Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Test

  1. What is the first book of the Bible.
  2. What are the names of the first four books of the New Testament, that is, the four Gospels? (Open-ended)
  3. Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born? Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth or Jericho?
  4. Which of these is NOT in the Ten Commandments? Do unto others…, no adultery, no stealing, keep Sabbath?
  5. Which figure is associated with remaining obedient to God despite suffering? Job, Elijah, Moses or Abraham?
  6. Which figure is associated with leading the exodus from Egypt? Moses, Job, Elijah or Abraham?
  7. Which figure is associated with willingness to sacrifice his son for God? Abraham, Job, Moses or Elijah?
  8. What is Catholic teaching about bread and wine in Communion? They become body and blood, or are symbols?
  9. Which group traditionally teaches that salvation is through faith alone? Protestants, Catholics, both or neither?
  10. Was Mother Teresa Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or Mormon?
  11. What is the name of the person whose writings and actions inspired the Reformation? Luther, Aquinas or Wesley?
  12. Who was a preacher during the First Great Awakening? Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney or Billy Graham?
  13. When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
  14. Was Maimonides Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu or Mormon?
  15. When was the Mormon religion founded? After 1800, between 1200 and 1800, or before 1200 A.D.?
  16. The Book of Mormon tells of Jesus appearing to people in what area? The Americas, Middle East or Asia?
  17. Was Joseph Smith Mormon, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu?
  18. Is Ramadan the Islamic holy month, the Hindu festival of lights or a Jewish day of atonement?
  19. Do you happen to know the name of the holy book of Islam? (Open-ended)
  20. Which religion aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering? Buddhism, Hinduism or Islam?
  21. Is the Dalai Lama Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic or Mormon?
  22. In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures? Hinduism, Islam or Taoism?
  23. What is the religion of most people in India? Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim or Christian?
  24. What is the religion of most people in Pakistan? Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Christian?
  25. What is the religion of most people in Indonesia? Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Christian?
  26. Who is the king of Gods in Greek mythology? Zeus, Mars or Apollo?
  27. Is an atheist someone who does NOT believe in God, believes in God, or is unsure whether God exists?
  28. Is an agnostic someone who is unsure whether God exists, does NOT believe in God, or believes in God?
  29. What does Constitution say about religion? Separation of church and state, emphasize Christianity, or nothing?

EDIT: This question had been shortened for the web page summary of the test. The actual question asked on the survey was:

Which of the following statements best describes what the U.S. Constitution says about religion?
1-Christianity should be given special emphasis by the government
2-The government shall neither establish a religion nor interfere with the practice of religion, or
3-The Constitution does not say anything one way or the other about religion
4-Don’t know
5-Refused

So please stop telling me that 29 is wrong.
  1. According to the Supreme Court, can a public school teacher lead a class in prayer?
  2. According to the Supreme Court, can a public school teacher read from the Bible as an example of literature?
  3. According to the Supreme Court, can a public school teacher offer a class comparing the world’s religions?
ANSWERS:
  1. Genesis
  2. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
  3. Bethlehem
  4. Do Unto Others...
  5. Job
  6. Moses
  7. Abraham
  8. They become body and blood
  9. Protestants
  10. Catholic
  11. Luther
  12. Jonathan Edwards
  13. Friday
  14. Jewish
  15. After 1800
  16. The Americas
  17. Mormon
  18. Ismalic holy month
  19. Koran
  20. Buddhism
  21. Buddhist
  22. Hinduism
  23. Hindu
  24. Muslim
  25. Muslim
  26. Zeus
  27. Does NOT
  28. Is unsure
  29. Separation
  1. No
  2. Yes
  3. Yes

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