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A set of beliefs and practices agreed upon by a group is a good definition of ____________________
Religion
The following are all functions of___________________:
1. gives hope
2. Instructs how to live
3. Explains afterlife
4. Explains the creation of the world
5. Explains human purpose
Religion
What is the most populous religion in the world?
Christianity
What is the second most populous religion in the world?
Islam
"Of the big 5 which has the least followers?"
Judaism
What is the oldest religion in the world still practiced today?
Hinduism
What is the theism for Hinduism?
Poly
What are the three main gods in Hinduism?
"Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma"
Moving up the caste system to eventually reach moksha is the purpose for life for...
Hindus
"Like heaven, but it is a state of mind. Knowing everything and being one with God." is a good definition of
moksha
What is the holy text of the Hindus?
Vedas
We don't know who the founder of Hinduism is because it is so...
Old
:The job you are supposed to do according to your caste" is a good definition of...
dharma
"If you do your dharma well, you will move up a caste in your next life. If you don't, you'll move down" is a good definition of...
karma
Stretching and meditating at the same time is a good definition of...
Yoga
Which religion uses yoga most?
Hinduism
What are the religious leader of Hinduism?
Gurus and priests
What religion is vegetarian?
Hindus
This religion doesn't eat meat because they think eating animals is violent..
Hindus
Which country has the most Hindus today?
India
Where do Hindus worship?
Temple
The Star of David is a symbol for which religion?
Judaism
Which religion was founded by King Solomon?
Judaism
What theism is Judaism?
Monotheistic
What is the more common name for the Five Books of Moses?
Torah
The Torah is really just the first five books of ...
The Old Testament
Prophet for Judaism
Moses
All Jews go to..
heaven
What are two languages spoken by many Jews?
Hebrew and Yiddish
Which language spoken by Jews was their original language?
Hebrew
Which language spoken by Jews was their original language mixed with German?
Yiddish
A mass movement of people from one place to another. This happened to the Jews at least three times.
Diaspora
What is the leader of a synagogue called?
Rabbi
Rules for foods that are forbidden for Jews.
Kosher
No cloven hoof meats
No meat with cheese
No shellfish
Kosher
What is the place of worship for Jews?
Synagogue
The US the place with the most Jews today because many left Europe during the _______________________
Holocaust
Which religion has the most monks?
Buddhism
What is Buddha's original name?
Siddhartha Gautama
How long did Siddhartha Gautama meditate before becoming the Buddha?
8 Weeks
What theism is Buddhism?
Atheistic
It's like moksha. Total connectedness to the universe. Knowing everything and being forever happy.
Nirvana
Nirvana directly translates to...
Extinguish
Buddhists think we see the world as an illusion and we suffer because we are too attached to __________and _______________.
People and stuff
What is the holy book for Buddhists?
Pali Canon
What happens when a Buddhist dies?
reincarnation or nirvana
Where do most Buddhists worship?
Home shrines
Who is the most visible leader of Buddhists?
The Dalai Llama
The old 'Buddha' Buddhism. Means you have to give up everything and be a monk to reach nirvana
Theravada Buddhism
The new kind of Buddhism. Can be mono or polytheistic. Anyone can reach nirvana.
Mahayana Buddhism
Country with most Buddhists
China
Early Christians were reformers of which religion?
Judaism
What was the name of the church that Peter started?
Catholic
What does Catholic mean?
Universal
What language did Jesus speak?
Aramaic
Which religion is symbolized by the crescent moon and star?
Islam
Who is the founder of Islam?
Muhammad
Which is the youngest religion of the big five?
Islam
What do you call a worshipper of Islam?
Muslim
What does Islam mean?
Submission
Muslims see themselves as a continuation of..
Judaism and Christianity
Where does Islam start?
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
What is the purpose of life for a Muslim?
To submit to God
What is the purpose of life for a Buddhist?
To reach nirvana
What is the purpose for life for a Jew?
To keep the covenantwith God.
What theism are Jews?
Monotheistic
What theism are Muslims?
Monotheistic
What is the holy book of Islam?
Koran (Qu'ran)
Who told Muhammad to write the Koran?
Gabriel
What does Allah mean?
God
What happens when you die according to Muslims?
Heaven or Hell
You MUST KNOW the Five Pillars of Islam. What are they?
Faith Prayer Alms Fasting Pilgrimage
How can you remember the Five Pillars of Islam?
Found Pennies Are Free Pennies
How many times does a Muslim pray in one day?
Five
What is the name of the holy month for Muslims?
Ramadan
Dress rules for Muslims
Hijab
Where do Muslims worship?
Mosques
"It is like kosher for Muslims. Food must be prepared by a Jew, Muslim or Chrisitan. "
Halal
What are the two main branches of Islam?
Sunni and Shia
Sunnis and Shiites fight over who should be allowed to be...
Caliph
Leader of all Muslims. Like the Pope, but for Muslims.
Caliph
Which Muslims believe that any person with a good soul can be caliph?
Sunnis
Which Muslims believe that the caliph must be a descendent of Muhammad?
Shiites
In Israel, the Jews and Muslims are fighting over the country because they both believe it is the ______________________.
Holy Land
Which country today has the most Muslims?
Indonesia
Which religion focuses on alien souls?
Scientology
Which religion says Jesus taught in America after He was crucified?
Mormonism
Which religion believes that Satan has been on earth since 1914?
Jehovah's Witnesses
Which religion/philosophy is based on the five basic relationships?
Confucianism
What religion says that all religions are the same? They believe that God shows Himself to different people in different ways.
Bahai'
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