World Religions Today - Chapter 1

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) So we do not make the same mistakes that previous religious leaders made
b) In order to pass exams
c) To understand the role of religion in our world today
d) So we can become superior to primal society

Question 2:


a) Buddhist only
b) Shintoist only
c) Buddhist and Shintoist only
d) Buddhist, Daoist, and Shintoist at same time

Question 3:


a) only a feeling of deep love
b) the ambivalent feelings of fascination and dread
c) the desire to worship in a church
d) being obedient to the will of God

Question 4:


a) heal
b) destroy
c) make one believe the event happened once upon a time
d) make one an actual participant in the original event

Question 5:


a) a naive story that is true
b) a naive story that is not true
c) an imaginative story conveying the essential truths of life
d) a children’s story that has a moral lesson

Question 6:


a) God
b) ritual
c) narrative
d) ethics

Question 7:


a) orthopraxy
b) orthodoxy
c) orthopaedics
d) orthodontics

Question 8:


a) of God
b) ethical behaviour
c) what is universal
d) what matters most to a given community

Question 9:


a) literal
b) symbolic
c) neither literal nor symbolic
d) usually false

Question 10:


a) 8,000 BCE
b) 6,000 BCE
c) 2,500 BCE
d) 1,000 BCE

Question 11:


a) Japan, China, and India
b) China, India, and the Middle East
c) China, India, and Korea
d) India, the Middle East, and South America

Question 12:


a) the Bhagavad-Gita
b) i Ching
c) the Epic of Gilgamesh
d) the Rig Veda

Question 13:


a) is the earliest type of religious story
b) is the latest type of religious story
c) has no religious stories
d) is theistic

Question 14:


a) Daoism and Confucianism
b) Confucianism and Buddhism
c) Buddhism and Daoism
d) Shintoism and Buddhism

Question 15:


a) Judaism and Christianity
b) Hinduism and Buddhism
c) Islam and Buddhism
d) Islam and Judaism

Question 16:


a) story
b) the Way
c) nature
d) heaven

Question 17:


a) Judaism
b) Christianity
c) Islam
d) Buddhism

Question 18:


a) it has come the closest to achieving global domination
b) it has imposed its religious and cultural beliefs on other societies
c) it has dominated other societies
d) it has disrupted the other religious worlds it encountered

Question 19:


a) to rebel
b) to choose
c) to believe what is false
d) heroic

Question 20:


a) rigid
b) orthodox
c) a reaction to modernity
d) pre-modern

Question 21:


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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

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b) False

Question 40:


a) True
b) False