Thursday, July 10, 2008

Quiz Time (Again!)

Religious Literacy Quiz 
(courtesy of the book aptly titled Religious Literacy)

1) Name the four Gospels. List as many as you can.

2) Name a sacred text of Hinduism.

3) What is the name of the holy book of Islam?

4) Where according to the Bible was Jesus born?

5) President George W. Bush spoke in his first inaugural address of the Jericho road. What Bible story was he invoking?

6) What are the first five books of the Hebrew Bible or the Christian Old Testament?

7) What is the Golden Rule?

8) "God helps those who help themselves": Is this in the Bible? If so, where?

9) "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God": Does this appear in the Bible? If so, where?

10) Name the Ten Commandments. List as many as you can.

11) Name the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.

12) What are the seven sacraments of Catholicism? List as many as you can.

13) The First Amendment says two things about religion, each in its own "clause". What are the two religion clauses of the First Amendment?

14) What is Ramadan? In what religion is it celebrated?

The answers to appear in the comments section, like last time.


petpluto said...

1. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

2. The Vedas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads, Puranas, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Yoga Sutras, Laws of Manu, and/or the Kama Sutra.

3. Quran.

4. Bethlehem.

5. The Good Samaritan.

6. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

7. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Matthew 7.12).

8. Nope. The words are Ben Franklin's.

9. Yes. The Beatitudes of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3).

10. The Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish versions of the Ten Commandments differ, so there are 12 commandments:

(1) I the Lord am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage.
(2) You shall have no other gods before me.
(3) You shall not make yourself a graven image.
(4) You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain.
(5) Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
(6) Honor your father and mother.
(7) You shall not kill/murder.
(8) You shall not commit adultery.
(9) You shall not steal.
(10)You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
(11)You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
(12)You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

11. (1) Life is suffering.
(2) Suffering has an origin.
(3) Suffering can be overcome.
(4) The path to overcoming suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path.

12. (1) Baptism
(2) Eucharist/Mass/Holy Communion
(3) Reconciliation/Confession/Penance
(4) Confirmation
(5) Marriage
(6) Holy Orders
(7) Anointing of the Sick/Last rights.

13. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

14. Ramadan is a Muslim holiday characterized by a month of fasting.

petpluto said...

1. √
2. √ (I jokingly said Kama Sutra)
3. √
4. √
5. X (Didn't even guess)
6. X (Missed Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy)
7. √
8. √
9. √
10. X (Missed 1, 3, 5, 10)
11. √
12. X (didn't even try)
13. √
14. √