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TEST ITEMS

I 30
FIRST PERIODICAL EXAMINATION II 5
IN INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS III 10
IV 10
V 15
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the instructions in each test number. Not VI 10
following instructions will be considered wrong. NO ERASURES except Test VI. TOTAL 80
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

I. MULTIPLE CHOICES. On your answer sheet, write the letter of the best answer.

1. In Judaism, they were monotheistic. What does “monotheism” mean?


A. Belief in no god C. Belief in one god
B. Belief in many gods D. Belief in the worship of animals
2. Who is believed to be the father of the monotheistic religions?
A. Moses B. Jesus C. Mecca D. Abraham
3. Who led the Hebrews from Egypt?
A. God B. Abraham C. Moses D. Jesus
4. The book that tells the history of the early Hebrews __________.
A. The bible B. Torah C. Tanakh D. Declaration of Independence
5. Who was Jesus?
A. An apostle C. Father of the Hebrew people
B. A Jew born in Bethlehem D. Messenger of Allah
6. Polytheism is what?
A. Belief in many gods C. The worship of nature
B. Belief in one god D. Belief in no gods
7. What did Moses receive?
A. Ten Commandments B. Torah C. Mecca D. Nirvana
8. What are the five duties that Muslims must carry out called?
A. Eightfold path B. 10 commandments C. Nirvana D. Five Pillars of Islam
9. Christians believed Muhammad rose to heaven to learn Allah's will.
A. True B. False
10. The world’s largest universalizing religion is ________________
A. Sikhism B. Christianity C. Islam D. Judaism
11. You might find this person praying 5 times a day facing towards Mecca.
A. Muslim B. Christian C. Jew D. Aborigine
12. Holy place of worship for someone who is Jewish is _______________.
A. Mosque B. Baptist Church D. Synagogue D. Mecca
13. This religion was founded by Muhammad in the 7th century. Allah is the name of God and
Muhammad was his prophet
A. Christianity B. Judaism C. Islam D. Catholic
14. First recorded religion to worship one god
A. Islam B. Christianity C. Judaism D. Buddhism
15. Which two religions share the first five books of the Old Testament?
A. Islam and Judaism C. Islam and Christianity
B. Christianity and Judaism D. None of the above
16. The laws in the Old Testament are called ________________.
A. 5 Pillars B. 10 Commandments C. 4 noble truths D. Bill of Rights
17. "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
A. 1st pillar of Islam C. 3rd Commandment of Judaism
B. 2nd Noble Truth of Buddhism D. 4th Veda of Hinduism
18. What is the pilgrimage to Mecca required in Islam called?
A. Shahada B. Hajj C. Kaaba D. Ramadan
19. Which religion has the Star of David as its religious symbol?
20. Which religion has the cross as its religious symbol?
21. Which religion has the crescent moon and star as its religious symbol?
A. Judaism B. Christianity C. Islam D. Hinduism
22. A mosque is the place of worship for which religion?
A. Hinduism B. Judaism C. Christianity D. Islam
23. Christians worship in:
A. Churches B. Mosques C. Synagogues D. Stupas
24. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all ____________________________
A. Believe in many divine Gods C. Follow the teachings of the Qur’an
B. Worship only one God D. Believe Jesus was the son of God
25. Ramadan is the holy month of fasting for which religion?
A. Christianity B. Hinduism C. Islam D. Judaism
26. What is the term for letters written in the New Testament for the purpose of instruction,
encouragement, and practical advice?
A. Gospels B. Acts C. Parables D. Epistles
27. They believe in actual heaven and hell.
A. Jews B. Christians C. Muslims D. All of the above
28. For each of the New Testament Gospels writers the central concern of the text is?
A. Jesus’s fulfillment of Hebrew prophecies
B. Palestine’s suffering under the rule of Rome
C. The suffering and death of Jesus
D. The parables and other teachings of Jesus
29. Belief in one God; good deeds and follow Five Pillars of Faith
30. Their clergies are called rabbis.
A. Jews B. Christians C. Muslims D. None of the above

II. MATCHING TYPE. Match COLUMN A (Significant Events) to COLUMN B (Significant Dates)

COLUMN A COLUMN B

1. Time of Abraham, the patriarch of Israel A. 2000 BCE


2. Time of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and founder of Christianity B. 1200 BCE
3. Time of Muhammad, who recorded the Qur’an as the basis of Islam C. 2 to 4 BCE – 32 CE
4. Time of Moses, the Hebrew leader of Exodus D. 32 CE
5. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ E. 40 – 90 CE
F. D. 570 – 632 CE

III. FILL IN THE BLANKS. Complete the Apostles’ Creed.


Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of (1)________ and (2)__________.
I believe in (3) ____________, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the (4)______________
and born of the (5) _______________.
He suffered under (6) _____________________,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the (7) __________ and the (8) _______.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the (9) _____________ of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life (10) ______________. Amen.

IV. IDENTIFICATION Write PE if the statement is an example of a positive effect of religion, NE if


it is negative effect and HE if it is historical event.

1. Provides Social Change 7. The Inquisition


2. Gives Positive Goal in Life 8. Gives People a Sense of Belonging
3. Affirms Social Hierarchy 9. Causes Discrimination
4. Widows Burning Among the Hindus in India 10. The Godhra Train Incident in 2002
5. Self-Immolation of a Buddhist Monk in Vietnam
6. Serves as an Economic Tool for Controlling the Masses

V. ENUMERATION
1-10 Ten (10) Commandments
11- 5 Five (5) Pillars of Islam

VI. ESSAY
1. How does your belief mold you as a person with dignity? ( 3 points )
2. Are you regularly attending the different ceremonies/ events of your religion? Yes or No?
Why? ( 2 points )
3. How is your relationship with God? ( 5 points )

“Don’t worry because I am with you. Don’t be afraid because I am your God.
I will make you strong and will help you. – Isaiah 41:10