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5 Matching questions

  1. Universalizing religion, proselytic religion
  2. Ethnic religion
  3. Confucianism
  4. Shintoism
  5. Mormonism
  1. a It is said to be the way of god. It is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion, combining elements of Buddhism and local religions (a syncretic religion). It involves the worship of kami (a god). It was very popular prior to WWII, but has lost much of its dominance and importance in Japanese culture.
  2. b a term used to describe religious, ideological, and cultural aspects of the various denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is practiced around the world, but is concentrated in Utah.
  3. c a religion in which the followers attempt to appeal to all people, and actively seek concerts wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location. There are three religions that practice this - they are Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. To proselytize is to try to convert another person to your religion. .
  4. d A religion with a rather concentrated distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location where its adherents are located; most religions start off as an ethnic religion.
  5. e Developed by earlier Chinese man Confucius, it's a complex system of moral, social, political, and religious thought. This is important to HG because it has affected Chinese Civilizations tremendously.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Monotheism this is the belief in one god and polytheism is the belief in many gods. This affects HG because many religions spread throughout the world fall under these two categories.
  2. A religion and philosophy originating in ancient India. Stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life.
  3. separate religions that combine into a new religion; often borrow from the pat and the present.
  4. This is the range of traditional beliefs and practices that claim the ability to cure, heal, and cause pain to people.
  5. The dispersion of people from their original homeland

5 True/False questions

  1. Sh'aria lawis the system of Islamic law (based on interpretation of the Qu'ran)


  2. TaoismA religion and philosophy originating in ancient India. Stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life.


  3. Theocracypilgrimage to Mecca


  4. Sacred spacea political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)


  5. Islama monotheistic religion originating with the teachings of Muhammad in the Qu'ran, a key religious figure in the 6th c. CE. It is the second largest religion in the world (fastest growing due to birth rates), and has impacted the world greatly, especially boundaries (e.g., North Africa, "Middle East"). Half of the world's 1.1 billion Muslims live in four countries outside the Middle East: Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. The two major branches are Sunni and Shiah (Shiites believe in the infallibility of imams; are concentrated mostly in Iran and eastern Iraq)