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Which of the following best describes the sacred?
A. Doctrine
B. Religious beliefs
C.Mysterious or Profound
D. Rituual Actions
C
Canon is
A. The traditions, beliefs and practices of a religion
B. the sacred writings of a religion that are considered authorative
C.those books that are not considered scripture
D. An official list of sacred scriptures.
D
An Analogy is
A. A figure of speech
B. a comparison of the sacred with somethng that is familiar
C. a Flexible approach to the interpretation of scipture.
D. Religious language.
B
Metaphor can be defined as
A. Theological concepts
B. symbolic expressions used in the interpretation of religious language
C. the principles underlying the interpretation of scripture
D. Linguistic definitions
B
Hermeneutics is
A. The interpretation of a specific passage of scripture
B. the principles underlying the interpretation of scripture
C. a method of seeking a direct encounter with the sacred
D. the use of familiar concepts to understand something that is unfamiliar
B
Fundamentalism is
A. strinct adherence to a selective portion of a religious tradition
B. A conservative and literal interpretation of a religious tradition
C. The use of sacred writings to establish a religious tradition
D. A flexible approach to a religious tradition
A
Which of the following best descrives Dogma
A. a profession or statement of religious faith
B. statements or teachings about religious belief
C. Moral codes to help people distinguish between ritht and wrong
D. an authoritative opinion based on sacred scriptures
D
Doctrine is
A. statements or teachings about religious belief
B. Authoritative opinions about sacred scriptures
C. a statement that exxpresses seculare belief
D. Acceptance of a religious tradition
A
Apologetics is
A. theological speculations about the problem of evil.
B. the use of theology t defend religious belief
C. religious arguments for the existence of god.
D. Statements and teachings about religious faith.
B
The cosmological proof is an argument for Gods existence that
A. is based on the design of the universe
B. states that god is the first cause
c. is based on gods perfect nature
D. assumes the existence of a good god
B
Monotheism is
A. the belief that everything is god
B. the belief in a High God
c. The belief in One God
d. the belief in no gods.
C
Which of th efollowing is an example of polytheism
A. the christian doctrine of the Trinity
B. Allah
C. the Hindu Trimuriti
D. Yahwey
C
Which of th efollowing best describes Dualism
A. The belief that God exists outside the material world
The belief that God is distant and is not actively infvolved in the world
C. the belief that reality is made of two different substances
D. the belief that the gods are arranged in a heirarchy.
C
A theistic religion believes
A. that God is seperate and apart from the world
B. that God is present in everything.
C. that there are many gods, but some aore more important thatn others
D. that god is a lving deity who responds to prayer.
D
Ritual is
A. The enactment of belief through ceremonies
B. a sacred story that religions tell about their past
C. a way to worship the High God
D. a method of communicating with the spirit world.
A
Which of the following best descibes a shaman?
A A medicine man
B. A religious leader, healer and an intermediary between the community and the spirit world
C. an indigenous religous leader who conducts the vision quest ceremony
D. A faith healer who treats illness through prayer and magic
B
Which of the following is an example of the historical approach to the study of religion
A. The study of the Bible to prove Gods existence
B An examination of the different sources used by the writers of the bible
C. The use of archaelogy to prove the truth of biblical claims
D. the study of changes in Christianty over time.
D
Dreamtime is
A. an aborigine word for the time of creation
B. the belief that all reality is an illusion.
C. the belief that dead ancestors communicate through dreams
D. the belief that dreams are another sacred reality.
A
Mana Is
A. The sacred power that fills certain people, places, or objects
B. the power obtained from evil spirits that can be used for good
C. the ritual use of objects that possess supernatural power
D. communication with the dead for the purpose of divination
A
Assimilation is
A. the combination of elements from several different religions traditions
B. an initiation ritual of conversion into a tribal society
c. the obsorption of one culture or religion into another
D. the recognition that all nature is a manifestation of the sacred.
C
Which of the following is an example of sympathetic or imitative magic?
