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WORLD RELIGIONS QUIZ
1. In Islam, what is the name of the most important prophet?
a. Jesus
b. Muhammad
c. Abraham
d. Gabriel
2. Which city must all Muslims make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lifetime?
a. Mecca
b. Medina
c. Jerusalem
d. Bethlehem
3. What is the name of the group of rules in Islam which describes things that all Muslims
must do?
a. The Koran
b. Muhammad’s rules
c. The Ten Commandments
d. The Five Pillars
4. What is the name of the Muslim holy book?
a. The Torah
b. The Koran
c. The Bible
d. The Ramayana
5. What is the name of the Muslim place of worship?
a. Mosque
b. Synagogue
c. Temple
d. Church
6. Which of the following is a religious celebration in Islam?
a. Ramadan
b. Holi
c. Nirvana
d. Hanukah
7. What is the name of the Christian holy book?
a. The Torah
b. The Koran
c. The Bible
d. The Ramayana
8. Christians believe that Christ is which of the following?
a. A prophet
b. The son of god
c. The Messiah
d. All of the above
9. Christ was born in what year?
a. 23 B.C.E.
b. 0 B.C.E.
c. 156 A.D.
d. 2013 A.D.
10. Which of the following is a religious celebration in Christianity?
a. Ramadan
b. Thanksgiving
c. Easter
d. Hanukah
11. Which of the following is not an important person in Christianity?
a. Moses
b. Jesus
c. Mary
d. Muhammad
12. Buddhism originated in which country?
a. China
b. Thailand
c. Tibet
d. India
13. Which of the following do Buddhists believe about the Buddha?
a. Buddha is a god
b. Buddha is the ruler of heaven
c. Buddha was an enlightened person whose teachings people should follow
d. Buddha is the an important monk who lives in Tibet
14. Which of the following is not part of the eightfold path?
a. Right Viewpoint
b. Right Speech
c. Right Action
d. Right Writing
15. What is the name of the leader of all Buddhist monks?
a. The Dali Lama
b. The Pope
c. The Buddha
d. Krishna
16. Buddhists believe that all life involves _________.
a. Charity
b. Prayer
c. Forgiveness
d. Suffering
17. Buddhists believe that reaching this will end the cycle of rebirth.
a. Heaven
b. Nirvana
c. Reincarnation
d. Karma
18. What is the name of the first people who practiced Judaism?
a. The Jews
b. The Israelites
c. The Hebrews
d. The Chosen People
19. Which of the following is not a symbol for Judaism?
a. The Star of David
b. The Cross
c. A Crescent Moon
d. A Wheel
20. What is the name of the Jewish holy book?
a. The Torah
b. The Koran
c. The Bible
d. The Ramayana
21. What is the name of the Jewish place of worship?
a. Mosque
b. Synagogue
c. Temple
d. Church
22. Which of the following is not a Jewish celebration or holiday?
a. Easter
b. Passover
c. Yom Kippur
d. Hanukah
23. Hinduism originated in roughly what year?
a. 618 A.D.
b. 2000 B.C.E.
c. 156 A.D.
d. 2013 A.D.
24. The worship of god or gods in Hinduism can be described as what?
a. Monotheistic
b. Polytheistic
c. Both a and b
d. Neither a or b
25. Which of the following is a Hindu festival or celebration?
a. Ramadan
b. Holi
c. Nirvana
d. Hanukah
26. Which of the following is not a god in Hinduism?
a. Vishnu
b. Brahma
c. Shiva
d. Siddhartha
27. Hindus believe what about life after death?
a. A good life will be rewarded by going to heaven
b. If enlightenment is achieved you will go to Nirvana
c. You will be reborn in a new life according to your Karma in the last
d. A life of sin will be punished by going to hell
28. Which of the following is the best description of local religions?
a. Religions practiced in West Linn
b. Religions practiced by a particular group at a particular time
c. Religions that worship their hometown
d. Religions that exist in North America and Africa
29. Which of the following groups that practice local religions did we not look at?
a. Arctic Tribes
b. Native North Americans from the Plains region
c. Native North Americans from the Northwest Coast
d. Native Africans
30. Which of the following Native American art pieces would not be part of a religious
practice?
a. Totems
b. Drums
c. Clothing
d. None of the above
BONUS: For all 11 of the following questions, please fill in the religion that answer applies to
next to the multiple choice items that are not correct.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 17, 19, 27