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Religious Studies Trivia Quiz #2

Instructions: Answer the multiple choice questions, guessing if necessary; then click on the "Process Questions" button at the end of the quiz to see your score in the adjacent message box. The program will not reveal which questions you got wrong, only how many points you have. Go back and change your answers until you get them all right. (The message box will rejoice at that point and the page will change color to show it is tickled pink.)

Points to note: (1) Questions with only one possible answer are one point each. (2) Questions with one or more possible answers (represented by check boxes) give a point for each correct answer, but also subtract a point for each wrong answer! (3) The program will not attempt to score your efforts at all if you have not tried at least half of the questions. (4) This quiz is for your own use only. No record of your progress is kept or reported to anyone.


1. What famous writer wrote, "The way that can be spoken of is not the eternal way"?
Thomas Aquinas 
Teresa de Avila 
Laozi 
Confucius 
Fatima, daughter of Muhammad 
No Answer
2. Celibacy has always been practiced by some Chinese religious practitioners, although the details have varied in the course of history. For the most part, what Chinese religious practitioners take formal vows of celibacy?
Taoist priests 
Exorcists 
Buddhist priests 
shamans 
Confucian musicians 
No Answer
3. A common Christian heresy involves a claim to be Christ returned. Similarly a common Buddhist heresy involves a claim to be who?
Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) 
Amida Buddha (Emituofo) 
Maitreya Buddha (Milefo) 
Guandi 
Qin Shihuangdi 
No Answer
4. A widely worshipped Chinese deity is represented sometimes as male and sometimes as female. What is the name of this figure?
Guandi  Mazu  Baosheng Dadi  Guanyin 
Laozi  No Answer
5. Huitzilopochtli was a god to whom thousands of human sacrifices were offered in antiquity by what group of people?
6. Chinese popular religion features very explicit descriptions of hell. Although these descriptions vary by time and place, most of those in recent centuries describe hell has having a number of separate courts, each presided over by a different "king." How many courts are there?
two  five  ten  fifty  one hundred 
ten thousand  No Answer
7. What early Christian saint is always represented in art tied to a stake or tree and shot full of arrows, even though tradition holds that that is not how he actually died.
Stephen  Paul  Peter  Nicholas  Sebastian  No Answer
8. Muhammad's emigration from Mecca to Medina in the year 622 of the Christian era established that as the year 1 of the Muslim era. The trip is refered to as
Honen  Hijra  Hinayana  Hillel  Hosea   No Answer
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