Religion

Quiz 102 – Round 2 – World Religions

1. The Vedas are a large body of scriptures of which religion?

Hinduism

2. “O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the world Thy hands have made…” These are the opening words of which Christian hymn?

How Great Thou Art

3. Shinto is an ethnic religion of the people of which country?

Japan

4. The most important Muslim practices are known as the ‘Pillars of Islam’ – how many are there?

Five

5. The name ‘Kaur’ is a mandatory surname for all female baptised Sikhs – how does it translate into English?

Princess

6. Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religious leader and founder of which religious movement?

Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement

7. Who was the Greek god of war?

Ares

8. Which religion of Chinese origin has a name which can be translated as ‘the way’ or ‘the path’ and is traditionally believed to have been founded by Laozi?

Taoism

9. Which religion was founded in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago?

Zoroastrianism

10. ‘Sri Harmandir Sahib’ in Amritsar, often referred to as ‘The Golden Temple’, is the holiest building of which religion?

Sikhism

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 33 – Round 4 – Religion

1. What is the name for the Islamic holy month?

Ramadan

2. What is name for the Buddhist term used to describe the state of being free from all suffering, the aim of all Buddhists?

Nirvana

3. Brahma, Ganesha and Vishnu are Gods and Goddesses from which religion?

Hinduism

4. Name 5 of the ten commandments.

Any five of the following, in any wording:

1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.

2. Thous shalt not make unto thee any graven image (or idol).

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

5. Honour thy Father and thy Mother.

6. Thou shalt not kill.

7. Though shalt not commit adultery.

8. Thou shalt not steal.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

10. Thou shalt not covet.

5. In which modern-day country was Mother Teresa born?

Republic of Macedonia (She was born in Skopje, which at the time part of the Ottoman Empire – many sources state that she was Albanian – she was born to an Albanian mother, but Skopje is now part of Macedonia)

6. What religion is the Dalai Lama?

Buddhist

7. Candomblé is a religion with African origins, which is predominantly followed in which country?

Brazil

8. The faith of Shintoism is mostly associated with which country?

Japan

9. The ‘Harmandir Sahib’ is a religious building which is one of the holiest sites of which religion?

Sikhism (translates as ‘Golden Temple’)

10. ‘The Watchtower’ is a magazine for members of which religious group?

Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 27 – Round 3 – World Religions

1. What is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims observe a month of fasting?

Ramadan

2. Also known as the ‘Day of Atonement’, what is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar?

Yom Kippur

3. Freddie Mercury and his family were observers of which religion?

Zoroastrianism

4. Which is the largest religious structure in the world?

Angkor Wat, in Cambodia

5. Which ancient Indian religion teaches that all animals and plants have living souls of equal value and insists on non-violence, strict vegetarianism and sexual restraint, preferably celibacy?

Jainism

6. Which faith believes there is one God and that all religions and all religious leaders come from the same source and all represent different stages of Gods will?

The Bahá’í Faith

7. Which movement, sometimes referred to as a religion, started in Jamaica in the 1930s and worships Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia until 1974?

Rastafari

8. ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ is also referred to as what?

Mormonism

9. Approximately 80% of India refer to themselves as followers of which religion?

Hinduism

10. Who was the founder of Sikhism?

Guru Nanak

 

 

 

 

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