World Religions Today - Chapter 2

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Question 1:


a) clans based on gender
b) tribes based on skin colour
c) hunter-gatherer societies
d) trade-bearing societies

Question 2:


a) sites where people believed they had sacred experiences
b) the latitude and longitude of a society’s location
c) spirits
d) ancient myths

Question 3:


a) large-scale societies that obtain what they need by bartering rather than by using currency
b) small-scale societies that obtain what they need by bartering rather than by using currency
c) large-scale societies that survive by hunting-gathering or simple agricultural methods
d) small-scale societies that survive by hunting-gathering or simple agricultural methods

Question 4:


a) a one-time occurrence
b) eternal
c) an illusion
d) karmic

Question 5:


a) 100 BCE
b) 1000 BCE
c) 10,000 BCE
d) 100,000 BCE

Question 6:


a) Literacy and increasingly complex myth and ritual
b) Development of writing and observance of religious rituals
c) Rational attitudes and awareness of other societies
d) Development of language ability and presence of religion

Question 7:


a) 4.4 per cent
b) 7.2 per cent
c) 3.8 per cent
d) 1.1 per cent

Question 8:


a) superstitious, irrational, and simple-minded
b) highly skilled, rational, and sophisticated in their thinking
c) irrational, primitive in their thinking, and moderately skilled
d) highly rational, subdued, and analytical

Question 9:


a) ordinary
b) a miracle to be revered
c) shameful and should be hidden from sight
d) submissive

Question 10:


a) please the relatives of the departed
b) ensure a good crop for that season
c) submit to the expectations of the gods
d) open a gateway to an afterlife

Question 11:


a) A linear view of time
b) A strong relatedness to the natural world
c) Engagement of all the bodily senses and emotions with the natural world
d) Expressions of singing, dancing, and fasting

Question 12:


a) tell us how to live
b) heal us
c) convert us
d) bind us together

Question 13:


a) Norway
b) Finland
c) Siberia
d) Antarctica

Question 14:


a) priest, pope, Buddha, and disciple
b) shaman, prophet, sage, and priest
c) pope, god, ancestors, and shaman
d) sage, disciple, philosopher, and priest

Question 15:


a) easy
b) mortally dangerous
c) occupationally careless
d) inherited

Question 16:


a) very poor
b) well developed
c) primitive
d) rooted deeply to a given place

Question 17:


a) 72 per cent
b) 24 per cent
c) 43 per cent
d) 13 per cent

Question 18:


a) Fertility
b) Gender boundaries
c) Trade
d) Group boundaries

Question 19:


a) ancestor veneration
b) karma
c) yoga
d) performance of miracles

Question 20:


a) protecting the practitioners of indigenous religions from persecution
b) ensuring the equality of all people before the state
c) preventing indigenous peoples from claiming special privileges
d) ensuring the extinction of Indians as a distinct group

Question 21:


a) True
b) False

Question 22:


a) True
b) False

Question 23:


a) True
b) False

Question 24:


a) True
b) False

Question 25:


a) True
b) False

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False

Question 31:


a) True
b) False

Question 32:


a) True
b) False

Question 33:


a) True
b) False

Question 34:


a) True
b) False

Question 35:


a) True
b) False

Question 36:


a) True
b) False

Question 37:


a) True
b) False

Question 38:


a) True
b) False

Question 39:


a) True
b) False