A. Seeeking a guardian spirit that will protect an individual or tribe
B. Imitating animals before a hunt
C. an exorcism
D. wearing special garments for protection
B
The purpoe of a vision quest is
A. to obtain protection from evil spirits
B. to have visions of dead ancestors
C. to learn the mysteris of the tribe
D. to seek a vision from a guiding spirit
D
The religion of VooDoo
a. merges elements of french catholicism and African Religion
B. is the indigenous religion of centeral africa
C. Is based on the belief in Santeria
Merges elements of Yuruba an Olorun religion
A
Which of the following is important inAfrican Primal Religions
A. Cannibalism
B. Occultism
C. Syncreticism
D. Dreamtime
B
An orisha is
A. a lesser deity in Yuruba religion
B. A Inuit spirit that protects the tribe
C. a Dogon anncestral spirit
D. an Inuit spirit that resides in nature
A
Santana dharma is
A. the eternal religion
B. the true reality
C. advaita
D. avidya
A
The process of transmission of the Vedas is referred to as
A. rishi
B. shruti
C. smriti
D. rita
B
The oldest Samhita of the Vedas is
A. Sama Veda
B. Rig Veda
C. Atharva Veda
D. Yajur Veda
B
Which of the following best describes Atman
A.nondiffernce between the self and Brahaman
B. The eternal reality
C. The principle of illusion
D. The soul or self
D
Which of the following is tone of the basic teachings of the upanishads.
A. Rita are importat principles
B. Dharma is the key to understanding avidya
C. Atman is Brahman
D. Brahman in maya
C
Which of the following best descibes a shaman?
A A medicine man
B. A religious leader, healer and an intermediary between the community and the spirit world
C. an indigenous religous leader who conducts the vision quest ceremony
D. A faith healer who treats illness through prayer and magic
B
Which of the following is an example of the historical approach to the study of religion
A. The study of the Bible to prove Gods existence
B An examination of the different sources used by the writers of the bible
C. The use of archaelogy to prove the truth of biblical claims
D. the study of changes in Christianty over time.
D
Dreamtime is
A. an aborigine word for the time of creation
B. the belief that all reality is an illusion.
C. the belief that dead ancestors communicate through dreams
D. the belief that dreams are another sacred reality.
A
Mana Is
A. The sacred power that fills certain people, places, or objects
B. the power obtained from evil spirits that can be used for good
C. the ritual use of objects that possess supernatural power
D. communication with the dead for the purpose of divination
A
Assimilation is
A. the combination of elements from several different religions traditions
B. an initiation ritual of conversion into a tribal society
c. the obsorption of one culture or religion into another
D. the recognition that all nature is a manifestation of the sacred.
C
Which of the following is an example of sympathetic or imitative magic?
A. Seeeking a guardian spirit that will protect an individual or tribe
B. Imitating animals before a hunt
C. an exorcism
D. wearing special garments for protection
B
The purpoe of a vision quest is
A. to obtain protection from evil spirits
B. to have visions of dead ancestors
C. to learn the mysteris of the tribe
D. to seek a vision from a guiding spirit
D
The religion of VooDoo
a. merges elements of french catholicism and African Religion
B. is the indigenous religion of centeral africa
C. Is based on the belief in Santeria
Merges elements of Yuruba an Olorun religion
A
Which of the following is important inAfrican Primal Religions
A. Cannibalism
B. Occultism
C. Syncreticism
D. Dreamtime
B
An orisha is
A. a lesser deity in Yuruba religion
B. A Inuit spirit that protects the tribe
C. a Dogon anncestral spirit
D. an Inuit spirit that resides in nature
A
Santana dharma is
A. the eternal religion
B. the true reality
C. advaita
D. avidya
A
The process of transmission of the Vedas is referred to as
A. rishi
B. shruti
C. smriti
D. rita
B
The oldest Samhita of the Vedas is
A. Sama Veda
B. Rig Veda
C. Atharva Veda
D. Yajur Veda
B
Which of the following best describes Atman
A.nondiffernce between the self and Brahaman
B. The eternal reality
C. The principle of illusion
D. The soul or self
D
Which of the following is tone of the basic teachings of the upanishads.
A. Rita are importat principles
B. Dharma is the key to understanding avidya
C. Atman is Brahman
D. Brahman in maya
C
The caste system may be understood as an explanation of
A. Social inequality in the world.
B. the corruption of the gods
C. advaita
D. the nature of reality
A
Karma marga is
A. the way of devotion
B. the way or action
C. the way of Knowlege
D. the way of Yoga
B
The Dharma Shastras are
A. esoteric manuals about spiritual practices
B. physical excercises and an system of Hindu philoplphy
C. texts about the nature of the Hindu Gods
D. Law manuals that describe religious duty
D
The way of Devotion is known as the
A. Bhakti Marga
B. Karma Marga
C. Rita Marga
D. Dharma Marga
A
The Bhagavad Gita teaches that
A. a person can obtain moksha by following his or her dharma
B. worship of the Vedic gods leads to reincarnation
C. Atman is Brahaman
D. Yoga is the best path to obtaining moksha
A
The vedanta system is
A. atheistic and teaches that the world is real
B. based on a literal interpretation of the Vedas
C.Monistic and atheistic
D. Monistic
D
Which of the following is an example of puja?
