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ESL 1D WORLD RELIGIONS TEST A

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PART I: Multiple Choice - Circle the best answer. (12)


1. There are three main Hindu Gods. Which one creates the
world?
a. Shiva
b. Ganesha
c. Brahma
d. Vishnu
2. The Buddha's name comes from a Sanskrit word meaning
a. spirit warrior
b. middle way
c. to wake up
d. energy
3. Muslims must do this before praying.
a. face towards Mecca
b. eat something
c. wash their hands, face, and feet
d. change their clothes
4. The word Sikh means to
a. be a disciple
b. meditate
c. be a guru
d. seek the truth
5. Monotheism means believing in
a. many Gods
b. one God
c. Mother Goddess
d. in yourself
6. The Buddha was born into a
a. Royal family
b. Muslim family
c. poor family
d. large family

7. Muslims do not eat/kill this animal.


a. pig
b. fish
c. cow
d. chicken
8. What is a Guru?
a. a flag
b. fabric used in a turban
c. a teacher or guide
d. a disciple
9. The only way to get out of your caste in Hinduism was to
a. marry someone in a higher caste
b. get a better job
c. get touched by a Brahmin
d. be reincarnated
10. The migration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to
Medina is the
a. Hajj
b. Hijra
c. Halak
d. Great Escape
11. As Siddhartha tried to reach enlightenment, he tried to make
Siddhartha lose
concentration.
a. Cara
b. Dorje
c. Mara
d. Meera
12. One of the 5 Ks in Sikhism is the Kara. It represents
a. the oneness of God
b. being clean
c. that what goes around comes around
d. helping the poor

PART II: MATCHING Match the term in column A with the


correct answer in column B. (10)
A
1. Gurdwara
to God

B
____ someone who surrenders

2. Kangha

____ place of worship for Hindus

3. Khanda
this

____ Muslims pray facing towards

4. Black Stone
affect their

____ a persons actions that will


future lives

5. Kaaba
____ He keeps the world going in
Hinduism
6. Shiva
____ place of worship for Sikhs
7. Muslim
____ symbol in Sikhism
8. Shrine
____Muslims circle this in Mecca
9. Mecca
____He is the destroyer in Hinduism
10. Mandir
____Muslims worship here
11. Brahman
12. Prophet
13. Vishnu
14. Mosque
15. Karma

PART III: SHORT ANSWER Choose TWO out of the following


questions. (8)
Answer in full and complete sentences in
paragraph form.
1. What are the 5 Ks in Sikhism and what do they symbolize? (4)
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2. What are the 5 pillars of Islam AND why are they important? (4)
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3. Siddhartha saw a sick man, an old man, a dead man, and a holy man,
and it changed
the direction of his life. Which of these sights would affect you most,
and why? (4)
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4. Hinduism is significantly different from Christianity, Judaism, and
Islam. Describe at
least three major differences you can observe. (4)
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