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WHH World Religions Test

1. At the height of it’s power, the Roman Empire extended over 3.5 million square miles and included… a. b. c. d. 50 million people 40 million people 30 million people 60 million people

2. Laity refers to the regular members of the Catholic Church while clergy refers to… a. b. c. d. The pope The church leaders The church founders The 12 apostles

3. The Mongols destroyed the city of Baghdad in the year… a. b. c. d. 1258 AD 1528 AD 1453 AD 1099 AD

4. Muslims trace their religious heritage through Abraham’s son… a. b. c. d. Moses Ishmael Isaac Abu Bakr

5. Approximately how many people in the world practice an Abrahamic religion? a. b. c. d. 2 billion 3 billion 4 billion 6 billion

6. The Catholic pope resides in the city of… a. b. c. d. Milan Jerusalem Rome Constantinople

7. All of the following are considered Abrahamic religions except… a. b. c. d. Hinduism Christianity Judaism Islam

8. What document issued by Emperor Constantine proclaimed official toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire? a. b. c. d. Edict of Milan Edict of Trent Edict of Nantes Edict of Rome

9. The word Islam means… a. b. c. d. Peace through belief and submission People of God and Allah People of the land Peace through submission to the will of Allah

10. Following Muhammad’s death, who lead the people of Islam? a. b. c. d. Abu Bakr Abbasid Umayyad Fatimid

11. The journey of Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in the year 622 AD is called the… a. b. c. d. Five Pillars of Islam The Haj The Hijrah The Kabah

12. Muhammad was born in Mecca, but is buried in… a. b. c. d. Jerusalem Medina Cairo Baghdad

13. The second part of the Christian bible is called the… a. b. c. d. Old Testament The Gospels The New Testament The Dead Sea Scrolls

14. The time period beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and ending with the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is called… a. b. c. d. The Medieval Period The Dark Ages The New Ages The Classical Age

15. The deal between God and Abraham was called the… a. b. c. d. Social Contract Second Covenant First Covenant The Ark of the Covenant

16. What date is commonly associated with the fall of the Roman Empire? a. b. c. d. 476 A.D. 467 A.D. 46 A.D. 47 A.D.

17. The early Roman state was controlled by a governmental system called a(n)… a. b. c. d. Empire Republic Commonwealth Democracy

18. Paul is important in early Christianity because he established early Christian communities in… a. b. c. d. Asia Minor India Africa Italy

19. Though the Western Empire fell with the sacking of Rome, the Eastern Roman Empire endured and became the… a. b. c. d. Constantinople The New Roman Empire The Orthodox Christian Empire The Byzantine Empire

20. In Islam, Jesus is considered a… a. b. c. d. Messiah Prophet Messenger God

21. The Christian bible consists of two books, the… a. b. c. d. Torah and the Old Testament New Testament and the Gospels Old and New Testaments Old Testament and the Qu’ran

22. Approximately what percentage of Muslims are Sunni? a. b. c. d. 85% 75% 55% 15%

23. What is the name of the large cube in Mecca whose history predates Islam? a. b. c. d. The Cube The Qu’ran The Hajj The Kaaba

24. What is the place of worship in Islam called? a. b. c. d. Synagogue Church Mosque Temple

25. What is the sacred text of Judaism called? a. b. c. d. The Torah The Bible The Qu’ran The New Testament

26. What is the sacred text of Islam called? a. b. c. d. The Torah The Bible The Qu’ran The New Testament

27. The creation story of the Abrahamic religions is called… a. b. c. d. The Flood The Reformation Revelations Genesis

28. Which early Christian leader helped to establish communities in Asia Minor and wrote many letters found in the New Testament? a. b. c. d. Paul Peter Judas John

29. Which Roman emperor was the first to convert to Christianity… a. b. c. d. Julius Caesar Constantine Augustus Baldwin

30. What is the place of worship in Judaism called? a. b. c. d. Synagogue Church Mosque Temple

31. The birthplace of democracy is the ancient Greek city of… a. b. c. d. Sparta Athens Rome Carthage

32. Monotheism can be best defined as… a. b. c. d. The Abrahamic Religions Worshipping one God Worshipping multiple gods Muhammad’s divine revelations

33. All of the following are true except…

a. Islam formed in the 9th century AD b. Judaism formed in the 6th century BC c. Christianity formed in the 1st century AD
d. Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity 34. All of the following statements about Abraham are true except… a. Muslims view him as a prophet b. Christians view him as a moral role model c. Judaism considers him important because of the first covenant d. His two most important sons are Adam and Ishmael 35. All of the following are part of the Five Pillars of Islam except… a. b. c. d. Pilgrimage to Mecca 7 daily prayers Giving of Charity to the less fortunate Fasting during Ramadan

36. Which Greek city was the rival of Athens? a. b. c. d. Sparta Athens Rome Carthage

37. Democracy means… a. b. c. d. Rule by the few Peoples rule Rule by the chosen Peoples monarchy

38. Which Roman leader brought an end to the Roman Republic? a. b. c. d. Brutus Marc Antony Julius Caesar Cicero

39. The Eastern Empire was also known as the… a. b. c. d. The Roman Empire Constantinople The Byzantine Empire New Rome

40. The greatest rival to the Roman Republic was the North African city of… a. b. c. d. Athens Sparta Carthage Alexandria

41. Who was the last of the five good emperors? a. b. c. d. Julius Caesar Octavian Brutus Marcus Aurelius

42. What does the term caliph mean? a. b. c. d. Successor to God Successor to Muhammad Successor to Islam Ruler through God

43. The ground breaking study of inequality between societies in Guns, Germs, and Steel was written by… a. b. c. d. Jared Dupont Jared Diamond Michael Kagan Antony Beevor

44. Which two religions challenged Christianity for spiritual supremacy in the Roman Empire from the 1st to 5th centuries AD? a. b. c. d. Paganism and Islam Mithraism and Islam Arianism and Mithraism Arianism and Animism

45. The golden age of Greek culture following the death of Alexander the Great to the conquest of Greece by Rome is called the… a. b. c. d. Pax Romana Dark Ages Pax Hellena Hellenic Age

46. All of the following are examples of Greek culture except… a. b. c. d. Large marble temples Epic poetry Large mosaic paintings The Greek language

47. Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, what replaced the political authority of the Roman Emperors? a. b. c. d. The Catholic Church The Greek Orthodox Church The Eastern Roman Emperors The Caliphate

48. During the Dark Ages, many of the barbarian tribes that brought about the end of the Western Roman Empire… a. Established their authority in Rome and established the Holy Roman Empire b. Established small regional kingdoms that eventually evolved into the major kingdoms of the Middle Ages c. Continued on their conquests into Northern Africa d. Became more Roman then barbarian and adopted many Roman gods as their own 49. Which Roman emperor decided to split the administration of the Roman Empire due to the difficulties of governing so much territory and so many people? a. b. c. d. Caesar Constantine Brutus Augustus

50. Who did Sunni Muslims support as the successor of Muhammad? a. b. c. d. Ali Abu Bakr Umayyad Shi’a