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Reading Comprehension

World Religions

Humanities 8

Name: ________________________

1. Name the three Monotheistic religions of the world.

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b) __________________________

c) __________________________

2. Identify the major difference between monotheism and polytheism.

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3. Discuss the fundamental differences between Western religions such as Christianity, Judaism
and Islam and Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

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4. Why has religion been discouraged in China since 1949?

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5. What do you think is meant by the term religious intolerance?

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6. Identify some example of religious intolerance discussed in the article.

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7. Identify at least three important qualities or characteristics of the Jewish faith.

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8. In the box below draw the Star of David and explain its importance to the Jewish people.

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9. What are the Ten Commandments?

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10. Identify the significance of each of the following Jewish holidays.

Rosh Hashanah: ____________________________

Yom Kippur: _______________________________

Passover: _________________________________

11. Today the vast majority of Jewish people live in which two countries?

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12. In the box below draw the symbol of Christianity and explain the significance of this symbol to
Christians.

13. The faith and belief of Christians revolves around the life and work of Jesus Christ. The life and
wisdom of Jesus can be found in the four books known as the _____________________.

14. In the space below describe the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament.

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15. What are the sacraments?

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16. The reading package identifies four important sacraments. Identify each below and provide a
brief description of the significance of each.

a) ____________________________:

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d) _____________________________:

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17. What three Christian holidays are identified in the reading package?

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b) ________________________________

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18. In the space below draw the symbol of the Islamic faith.
19. According the followers of Islam who was Muhammed and what was his role in the Islamic
faith?

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20. The holy book of Islam is known as the _______________________

21. The Islamic place of worship is known as a ____________________

22. The holiest city of Islamic faith is ____________________________.

23. Explain the practices of Muslims during Ramadan

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24. On the last page of the reading there is a list of the Ten Commandments and a description of the
Islamic faith and the Five Pillars. Identify some of the similarities and difference you notice
amongst these two separate religions.

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