A Concise Introduction to World Religions 2e: Chapter 12

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Question 1:


a) a charismatic individual leader who demands extreme loyalty
b) a claim to have some special knowledge or insight
c) the use of rituals designed to promote ecstatic feelings
d) focus on institutional organization instead of individual experience

Question 2:


a) The Kabbalah Centre
b) The Mormons
c) The Theosophical Society
d) The Baha’i Faith

Question 3:


a) Tina Turner and Orlando Bloom—Soka Gakkai Buddhism
b) Tom Cruise and John Travolta—Scientology
c) George Harrison—ISKCON
d) Richard Gere—Vajrayana Buddhism

Question 4:


a) the notion that God is increasing in perfection as humans improve
b) auditing of the soul to discover blockage
c) plural marriage by some Mormon groups
d) baptism by proxy of the deceased

Question 5:


a) S.E.T.I.
b) ISKCON
c) Eckankar
d) The Raëlian Movement

Question 6:


a) It was founded by a science fiction writer.
b) It believes in reincarnation.
c) It encourages vegetarianism.
d) It tries to clear the mind of mental blocks using an E-meter.

Question 7:


a) The Nation of Islam and the Baha’i Faith
b) The Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam and the Baha’i Faith
c) The Nation of Islam and the Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam
d) The Baha’i Faith and Islamism

Question 8:


a) Cao Dai
b) ISKCON
c) Soka Gakkai
d) Falun Dafa

Question 9:


a) L. Ron Hubbard
b) Wallace D. Fard and Elijah Poole
c) Joseph Smith, Jr
d) Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins

Question 10:


a) celebrating 'sabbats'
b) black magic
c) meeting in covens
d) performing the ‘Craft’