A. Yoga excercises
B. Meditation
C. Making an offering to a deity
D. reciting the Vedas
C
The Kali Yuga is
A. one of the Vedic deities
B. the final age
C. a statue of a hindu deity
d. samsara
B
Satyagraha means
A. Release
B. reincarnation
C. grasping the truth
D. escape from the cycle of death and rebirth
C
Raja Yoga is a spiritual discipline of
A. Mediation
B. Physical exercise
C. Selfless action
D. devotion
A
Tantrism is a
A System of thought based on the Upanishads
Movement that emphasizes exstasy and excessive behaviour
C. Form of Hinduism that emphasizes puja
D. system of practices that are designed to help peop;e attain Atman
B
A shraddha is a
A. Brahmin ceremony of inition
B. Manual of worship
C. ceremony to mark death
D. Ball of food offered to the dead
C
Which three Hindu gods comprise the Trimuriti
A. Brahma, Vishnu, and Sakta
B. Brahma, Shiva and Yoni
C. Brahma Shiva and Krishna
D. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
D
A shramana is
A. a Buddhist sage
B. a name for Buddha
C. a hindu ascetic or hermit
D. The enlightened one
C
Buddha saw which of the following four sights
A. A sick man, Old man, holy man, statue
B. Dead man, a shramana, a sick man and an avatar of Brahama
C. Sick man, old man, a shramana and a dead man
D. Dead man, a Brahmin , a shramana and a sick man
C
Buddhas philosophy is known as the
A. Dharma
B. Sangha
C. Tathagata
D. Middle way
D
Buddha organized his followers into a community known as the
A. Stupa
B. Tantra
C. Sangha
D. Bhikkhu
C
The Tripitaka is
A. Buddhas three fold path to knowlege
B. the way of the elders
C. the Three Baskets
A rule book for Buddhist monks
C
Jatakas are
A. Manuals of Buddhist riturals
B. Stories about Buddhas previous lives
C. teachings about the middle way
D. Early Buddhist Scripturs
B
Theravada Buddhism Stresses
A. Monasticism
B. belief in the pure lands
C. Koans
D. Lamas
A
An arhat is
a. a statue of Buddha
B. one of the Three Baskets
C. A complex of buildings used for worship
D. a worthy or perfect being
D
The three refuges are
A. the Buddha, the Dhammapada, and the Dharma
b. Buddha, vipasssana and Dharma
C. Buddha, Sangha and the Dharma
d. Buddha, the stupa and the dharma
C
A person who has reached enlightenment but who has taken a vow to remain in samsara in order to help others is called a
