A Concise Introduction to World Religions 2e: Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) Pluralism
b) Monotheism
c) Polytheism
d) Dualism

Question 2:


a) Belief in a personal god
b) A cohesive worshipping community
c) A promise of life after death
d) None of the above

Question 3:


a) Each religion has an inner and outer meaning.
b) There are two ultimate principles in the universe opposing each other.
c) The category accounts for the paradoxical nature of religions being both inclusive (of their members) and exclusive (of outsiders).
d) This type of religious system sees the world in binaries such as the yin-yang system of China.

Question 4:


a) Christianity
b) Gnosticism
c) Manichaeism
d) Zoroastrianism

Question 5:


a) the name of its central deity
b) the Western name of its primary prophet
c) the name of its holy text
d) the name of its original geographical locale

Question 6:


a) Humanity can be saved only through divine redemption.
b) Matter is evil.
c) The guide to salvation is a special redeeming knowledge, or
d) Seeking physical satisfaction will lead to spiritual salvation.

Question 7:


a) Christianity
b) Islam
c) Baha'i Faith
d) Buddhism

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


a) Because they do not create clear boundaries between insiders and outsiders
b) Because their conceptions of salvation encompass all peoples
c) All of the above
d) None of the above

Question 10:


a) Karl Marx
b) Mircea Eliade
c) Rudolph Otto
d) Emile Durkheim