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An Interfaith Appreciation Quiz

posted Dec 25, 2012, 7:51 AM by Interfaith WS

Three years ago, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life surveyed the religious knowledge of people in the United States.  Of 32 questions on the survey, respondents on average answered 16, or about 50 percent. 

The following questions were excerpted from that survey. What would you score on this abbreviated quiz?  Answers are provided at the end of the quiz.

The questions relate to Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism, religions to be featured in Interfaith Appreciation lectures at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m. on the first three Tuesdays in February. Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity will lead the series in Memorial Auditorium.  You can reserve your space by calling 336-397-1343 or by clicking http://if-ws-eac2.eventbrite.com/# for a free ticket. 


1. Ramadan is:

1. The Hindu festival of lights

2. A Jewish day of atonement

3. The Islamic holy month

 

2. What is the name of the holy book of Islam?

 

3. Which of these religions aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?

1. Islam

2. Buddhism

3. Hinduism

 

4. Vishnu and Shiva central figures in this religion.

1. Islam

2. Hinduism

3. Taoism

 

5. Mother Teresa was

1. Catholic

2. Jewish

3. Buddhist

4. Mormon

5. Hindu

 

6. The Dalai Lama is

1 Catholic

2 Jewish

3 Buddhist

4 Mormon

5 Hindu

 

 

7. Maimonides was

1. Catholic

2. Jewish

3. Buddhist

4. Mormon

5. Hindu

 

8. Most people in India consider themselves:

1. Buddhist

2. Hindu

3. Muslim

4. Christian

 

9. Most people in Indonesia consider themselves:

1. Buddhist

2. Hindu

3. Muslim

4. Christian

 

10. Most people in Pakistan consider themselves:

1. Buddhist

2. Hindu

3. Muslim

4. Christian

 

ANSWERS

1.      Islamic Holy Month.  2. Qur’an or Koran.  3. Buddhism.  4. Hinduism.  5. Catholic.  6. Buddhist.  7. Jewish.  8. Hindu.  9. Muslim.  10. Muslim. 


   
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