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Unformatted text preview: Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz NAME: I STUDENT GRADE Please mark the correct answer to the following questions (2pts each). 1. In academic religious studies, the term “subjective involvemen ” refers to: a) adopting the beliefs of insider participants as the only true explanation of a religion ® a scholar trying to understand the perspective of insider participants as one source for analyzing a religious tradition c) a situation where a scholar is biased because he/she has gotten too involved with the religious community being studied d) none of the above 2. True 0 A major difference between contemporary religious studies and theology is that religious stu ~ 3 scholars cannot be personally religious. 3. Which of the following is a famous Jewish theologian? a) Augustine b) Aquinas c) Al-Ghazali @Maimonides [email protected] or false? Apologetics refers to the attempt to reaffirm, defend, or prove aspects of a religious tradition’s doctrines. 5. In academic religious studies, “objective analysis” refers to: a) a sCholar’s attempt to examine religious traditions in a neutral manner b) a scholar’s attempt to bracket his/her own personal beliefs when examining religious traditions @a scholar’s duty to ignore the emotions of the religious participants he/she is studying @ a & b 6. When religious beliefs are enacted and made real through ceremonies, this is referred to as what element of religion? @ritual b) myth 0) ethics d) none of the above [email protected] or When a religious studies scholar refers to the central stories of a religion as myths, he/she is dismissing them as historically untrue. rdinary and concrete like water or fire to represent something . 213a a symbol 0) a belief system d) none of the above 9. When a religious tradition conceives of sacred reality in the form of multiple gods, this is called: a) pantheism b) monotheism @polytheism d) none of the above 10. Which of the following is an accurate description of the comparative approach in contemporary religious studies? comparison between religions is done to more effectively understand religious traditions b) comparison only focuses on the universal similarities between religions 0) comparison is done to assert the hierarchical superiority of one religion over another @8513 l. Shankara is an important figure in Hinduism because: _ V a_._ he is one of the main avatars of Vishnu @he is considered one of the greatest teachers/thinkers of the Vedanta school e. he was a famous dalit activist 2. Mohandas Gandhi is an important figure in Hinduism because: a. he is one of the main avatars of Vishnu @e led the non—violent movement for India’s independence from Great Britain e. he was a famous dalit activist @r False? The Hindu tradition teaches that part of what defines “correct action” for a person is the stage of life they are in. 4. Which of the following sacred texts is a long epic pOem containing the myth of Krishna and Arjuna? @hagavad Gita b. Bhagavata [email protected]—the Vedas 5. In Hinduism, the caste system refers to: @e division of society into hereditary social classes 0. the division of society into stages of life (1. none of the above Match the following terms in the Hindu tradition with the correct definition: 9 6. dharma a. the principle of non-violence or not hurting living beings b. a term for “untouchables” meaning “children of God” gt 8. guru 0. social and religious duty d. a spiritual or religious community Q 10. ahimsa e. a spiritual teacher 2’1 6 Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #4 NAME: ' STUDENT GRAD « - Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions 1 ‘7 ' ENI ( pts eaci . [email protected] 9; False? According to the central myths of Buddhism, Siddharthals mother conceived him without human sexual intercourse. E Which of the following was NOT one of the Four Passing Sights that moved Siddhartha Guatama? % a. a sick person n infant c. an old person a wandering holy man 3. Which of the following is NOT one of the Four Noble Truths, which are basic teachings of Siddhartha Guatama? uffering occurs as a result of failing to worshiplGod correctly b. Suffering is an unavoidable part of life c. Suffering comes from human desire d. To end suffering humans must end desire \The title “Buddha” means: a. priest b. a god C(Dawakened one @divine incarnation C ‘5‘ This statue of the Reclining Buddha found in Sri Lanka is symbolic of the central myth about: @Siddhartha’s moment of enlightenment iddhartha’s death % c. Siddhartha’s temptation d. Siddhartha’s experiment with ascetism Match the following terms in the Hindu tradition with the correct'definition: CL 6. sangha a. release from suffering and rebirth E X anichcha the concept of the no-self or no permanent soul . Kb anatta c. the Buddhist order or community of monks and nuns D dukkha d. suffering or sorrow k b nirvana e. life’s constant change or impermanence Aé Re! 