The World's Religions Test | Final Test - Easy

Huston Smith
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the scratched drawing that came to identify Christians with the Good News?
(a) The eye of God
(b) The ankh
(c) The sign of the fish
(d) The star of David

2. What tenet of Christianity is rejected by both Judaism and Islam?
(a) The idea of the Trinity
(b) The idea that Jesus was from God
(c) The idea that God saves man
(d) The idea that there is only one true religion

3. What teaching of Protestantism differs from Catholic doctrine?
(a) The importance of church attendance
(b) Justification by faith
(c) The importance of baptism
(d) The need for spiritual guidance

4. According to the Koran, what marks the beginnings of Islam?
(a) A war between Mecca and Jerusalem
(b) The angel appearing to Haggar
(c) Ishmael becoming a prophet of Allah
(d) Muhammad descending from Ishmael

5. What are the three areas of mysticism in Sufism?
(a) Faith, hope, charity
(b) Love, ecstasy, intuition
(c) Communication with the dead, using hallucinogens, speaking in tongues
(d) Prophecy, interpretation, seances

6. What area of the world did Christianity quickly take over?
(a) The Americas
(b) The Mediterranean
(c) The Middle East
(d) Most of Asia

7. Where did the Jews find a greater meaning in life?
(a) Through revelation
(b) Through philosophy
(c) Through mysticism
(d) Through troubles

8. When did the Christian church become the official religion in Rome?
(a) 1054 A. D.
(b) 313 A. D.
(c) 33 A. D.
(d) 420 A. D.

9. What does Huston Smith say about the existence of religions prior to the historical ones of the last 4,000 years?
(a) Modern religions were prefigured by the primal, tribal religions.
(b) Modern religions were the first instances of religion on earth.
(c) Prior to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam, people had no concept of religion.
(d) The world had no religious experience prior to 4,000 B. C.

10. What is the Jewish attitude toward history?
(a) It only makes interesting stories and bedtime reading.
(b) It is over and should be forgotten while working toward perfection.
(c) It has nothing to do with how life is lived in the present.
(d) It highly significant revealing the contest of life that delineates methods of handling problems and taking advantage of opportunities.

11. What major change did Islam cause?
(a) Exemplifying the different classes of people
(b) Tollerance for different religions
(c) Great social and moral change among the Arabic people
(d) Putting women on an equal status as men

12. What are the basic concepts of Islam?
(a) Converting, practice, judgment, and reward
(b) Birth, life, death, and judgment
(c) Prophecy, subjugation, and war on infidels
(d) God, Creation, humanity, and the Day of Judgment

13. What was different between God and the gods of the people all around the Jews?
(a) God is righteous where the other gods were not
(b) God had prophets where the other gods spoke for themselves
(c) God showed His face where the others did not
(d) God has angels where the other gods do not

14. What concept in Judaism changed the way God is perceived?
(a) God as Destroyer
(b) God as Interpreter
(c) God as the Creator
(d) God as Informer

15. Who was the person from whom Christianity originated?
(a) Jesus, a Jewish tax collector
(b) Jesus, a Jewish carpenter
(c) Jesus, a high priest of the Jews
(d) Jesus, a Jewish fisherman

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do primal religions defy any form of literature?

2. What revelation about God was made known through the Exodus?

3. How do Muslims view the Koran?

4. What practice does the Eastern church encourage more so than the Roman church?

5. What powers conquered the Jewish nation between the 8th and 6th centuries B.C.E.?

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