A History of God: The 4000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Test | Final Test - Medium

Karen Armstrong
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did this mystical tradition describe?
(a) A journey to the Throne of God through the mythical realm of five heavens.
(b) A journey to the Throne of God through the mythical realm of heaven.
(c) A journey to the Throne of God through the mythical realm of ten heavens.
(d) A journey to the Throne of God through the mythical realm of seven heavens.

2. To what common element does Armstrong point in all the progressive developments in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions and, in the same vein, includes the introduction of the Buddhist worship of the Bodhisattvas?
(a) Rules.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Obedience.
(d) Fear.

3. Despite the conservatism occasioned by the rise of _____________ and the suppression of independent reasoning in the Sunni madrasahs, scholars, such as Mulla Sadr (ca 1571-1640), taught a philosophy that fused metaphysics and spirituality.
(a) The Shari laws.
(b) The Messiah laws.
(c) The Shariah laws.
(d) The Muslim laws.

4. Now Europe split into two warring armies. Who were these warring groups?
(a) Jews and Muslims.
(b) Jews and Christians.
(c) Protestants and Catholics.
(d) Christians and Muslims.

5. The principles of Kabbalism were enunciated in _____________, a text written in 1275 by the Spanish mystic Moses of Leon.
(a) The Zorba.
(b) The Zohar.
(c) The Kallah.
(d) The Koran.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the end of ____________century, there was a widespread belief among most modern societies that humankind could exert control over the natural world and replace the old sanctities with fresh and new ideas?

2. What is a spiritual longing for the redemption of Israel as foretold by the ancient prophets?

3. Why is a personal God necessary?

4. What are becoming more and more prevalent in Europe today?

5. In 1492, what happened when 150,000 Jews refused baptism?

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