Senior Test 1 - Version D

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Religion Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    By what methods could you come to know that there is a god? (List and number 5)
  • 2. 
    What is the "Christian Method"?
  • 3. 
    According to Jared Diamond, what advantage did domesticated animals help people? (List and number 5 advantages)
  • 4. 
    To what benefit did Pope Benedict XVI encourage young people to become more aware, to pay better attention to their "healthy and positive restlessness"?
  • 5. 
    Why does the man with a loud voice say that the work of the contractors and construction workers, who represent those who built religions that could not reach the mark, is noble?
  • 6. 
    Such _wast_ thou: now in earth below, Dust and a skeleton thou art. Above thy bones and clay, Here vainly placed by loving hands, Sole guardian of memory and woe, The image of departed beauty stands. Mute, motionless, it seems with pensive gaze To watch the flight of the departing days. That gentle look, that, wheresoe'er it fell, As now it seems to fall, Held fast the gazer with its magic spell; That lip, from which as from some copious urn, Redundant pleasure seems to overflow; That neck, on which love once so fondly hung; That loving hand, whose tender pressure still The hand it clasped, with trembling joy would thrill; That bosom, whose transparent loveliness The color from the gazer's cheek would steal; All these _have been_; and now remains alone A wretched heap of bones and clay, Concealed from sight by this benignant stone. To this hath Fate reduced The form, that, when with life it beamed, To us heaven's liveliest image seemed. O Nature's endless mystery! To-day, of grand and lofty thoughts the source, And feelings not to be described, Beauty rules all, and seems, Like some mysterious splendor from on high Forth-darted to illuminate This dreary wilderness; Of superhuman fate, Of fortunate realms, and golden worlds, A token, and a hope secure To give our mortal state; To-morrow, for some trivial cause, Loathsome to sight, abominable, base Becomes, what but a little time before Wore such an angel face; And from our minds, in the same breath, The grand conception it inspired, Swift vanishes and leaves no trace. What infinite desires, What visions grand and high, In our exalted thought, With magic power creates, true harmony! O'er a delicious and mysterious sea, The exulting spirit glides, As some bold swimmer sports in Ocean's tides: But oh, the mischief that is wrought, If but one accent out of tune Assaults the ear! Alas, how soon Our paradise is turned to naught! O human nature, why is this? If frail and vile throughout, If shadow, dust thou art, say, why Hast thou such fancies, aspirations high? And yet, if framed for nobler ends, Alas, why are we doomed To see our highest motives, truest thoughts, By such base causes kindled, and consumed?
  • 7. 
    Which of the following texts did we NOT read?
    • A. 

      For Man

    • B. 

      The Religious Sense

    • C. 

      Dear Young People: Your Heart is a Window Open on the Infinite

    • D. 

      Recognizing Christ

  • 8. 
    According to Bergoglio and Fr. Giussani, to live in wonder of reality is to have the "_______ of a _______"
  • 9. 
    What is the method by which we know persons? (One word)
  • 10. 
    When seeking to understand things, "the ___________ determines the method"
  • 11. 
    What is the appropriate method by which we can know who God is ?
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Deduction

    • D. 

      Relationship

    • E. 

      Scientific Method

  • 12. 
    Keeping in mind our class discussions on this topic, what does it mean to be religious?
    • A. 

      To believe in God

    • B. 

      To pray often

    • C. 

      To ask big questions open to the answer

    • D. 

      To seek the eradication of our desire so as to eradicate our suffering

  • 13. 
    How big are man's desires? (One word)
  • 14. 
    Not all desires are good at their root.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Why is the encounter essential?
    • A. 

      Because Mr. Wurzler says so

    • B. 

      It isn't essential.

    • C. 

      I can't know a person if I don't meet them

    • D. 

      Because.

    • E. 

      Because God is not one of us.

  • 16. 
    Questions about things that are abstract will result in answers that are____________.
    • A. 

      Neat and tidy

    • B. 

      Satisfying

    • C. 

      Abstract

    • D. 

      Holy

    • E. 

      Edible

    • F. 

      Potable

  • 17. 
    Why is it problematic to ask the question of God calmly?
    • A. 

      Because I am not using my infinite "measuring stick"

    • B. 

      The method by which we know persons is relationship

    • C. 

      Because judgment is necessary to know things

    • D. 

      Because all of reality is a sign

  • 18. 
    According to Jared Diamond, what are the three major elements that separate the world's "haves" and "have nots"? (List them, no commas)
  • 19. 
    According to Jared Diamond, how did Europeans gain the upper hand when it came to fighting diseases?
    • A. 

      They had superior medicine

    • B. 

      The climate in Europe was conducive to stronger immune systems

    • C. 

      They lived in close proximity to animals

    • D. 

      They developed an immunity to malaria because of routine exposure

  • 20. 
    How did the 12 and others come to recognize (personally verify) Jesus' divinity?
    • A. 

      Jesus told them that He is God

    • B. 

      Because the Apostles were truly exceptional

    • C. 

      Because Jesus looked like God

    • D. 

      They each had what Bergoglio and Giussani call, "the heart of a child"

  • 21. 
    According to Jared Diamond, Africa is suffering from Malaria because the Europeans introduced them to their previously unscathed populations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    According to Jared Diamond, poorly located more densely populated communities are a cause for the transmission of diseases including malaria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Based upon the poem that read in class and our ensuing conversations, is Leopardi religious? 
    • A. 

      Leopardi is an atheist and therefore isn't religious

    • B. 

      Leopardi is a Buddhist and is therefore not religious

    • C. 

      Leopardi is an atheist and is religious

    • D. 

      It is clear that Leopardi is religious (in the way that we talked about in class) based upon his references to angels and Heaven.

  • 24. 
    How is all of reality a sign?
    • A. 

      Because it is problematic to ask the question of God calmly

    • B. 

      Nothing can satisfy our infinite desires and everything says to me in the end, "I'm not enough for you, you need Another."

    • C. 

      The inequality in the world is rooted in "Geographic Luck"

    • D. 

      The restlessness of my heart is a positive thing for me.

  • 25. 
    There were many factors identified by Jared Diamond that enabled the people of the fertile crescent to develop sophisticated technologies like plaster and steel.  Of the options on the list, which of the following are NOT causes (direct or indirect) proposed by Diamond?
    • A. 

      Guns

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Domesticated animals

    • D. 

      Nutritious, easily grown crops

    • E. 

      Domesticated crops

    • F. 

      Efficient ways to provide for themselves resulting in free time and specialization

    • G. 

      Religion

    • H. 

      Germs

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