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Comparing World Religions


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1). There are some people who are driven to correct, refine or reform a particular religious order or movement.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


2). Fortunately, competition between religions has never caused any real big problems.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


3). In the western mindset of North America we do not tend to automatically associate “God” with religion or spirituality

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


4). Every religious movement seems to think they are perfect, or at least closer to perfection than their competitive religious neighbors

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


5). Polytheism is when people believe there are multiple deities to be encountered or reckoned with.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


6). Gnosticism is when there is a supreme being or beings, and the less knowledge you have about such a being the more personal intimacy and experiential value is possible.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


7). Agnosticism means that there be a supreme being or beings but personally knowledge of or experience with such a being is not possible.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


8).  Just about every organized faith or belief system presents what we will refer to as a “Religious World View”. 

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


9). The world view question ”Why are we here?” deals with our morals and ethics.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


10). Fatalism declares that the body can be used again in whole or in part

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


11). Reincarnation states that there is another life to experience in a different realm than the present. 

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


12).  Re-inhabitation declares that the body can be used again in whole or in part. 

 a). TRUE       b). FALSE


13). Christianity, in its core beliefs proclaims Jesus Christ to be God incarnate

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


14). This Bible as we have it today was formally canonized in the first century AD.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


15). Luther truly desired to reform the Roman church, but ultimately ended up dividing it

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


16). There are virtually no blends of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


17). Roman Catholics and Protestants differ on issues of authority in the church.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


18). There are three basic rituals that are practiced in Christianity.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


19). The people of Islam are actually descendents of Abraham through Isaac.

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


20). Moses led the enslaved Jewish nation out of Egypt where they encountered God in their wilderness journeys

a). TRUE       b). FALSE


21).  One division in Judaism is called

a). Crondike

b). Sunni

c). Reformed

d). none of the above


22). Jews call the Old Testament portion of the Christian Bible

a). the Quaran

b). the Torah

c). Holy Bible

d). none of the above


23). Jews of all three divisions who worship regularly, traditionally gather in

a). mosques

b). temples

c). churches

d). none of the above


24). They adhere to a god they refer to as

a). Allah

b). Buddha

c).  Lotus Sutra

d). none of the above


25).  One of the five pillars of Islam is

a). Kung fu

b). Lotus Sutra

c). fasting

d). all of the above


26).  One of the divisions of Islam are the

a). Orthodox

b).  Sunnis

c).  Lotus Sutras

d).  none of the above


27).  Islam refers to heaven as

a). impossible to achieve

b). paradise

c).  hell on earth

d). none of the above 


28). Hindus believe that we are all ignorant and need

a). enlightenment

b). knowledge

c).  to eliminate Karma

d). none of the above 


29). Hindus practice

a).  meditation

b).  yoga

c).  devotion to the gods

d).  all of the above 


30). Buddha taught that nothing is

a). obscure

b). wrong

c). permanent

d). none of the above 


31). The religions of the world are somewhat superficially similar, but fundamentally 

a). different

b). reorganized

c). both a& b

d). none of the above 


32).  All religions do not see reality

a). backwards

b). through the same lens

c). in the confines of time

d). none of the above


33). Not all religions believe in or utilize a “god” or “gods” in their

a). temples, mosques or churches

b). rituals

c). belief systems

d). all of the above


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