World Religions Today - Chapter 10

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) Joseph Smith
b) Martin Luther King Jr
c) L. Ron Hubbard
d) Emma Curtis Hopkins

Question 2:


a) 100 million
b) 350, 000
c) 10 million
d) 3.8 million

Question 3:


a) Promotion of the political leader as the human key to national salvation
b) Representation of the state as a ‘promised land’
c) The incorporation of traditional prayer into government rituals
d) None of the above.

Question 4:


a) Mormonism
b) Scientology
c) Wicca
d) Sufism

Question 5:


a) True
b) False

Question 6:


a) Emanuel Swedenborg
b) Helena Blavatsky
c) Joseph Smith
d) L. Ron Hubbard

Question 7:


a) Emma Curtis Hopkins
b) Claude Vorilhon
c) Sun Myung moon
d) Mary Baker Eddy

Question 8:


a) Sun Myung Moon
b) L. Ron Hubbard
c) Joseph Smith
d) John S. Dunne

Question 9:


a) 500,000
b) 10,000
c) 1 million
d) 75,000

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) Science
b) Technology
c) Asian religions
d) Shamanism
e) All of the above.
f) Both A and B.

Question 12:


a) The acceptance of a diversity of practices in new age religions
b) The ability of new age religions to have political impact
c) The eastward migration of Judeo-Christian apocalyptic traditions
d) The West’s realization of the need for reconciliation with former colonial territories

Question 13:


a) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
b) L. Ron Hubbard
c) Shoko Asahara
d) Sun Myung Moon

Question 14:


a) Japanese
b) Christians
c) Koreans
d) Jews

Question 15:


a) The United States
b) Russia
c) Japan
d) Pakistan

Question 16:


a) Normless relativism
b) Proliferation of modern technologies
c) Disruption of traditional social roles
d) Capitalism

Question 17:


a) Social stratification and stagnation
b) Advocating change in the name of a higher truth
c) Revival of traditional practices
d) Peace

Question 18:


a) Respect for all living things
b) Revival of traditional practices
c) Ascending to a higher level of understanding
d) Defining ‘society’ itself as a divine, unchangeable creation

Question 19:


a) Unitarian Universalism
b) No single religion
c) The Judeo-Christian religion
d) None of the above.

Question 20:


a) Civil religion undermines the social order necessary for a modern state.
b) The time when a new world religion could be founded has passed.
c) Religious conquests must now take the form of cultural expansionism.
d) The world must be unified behind a single faith.

Question 21:


a) The Gospel of Mark
b) Galatians
c) The Book of Exodus
d) The teachings of Gandhi

Question 22:


a) Recovery from brain cancer
b) Divorce
c) Severe depression
d) Visiting the poor in Russian ghettos

Question 23:


a) He could not bear to kill living beings himself
b) Economic conditions in India made meat an extremely scarce commodity
c) His belief that peace between humans was impossible if there was no peace between humans and the natural world
d) He promised his mother

Question 24:


a) Gospel of John
b) Ecclesiastes
c) Sermon on the Mount
d) Song of Songs

Question 25:


a) Not enough people are literate
b) The choice cannot be made intellectually
c) The choice cannot be made practically
d) People are not intellectual enough

Question 26:


a) Scientology
b) Theosophy
c) Wicca
d) Transcendentalism

Question 27:


a) The Supreme Truth
b) Divine Principle
c) Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Healing
d) The History of New Thought

Question 28:


a) The Ahmaddiyat
b) Aum Shinrikyo
c) Shoko Asahara
d) Dianetics

Question 29:


a) Revivalist
b) Modernist
c) Traditional
d) Postmodern

Question 30:


a) Secularization’s stripping away of metaphysical meaning from events
b) Human survival instinct
c) The collapse of the world’s great meta-narratives
d) Increased exposure to social injustices around the world.

Question 31:


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b) False

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b) False

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