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #5 NAME: ‘ r STUDENT GRADER: Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions V ' Match the following terms in the Buddhist tradition with the correct definition: ® {A ‘_ 1. arhat a. the term for compassion ’” 2. tathata b. a person who has reached enlightenment A 7K: 3. karuna c. Buddhist scripture containing sayings of the Buddha G, g 4. sutra d. a female, heavenly bodhisattva D g 5. Guanyin e. the idea of “thatnessjiwhich is reality revealed in each moment 6. Which branch of Buddhism has at its heart the community of monks and stresses the monastic ideal of detachment and desirelessness as the path to enlightemnent? ' @Theravada Buddhism b. Mahayana Buddhism 9 The term bodhisattva, a distinct belief of Mahayana Buddhism, refers to: a. an enlightened priest H K b. an enlightened person of deep compassion c. a monk who achieves enlightenment @none of the above A Which of the following sacred texts is important in Theravada Buddhism? a. the Paii Canon the Vedas c. the Lotus Sutra d. the Upanishads 9. In Theravada Buddhism the early morning “begging rounds” involves: a. the opening of monasteries to poor beggars @ monks going out early in the morning to beg for food in the village c. soup kitchens run by Buddhist lay people I d. Buddhists visiting temples to “beg” for enlightenment FY In which country is Mahayana Buddhism the dominant form of Buddhism? a. China Thailand 0: a & b d. none of the above Rel 101 (F all 13): Reading Quiz #6 NAME: t t ‘ STUDENT GRAD * : ' ,4,» Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following question IN PECIL (2pts each). Match the following terms in the Jewish tradition with the correct definition: d Sadducees a. the five books that constitute the sacred core of the Hebrew Bible 6! “£1: Torah b. the Jewish faction focused on careful observation of religious lawsand tradition 6 figs?— Tanakh Kthe Jewish term for human beings who speak on behalf of God 5 d Pharisees the Jewish priestly faction focused on the temple and its activities Q“ 5. Prophets b\the Hebrew Bible 6. True or False? When the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem they destroyed the first Jewish temple. did/1'6 7. In Judaism the term covenant refers to: a) laws governing Jewish society b) rituals performed in the temple 0) rules about what you can eat @the contract entered into by God with the Israelites 8. In Judaism the term “Passover” refers to what important story? a) God’s promise that Abraham would have a child b) God’s spirit moving over the world during creation @God’s killing of the first-born sons of Egypt and sparing the Israelites’ sons d) the ritual sacrifice of animals when the second temple was built 9. Which figure does the Jewish tradition say receivedthe commandments from God at Mt. Sinai? a) Abraham @Moses 0) Solomon d) Isaac According to the Jewish tradition who is the son of Abraham and Sarah? Ishmael b) Moses 0) Solomon saac \ V Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #7 NAME: STUDENT GRADER: Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions IN PENCIL (Zpts each). Please match the Jewish holiday with the correct definition. "\ L 1. Yom Kippur a. an autumn holiday that uses outdoor shelters to symbolize when the Israelites wandered in the desert before entering Canaan g: 2. Sukkot Nhe Jewish new year recalls the creation of the world Q: 3. Passover c. the most sacred day of the Jewish year known as the Day of Atonement L6," 4. Rosh Hashanah the holiday that recalls the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and their liberation from slavery ‘ i t % Moses Maimonides is significant in the Jewish tradition because: a) he compiled the canon of the Hebrew Bible ' b) he led a rebellion against the Nazis during World War II c) he was the medieval thinker who first formulated a set of central Jewish beliefs @he helped start the Reform branch of Judaism 6. Which of the following is the name for the whole collection of Jewish mystical writings? @ Kabbalah b) Mishnah c) Talmud d) none of the above 7. Which of the following is the devotional movement within Judaism that emphasizes an ecstatic sense of God’s presence and the beauty of everyday life? a) Orthodox Judaism b) Reform Judaism_ Hasidism 8. The shofar is: a) the plate used during the Seder meal b) the shawl worn during Jewish prayer c) the leader of Orthodox Jewish groups @ a ram’s horn blown during New Year services 9. True or False? In Reform Judaism women may become rabbis. . 10. True or False? The High Holy Days refers to the holidays of Yom Kippur and Passover. in. Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #8 ,_ '. NAM , , STUDENT GRADER: ‘ 7 V Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions IN PENCIL (2pts each). 1. True or False? According to the Christian tradition Jesus’ virgin mother Mary conceived him miraculousl . ' .5) y X‘l‘tj‘tk. 2. True or False? According to the Christian tradition Jesus was publicly executed by means of burning at the stake. f . t, :a ‘ j 3. What religion was Jesus of Nazareth raised in? p a) Hinduism b) Roman religion @Judaism d) Christianity 4. In the Christian tradition the “Gospels” are: @ accounts or versions of the life of Jesus b) early followers of Jesus c) authors of the New Testament d) none of the above 5. Which of the following is NOT one of the Synoptic Gospels? a) Matthew b) Mark 0) Luke @John Please match the following Christian holy days/seasons with the correct description. la; 6. Advent a) the celebration‘of the resurrection of Jesus 7. Lent b) four week period of preparation for Christmas ' a 8. Easter 0) the holy day before Easter which recalls Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem - fl ' 6/ L Good Friday (1) forty day period of repentance in preparation for Easter (/ Palm Sunday e) the holy day that recalls Jesus’ death Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz, #9 NAME: STUDENT GRADER: Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions IN PENC 1. True 0 Theotokos,'the title given to Mary by some Christian traditions, means “divine being.” (Zpt ). 