A. arhat
B. Satori
C. Bodhisattva
D, Nichiren
C
According to the Three Body Doctine
A. The Three baskets contain eternal truths
B. Buddha is an eternal prescence in the universe that possesses three bodies
C. the three pure lands emanated from buddhas body
D. the three teachings of the middle way lead to enlightenment
B
A koan is a
A. Parable
B. Story
C. scripture
D. riddle
D
In pure land Buddhism, each pure land is presided over by a
A. Dhyani Buddha
B. Ch'an Buddha
C. Madhyamika Buddha
D. Tendai Buddha
A
Lamas are found in
A, Mahayana Buddhism
B. Theravada Buddhism
C. Nichiren Buddhism
D. Vajrayan Buddhism
D
The Tantric form of Buddhism could best be described as
A. Shamanism
B. Polytheism
C. Animism
D. Pantheism
A
The Five aggregates are called
A. Tanha
B. Skandhas
C. Vinaya
D. Tiratana
B
Buddha taught which of the following
A. Knowlege leads to moksha
B. Brahaman and Atman are one
C. the external world is permanent and real
D. the individual soul does not exist.
D
According to the doctrine of dependent co-origination
A. nothing is independent
B. Knowlege is eternal
C. Moksha is dependent upon the Middle way
D. when tanha is extinguisehed a person is released from the cyle of death and rebirth
A
Which of the following if one of the Four Noble Truths
A. Life is illusion
B. life is suffering
C. Life creates skandhas
D. Life is transitory
B
Buddha said that the way to remove desire is to
A. practice meditation
B. understand the nature of suffering
C. belong to the sangha
D. Follow the Eightfold path
D
Which of the following are included in the Eightfold Path
A Right understanding, intention and belief
B. Right understanding , action and worship
C. Right understanding, occupation and mindfulness
D. Right understanding, effort and desire
C
Buddha taught that people should
A. avoid suffering
B. avoid extremes
C. avoid civilization
D. avoid illusion
B
The passive, feminine and evil force is called
A. yang
B. shen
C. ch'i
D. Yin
D
A superiour man is known as a
A. hsiao
B. shen
C. chun-tzu
D. Ch'un ch'iu
C
The earliest and perhaps most reliable information about Confucius is found in the
A. Chun-tzu
B. I Ching
C. Analects
D. Li Chi
C
Which of the following is one of the five great relationships?
A. Father brother
B. Bother and mother
C. Father and stepfather
D Elder Junior
D
The principle of the rectification of names refers to
A. The doctrine of the mean
B. the study of the meaning of the five classics
C. Confucius' system for creating a moral society through proper social relationships
D. Confucius system of rituals to venerate ancestors
C
Which of the following best describes the Golden Mean
A. the middle way
B. A lifestyle in tune with the Mandate of Heaven
C. A lifestyle of moderation
D. A lifestyle of Ch'i
C
Of the following who is considered the greatest orthodox instructor of confucius's teachings
A. Lao-Tzu
B. Mencius
C. Mo Tzu
D. Hsun Tzu
B
Who is considered the most famous teacher of neo-Confucianism
A. Chu Hsi
B. Mo Tzu
C. Hsun Tzu
D. Mencius
A
Which of the following indigenous Chinese religious concepts provided the basis for confucius' system of thought
A. Li and Jen
B Shu and Wen
C. Tao and Li
D. Te and Tao
D
Jen is
A. Virtue
B. Culture
C. benevolence
D. Propriety
C
Which of the following is an example of li?
A. courtesy
B. Music
C. Poetry
D. Philosophy
A
Which of the following did confucious believe ws essential for civilization to maintain harmony
A. Tao
B. Ch'i
C. the doctine of the mean
D. Wen
D
Confucianism can be best described as a
A. religion that seeks to understand the Tao
B. continuation of ancient chinese indigenous religious practices
C. religion that stresses social order
D political philosophy
C
The book known as the Doctrine of the Mean teaches
A that the Tao provides the moral order of the universe
B. A mystical understanding of the Tao
C. a way to harness the power of the Tao
D. How to become a superior man
A
Which school of thought advocated a system of strict authoritarian government and harsh punishments to impose social order
A mohists
B. neoconfucianism
C. Literati
D. Legalists
D
Who is the most nonreligious confucian scholar
A. Hsun Tzu
B Mo Tzu
C. Chu Hsi
D. Lao Tzu
A
Which scholar taught that unconditional love is the will of heaven
A. Chu Hsi
B Feng Shui
C. Mo Tzu
D. Hsun Tzu
C
Confucius said that a noble person is someone who practices
A. Li
B. Wen
C. Shu
D, Te
C
The Active Male Cold force
A Yin
B. Shen
C. Yang
D, Keui
C
According to tradition, Confucius edited
A. The doctrine of the mean
B. The five classics
C. The Tao Te Ching
D. The Four Books
B
