A Concise Introduction to World Religions: Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) Buddhism
b) Daoism
c) Shamanism
d) Confucianism
e) All of the above.
f) None of the above.

Question 2:


a) Gaya-san
b) Omoto
c) Mudang
d) Tenrikyo

Question 3:


a) Spirit possession and use of psychotropic drugs
b) Psychotropic drugs and soul travel
c) Spirit possession and soul travel
d) None of the above.

Question 4:


a) Its name can be translated as the ‘religion of the heavenly way’
b) It is an oral tradition, lacking written scriptures
c) It sees human nature as a reflection of divinity
d) It encourages respectful gender relations

Question 5:


a) Kojiki
b) Samguk Sagi
c) Nihongi
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) Susano-o
b) Kitsune
c) Amitaba
d) Amaterasu

Question 7:


a) The primary virtue that it encourages is filial piety
b) The term ‘Shinto’ is derived from a Chinese phrase meaning ‘the way of the Spirits’
c) It has a strong focus on ritual purity
d) It has a well-developed mythological tradition

Question 8:


a) Shrine Shinto
b) State Shinto
c) Folk Shinto
d) Sect Shinto

Question 9:


a) Confucianism • interpersonal ethics
b) Shinto • description of the afterlife
c) Buddhism • mythology and aesthetics
d) Daoism • central deities

Question 10:


a) Emphasis on the parent–child connection as the most important human relationship
b) Ancestor worship
c) Teachings concerning the Mandate of Heaven (and the related right to rebel against a tyrant)
d) Bestowal of highest social honours upon scholar-officials

Question 11:


a) Aum Shinrikyo
b) Choendogyo
c) Konkokyo
d) Soka Gakkai

Question 12:


a) Reverence for nature, kamis, and ancestors; ritual pollution and purity.
b) Mediation and chanting, Shamanism, balance and harmony.
c) Careful worship of gods and bodhisattvas; devotion and prayer.
d) None of the above.