2. in the Christian tradition of prayer, some believers use a rosary, which is: @a circular chain of beads used to count prayers b) a statue of Mary surrounded by roses 0) a statue of Jesus surrounded by roses d) a special prayer Jesus taught his disciples 3. Which of the following is true of the Christian ritual of baptism? a) it is an initiation ritual b) it uses the physical element of water 0) it originated in Jewish practices of ritual bathing a, b, &c e) none of the above @r False? The branches of Christianity disagreeon whether infants should be baptized. 5. Which of the following is true of the Christian ritual of the Eucharist? a) it reenacts Jesus’ last supper with his disciples b) it symbolizes sharing in Jesus’ life and death 0) bread and wine are common physical elements used in the ritual a, b, &c e) none of the above 6. True [email protected] Christian branches celebrate the Eucharist ritual every Sunday. @love God and love their neighbor b) make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem on Passover and offer sacrifices c) avoid food sacrificed to pagan idols (1) give up all their possessions and practice celibacy @c&d @or False? Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the non-violent Civil Rights Movement. 9. Which of the following of Jesus’ central teachings communicates his emphasis on non- love? violence and a) the Lord’s Prayer @he Sermon on the Mount c) the Thirteen Principles of Faith d) the Ave Maria 10. Jesus used the term “Kingdom of God” in his teachings to symbolize: a) the sinfulness of the Jewish people b) the reestablishment of the Israelite political kingdom @ his vision of what human society can be at its best d) an earthly kingdom where everyone follows the rules of the Torah Rel 101 (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #10 ‘ . STUDENTGRADE .1 .____ A , 7 Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following questions IN PENCIL (2pts each). lVéliCh of the following religions was present on the Arabian Peninsula prior to lslam? a) Judaism b) Christianity 0) Zoroastrianism d) a & b a, b, &c ‘ or False? According to Islamic tradition, Muhammad’s mother died while he was a child; ' 3x ' ho is Khadijah? a) Muhammad’s uncle b) Muhammad’s brother 0) Muhammad’s [email protected]’s wife 4%ording to the Islamic tradition, where did Muhammad receive his first revelation? a) Jerusalem @Mount Hira c) Medina d) Cairo ifih of the following is the term for the migration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina? a) suras b) madrasas @hijrah d) none of the above 63/416 Islamic tradition, the Night Journey refers to: @ the night Muhammad ascended into the heavenly realm b) the night Muhammad received his first revelation c) the night Muhammad and his followers conquered Mecca d) none of the above 7‘14 Islamic tradition, hadiths refer to: a) followers of Muhammad b) priests Q‘rituals performed in the mosque @emembrances about Muhammad by his early followers TURN OVER FOR FINAL QUESTIONS!!! pters of the Qur’an? (1) none of the above 9&6 0‘@ Muslims trace their ancestry back to Abraham through his son Isaac. 10. hat is the Islamic word for God? Allah b) Kabah ‘ c) Yahweh d) Buraq NAME; STUDENT GRADERi Please CIRCLE the correct answer to the following question Re] 10]. (Fall 13): Reading Quiz #11 Match the following terms with the correct identification: 1. zakat a) Sufi devotional practice that involves reciting the names of God I 2 sawm b) charity to the poor that is one of the five pillars of Islam dhikr c) the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the five pillars of Islam 4. hay] ‘ d) fasting‘during Ramadan that is one of the five pillars of’lslam N PEN I (2p each). - 5. What are the two key beliefs contained in the Shahadah, which is the central Muslim creed of faith and one of the five pillars? a) that there is only one true God and the Qur’an was revealed by him b) that Muhammad is the prophet of God and. that the Qur’an was written by him @ that there is only one true God and Muhammad is the messenger of God d) that there is only one true God and Muhammad is the divine son of God 6. Id al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that: a) commemorates when Muhammad received his first revelation from God ® ends the period of fasting during Ramadan c) is the Day of Sacrifice celebrated during the ha} j d) commemorates the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad 7. Id al-Adha is the Muslim holiday that: a) commemorates when Muhammad received his first revelation from God b) ends the period of fasting during Ramadan @- is the Day of Sacrifice celebrated during the haj j d) commemorates the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad TURN OVER FOR MORE QUESTIONS!!!! I r “the rtijhe of Abraham” during hajj? a) that a personthas‘vobta‘rtte salvatibn I b) that a person is an imam > z @ the basic equality of peOple before God! d) that a person is following the guidelinesfor modesty in public 9. According to Musiim tradition, who was provided water at the weli of Zamzam, a site visited by Muslims during the hajj? - ' i ‘ a) Sarah @Hagar c) Khadijah "'5"d) Muhammad 10. What do Sufis believe is the highest spirituai experiencea person can have on earth? a) direct encounter with the Prophet Muhammad b) forgiveness during hajj : c) suffering as a martyr @ direct experience of God “face to face” ...
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