World Religions Unit Test
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by Amy McDonald
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
World Religions
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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.
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Which is a belief of monotheistic religions?
A There is only one God.
B There are spirits in nature.
C There are many gods.
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Which is a polytheistic religion?
A Christianity
B Judaism
C Buddhism
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Reincarnation is a major belief of
A Hinduism.
B Judaism.
C Islam.
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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.
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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.
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Which religion is correctly paired with its founder?
A Judaism – Jesus Christ
B Buddhism - Siddhartha Gautama
C Islam – Moses
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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.
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6
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
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What is the common name for these sayings?
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What is the common message these different sayings tell us about religious beliefs around the world
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According to this chart, which of the 5 major world religions was the largest in 2001?
A Islam
B Christianity
C Judaism
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According to this chart, which of the 5 major world religions was the largest in 2012?
A Christianity
B Islam
C Buddhism
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Which of the religions shown on the chart actually grew the most between 2001 and 2012?
A Hinduism
B Buddhism
C Islam
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According to this chart, which religion actually decreased in size?
A Judaism
B Christianity
C Buddhism
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