Of the following , who said that citizens have a right to revolt against their leaders when government has failed in its responsibility to maintain social order
A. Confucius
B. Lao Tzu
C. Husn Tzu
D. Mencius
D
Which of the following statements is true of ALL chinese religious traditions
A. Chinese religion stresses social order
B. Chinese religioun stresses the arts of civilization
C. Chinese religion is very syncretistic
D. Chinese religions stresses mystery
C
Which of the following statements is true about confucius' political philosophy
A. It merged ethincs and politics to create a philosopy about society
B. it stressed ancestor veneration to maintain social order
C. It taught that people should collectively determine the will of the Tao
D. It taught that everyone in society is equal
A
The two major forms of Taoism are
A. Philosophical and mystical
B. Religious and speculative
C. philosophical and religious
D. esoteric and mystical
C
According to tradition, the founder of Taoism is
A. chang Tzu
b. Hsun Tzu
C. Ju Xi
D. Lao Tzu
D
Which of the following is frequently translated in english as the Book of the way and its power
A. Feng Shui
B. Ch'i -kung
C Tao Te Ching
D. Wu Wei
C
Taoism teaches that every person has a flife force in his or her body known as
A. Te
B. Tao
C. Li
D. Ch'i
D
Which of the following best descrives the Taoist understanding of the Tao
A. Water
B. Paradox
C. Morality
D. Illusion
B
The Taoist word for non action is
A. Wu-Wei
B. Feng Shui
C. Chuang Tzu
D. Tai Ji
A
Hsien Taoism is also known as
A. Philosophical Taoism
B. eternal Taoism
C. mystical Taoism
D. Immortal Taoism
D
The Supreme God in the Taoist pantheon since the tenth century CE is
A. Lao Tzu
B. The immortal one
C. The Jade Emperor
D, The three pure ones
C
Religious Taoism has traditionally used which of the following to extend life
A. Science
B. alchemy
C. Meditation
D. Medicine
B
A Taoist system of slow motion movements intended to improve health and condentration is known as
A. Chuang Tzu
B. Meditation
C. T'ai Chi Chuan
D. Mudras
C
Which of the following is a Taoist ritual designed to remove evil spirits
A Ch'i
B. Wu Wei
Cl Exorcism
D. Shamanism
C
Which of the following is a Taoist ritual of cosmic renewal
A Chai
B Chiao
C. Mudras
D Feng shui
B
Which of the following is not a name for the Jewish people in antiquity
A, Hebrews
B. Israelites
C. Canaanites
D, Jews
C
Which of the following is the Hebrew word for Law
A, Bris
B Tanakh
C Huppah
D Torah
D
Abraham and his male descendants are called the
A Israelites
B Judges
C Patriarchs
D Canaanites
C
Which of the following is a sign of the covenant
A Land
B. Conquest
C. Circumcision
D Decalogue
C
The most important event in the history of ancient judaism is the
A. Conquest
B. exodus
C Holocaust
D Zohar
B
The hebrew title Anointed one is usually translated into english as
A. Savior
B. Rabbi
C. Messiah
D. Redeemer
C
Which of the fillowing is the most commonly used Jewish desingation for th Jewish Scriptures
A. Torah
B. Talmud
C. Old Testament
D. Tanakh
D
A person who studies the Jewish scriptures and teaches them to the community is called a
A Pharisee
B Rabbi
C Gaon
D Tzaddik
B
The Jewish community outside Israel is known as the
A Exile
B. Synagogue
C Diaspora
D Ghetto
C
Food that is ritually clean according to Jewish law is
A Tikkun
B. Hlakah
C Kosher
D Bris
C
Which of the following was not a Jewish sectarian Group in Second Temple
A Essenes
B pharisees
C hasmoneans
D saddudees
C
In judaism, The protection or repair of our present condition is known as
A Haggadah
B Tikkun
C Shoah
D Kippah
B
Which of the following is a collection of Jewish laws and traditions that was completed around 200CE
A Talmud
B Haggedah
C Mishnah
D zohar
C
The Gemara includes the
A Zohar and haggedah
B. Haggadah and Mishnah
C Halakhah and Talmud
D haggadah and halakah
D
The Talmud includes
A Haggadah and Mishnah
B Halakah and Gemara
C Mishnah and Gemara
D Gemara and Torah
C
In Kabbalism which of the following represents the female aspect of God
A Torah
B Shoah
C Tikkun
D Shekhinah
D
A spiritual master in Hasidic Judaism is known as a
A Gaen
B Tzaddik
C Judge
D Messiah
B
Which of the following is the name for jews of central and eastern European ancestry
A sephardim
B Israelite
C Ashkenazim
D Hasidim
C
Christian Tribunals established to eliminate heresy and nonbelievers from christian regions were known as the
A Supreme council
B conversos
C Pogrom
D Inquisition
D
The word Shoah refers to the
A, Exodus
B. Holocaust
C pogroms
D Conquest
B
dURING THE MIDDLE AGES, JEWS BEGAN TO BE SEPARATED FROM OTHER PEOPLE AND WERE REQUIRED TO LIVE APART FROM CHRISTIANS IN AREAS KNOWN AS
