Review Of Belief Systems

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Don’t let the name Review of belief systems fool you to thinking that this quiz is easy. You might just be surprised. If you understand and have some basic information on the subject then try it out and see.


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  • 1. 
    Which religions believe in karma: the belief that there is a connection between a person's actions and their good or bad fortune
    • A. 

      Christianity and Animism

    • B. 

      Taoism and Judaism

    • C. 

      Buddhism and Hinduism

  • 2. 
    What does the diagram depict?
    • A. 

      The Hindu belief that people are divided into castes

    • B. 

      The Hindu belief that Brahma is the only god

    • C. 

      The Hindu belief that all men are equal in Brahma's eyes

  • 3. 
    Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share a belief in...
    • A. 

      Monotheism and religious freedom

    • B. 

      Monotheism and ethical conduct

    • C. 

      Karma and the bible

  • 4. 
    “When I go to the office, I put on my shirt and I take off my caste; when I come home, I take off my shirt and I put on my caste.”What is the main idea of this quotation? 
    • A. 

      The caste system continues to influence Indian society

    • B. 

      The caste system has been rejected by most Indians

    • C. 

      Successful urban workers in India belong the same Caste

  • 5. 
    According to the chart, how much of the world population identifies as Jewish?
    • A. 

      Almost one percent

    • B. 

      Half of a percent

    • C. 

      Less than 1/4 of a percent

  • 6. 
    The Five Pillars of Islam are _____ that every _____ must strive to fulfill.
    • A. 

      A pilgrimage, Muslim

    • B. 

      Rules, Hindu

    • C. 

      Obligations, Muslim

  • 7. 
    What does the picture depict?
    • A. 

      Muslims fulfilling the obligation of making a pilgrimage (important journey) to Mecca

    • B. 

      Muslims fulfilling the obligation to make a pilgrimage (important journey) to Medina

    • C. 

      Jews fulfilling the obligation to make a pilgrimage (important journey) to Jerusalem

  • 8. 
    The diaspora has been a major effect felt by Jewish people. What is a diaspora?
    • A. 

      A scattering of people, usually because they lose their homeland

    • B. 

      Enslavement of people, usually because of their religion

    • C. 

      A genocide of people, usually because of their race

  • 9. 
    What does the map depict?
    • A. 

      Places with large Jewish populations

    • B. 

      Originally homeland of the Jewish people

    • C. 

      Settlement of Jewish people after the diaspora (scattering of people, usually because they lost their homeland)

  • 10. 
    What belief system is associated with the four noble truths?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

  • 11. 
    Sunni and Shia Muslims disagreed over who was the proper successor after Mohammad's death. What has been the impact over this split?
    • A. 

      There is violence between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East

    • B. 

      Sunni and Shia Muslims have filed a lawsuit against each other with the United Nations

    • C. 

      There is not enough oil in the Middle East for both Sunnis and Shias

  • 12. 
    What divided Muslims?
    • A. 

      Sunnis believe that pork should be permitted, Shias believe it should not be permitted

    • B. 

      Muslims disagreed over the rightful successor after Mohammad's death

    • C. 

      Muslims disagreed over whether or not Mohammad was a true prophet

  • 13. 
    What information can be correctly deduced from the map?
    • A. 

      Most Muslims in the Middle East are Sunni

    • B. 

      Saudi Arabia has a small Muslim population

    • C. 

      Most people in Turkey are either Sunni or Shia Muslims

  • 14. 
    What belief system is associated with the idea of non-action?
    • A. 

      Taoism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Buddhism

  • 15. 
    According to the non-action diagram, what would a Taoist do if they saw a tiger stalking a deer?
    • A. 

      They would watch without interfering

    • B. 

      They would alert the deer to the danger that it is in

    • C. 

      They would pray for the deer

  • 16. 
    How does the belief in non-action influence Taoists?
    • A. 

      Taoists take care of wild animals, such as pandas, by providing them with food and shelter

    • B. 

      Taoists are environmentalists and do not believe in cutting down forests, draining rivers, or otherwise interfering with nature

    • C. 

      Taoists believe that nature must be left alone unless an animal is endangered, in which case it should be bred to increase its numbers

  • 17. 
    What do Buddhists believe is a universal truth about life?
    • A. 

      A person should not question God or the church

    • B. 

      Life is suffering

    • C. 

      A person must pray five times a day

  • 18. 
    One similarity between the Five Pillars of Islam and the Ten Commandments is that both
    • A. 

      Support a belief in reincarnation

    • B. 

      Promote learning as a means to salvation

    • C. 

      Provide a guide to ethical conduct

  • 19. 
    The Buddhist religion teaches that salvation is earned by
    • A. 

      Learning to give up selfish desire

    • B. 

      Being baptized and confirmed

    • C. 

      Worshiping Allah as the one true god

  • 20. 
    Jewish religions and cultural identity has been greatly influenced by
    • A. 

      Ramadan and the concept of reincarnation

    • B. 

      The Koran and the code of bushido

    • C. 

      The Torah and the Diaspora

  • 21. 
    In India, the Caste system determined a person’s occupation, personal associations, and marriage partner. This situation shows that the Caste system
    • A. 

      Has been a way of life as well as an element of religion

    • B. 

      Has been stronger in urban areas that in rural areas

    • C. 

      Has helped eliminate ethnic and religious rivalries

  • 22. 
    What religion originally put forth the idea of points of energy (chakras) in the human body?
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Islam

  • 23. 
    What belief system promotes the idea of an Eightfold Path, eight habits to practice everyday
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Islam

  • 24. 
    One way in which the Vedas (Hindu holy books), the Bible (Christian holy book), and the Koran (Muslim holy book) are similar is that these religious books
    • A. 

      Support political rebellions to overthrow existing governments

    • B. 

      Deny the existence of a supreme being who rules the universe

    • C. 

      Provide guidelines to govern the behavior of believers

  • 25. 
    What was the first monotheistic religion, and how did it begin?
    • A. 

      Judaism, which began when Abraham heard the voice of God

    • B. 

      Christianity, which began when Jesus was born

    • C. 

      Islam, which began when Mohammad became a prophet