Geo test 2
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The predominant religion in Latin America is
Which religion dominates India?
Which religion dominates Russia?
An ethnic religion is
appealing mostly to 1 group of people in 1 place
A universalizing religion
appeals to people living in a wide variety of locations
The world's largest universalizing religion is
Which characteristic distinguishes religion in Latin America from North America?
Roman Catholic majority
The world's largest ethnic religion is
Which of the following is not a universalizing religion?
Muslims are clustered in
North Africa & Southwest Asia
The ___ is the holiest river in India
Where is the Church of The Holy Sepulchre?
The largest branch of Islam is
Where is the hearth of Christianity?
The division of Islam into branches resulted from a disagreement
over the line of succession after the Prophet Muhammad
Which religion is associated with the Emperor Asoka?
Which is not true about Buddhism?
Practiced today mostly in India
How did Islam spread to Indonesia?
The largest religious affiliation in the Americas is
Ethnic religions generally have in common
unknown or unclear origins
The belief in the existence of only 1 god is
Why is Hinduism not considered a universalizing religion?
It is primarily concentrated in 1 geographic region
Universalizing religions mostly have in common
origins with individual men or prophets
Christianity diffused hierarchically through
the conversion of Emperor Constantine
Adherents of which religion controlled much of present-day Spain from the 8th century until 1492?
Buddhism lost its original base of support in India by diffusion processes & became a genuinely ___ religion
Why is Jerusalem a holy city to Muslims?
The Prophet Moses declared Jerusalem to be the Promised Land
What are some of the differences in geographic origins between universalizing & ethnic religions?
Universalizing religions tend to have a precise hearth based on the life of an individual
Christianity diffused contagiously through
daily contact between believers & nonbelievers
Christianity first diffused from its hearth through
The holiest city for Muslims is
Which religion is associated with the Ka'aba?
Which is not an ethnic Asian religion?
Hindus generally prefer
cremation rather than burial
Why would the Taliban ban leisure activities such as watching TV & surfing the Internet?
These activities are considered Western or non-Islamic
The problem in Jerusalem is that most sacred space for Muslims was literally built on top of the most sacred space for ___
The United Nations partition plan dividing Palestine placed Jerusalem under
United Nations administration
Where is the al-Aqsa Mosque?
The ___ is a prominent & visually attractive element of the Buddhist landscape
Which religion is associated with Vishnu?
The hajj is associated with which city?
___ believe that inanimate objects such as plants & stones, or natural events such as thunderstorms & earthquakes, are animated or have discrete spirits & conscious life
Which religion is associated with the Western Wall?
Where are the Christians?
Where are the Hindus?
Where are the Buddhists?
Where are the Sikhs?
Where are the Muslims?
Where are the Taoists?
Which religion is associated with the caste system?