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Study Guide Questions

1.     Nature-oriented belief systems that endow animals with special powers are called: a.) animistic b). humanistic c.) spatial d.) temporal
2.     The belief in many gods is referred to as: a.) multideism b.) monotheism c.) polytheism d.) religiosity
3.     The Pharaoh Akhnaton was successful in converting the Egyptians from worshipping many gods to worshipping one god. True or false?
4.     Belief systems adhered to by particular cultural groups in specific places are called ____________ religions. a.) temporal b.) monotheistic c.) universalizing d.) ethnic
5.     Hinduism, Judaism, and Shinto are examples of ______________ religions. a.) temporal b.) monotheistic c.) universalizing d.) ethnic
6.     Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam are examples of ______________ religions. a.) temporal b.) monotheistic c.) universalizing d.) ethnic
7.     The major universalizing religions developed from ethnic religions. True or false?
8.     The world's major belief systems are generally divided into two major categories: a.) Northern/Southern b.) Eastern/Western c.) First World/Third World d.) Right/Wrong
9.     The root religion of the Indian subcontinent is : a.) Taoism b.) Shintoism c.) Brahmanism d.) Zoroastrianism
10.     The Hindu belief in the transmigration, or rebirth, of the soul is also known as _________________________.
11.     In Hinduism, the actions of a past life that determine a person's station in the present life are collectively called: a.) caste b.) varna c.) Vedism d.) karma
12.     If you believe in the four noble truths, you are a: a.) Christian b.) Buddhist c.) Muslim d.) Hindu
13.     A pilgrimage to Mecca is part of: a.) the four noble truths b.) the Five Pillars of Islam c.) the Ten Commandments
14.     The state beyond suffering, the goal of Buddhism, is called ____________________ .
15.     The form of Buddhism that relies heavily on the compassion of numerous manifestations of Buddha and on boddhisattvas is: a.) Mahayana b.) Hinaya c.) Theravada d.) Sikhism
16.     The native Chinese religion, which concentrates on worldly matters and proper social action, is: a.) Taoism b.) Shintoism c.) Confucianism d.) Jainism
17.     The "way of the gods" in Japanese tradition is: a.) Taoism b.) Shintoism c.) Confucianism d.) Jainism
18.     The one god honored by the Hebrews is: a.) Allah b.) Aten c.) Krishna d.) Yahweh
19.     The Hebrew leader who presented the Israelites with the Ten Commandments was: a.) Abraham b.) Jeremiah c.) Moses d.) Isaiah
20.     The highly conservative Hasidic Jews emerged from the ____________________ (Sephardim / Ashkenazim) Jews.
21.     Jesus was a: a.) Jew b.) Greek c.) Roman d.) Turk
22.     The Roman Empire proved to be a mixed blessing for early Christians. True or false?
23.     Protestantism began as a reform movement within the Orthodox tradition. True or false?
24.     Islam is the youngest of the major universalizing religions. True or false?
25.     Iranians are primarily __________________ (Sunni/ Shiah) Muslims.
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