A. synagogues
B. Ghettos
C. Concentration Camps
D. Pogroms
B
Which of the following is a nineteenth century movement created to establish a jewish state in palestine
A. Jewish nationlism
B. Jewish Defens League
C Zionism
D. Orthodoxy
C
Which current form of judaism believes that Judaism is an evolving religious civilization
A. Orthodox
B Reconstructionism
C reform
D conservative
B
Which of the following forms of Judaism Does Not ordain women as rabbis
A reconstructionism
B conservative
C orthodox
D reform
C
Which of the following is the most sacred day of the year in Judaism
A Simhat Torah
B Sukkot
C Rosh Hashanah
D Yom Kippur
D
A small box containing the Shema that is placed on a door post is called a
A lulav
B shivah
C mezuzah
D t'fillin
C
Which of the following is a religious rite of passage for thirteen year old Jewish boys
A bris
B bat mitzvah
C minyan
D bar mitzvah
D
A seven day mourning period following a jewish funeral is called
A Talit
B shivah
C huppah
D seder
B
Which of the following is the Greek translation of the Hevrew work messiah
A Apostle
B christ
C Jesus
D Disciple
B
The stories about Jesus life and his teachings are found in the
A acts of the apostles
B epistles
C apocalypse
D gospels
D
Which of the following is a ritual that involves immersing people in water for the repentence of sins?
A Transfiguration
B extreme unction
C transubstantiation
D Baptism
D
A short story that contains a theological truth but which is not meant to be taken literally is called a
A Gospel
B beatitude
C parable
D Mitzvot
C
The event when Jesus appearance miraculously changed and he spoke with Moses and Elijah is known as the
A Baptism
B Transfiguration
C Eucharist
D Anointing
B
The Sanhedrin is
A A jewish sectarin group that opposed Jesus
B a conservative Jewish Tehological Movement
C. The Jewish High Court
D a group of jeusus' followers
C
Which of the following is a statement or action that shows contempt for god
A beatitude
B Blasphemy
C Heresy
D Apostate
B
who is frequently called the second founder of christianity
A paul
B peter
C stephen
D john
A
Jesus las meal with his followers became the basis for the christian
A sacrament
B eucharist
C creeds
D annunciation
B
Which of the following was a mystical form of christianity that believed the world was composed of matter and evil
A Gnosticism
B docetism
C fundamentalism
D ecumenism
A
The belief that jesus wa a spirit and not a human is called
A gnosticism
B heresy
C ecumenism
D Docetism
D
The belief that god has already determined who will be saved is known as
A Predestination
B original sin
C Free will
D incarnation
A
Orothodox christianity allows
A priest to marry
B the pope to determine theological doctrine
C statues in worship
D priests to baptize people by sprinkling water
A
The major reason why eastern and western christianity split was because they could not agree upon the issue of
A doctrine
B the trinity
C authority
D the sacraments
C
Protestant christianity does not accept
A baptism
B eucharist
C church tradition
D the bible
C
who is frequently called the second founder of christianity
A paul
B peter
C stephen
D john
A
A gathering of bishops to determine religious doctrine and rituals is called
A ecumenical council
B a vatican council
C an assembly
D a denominational assembly
A
Jesus las meal with his followers became the basis for the christian
A sacrament
B eucharist
C creeds
D annunciation
B
the synoptic gospels are
A mathew mark and john
B luke mark and matthew
C john matthew and luke
D mark john and luke
B
Which of the following was a mystical form of christianity that believed the world was composed of matter and evil
A Gnosticism
B docetism
C fundamentalism
D ecumenism
A
The belief that jesus wa a spirit and not a human is called
A gnosticism
B heresy
C ecumenism
D Docetism
D
The third division of the new testament is the
A apocalypse
B epistles
C apocrypha
D pseuudepigrapha
B
The belief that god has already determined who will be saved is known as
A Predestination
B original sin
C Free will
D incarnation
A
Writings not included in the old or new testament but which some christians accept as part of the bible are called
A apocrypha
B Epistles
C pseudepigrapha
D Apocalyptic
A
Orothodox christianity allows
A priest to marry
B the pope to determine theological doctrine
C statues in worship
D priests to baptize people by sprinkling water
A
The process of obtaining forgiveness of sin is called
A confirmation
B extreme unction
C atonement
D grace
C
The major reason why eastern and western christianity split was because they could not agree upon the issue of
A doctrine
B the trinity
