World Religions And Fairy Stuff

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  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    List the 4 castes of the Hindu system and tell me what each does.  Then provide a name for the group that is not a part of the caste system:
  • 3. 
    In the Buddhist teachings, “Tanha” or thirst refers to desire or craving, the impetus for clinging and becoming. This is the impetus for _________.
    • A. 

      Asceticism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Rebirth

    • D. 

      Truth

  • 4. 
    The highest of the four varnas is
    • A. 

      Vaishya

    • B. 

      Brahmin

    • C. 

      Shudra

    • D. 

      Grihasta

  • 5. 
    The Hindu concept of samsara refers to 
    • A. 

      The wheel of rebirth which turns forever

    • B. 

      Matter, as opposed to purusha, spirit

    • C. 

      Brahman, as he is in himself

    • D. 

      Brahman as known through his creation

  • 6. 
    The Chinese scholar bureaucrat known as __________ emphasized principles of order and harmony such as li, li as shu, and jen.
  • 7. 
    The patriarch (father) of a Hebrew tribe whose sons were Isaac and Ishmael is _________. He can be considered the “father” of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. 
  • 8. 
    The legendary scholar whom Daoists believe began their type of thought was ________.
  • 9. 
     Freedom from egocentrism and suffering in Buddhism is    
    • A. 

      Sangha

    • B. 

      Dukkha

    • C. 

      Tripitaka

    • D. 

      Nirvana

  • 10. 
    What is the fourth of the Four Noble Truths?
    • A. 

      The Eightfold Path

    • B. 

      The Five Hindrances

    • C. 

      The Ten Fetters

    • D. 

      The Three Intoxicants

  • 11. 
    The two interacting energy modes distinguished in Chinese thinking that are in all things are ____________.
  • 12. 
    A name for an incarnation or emanation of Ahura Mazda is ________________
    • A. 

      Angra Mainyu

    • B. 

      Spenta Mainyu

    • C. 

      Sraosha

    • D. 

      Geus Urva

  • 13. 
    The worship of multiple gods and goddesses is called _______________ by scholars.
    • A. 

      polytheism

    • B. 

      Dualism

    • C. 

      Monotheism

    • D. 

      Indigenous

  • 14. 
    In Judaism, the binding agreement between God and his chosen people is called the _________.             
    • A. 

      Shoel

    • B. 

      Shema

    • C. 

      Covenant

    • D. 

      Tanakh

  • 15. 
    A group of pious Jews of the first century C.E. who lived in separate communities and practiced ritual washing and other acts of purity, and who may have lived in the Dead Sea community of Qumran, were known as the _________.
    • A. 

      Sanhedrin

    • B. 

      Rabbis

    • C. 

      Essenes

    • D. 

      Pharisees

  • 16. 
    Many scholars think that the prehistoric Venus figurines may have been used to help with _______________.
    • A. 

      Fertility

    • B. 

      The transition to the afterlife

    • C. 

      Hunting

    • D. 

      Ensure successful migrations

    • E. 

      All choices are possibilities

  • 17. 
    Attributing human form and/or other human characteristics to a god or goddess is called ____________________
    • A. 

      Anthromorphism

    • B. 

      Henotheism

    • C. 

      Cosmography

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 18. 
    In Judaism, a person inspired by God to speak in his name is called a ______.
    • A. 

      Demi-god

    • B. 

      Prophet (nabi)

    • C. 

      Orisha

    • D. 

      Messiah

  • 19. 
    The term "syncretism" refers to
    • A. 

      A religion based upon multiple distinct sources

    • B. 

      A religion that cannot trace its origins in time or place

    • C. 

      A religion that is based on prophecy

    • D. 

      A religion based on an east/west typology

  • 20. 
    How often should a Muslim make the pilgrimage to Mecca (if they are physically and financially able) 
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Once in a lifetime

    • C. 

      Everyone ten years

    • D. 

      Every year

  • 21. 
    What is the Orthodox Christian Trinity?
    • A. 

      Father, Son, Mother

    • B. 

      Jesus, Paul, Peter

    • C. 

      Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding

    • D. 

      Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • 22. 
    21. The Christian doctrine of one God in three persons is known as
    • A. 

      The Trinity

    • B. 

      The Triplet

    • C. 

      Agnosticism

    • D. 

      The Trident

  • 23. 
    To a Jain, ahimsa means,
    • A. 

      Beyond life and death

    • B. 

      Truth

    • C. 

      Not harming/non-violence

    • D. 

      Mercy killing

  • 24. 
    The Roman Catholic Church cherishes the tradition that ____ became the first bishop of Rome.
    • A. 

      Paul

    • B. 

      Peter

    • C. 

      John

    • D. 

      James

  • 25. 
    Which Roman emperor began the persecution of Christians by accusing them of burning Rome?
    • A. 

      Domitian

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      Caesar Augustus

    • D. 

      Nero

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