Friday, March 13, 2020

Religious literacy - Test your knowledge.

Chapter Nineteen
Religious Literacy quiz.

Stephen Prothero wrote the book, “Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know- and Doesn’t” teaches religious studies at the college level. In his book, he describes a quiz he gives his students at the beginning of the semester to get a baseline on their knowledge of religion. He says most of his students fail the quiz. Here are a few of the 15 questions he asks:

  1. List the four gospels. List as many as you can.
  2. Name a sacred text of Hinduism.
  3. What is the holy book of Islam?
  4. Where was Jesus born?
  5. When President George W. Bush spoke in his first inaugural address of the Jericho road what biblical story was he referring to?
  6. What is the Golden Rule?
  7. Name the Ten commandments. List as many as you can.
  8. Name the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.
  9. What is Ramadan?
  10. What are the seven sacraments of Catholicism?
  11. What are the two religious clauses in the First Amendment of the U.S. Consitiution?
  12. Where did Adam and Eve live?
  13. What happened on the road to Damascus?
  14. Who parted the Red Sea?
  15. What is Noah famous for?
The answers are in the comments. If you got 10 out of 15 right, that’s pretty good and gives you a passing grade of 66%.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
    2. Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
    3. Quran
    4. Bethlehem
    5. The Good Samaritan
    6. "Do to others what you would have them do to you."
    7. Google it.
    8. Goggle it
    9. Muslim holy season characterized by a month of fasting during daylight hours.
    10. Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Last Rites
    11. Establishment of a governmental religion, and preventing the free exercise of religion by citizens.
    12. Garden of Eden
    13. Paul was knocked off his horse and had a conversion experience from Judaism to Christianity.
    14. Moses
    15. Built an ark to save his family and two of every species when God flooded the world.


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