C authority
D the sacraments
C
Which of the following best demonstrates the christian concept of grace
A jesus crucifixion
B pauls preaching
C the eucharist
D the transfiguration
A
Protestant christianity does not accept
A baptism
B eucharist
C church tradition
D the bible
C
Some christians believe in a temporary place of punishment and suffering called
A hell
B purgatory
C sheol
D lucifer
B
A gathering of bishops to determine religious doctrine and rituals is called
A ecumenical council
B a vatican council
C an assembly
D a denominational assembly
A
the synoptic gospels are
A mathew mark and john
B luke mark and matthew
C john matthew and luke
D mark john and luke
B
The third division of the new testament is the
A apocalypse
B epistles
C apocrypha
D pseuudepigrapha
B
Writings not included in the old or new testament but which some christians accept as part of the bible are called
A apocrypha
B Epistles
C pseudepigrapha
D Apocalyptic
A
The process of obtaining forgiveness of sin is called
A confirmation
B extreme unction
C atonement
D grace
C
Which of the following best demonstrates the christian concept of grace
A jesus crucifixion
B pauls preaching
C the eucharist
D the transfiguration
A
Some christians believe in a temporary place of punishment and suffering called
A hell
B purgatory
C sheol
D lucifer
B
Who is frequently called the second founder of christianity
A paul
B peter
C stephen
D john
A
Jesus last meal with his followers became the basis for the christian
A sacraments
B eucharist
C creeds
D annunciation
B
Which of the following was a mystical form of christiantiy that belived teh world was composed of matter and evil
A Gnosticism
B Docetism
C fundamentalism
D Ecumenism
A
The belief that Jesus was a spirit and not a human is called
A gnosticism
B Heresy
C ecumenissm
D docetism
D
The belief that god has already determined who will be saved is known as
A predestination
B original sin
C free will
D Incarnation
A
Orthodox christianity allows
A priests to marry
B The pope to determine theological doctrine
C Statues in worship
D priests to baptize people by sprinkling water
A
The major reasonwhy eastern and western christianity split was because they could not agree upon the issue of
A doctrine
B the trinity
C authority
D the sacraments
C
Protestant Christianity does not accept
A baptism
B eucharist
C church tradition
D the bible
C
A gathering of bishops to determine religious doctrine and rituals is called
A an ecumentical council
B a Vatican council
C an assembly
D a denominational assembly
A
The synoptic gospels are
A matthew mark and john
B luke mark and matthew
C john matthew and luke
D mark john and luke
B
The third division of the new testament is the
A apocalypse
B epistles
C apocrypha
D pseudepigrapha
B
Writings not included inthe old or new testament but which some christians accept as part of the bible are called
A apocrypha
B epistles
C pseudepigrapha
D apocalyptic
A
The prces of obtaining forgiveness of sin is called
A confirmation
b extreme unction
C atonement
D grace
C
Which of the following best demonstrates the christian concept of grace
A jesus crucifixion
B pauls preaching
C the eucharist
D the transfiguratio
A
Some christians believe tin a temporary place of punishment and suffering called
A hell
B purgatory
C sheol
D lucifer
B
An icon is a
A statue of a saint
B Christian sacrament
C two dimentsional depiction of a saint
D a cross carried in christian worship by a priest
C
The belief that during the eucharist, the bread and wine change nto the literal body and lood of jesus without any change in physical appearance is called
A trnsfiguration
B transubstatiation
C extreme unction
D beatification
B
Protestant christianty accepts which of the following two sacraments
A baptism and confirmation
B confession and eucharist
C eucharist and baptisme
D holy orders and baptism
C
Extreme unction is also known as
A the anointing of the sick
B penance
C the eucharist
D confirmation
A
Which of the following was not taught by Augustine
A the moral weakness of humans
B origianal sin
C free will
D predestination
C
The belief that god became human in jesus is known as the
A incarnation
B resurrection
C transfiguration
D Transubstantiation
A
Which of the following statements about the christian gospels is true
A they were written by jesus
B they originally contained titles
C they are historical biographies of jesus life
D they are theological interpretations of jesus' life
D
The dogma of papal infallibility
A was given to the apostles by jesus
B has always been a dogma of the catholic church
C became a dogma of the catholic church in 1869
