World Religions Unit Test- Johnson

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World Religion Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the religions of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Remember, this is a pre-assessment and does not count as grade. Do your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the Torah, the faith that would become Judaism began with a convenant, or
    • A. 

      Holy dream.

    • B. 

      Written contract.

    • C. 

      Sacred agreement.

    • D. 

      Religious gathering.

  • 2. 
    What place did Jewish people believe was the promised land?
    • A. 

      Ur

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Canaan

    • D. 

      Babylon

  • 3. 
    Which of these is the best example of a question of ethics?
    • A. 

      What shall I eat for dinner?

    • B. 

      When should I brush my teeth?

    • C. 

      Should I help a child who is lost?

    • D. 

      What color should I paint my room?

  • 4. 
    Which of these phrases best describe the Talmud?
    • A. 

      Another name for the Torah

    • B. 

      Record of conquest of the Jewish people

    • C. 

      Ancient Jewish writings about the Hebrew Bible

    • D. 

      List of names of the priests of the Temple of Jerusalem

  • 5. 
    The Vedic religion is named for the Vedas, which are
    • A. 

      A collection of sacred text.

    • B. 

      A group of people from Europe.

    • C. 

      The three most important deities.

    • D. 

      The temples where rituals were performed.

  • 6. 
    In the caste system, how were people in India placed into a certain social class?
    • A. 

      By skill

    • B. 

      By birth

    • C. 

      By wealth

    • D. 

      By education

  • 7. 
    A person who spoke these words most likely belonged to which caste?  "I have been learning about battle. My father is showing me how to use different kinds of weapons so I will be a good warrior."
    • A. 

      Shudras

    • B. 

      Vaishyas

    • C. 

      Brahmins

    • D. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 8. 
    Why did Untouchables live in seperate communities?
    • A. 

      They wanted to stay pure.

    • B. 

      They shared all their goods.

    • C. 

      They had to eat a special diet.

    • D. 

      They were considered unclean.

  • 9. 
    In some Hindu traditions, Brahma is creator and Vishnu is the preserver. What does Shiva do?
    • A. 

      Teach

    • B. 

      Perfect

    • C. 

      Enlarge

    • D. 

      Destroy

  • 10. 
    How was the Hindu belief about karma related to the caste system?
    • A. 

      People's caste determines which deities they worship.

    • B. 

      People in the lowest castes will come back as animals.

    • C. 

      People in different castes work different kinds of jobs.

    • D. 

      People are in a caste because of how they lived in past lives.

  • 11. 
    Which of these beliefs did Hinduism and Buddhism have in common?
    • A. 

      Many gods

    • B. 

      Caste system

    • C. 

      Ritual bathing

    • D. 

      Many lifetimes

  • 12. 
    Which goal did Buddhism teach people to move toward?
    • A. 

      Converting everybody

    • B. 

      Reaching enlightenment

    • C. 

      Making eleborate sacrifices

    • D. 

      Completing a big pilgrimage

  • 13. 
    Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
    • A. 

      The prince who became Buddha

    • B. 

      The priest who taught about the Buddha

    • C. 

      The enemy who was defeated by the Buddha

    • D. 

      The leader who organized the Buddha's followers

  • 14. 
    Why had the Buddha not learned about suffering as a child?
    • A. 

      His father protected him.

    • B. 

      He was not interested in others.

    • C. 

      He understood that pain is not real.

    • D. 

      The gods granted him special favors.

  • 15. 
    If you decided to live as an ascetic, what would you do?
    • A. 

      Abandon your religion

    • B. 

      Become ruler of a kingdom

    • C. 

      Give up most of what you own

    • D. 

      Become a parent of a large family

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is one of the Four Noble Truths?
    • A. 

      Study leads to wisdom.

    • B. 

      Joy is achieved by praying.

    • C. 

      Only death can end craving.

    • D. 

      Suffering is caused by desires.

  • 17. 
    What do Christian mean by "the Holy Trinity"?
    • A. 

      The period leading up to Easter

    • B. 

      Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus

    • C. 

      The church on different continents

    • D. 

      Three beings that make up on God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

  • 18. 
    Salvation means "saving." Christians believe that faith in Jesus can save them from
    • A. 

      Sin.

    • B. 

      Pain.

    • C. 

      Sorrow.

    • D. 

      Poverty.

  • 19. 
    On which point about baptism do Christian churches differ?
    • A. 

      The idea that it is a sacrament

    • B. 

      The age when it should happen

    • C. 

      Whether it should involve water

    • D. 

      Whether it makes one a Christian

  • 20. 
    What event in the life of Jesus is remembered by Holy Communion?
    • A. 

      The Last Supper

    • B. 

      The Resurrection

    • C. 

      His baptism

    • D. 

      His birth in a stable

  • 21. 
    Which is an example of a Christian denomination?
    • A. 

      Jews

    • B. 

      Hindus

    • C. 

      Baptists

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 22. 
    Which of the following religion practices polytheism?
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 23. 
    What day is the Christian Sabbath?
    • A. 

      Monday

    • B. 

      Sunday

    • C. 

      Thursday

    • D. 

      Friday

  • 24. 
    Muslims practice what religion?
    • A. 

      Judaism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Buddhism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 25. 
    With nearly 2 billion followers and 30,000 different denominations, what is the largest world religion?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Judaism

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