World Religions Today - Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) the second largest world religion
b) the smallest world religion
c) the third largest world religion
d) the next to smallest world religion

Question 2:


a) 500,000
b) 1.2 million
c) 768,400
d) 297, 200

Question 3:


a) the fastest growing world religion
b) the third slowest growing world religion
c) the second fastest growing world religion
d) the third fastest growing world religion

Question 4:


a) Pakistan
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Sri Lanka

Question 5:


a) Hindutva
b) Sindhus
c) Hindu rashtra
d) Nirguna Brahman

Question 6:


a) a racial denomination
b) a group of light-skinned invaders of prehistoric South Asia
c) a group of people whose migration affected local languages.
d) a culturally superior race of warriors

Question 7:


a) Bahagavad Gita
b) Ramayana
c) Kama Sutra
d) Dharmashastras

Question 8:


a) 60
b) 15
c) 120
d) 400

Question 9:


a) Forest-dweller
b) Slave
c) Traveller
d) Child

Question 10:


a) Material gain
b) Sensory pleasure
c) Experiencing the variety of creation through travel.
d) Fulfilling ones caste duty
e) Release from the cycle of rebirth

Question 11:


a) the Mahabarata and the Bhagavad Gita
b) the Dharmashastras and the Bhagavad Gita
c) the Ramayana and the Dharmashastra
d) the Mahabarata and the Ramayana

Question 12:


a) Vishnu
b) Indra
c) Ganesh
d) Shiva

Question 13:


a) the cultural superiority of Europeans
b) the organizational superiority of the British system of governance
c) divine judgment of Hinduism as a demonic heresy
d) Britain’s rise to the status of a military superpower

Question 14:


a) The scientific views of the European Enlightenment.
b) Racial theories of European superiority.
c) Humanistic critiques of religion.
d) All of the above.

Question 15:


a) Arya Samaj
b) Ayananda
c) Khumba Mela
d) Ramakrishna

Question 16:


a) Communal devotion
b) Release from the cycle of death and rebirth
c) Non-violence
d) Divine grace

Question 17:


a) 1948
b) 1915
c) 1957
d) 1947

Question 18:


a) Hindu
b) Muslim
c) Jew
d) Christian

Question 19:


a) a man and woman are considered officially married
b) a child received its formal name
c) a community recognizes the spiritual accomplishments of a devotee.
d) a girl officially becomes a woman eligible for marriage

Question 20:


a) Shiva Ratri
b) Dashara
c) Tij
d) Holi

Question 21:


a) rapids
b) dams
c) tributary confluences
d) underwater caverns

Question 22:


a) Cow’s promote survival.
b) All divinities exist within the cow.
c) The cow is an incarnation of the goddess Devi.
d) All of the above.

Question 23:


a) Being baptized
b) Receiving a new name
c) Bathing in the Ganges
d) Receiving a new birth date

Question 24:


a) Its highly centralized organization
b) The acceptance that pluralism is inevitable
c) The acceptance that the Ultimate Reality is beyond human understanding.
d) Limitations on the number of monasteries and ashrams

Question 25:


a) Karma
b) Dharma
c) Reincarnation
d) Avatara

Question 26:


a) Puja
b) Tilak
c) Ashram
d) Samskaras

Question 27:


a) Temple ceremonies can now be conducted at home.
b) Daily offerings are no longer meaningful.
c) All prayers can be offered in English.
d) Home worship has been simplified to consist of a guru’s name.

Question 28:


a) are required to apply for a special permit for a funeral pyre
b) must perform the rituals in an official crematorium
c) must use environmentally friendly products in the preparation of the corpse.
d) still cover the body of the deceased with ghee

Question 29:


a) Baptist
b) Catholic
c) Protestant
d) Mennonite

Question 30:


a) The restriction of women to the household
b) The caste system
c) Arranged marriages
d) Bathing in the Ganges

Question 31:


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b) more polluted
c) about the same
d) There are no records of this.

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