Religion & Language Quiz

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Question 1
Which of the following is an eastern religion?

A
Christianity
B
Hinduism
C
Islam
D
Judaism
Question 1 Explanation: 
Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major eastern religions.
Question 2
Which of the following is a polytheistic religion?

A
Buddhism
B
Christianity
C
Islam
D
Judaism
Question 2 Explanation: 
Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major polytheistic religions.
Question 3
Which of the following is an ethnic religion?

A
Buddhism
B
Christianity
C
Islam
D
Judaism
Question 3 Explanation: 
Ethnic religions do not actively seek converts. People are born into them or find them on their own. Judaism and Hinduism are the world’s two largest ethnic religions.
Question 4
The Ganges River is important in which of the following religions?

A
Buddhism
B
Hinduism
C
Islam
D
Judaism
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Ganges River is considered sacred in Hinduism. Hindu believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and releases people from the cycle of life and death.
Question 5
The three major western religions have their hearths in

A
North Africa
B
South Asia
C
Southwest Asia
D
Western Europe
Question 5 Explanation: 
Judaism and Christianity originated in and around Israel. Islam originated in and around what is now Saudi Arabia.
Question 6
The two major eastern religions have their hearth in

A
East Asia
B
South Asia
C
Southeast Asia
D
Southwest Asia
Question 6 Explanation: 
Hinduism originated in India. Buddhism originated in Nepal and India.
Question 7
Which of the following is not one of the three major branches of Christianity?

A
Orthodox Christianity
B
Protestantism
C
Roman Catholicism
D
Unitarianism
Question 7 Explanation: 
Unitarians are not, by definition, Christian, because they do not believe in the concept of the Trinity.
Question 8
Which two of the following are hierarchical religions?

A
Islam and Judaism
B
Islam and Roman Catholicism
C
Judaism and Roman Catholicism
D
Roman Catholicism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Question 8 Explanation: 
Hierarchical religions have several definite levels of authority. In the case of the Catholic Church, the pope is the international leader. Various levels of bishops govern adherents in provinces and dioceses, and priests minister at individual parishes. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a national president, two senior counselors, and church board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Bishops lead local congregations.
Question 9
Which of the following is a folk religion?

A
The Amish
B
Hinduism
C
Judaism
D
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Question 9 Explanation: 
People are born into the Amish faith, and their church does not normally seek converts, as in a universalizing religion.
Question 10
Where would Baptists most likely be found in the United States?

A
Northeast
B
Southeast
C
Midwest
D
West coast
Question 10 Explanation: 
Baptists are found the southeast. The Southern Baptist Convention is the second largest Christian group in the United States. Only the Catholic church is larger.
Question 11
Which of the following countries has the most Muslims?

A
Bangladesh
B
Indonesia
C
Pakistan
D
Saudi Arabia
Question 11 Explanation: 
Indonesia has about 225 million Muslims. Saudi Arabia, which is mostly desert, has only about 25 million Muslims.
Question 12
Which two of the following religions do not allow adherents to eat pork?

A
Buddhism and Islam
B
Hinduism and Islam
C
Hinduism and Judaism
D
Islam and Judaism
Question 12 Explanation: 
Pork is forbidden in Islam and Judaism. Religiously faithful Hindu do not eat beef.
Question 13
English is a(n)

A
Afro-European Language
B
Celtic Language
C
Germanic language
D
Romance language
Question 13 Explanation: 
English is a West Germanic language that is part of the Indo-European language family.
Question 14
The Romance languages are descended from

A
French
B
Greek
C
Italian
D
Latin
Question 14 Explanation: 
The five major Romance languages are French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. They are descended from Latin.
Question 15
What is the most commonly language spoken in Brazil?

A
English
B
French
C
Portuguese
D
Spanish
Question 15 Explanation: 
The Portuguese colonized Brazil. Most of the rest of Latin America was colonized by the Spanish.
Question 16
What is the most commonly spoken language in the People’s Republic of China?

A
Chinese
B
Japanese
C
Korean
D
Mandarin
Question 16 Explanation: 
Mandarin is a language that is part of the Chinese language group and the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese itself is not a language but a group of related languages.
Question 17
Which of the following pairs of countries is physically divided by two languages?

A
Belgium and Canada
B
Canada and Germany
C
Canada and Mexico
D
Mexico and Germany
Question 17 Explanation: 
Belgium is divided into Flanders, which uses Flemish, and Wallonia, which uses French.
Question 18
Swahili is a lingua franca in

A
East Africa
B
North Africa
C
South Asia
D
Southwest Asia
Question 18 Explanation: 
A lingua franca is a common language used for business purposes. Swahili is most common in east Africa. English, however, is the world’s largest lingua franca.
Question 19
The various American English dialects are the result of

A
Miscommunication
B
Religious differences
C
Lack of a strong literary tradition
D
Settlers from different parts of England
Question 19 Explanation: 
As different groups left England during the colonial period, they settled in different American colonies and brought their distinct accents with them.
Question 20
Hebrew is an example of

A
A creolized language
B
An extinct language
C
An isolated language
D
A revived language
Question 20 Explanation: 
Hebrew ceased to be used in daily life after the Arab conquest of Palestine in the fourth century, but Hebrew was still used for religious purposes. Israel was established as an independent state in 1948, and Jews came from all over the world, speaking different languages. But everyone knew the Hebrew religious words, so Hebrew was revived as a common language. Elizer Ben-Yehuda invented four thousand new words for every object or invention that was unknown in ancient times.
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