D Became a dogma of th ecatholic church during the second vatican council
C
The majority of Muslims are
A shi'ite
B sunni
C karijite
D sufi
B
Muslims worship
A muhammad
B allah
C jinn
D qibla
B
Islam means
a allah
b god
C submission
D devotion
C
The second most sacred site in islam is located in the city of
A medina
B jerusalem
C damascus
D Mecca
A
The universal islamic community is called the
A hanif
B muslims
C qibla
D ummah
D
Which of th efollowing statements best describes the relationship between islam and the people of the book
A all followers look forward to the arrival of the messiah
B all followers trace their ancestry to Abraham
C all forllowers use the same canon of scripture
D all followers believe in the trinity
B
The muslim direction of prayer is known as the
A qibla
B ka'ba
C mirhab
D ijma
A
which of the following best describes muhammad
A prophet and son of god
B Prophet and leader
C Prophet and author
D prophet and savior
B
Muhammad said that he was simply a
A savior
B preacher
C man sent to warn the people
D messiah
C
Muhammad recievedd a revelation that mecca would remain the site of the
A fast
B jinn
C hanif
D hajj
D
The caliph is
A the religious leader of contemporary Islam
B A prophet and political leader
C a political and military ruler
D an ifallible religious leader
C
The first caliph was
A ali
B uthman
C umar
D abu bakr
D
Shi'a Islam emerged over a dispute regarding the succession of the caliph
A Umar
B muawiyah
C ali
D abu bakr
C
Which caliph is not one of the rightly guided caliphs
A ali
B muawiyah
C umar
D uthman
B
Shi'ites revere divinely inspired figures called
A caliphs
B imams
C karijites
D sunnis
B
Shari'ah is
A revelation
B tradition
C analogical reasoning
D islamic law
D
The mystical islamic movement is known as
A sufism
B seveners
C twelvers
D qiyas
A
Which of the following best explains the muslim view of predestination
A god allows people to make some choices in certain areas
B huams are responsible for determining ther own fate
C god will know who is saved on teh day of judgment
D all humans are tainted with original sin
A
The Qur'an is divided into 114
A testaments
B suras
C zakats
D salats
B
Texts containg stroes about the behavior and practices of Muhammad and used as examples of how to behave are called
A sunnah
B shari'ah
C hadith
D fatwa
C
Which of the following is not one of the five pillars of islam
A Prayer
B alsmgiving
C fasting
D penance
D
The four sources of Islamic law are
A Sunnah, The Qur'an, Consensus and analogical reasong
B analogical reasong, fatwa, consensus and the Qur, an
C The Qur'an, analogical reasoning, fatwa and Summah
D Consensus, Sunnah, Analogical reasong and Shari'ah
A
The word jihad literally means
A conquest
B murder
C struggle
D warfare
C
All muslims are required to fast during the month of
A mihrab
B zakat
C shahada
D ramadan
D
Which of th efollowing best explains Islams understanding of Judaism and Christianty
A jews and christians worship the wrong god
B Jews and christians do not believe in Abrahams covenant
C jews and christians have introduced errors into theeir monotheistic faiths
D jews and christians do not believe in revelation
C
What does the Qur'an teach about Jesus
A he was the son of god
B he did not perform miracles
C he was a prophet
D he did not exist
C
Muslims believe that the Qur'an
A cannot be translated
B was written down before muhammad's death
C has been guarded by the caliphs
D detemines the succession of the caliphs
A
Which religion views time in a linear fashion
A Islam
B hinduism
C buddhism
D confucianism
A
The four sources of Islamic law are most similar to which of the following approaches to the study of religion
A Descriptive approach
B phenomenological approach
C academic approach
D theological approach
D
The religions of Judaism, Christianty, and Islam teach that god is both
A henotheistic and transcendent
B omnipotent and transcendent
C nontheistic and henotheistic
D monistic and transcendent
B
Which of the following staements is true of western religions
A all belive in the same scriptures
B all teach that god reached out to humans in history
C all teach that the messiah will come and atone for future sins
D all believe that god exists in the line of time
B
Which of the following religions may be descrived as a system for maintaind social order
A Islam
B Confucianism
C Judaism
D hinduism
B
Which of the following definitions best describes religion
A worship of god
B connects people with the sacred
C a detailed system of ritual acts to contact god
D actions performed to recieve rewards from a deity
B