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How Much Do You Know About World Religions?

Understanding cultures and values worldwide are simpler by increasing your knowledge of the world's major religions. How well-versed are you in different global religions?

The hairstyle that Sikhs are renowned for sporting is a

Hijab

Bun

Turban

Hat

Turban
According to Sikh custom, both men and women may wear turbans. “Service, compassion, and honesty” are represented by it.

Muhammad is revered in Islam as:

A God

A Prophet

The Messiah

An angel

A Prophet
Muslims hold that Gabriel, an angel, gave the Quran to Muhammad.

Which of the following nations has the largest nonreligious population?

 Brazil

The United States

India

None of these

None of these
Most Japanese people identify as followers of the Shinto folk religion; they do not regard this belief system as “religious” in the sense of organized religion.

A Muslim who considers Ali Ibn Abi Talib to be Mohammad’s legitimate heir is:

Sufi

Harami

Sunni

Shiite

Shiite
The dispute about who should have succeeded Mohammad as caliph contributed to the division of Islam’s Sunni and Shiite divisions.

Women who follow Islam typically don:

Hijab

Turban

Corset

Belt

Hijab
When there are adult males around, the hijab is commonly worn.

In Sri Lanka, the majority of Buddhists practice:

Catholicism

Theravada

Zen

Tibetan

Theravada
Over 80% of Sri Lankans practice Theraveda Buddhism.

The Tibetan Buddhist leader is known as the:

Patriarch

Dalai Lama

Imam

Monsignor

Dalai Lama
The current Dalai Lama named his reincarnation.

What is the primary ceremonial language of the majority of Egyptian Christians?

Greek

Latin

Coptic

Tagalog

Coptic
Koine Greek to Coptic translations of sacred writings occurred in the second century.

This city in West Africa was formerly a hub for Islamic learning:

Accra

Sandugo

Timbuktu

N’Djamena

Timbuktu
In the heyday of Islam in Timbuktu, Sankore Madrasah was a significant Islamic institution.

The Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches parted ways in the following years:

1527

1054

1955

550

1054
The fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century created a divide between the two branches of Christianity, even if the actual break didn’t occur until much later.

Suffering, according to Buddhism, is brought on by:

Sex

Curse

Fever

Desire

Desire
“tanha” means “hunger, desire, and longing.”

Except for, all of the following faiths are highly valued in traditional Chinese culture:

Confucianism

Hinduism

Christianism

Daoism

Hinduism
Many Chinese have engaged in Daoist activities, albeit few identify as such.

What is the Roman Catholic Church’s primary ceremonial language?

English

Spanish

Greek

Latin

Latin
Only after the Second Vatican Council, in the early to mid-1960s, was it permissible to celebrate Mass in a language other than Latin.

All of the following faiths assert that a creator deity exists, except:

Christianity

Islam

Judaism

Buddhism

Buddhism
Buddhism is not regarded as a theistic religion; unlike Christians, Muslims, and Jews, Buddhists do not believe in a deity who intervenes in the world.

The Protestant Reformation marked a significant division within:

Christianity

Islam

Buddhism

Zoroastrianism

Christianity
The Protestant Reformation required a focus on faith rather than works to respond to the clergy’s alleged moral degeneration and immorality. Catholics and Protestants are still divided over this today.

Which of the aforementioned religious figures participated in the Protestant Reformation?

Hong Khang

Juan Diego

John Calvin

Oscar Isaac

John Calvin
John Calvin founded the predestination-believing Calvinist and Presbyterian churches.

Except for the following, pork is prohibited by all major world religions:

Judaism

Buddhism

Tewahedo Christianity

Islam

Buddhism
Many Buddhists practice vegetarianism, although unlike Islam, Judaism, and Tewahedo Christianity, there is no absolute ban on pork.

What kind of food is required by Jainism?

Freeganism

Kosher

Vegetarianism

Teetotalism

Vegetarianism
Jainism forbids the abuse of all living things, including the eating of animals.

The Prophet Muhammad and his adherents fled Mecca and sought sanctuary in:

Medina

Jerusalem

Jakarta

Alexandria

Medina
The Hegira is the name of Mohammad’s trip from Mecca to Medina.

Which branch of Islam do most of the world’s Muslim population follow?

Sunni

Thi’ite

Alawize

Sufis

Sunni
Approximately 86–90% of Muslims worldwide are Sunnis.

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