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World Religions Unit Test
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by Amy McDonald
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
World Religions
1
6 pts
One reason civilizations embraced (accepted) religions during the Classical Era was to
A protect the most powerful people from harm.
B keep order throughout society.
C limit the kinds of animals that were killed.
2
6 pts
Which is a belief of monotheistic religions?
A There is only one God.
B There are spirits in nature.
C There are many gods.
3
6 pts
Which is a polytheistic religion?
A Christianity
B Judaism
C Buddhism
4
6 pts
Reincarnation is a major belief of
A Hinduism.
B Judaism.
C Islam.
5
6 pts
One way in which Hinduism and Buddhism are similar is that they both
A originated in India.
B have a caste system.
C worship Buddha.
6
6 pts
Islam is different from Christianity and Judaism because
A Muslims believe in one God.
B Muslims worship in a holy place.
C Muslims fast during Ramadan.
7
6 pts
Which religion is correctly paired with its founder?
A Judaism – Jesus Christ
B Buddhism - Siddhartha Gautama
C Islam – Moses
8
6 pts
The Eightfold Path and the Ten Commandments are similar because they are
A sacred scriptures in Buddhism and Hinduism.
B histories that explain the beginning of Hinduism and Judaism.
C guides for proper moral behavior of Jews, Christians, and Buddhists.
9
6 pts
The Koran, Vedas, Sutras, and the Bible are all
A Holy texts.
B Travel guides.
C Constitutions.
Base your answer to the next two questions on the quotations below:

“None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. “ - Islam

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.” - Judaism

“And as ye would (wish) that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” - Christianity

“Make thine own self the measure of the others, and so abstain from causing hurt to them.” - Buddhism

“Do not to others what ye do not wish done to yourself; and wish for others too what ye desire and long for, for yourself." - Hinduism
10
11 pts
What is the common name for these sayings?
11
11 pts
What is the common message these different sayings tell us about religious beliefs around the world
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12
6 pts
According to this chart, which of the 5 major world religions was the largest in 2001?
A Islam
B Christianity
C Judaism
13
6 pts
According to this chart, which of the 5 major world religions was the largest in 2012?
A Christianity
B Islam
C Buddhism
14
6 pts
Which of the religions shown on the chart actually grew the most between 2001 and 2012?
A Hinduism
B Buddhism
C Islam
15
6 pts
According to this chart, which religion actually decreased in size?
A Judaism
B Christianity
C Buddhism
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