Sunday, September 23, 2007

Stephen Prothero's Quizz on Knowledge about Religion

Care to test your knowledge? (Courtesy of Stephen Prothero's book 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 in Islam?

4. Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born?

5. U.S. 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? Name as many as you can.

13. The U.S. 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?

15. Match the Bible characters with the stories in which they appear. Hint: some characters may be in more than one story or vice versa:

i. Adam and Eve

ii. Paul

iii. Moses

iv. Noah

v. Jesus

vi. Abraham

vii. Serpent

a. Exodus

b. Binding of Isaac

c. Olive Branch

d. Garden of Eden

e. Parting of the Red Sea

f. Road to Damascus

g. Garden of Gethsemane


Julie said...

excellent quiz. while i don't suck at the judeo-christian questions, i don't at all know the answers to the questions about other traditions. hmm. something to ponder i suppose.

Jane R said...

Woo hoo! I'm literate!

Unknown said...

You taught me well, because I only missed one question on this quiz...I could not fully explain Ramadan. Though I know it is a month of fasting practiced in the Islamic, I don't know when nor the purpose of the practice. Otherwise this test was a cake walk.

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