World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) powerful gods
b) the presence of spirits
c) images
d) sacred places

Question 2:


a) detecting spirits
b) protection
c) special delicacies
d) waging war

Question 3:


a) change over time
b) are consistent through a country
c) never change
d) are held by all humans

Question 4:


a) perform an exorcism or bribe the spirit with offerings
b) bribe the spirit with offerings or frighten the spirit with loud noises
c) frighten the spirit with loud noises or perform an exorcism
d) the question doesn’t make sense because shamans don’t deal with spirit

Question 5:


a) human calendars
b) circular patterns of stars
c) universal cycles such as eons
d) earthly seasons and celestial planets

Question 6:


a) the development of a priestly class
b) simplified rituals
c) that it is unique to Israel
d) multiple temple sites in one compound

Question 7:


a) ritual garments
b) sacrifices
c) sacred space
d) the caste system

Question 8:


a) it conflicted with their role as mothers
b) women had no authority
c) their menstrual cycle was thought to make them impure
d) they might get pregnant

Question 9:


a) Rome
b) Constantinople
c) Greece
d) Alexandria

Question 10:


a) issues commandments
b) does not interact with humans as a human
c) answers prayers and petitions
d) provides positive energy

Question 11:


a) an Energy God
b) a form of martial art
c) Laozi’s disciple
d) a book about “the way”

Question 12:


a) sat
b) rig
c) dao
d) both A and C

Question 13:


a) the Jaina and Buddhist traditions
b) the Buddhist and Muslim traditions
c) the Muslim and Daoist traditions
d) the Daoist and Jaina traditions

Question 14:


a) Islam
b) mystery religions
c) Celtic tribes
d) Ganges spirituality

Question 15:


a) born in a palace
b) a non-sexual conception
c) greatness foreseen by wise people
d) natural signs upon their death

Question 16:


a) a Hindu goddess of light
b) a ferocious god, red in colour
c) an avatar of Vishnu
d) a religious group

Question 17:


a) Amitabha
b) the same as the Buddha of the Pure Land
c) the one who demands that strict rules are followed
d) to whom one is to profess their faith

Question 18:


a) the Christian New Testament
b) Laozi’s Daodejing
c) the Islamic Qur’an
d) the Hindu Vedas

Question 19:


a) to bind
b) to go over again
c) to be spiritual
d) both A and B

Question 20:


a) are very useful for scholars
b) are problematic because there are no clear dividing lines
c) help locate specific religions in the world today
d) divide the world through zero degree of longitude