• Name two religions that proclaim the virgin birth of Jesus.
    • Christianity and Islam
  • What are the five pillars of Islam?
    • Faith
    • Prayer- prayers are said at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and nightfall
    • Zakat- This word means “purification” or “growth”. The idea is to be charitable.  2 ½ percent of one’s capital is given away.
    • Fasting- Each year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from first light until sundown.  They abstain from food, drink, and sexual relations.
    • Pilgrimage- This is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca (the trip is known as the Hajj) – this trip is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to perform it.
  • Why did Roman pagans consider early Christians to be cannibals?
    • They ate the body and drank the blood of Christ.
  • What religion was Mary?
    • Judaism
  • List the Ten Commandments.
    • Do not worship any other gods or make any idols, do not use the Lord’s name in vain, keep holy the Sabbath, honor your father and mother, do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not lie, do not covet thy neighbor’s wife, do not covet thy neighbor’s house
  • Name the religions that claim to stem from Abraham?
    • Islam, Christianity, Judaism
  • List the four noble truths.
    • Suffering is caused by attachment to worldly possessions.
    • All life is suffering.
    • Suffering can be alleviated
    • Follow the 8- fold path
  • Name the members of the Hindu trinity.
    • Vishnu, Shiva, Bramha
  • Why do Protestant Christians use only a plain cross, rather than a cross with the body of Jesus?
    • It is viewed as an icon
  • What does it mean to reach nirvana?
    • Enlightenment and being one with the universe
  • What is the Bhagavad-Gita?
    • Sacred text of Hinduism
  • List two branches of Buddhism.
    • Zen and Tibetan
  • What is the fastest growing denomination of Christianity in the world?
    • Moormons
  • What is the fastest growing religion in the world?
    • Islam
  • What religion requires its adherents to take the name of Singh and never cut their hair?
    • Sikh
  • What is a Bodhisattva?
    • Helping people reach enlightenment instead of attaining it yourself.
  • Which branch of Islam has a clergyman called an Ayatollah?
    • Shiite
  • Sikhism contains major elements of what two religions?
    • Islam and Hinduism
  • Who is the Dalai Lama?
    • Political leader and leader of one of the 4 branches of Buddhism
  • What is the largest (by population) Muslim country in the world?
    • Indonesia
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