Intro To World Religions Test 1

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Dantes intro to world religions practice test 1


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  • 1. 
    The jewish community during the roman period who retreated to the wilderness in response to apocalyptic visions were the
    • A. 

      Sadducees

    • B. 

      Essenes

    • C. 

      Pharisees

    • D. 

      Zealots

  • 2. 
    The christianization of the roman empire resulted in each of the following except
    • A. 

      Several books added to the new testament

    • B. 

      A new emphasis on the final destiny of the individual rather than of the universe itself

    • C. 

      The appointment of christians to high ranking official public postions

    • D. 

      The governments return of confiscated church property

  • 3. 
    Animistic beliefs include the idea that
    • A. 

      No clear boundaries exsist between the natural and the supernatural

    • B. 

      Nature is superior to the supernatural

    • C. 

      Animals once existed as human beings

    • D. 

      There is one creator who intervenes in both the natural and supernatural

  • 4. 
    Traditional indigenous religions in africa tend to view the supernatural as a
    • A. 

      Omnipotent god supplemented and served by lesser spirits including ancestors and animal spirits, including ancestors and animal spirits

    • B. 

      Impersonal and unrelated set of natural forces

    • C. 

      Omnipotent god whom people worship and ask for help

    • D. 

      Patheon of gods who share seperate but roughly equal powers

  • 5. 
    What is the term for letters written in the new testament for the purpose of instruction, encouragement, and practical advice?
    • A. 

      Gospels

    • B. 

      Acts

    • C. 

      Parables

    • D. 

      Epistles

  • 6. 
    The purpose of the puritian jeremiad was to
    • A. 

      Instill values of hard work honesty and good citizenship

    • B. 

      Set a tone of guilt and the need for repentence

    • C. 

      Seperate the elect from the masses for the future final judgement

    • D. 

      Celebrate the living mystery of god

  • 7. 
    Taoism today currently has about 20 million followers and is centered in
    • A. 

      Tibet

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Taiwan

    • D. 

      Chinas Hunan province

  • 8. 
    The vedas are believed to have come to ancient members of the priestly class directly from
    • A. 

      Brahman

    • B. 

      Indra

    • C. 

      Agni

    • D. 

      Vishnu

  • 9. 
    In addition to the quran muslims often look to the hadiths for rules of daily life. the hadiths are best described as
    • A. 

      Rulings of muhammads sucessors

    • B. 

      Recollections people have had of muhammads words and deeds

    • C. 

      The sayings of muhammads wife, khadijah

    • D. 

      Natural laws

  • 10. 
    Christian Fundamentalism is a
    • A. 

      Protestant movement that emphasizes the work of the holy spirit

    • B. 

      Protestant movement that grew up in response to issues of liberalism and modernity

    • C. 

      Catholic movement that focuses on methodical study of the bible

    • D. 

      Catholic counter revolution that reasserts the infallibility of the papacy

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was a nineteenth century movement that promoted the idea of emotion or intuition as opposed to reason as the source of human understanding?
    • A. 

      Revivalism

    • B. 

      Enlightment

    • C. 

      Mysticism

    • D. 

      Romanticism

  • 12. 
    In many primal religions a common symbol signifying the center of the universe
    • A. 

      Egg

    • B. 

      Mandala

    • C. 

      Tree of life

    • D. 

      Heart

  • 13. 
    Which of the three orientations of religion seeks union  with a reality that is greater than oneself?
    • A. 

      Apocalyptic

    • B. 

      Prophetic

    • C. 

      Mystical

    • D. 

      Communal

  • 14. 
    The savior figure in the hindu religion is
    • A. 

      Vishnu

    • B. 

      Brahma

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Krishna

  • 15. 
    Which of the following beliefs is shared by Sikhs and Hindus?
    • A. 

      The castle system

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      Reincarnation

    • D. 

      Living gurus whose ancestry dates back to founders

  • 16. 
    The cornerstone of confucian ethics is _____ a supreme virtue representing human qualities at their best.
    • A. 

      Xin

    • B. 

      Hsiao

    • C. 

      Jen

    • D. 

      Li

  • 17. 
    Among followers of the bahai faith the nine doors and central dome of a house of worship symbolize the
    • A. 

      Multiple pathways to god

    • B. 

      Diversity and unity of human kind

    • C. 

      Sacraments

    • D. 

      Ten great manifestations of god

  • 18. 
    The authorized talmud that is considered to be the dominant version in jewish theology and law is the
    • A. 

      Babylonian

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Assyrian

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not one of hinduisms darshana scriptures?
    • A. 

      Brahma sutra

    • B. 

      Yoga sutra

    • C. 

      Nyaya sutra

    • D. 

      Kama sutra

  • 20. 
    For each of the new testament gospel writers the central concern of the text is?
    • A. 

      Jesus's fulfillment of hebrew prophecies

    • B. 

      Palestines suffering under the rule of rome

    • C. 

      The suffering and death of jesus

    • D. 

      The parables and other teachings of jesus

  • 21. 
    The second century belief of some christians that the three persons of the trinity are merely  different modes or aspects of god rather than three distinct persons is known as
    • A. 

      Gnosticism

    • B. 

      Sabellianism

    • C. 

      Niceaism

    • D. 

      Anomoeanism

  • 22. 
    Which of the following words is an acronym for the three major divisions of the hebrew bible?
    • A. 

      Pentateuch

    • B. 

      Kethuvim

    • C. 

      Tanakh

    • D. 

      Torah

  • 23. 
     Historically the most significant outside influence on hinduism came from
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Mongolia

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is a branch of japenese zen buddhism that has the enlightenment as a gradual process?
    • A. 

      Jodo shinsu

    • B. 

      Soto

    • C. 

      Nishi hongwanji

    • D. 

      Rinzai

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is alternative religions emphasizes and celebrates the femine aspect of the devine?
    • A. 

      Wicca

    • B. 

      Rastrafarianism

    • C. 

      Baha'i

    • D. 

      Druidism

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