    • A. 

      The Church of the Latter-day Saints

    • B. 

      Methodism

    • C. 

      Reform Judaism

    • D. 

      Pentacostalism

    • E. 

      Dunno

    • F. 

      Not tellin'

  • 24. 
    Which of the following best describes what the US Constitution says about religion?
    • A. 

      Christianity shall be given special emphasis in government

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      The Constitution doesn't say anything one way or another about religion

    • D. 

      Dunno

    • E. 

      Not sayin'

  • 25. 
    According to the US Supreme court, is a public school teacher allowed to lead a class in prayer?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Dunno

    • D. 

      Not sayin'

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