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Religion Review: Sink or swim English 12 May 27, 2011
Snakes and Ladders Moksha P’atam (Snakes and Ladders) was a game meant to illustrate this concept to children … Karma Artha Nirvana Worship of the Gods
Hindu beliefs True or false: Hindu belief holds that all followers should give up earthly possessions and should take a vow of poverty.
Samsara in Hinduism and Buddhism People continue the cycle of samsara until: They make an offering to Shiva They purify themselves in the Euphrates River The return of Buddha They reach the highest level and recognize themselves as Brahman
Hindu Gods Which of the following is NOT a primary Hindu god? Shiva Brahma Haggar Vishnu
Hinduism and Buddhism Which of the following is NOT true of both Hinduism and Buddhism? Both believe in the concept of reincarnation Both began in India Both belief systems began over 2,500 years ago Both celebrate Vesak Day
Buddha’s teachings Buddha taught that the correct way to live was to follow the: Yellow brick road Karmic Path Eight-fold Path Holy Path
Om or “aum” Which of the following is not true of the syllable “Om” (or Aum)? The symbol is meant to signify a snake The symbol incorporates the names of the three primary gods in Hinduism It is the sound of the universe It is intended to be chanted and should be performed in a specific way
Islamic Holy Texts The primary Islamic holy text is known as the: Rig Veda Qur’an Torah Book of Esther
Five Pillars of Islam Which of the following is NOT one of the five pillars? Faith Prayer Almsgiving Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Five Pillars of Islam Which of the following is NOT true of the second pillar (Salah or prayer)? As part of this pillar, Muslim believers pray 5 times per day. People participating in these prayers orient themselves toward Mecca. Muslim believers pray toward a statue of Mohammed. Muslim believers pray during specific times during the day, whether or not are they are in a mosque.
Islamic Holidays Which of the following is an important part of Ramadan? Burning a sacrifice to Mohammed Fasting daily until sundown Wearing only orange for the entire month Chanting the Sh’ma nightly
Islam and Judaism Which of the following is NOT true of both Islam and Judaism? Both are monotheistic faiths, meaning each has a belief in one God Both share Abraham and Moses as important figures in the faith Both have a holiday in which fasting plays an important role Both share the same calendar
Jewish Rituals Shabbat (the Sabbath) is traditionally observed from: Sundown Friday to sundown Saturday Sundown Saturday to sundown Sunday Sunrise Saturday to sundown Saturday Sunrise Sunday to sundown Sunday
Jewish Life Cycle Events All of the following are true of the Jewish celebrational dance EXCEPT: The dance can only be performed when there is live music The dance is known as the “hora” Dancers move in a circle with arms locked The person(s) being celebrated are lifted in chairs
Jewish holidays Passover (Pesach) celebrates the freeing of the Israelites (Hebrews). During that time, G-d sent ten plagues to the Egyptian people in an attempt to free the Hebrew slaves. As we saw in The Prince of Egypt, all of the following were among the ten plagues EXCEPT: The sea water turned to blood All boats docked in the Red Sea sank at the same time. Frogs appeared throughout the land. The firstborn Egyptian child of each family was killed.
Jewish Life Cycle Events Which of the following is NOT true of Jewish celebrations? Circumcision of the baby boy is an important part of a brit milah or bris. Non-Jews who marry Jews are forced to convert to Judaism. Couples who are to be married sign a mutual contract known as a ketubah. During a bat mitzvah, a teenage girl reads from the Torah and is welcomed into the synagogue congregation as an adult.
Christian Sects Which of the following is NOT a sect within Christianity? Methodist Baptist Seventh Day Adventist Purimist
Christianity and Judaism Which of the following is NOT true of both Christianity and Judaism? Both share some common sacred texts (the Torah is part of the Christian Old Testament) Both share Moses and Abraham as common ancestors Both feature bread and wine prominently in their practices Both practice the sacrament of baptism within their faith.
Christian God Christians believe in the concept of the trinity or triune God. God is represented by all of the following EXCEPT: God the Father Jesus Moses Holy Spirit
The Name of God Which of the following is NOT a name for God (or the universal spirit) in the five religious schools of thought that we studied? G-d or God Allah Brahman Buddha
Religious Texts Which of the following is NOT a religious text used by one of the religions we studied? Rig Veda Bible Moksha Qu’ran