Can You Pass World Religion 101?

By: Isadora Teich

Which of these religions believes in only one god?

These religions were all born in the Middle East, and share some similar texts and ground rules. All are monotheistic, which means that they believe in one supreme god.

Which of these books is most important to Islam?

The Quran is the central religious text of Islam. It is believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God.

Which of these is a main deity in Hinduism?

The three main deities of Hinduism are Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer. Shiva is considered a powerful destroyer of evil and cosmic transformer.

Which of these religions believes in reincarnation?

Hinduism preaches a cyclic existence involving countless lives, deaths and rebirths. This is also a part of other Indian religions, such as Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Which religion has the most followers worldwide?

Christianity has roughly 2.4 billion followers around the globe. Over 33% of the world's population is Christian, which includes Catholics.

People of which faith practice praying to saints?

While Catholicism and Christianity both worship Jesus, there are some key differences. While Christians only pray to god, many Catholics pray to saints so that they might pray directly to god on their behalf.

How old are Jewish boys when they have their bar mitzvah?

Young Jewish boys have their bar mitzvahs at age 13. This ceremony celebrates their growth into adulthood and commitment to the Jewish faith. Young Jewish girls have bat mitzvahs for the same purpose.

Which is the second most popular religion on earth?

Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, but the fastest growing. Over 24% of the global population currently identifies as Muslim and they make up a powerful majority in more than 50 countries.

According to the Bible used by Christians and Jews, there are ________ Commandments.

According to the Old Testament of the Bible, there are 10 commandments. These prohibit theft, murder, adultery, blasphemy and idol worship.

Which religion has no official founder?

Hinduism is derived from a fusion of Indian cultures, traditions and philosophies over thousands of years. It has been called the world's oldest religion and has no official singular founder.

Where was Jesus born, according to the Bible?

According to the New Testament account of the apostle Matthew, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Bethlehem was in the Middle Eastern province Judea.

People of which faith attend mass?

Catholics attend mass. Masses tend to be more ceremonial, depending on the church. They often involve kneeling, communion and other practices that do not happen at Christian church services.

Which religion involves a vow of non-violence?

Jainism is one of the oldest Indian religions. Those who follow Jain Dharma take 5 vows, one of which is that of ahimsa, or non-violence.

Which city do those of the Muslim faith make a religious pilgrimage to?

Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, and to take the journey there as a Muslim is called Haj. Haji is a title given to Muslims who have completed the rite of Haj.

What is the most important holy book of Judaism?

The Torah has a wide range of meanings in Judaism. It can refer to different collections of Jewish religious texts and even all of Jewish culture, teaching and practice.

Which country has the largest irreligious population in the world?

According to a 2015 poll, 61% of the people in China are convinced atheists, while 29% are not religious. The most populated country on earth is also the least religious, with 90% of their nearly 1.4 billion population having no religious affiliation.

Which of these is celebrated by all Catholics and Christians?

Both Catholics and Christians believe that Jesus is the savior of mankind. They celebrate his birthday on Christmas in different ways around the world.

Which of these holidays is also known as "The Festival of Colors"?

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It celebrates the coming of spring and the victory of good over evil, and famously involves large crowds of people gathering to decorate each other with paint and colored powders.

Do all Christians practice lent?

Lent is the period of 40 days on the Christian calendar between Ash Wednesday and Easter where believers practice prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving and self-denial. It is only practiced by certain denominations, like Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists.

Christians believe that Jesus was:

Christians believe that Jesus was the son of god. They believe that he was crucified, died on the cross and was resurrected 3 days later.

Buddhism is largely based on the teachings of:

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha. It originated in ancient India and spread throughout much of Asia

Which of these is a main denomination of Islam?

There are 2 major denominations of Islam, Sunni and Shia Islam. Sunni Muslims make up roughly 90% of the world's Muslims, making them the largest religious denomination on earth.

What are the followers of Jainism called?

Those who practice Jainism are called Jains. Most Jains live in India, but there are 4.5 million practitioners worldwide.

Which of these do more people around the globe identify as?

About a billion people worldwide identify as secular, nonreligious, agnostic or atheist. After Christianity and Islam, this is the third largest group.

Which of these groups believe that it is impossible to prove or disprove any religion's claims about god?

Agnostics think that the existence of god and the supernatural cannot be proven or disproven and is unknowable. It is not a belief system or religion in the traditional sense but is growing in popularity.

Are Catholics also Christians?

Catholicism and Protestantism are the two main branches of Christianity. This means that Catholics are also Christians.

Jerusalem has importance to which of these religions?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all monotheistic Abrahamic religions with certain similarities. They all consider Jerusalem a holy city.

How many schools are there of Buddhism?

Buddhism is vast and diverse, with maybe thousands of different schools and traditions throughout Asia alone. Scholars generally split Buddhism into 3 main schools: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. This, however, by no means covers the entirety of the religion.

Which came first: Catholics or Protestants?

The Catholic church was the original way of practicing Christianity, which flourished throughout Eurasia for centuries. This happened long before the 16th century Protestant Reformation. During this time, Europeans split from the Catholic church, which they found corrupt and greedy.

Where do Jewish people go for religious services?

A synagogue is a Jewish house of prayer. Jewish people gather there for study, reading, prayer and worship.

Yoga is associated with which religion?

While yoga is mostly known as a series of stretches and exercises in the West, it is derived from a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which began in ancient India. There are numerous schools, goals and practices of yoga throughout Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

Which religion's motto is that it is the function of souls to help one another?

Jainism is an Indian religion of which the 3 main principles are ahimsa (non-violence), anekantavada (non-absolutism) and aparigraha (non-attachment). One of their main sayings is "Parasparopagraho Jīvānām," which can be translated as "souls render service to one another."

Which group of people believe that no deities exist?

Atheists do not think that any deities exist at all and are irreligious. Over 60% of people in China do not believe in god and their government is also officially atheist, making them the least religious country in the world.

Which religion began in ancient China?

Taoism is an ancient Chinese religion and philosophy which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao, which translates to "The Way." While it has had a lot of influence throughout Asia, less than 1% of the global population is Taoist.

According to Judaism, which of these things makes a person Jewish?

If your mother was Jewish, you are considered Jewish. Jews also welcome converts, who can become Jewish after undergoing the formal conversion process.

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