The World's Religions Test | Final Test - Medium

Huston Smith
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Jewish concepts appear compared with Hinduism?
(a) In opposition
(b) In some agreement
(c) Incomparable
(d) Identical

2. What was the main cause of the rise of Protestantism?
(a) Different interpretation of scripture
(b) Language barriers
(c) Acceptance of Eastern orthodoxy
(d) Eccliastical excesses in the Roman church

3. How does Huston Smith classify primal religions?
(a) As religions which came after the major world religions
(b) As tribal religions which were handed down orally
(c) As unacceptable superstition
(d) As non-religions

4. What was the avowed purpose of Jesus?
(a) To heal humanity
(b) To destroy other relitions
(c) To fight crime and slavery
(d) To lead the Jews into world power

5. What was the major contribution to religion of the Israelite people?
(a) Agnosticism
(b) Monotheism
(c) Polytheism
(d) Neotheism

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the hope of the Jewish people?

2. What is the greatest threat to the primal religions?

3. How does the primal religion differentiate between place and space?

4. What saves the Christian in spite of his imperfect nature?

5. According to the Koran, what marks the beginnings of Islam?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Muhammad's greatest contribution to the Muslim people?

2. What does Huston Smith see as the only possible solution for the world today?

3. What was the good news of Jesus and how was it circulated?

4. How did the Jews profess to find meaning for life?

5. What is the best question that should be asked about religion?

6. What summarizes the mystery of the church?

7. What about religions other than the historical religions from Confucianism to Christianity?

8. How is Taoism often viewed by Westerners?

9. Briefly describe Jesus as the originator of the Christian religion.

10. What is the unique characteristic of primal oral religions?

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