Religion IQ Quiz

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Religion Quizzes & Trivia

How religiously literate are you? A quick quiz to determine how much of the basics you know about major world religions! Don't worry if you don't get a perfect score, come to Speed-Faithing (an open meeting of the Religious Life Council on Monday April 19 from 5:30 -7:00 pm in Murray Dodge) to learn the basic tenets of major world religions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hinduism: What is yoga?
    • A. 

      A series of physical postures used to promote physical fitness

    • B. 

      A discipline or set of practices used to attain divine union

    • C. 

      A mispronunciation of yogurt

    • D. 

      A mythical green creature possessing great spiritual wisdom

  • 2. 
    Hinduism: Who founded Hinduism?
    • A. 

      Manu

    • B. 

      Krishna

    • C. 

      Vishnu

    • D. 

      Hinduism has no single founder. It's a collection of philosophies and texts accumulated over the years.

  • 3. 
    Hinduism: Which is not a holy text of Hinduism?
    • A. 

      The Bhagvad Gita

    • B. 

      The Law Codes of Manu

    • C. 

      The Upanishads

    • D. 

      The Vedas

  • 4. 
    Hinduism: What is the Hindu festival that celebrates the coming of Spring?
    • A. 

      Holi

    • B. 

      Diwali

    • C. 

      Dusshera

    • D. 

      Navratri

  • 5. 
    Hinduism: Why do Hindus revere cows?
    • A. 

      To get back at McDonald's for using beef lard in their French fries

    • B. 

      Because Krishna was reputedly a cowherd

    • C. 

      Because cows are simple and innocent creatures, giving of their milk and labor

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 6. 
    Judaism: The Sabbath is celebrated on:
    • A. 

      Sunday

    • B. 

      Monday

    • C. 

      Thursday

    • D. 

      Saturday

  • 7. 
    Judaism: At what age does a Jew accept the commandments (become a Bar Mitzvah/ Bat Mitzvah)?
    • A. 

      At birth

    • B. 

      12 or 13

    • C. 

      16 or 17

    • D. 

      20

  • 8. 
    Judaism: Kosher food must be blessed by a rabbi. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Judaism: Which of the following are not in the 10 commandments?
    • A. 

      Honor your father and your mother

    • B. 

      Do not provide false testimony

    • C. 

      Do not steal

    • D. 

      Pray 3 times a day

  • 10. 
    Judaism: Jews pray in the direction facing the Western Wall. This holy site is found in:
    • A. 

      Hebron

    • B. 

      Jerusalem

    • C. 

      Mecca

    • D. 

      Manhattan

  • 11. 
    Buddhism: How long ago did the Buddha live?
    • A. 

      4000 years ago

    • B. 

      2500 years ago

    • C. 

      1500 years ago

    • D. 

      500 years ago

  • 12. 
    Buddhism: Who was the founder of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Kundun

    • B. 

      Lao-Tzu

    • C. 

      Confucius

    • D. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

  • 13. 
    Buddhism: What is the first of the Four Noble Truths?
    • A. 

      People are essentially good

    • B. 

      There are many gods in the universe

    • C. 

      The world is suffering

    • D. 

      Meditation is the true way

  • 14. 
    Buddhism: In terms of followers, Buddhism is ranked where in the world?
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      4th

    • C. 

      5th

    • D. 

      6th

  • 15. 
    Buddhism: To which of these countries did Buddhism spread last?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      Tibet

  • 16. 
    Sikhism: How many gurus are there in the Sikh religion?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      Too many to count

  • 17. 
    Sikhism: Sikhs believe that the living word of God is contained within what text?
    • A. 

      The Ramayana and the Bhagvad Gita

    • B. 

      The Koran

    • C. 

      The Guru Granth Sahib

    • D. 

      The Kitab

  • 18. 
    Sikhism: The most sacred site for all Sikhs is
    • A. 

      Mecca

    • B. 

      New Delhi

    • C. 

      Bollywood

    • D. 

      Nankana Sahib

    • E. 

      The Golden Temple

  • 19. 
    Zoroastrianism: Which of these is worn around the waist?
    • A. 

      Sudreh

    • B. 

      Kusti

  • 20. 
    Zoroastrianism: Zarathustra is the true Zoroastrian prophet. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Zoroastrianism: Alexander the Great was a Zoroastrian. True or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Zoroastrianism: Which of these is the name of the ceremony for when a child "fully enters" the Zoroastrian faith?
    • A. 

      Navroze

    • B. 

      Navjote

  • 23. 
    Zoroastrianism: How many names do Zoroastrians have for God?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      101

    • C. 

      102

    • D. 

      103

  • 24. 
    Secular Humanism: Which of the following thinkers identifies as a humanist?
    • A. 

      Isaac Asimov

    • B. 

      John Dewey

    • C. 

      Kurt Vonnegut

    • D. 

      Peter Singer

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Secular Humanism: When did atheism begin as a western philosophical tradition?
    • A. 

      With the birth of Richard Dawkins

    • B. 

      With Charles Darwin and the publication of the Origin of Species

    • C. 

      With Karl Marx and Communism

    • D. 

      With the teachings of Epicurus in the 3rd century BCE

  • 26. 
    Secular Humanism: Which of the following performers identifies as an atheist?
    • A. 

      Hugh Laurie

    • B. 

      Audrey Hepburn

    • C. 

      Gene Wilder

    • D. 

      George Clooney

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Secular Humanism: Do you need to be an atheist to be a humanist?
    • A. 

      Humanists are all atheists, nihilists, and turtleneck-wearers

    • B. 

      Humanists are deists, pantheists, agnostics, and atheists, united by their rejection of belief in the supernatural

    • C. 

      You will be excommunicated from Humanism if you are not an angry atheist

    • D. 

      All humanists must be atheists

  • 28. 
    Secular Humanism: Do humanists have a set of principles which they affirm?
    • A. 

      Humanists don't believe in any unified thing

    • B. 

      Humanists don't agree on what they believe

    • C. 

      Humanists don't believe in beliefs

    • D. 

      Most humanists affirm the principles of one or more ethical or philosophical systems including Utilitarianism, the Humanist Manifesto, Existentialism, or the ethical codes of a variety of traditional religious systems

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      Muhammad

    • C. 

      Baha'u'allah

    • D. 

      Moses

    • E. 

      John the Baptist

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Verification

    • B. 

      Supercession

    • C. 

      Contestation

    • D. 

      Explanation

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Mastering the mystical aspects of Islam

    • B. 

      Attaining oneness with God

    • C. 

      Becoming a Sufi saint

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Manifestation of God

    • B. 

      There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Incarnation of God

    • C. 

      There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Quran and the Avesta

    • B. 

      Quran and the Hadith

    • C. 

      Quran and the Vedas

    • D. 

      Quran and Arabian Nights

    • E. 

      Quran and the Sutras

  • 34. 
    Christianity: How many testaments does the Bible contain?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 35. 
    Christianity: The Catholic Old Testament includes the same books as the Hebrew Bible. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Christianity: When was Jesus crucified?
    • A. 

      31 AD

    • B. 

      32 AD

    • C. 

      33 AD

    • D. 

      34 AD

  • 37. 
    Christianity: How many followers of Christianity are there?
    • A. 

      2 million

    • B. 

      2.7 million

    • C. 

      2 billion

    • D. 

      2.5 billion

  • 38. 
    Christianity: The Christian Sabbath falls on what day of the week?
    • A. 

      Saturday

    • B. 

      Sunday

    • C. 

      Monday

    • D. 

      Tuesday