Secularisation: Religious Diversity And Cultural Defence And Transition

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A short test for AQA A2 students on Secularisation: Religious Diversity and Cultural Defence and Transition. This will test both studies and facts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the Middle Ages which church held the absolute monopoloy in faith?
    • A. 

      Catholic church

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Church of England

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 2. 
    Which sociologist said that another cause of secularisation is the trend towards relgious diversity?
    • A. 

      Berks (1975)

    • B. 

      Marx (1915)

    • C. 

      Wilson (1969)

    • D. 

      Berger (1969)

  • 3. 
    What is a sacred canopy?
    • A. 

      Shared norms and values

    • B. 

      A set of beliefs, shared by all

    • C. 

      It is the term Durkheim used to explain a collective conscience

    • D. 

      A profane alternative to religion

  • 4. 
    When the church was challenged it was called the...
    • A. 

      Challenge of autonomy

    • B. 

      Protestant revolution

    • C. 

      Catholic new army

    • D. 

      Creator of equality

  • 5. 
    According to Berger, the challenge to the sacred canopy created religious diversity.  This is known as...
    • A. 

      The sacred society

    • B. 

      The opportunityof diversity

    • C. 

      The religious chance of uniformal spitituality

    • D. 

      Pluarlity of life worlds

  • 6. 
    What, according to Berger is a crisis of credibility?
    • A. 

      Diversity undermines religion's 'plausibility structure'

    • B. 

      Diversity creates the opportunity for fundamentalism

    • C. 

      Diversity creates unsurity in a modern society

    • D. 

      Diversity creates an unsatisfied scientific based family, and therefore, society.

  • 7. 
    Religious views become relative and not rather than absolute.  Which sociologists stated this?
    • A. 

      Wallis

    • B. 

      Berger

    • C. 

      Bruce

    • D. 

      Willis

  • 8. 
    "It is difficult to live in a world that treats as equally valid a large number of incompatible beliefs, without coming to suppose that there is no one truth".  Who stated this in regards to religious diversity?
    • A. 

      Berger

    • B. 

      Bruce

    • C. 

      Wilson

    • D. 

      Durkheim

  • 9. 
    What are the two counter-trends that Bruce says go against secularisation theory?
    • A. 

      Ideological workings and loose profane occurances

    • B. 

      Anti-group relgion policy and scared groupings

    • C. 

      Cultural canopy and cultural reasoning

    • D. 

      Cultural defence and cultural transition

  • 10. 
    Which of the below are examples of higher levels of religious participation?
    • A. 

      The resurgence of Islam in Iran

    • B. 

      The rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan

    • C. 

      The rise of Christianity in Judea

    • D. 

      The increase in baptisms in the UK

  • 11. 
    Which sociologist has changed his views about diversity and secularisation?
    • A. 

      Brown

    • B. 

      Berger

    • C. 

      Willis

    • D. 

      Wright

  • 12. 
    Which sociologist agrees with religious diversity and that it leads to some questioning or even abandonment of religious beliefs but, that this is not guaranteed?
    • A. 

      Rogers (1999)

    • B. 

      Howard (2007)

    • C. 

      Derwent (1998)

    • D. 

      Beckford (2003)