2124 MIDTERM EXAM.BB(2)

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REL 2124 MIDTERM EXAM (multiple-choice portion) Multiple Choice: Select the letter that corresponds to the best answer for each question In religious studies, as in modern Western science, the word “ cosmology ” refers to a comprehensive understanding of : pain & suffering war & peace space & time land & resources According to Victor Turner, the ritual process is one which often makes use of the ‘play’ between __________ & __________ to create some kind of meaningful transformation. priests; parishioners structure; anti-structure Hannity; Colmes ‘open’ states; ‘closed’ states When we consider the term “religion” as an analytical category , we understand: that the most useful definition of religion is “beliefs in supernatural beings” that religion is a word used to define, explain, and group together certain phenomena that religion is a universal term, appearing in all human languages in some form none of the above Myths of Origin (Creation, Foundation) have the special ability to endow things with a “__________” quality. “Really Real” “Lemony Fresh” “Je ne sais quoi” “Savoir Faire” Popular (i.e., non-scholarly) ways of defining “religion” have tended to oppose it to something else that is NOT consid- ered “religion,” such as: “religion” vs. “science” “religion” vs. “superstition” both A & B none of the above
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Which of the following have we discussed as being effective because it employs a powerful symbolic logic ? Math Meth Myth Mothra Which of the following is NOT a common characteristic of the apocalyptic genre of sacred scripture? a vision of history divided into distinct and meaningful periods of time that the literature in question has been revealed to a special person &/or group of people that a battle is taking place in multiple realms, with a pre-determined outcome none of the above In the Book of Daniel , chapter 9, verse 11, the following words are said regarding the Babylonian Exile of the Israelites (6th Century B.C.E.): “All Israel has transgressed thy law and turned aside, refusing to obey thy voice. And the curse and the oath which are written in the law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against him.” This verse most specifically references the Judeo-Christian concept of: damnation God’s unpredictability covenant cosmology Which of the following does the Book of Revelation seem to promise for those whose “names [have been] written in the book of life”: “Always Low Prices” “a new heaven and a new earth” that they will be “thrown into the lake of fire” that “all things [will be made] as they were in Ancient Times” In very generalized terms, Judeo-Christian Cosmology consists of: a three-leveled cosmos and linear time a two-leveled cosmos and cyclical time a three-leveled cosmos and cyclical time a two-leveled cosmos and linear time
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In Judeo-Christian ‘Covenant’ Cosmologies, sacred lands are something: that belong to all people to which all people belong
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