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The Ultimate World Religions Quiz
by Staff
Religious beliefs are in no short supply on our globe. From atheism to Zoroastrianism, you're probably guaranteed to find your flavor of worship -- or lack thereof. Learn about some lesser known traditions, and test your knowledge of the big ones.

What is one way Jainism differs from Buddhism and Hinduism?

  • In Jainism, karma is made up of actual matter.
  • there is one God in Jainism
  • it doesn't really; it is the precursor to both religions

Charles Taze Russell is the founder of what modern religion?

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witness
  • Seventh-Day Adventists

What religion doesn't have a founder or a primary text?

  • Sikhism
  • Shinto
  • Taoism

Shinto is mostly found where?

  • Thailand
  • China
  • Japan

What is a core concept of Shinto?

  • karma
  • kami
  • yin and yang

Sikhism is also referred to as:

  • Karmism
  • Hinduism
  • Gurmat

When was Sikhism founded?

  • 1st century B.C.E.
  • 15th century C.E.
  • 5th century B.C.E.

Which of these is a sacrament of the Roman Catholic church?

  • anointing of the sick
  • washing of the feet
  • last rites

Which are the two Lutheran sacraments?

  • Baptism and Confirmation
  • Baptism and Marriage
  • Baptism and the Lord's Supper

When did Wicca organize into a religious group?

  • 1974
  • pre-modern history
  • the 1950s

What is the Wiccan Rede (or basic statement of belief)?

  • Respect the Mother Goddess
  • So goes it
  • An ye harm none, do what ye will

Which religion was formed first?

  • Islam
  • Candomblé
  • Zoroastrianism

Where is Candomblé mainly practiced?

  • Guinea
  • Brazil
  • Nigeria

In Islamic tradition, who narrated the Qur'an to Muhammad?

  • the archangel Gabriel
  • God
  • Jesus

What is traditionally considered the highest caste in the Hindu system?

  • Sudra
  • Kshatriya 
  • Brahmins

In Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths. What is one of them?

  • dharma
  • karma
  • misery

The Ba'hai faith believes that what religion is true and valid?

  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • all religions

Ba'hai religion is also devoted to:

  • religious unity
  • social acceptance
  • racial, class and religious equality

In Christian Eastern Orthodox tradition, God is:

  • perfectly benevolent
  • full of hate for humanity
  • unknowable

Santeria developed in:

  • Louisiana
  • Africa
  • Cuba

Rastafarian tradition promises that someday Rastas will:

  • be returned to Zion
  • get to Babylon
  • be completely free of economic hardship

What holiday is celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs?

  • Diwali
  • Holi
  • Festivus

The Middle Eastern Yazidi religion does NOT include elements of:

  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism

What is a central Yazidi belief?

  • animal worship
  • matriarchy
  • the worship of a fallen angel

In Mormon teaching, Joseph Smith had a vision of an angel named what?

  • Nephi
  • Moroni
  • Gabriel

Native American religion:

  • cannot be described as a monolith
  • is focused on nature
  • centers around dance

In Islam, Adam is:

  • forgiven by God for his transgression of eating the apple
  • not fully human
  • fun-loving

In the Sikh religion, God is:

  • female
  • male
  • without gender

Taoism says that yin and yang represents:

  • harmony
  • opposition
  • dualism

Some Buddhists also practice:

  • Taoism
  • Shinto
  • Atheism