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Religious Studies Trivia Quiz #3

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. Chinese sometimes take oaths of sworn brotherhood or sisterhood before the altar of a popular divinity. Who is the divinity?
Guandi  Mazu  Baosheng Dadi  Guanyin 
Laozi  No Answer
2. When people experience religious trances, they sometimes have the sensation of traveling outside of their bodies. Specialists who do this on purpose to bring back knowledge of the spiritual world are called what?
shamans  quaestors  priests  presbyters 
dharma masters  No Answer
3. People are physiologically susceptible to a number of conditions that can be called trance, such as hypnotic trance, for example. The kind of trance that involves the belief that an outside force has taken control of one’s body is called what?
obsessive trance 
intrusive trance 
ambulatory trance 
pressure trance 
possession trance 
No Answer
4. A missionary from India to China is often thought of as the founder of Zen Buddhism, but he is actually classified by Zen schools as the 28th patriarch of that tradition (although the first patriarch in China). What is his name?
Kumarajiva  Bodhidharma  Avalokitesvara  Petavatthu 
Nanak  No Answer
5. East Asian tradition holds that souls are released from the realms of the dead to wander the earth and visit their living relatives during one month of the lunar year. Which month?
12  No Answer
6. Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Burma, China, Korea, and Japan are all Asian countries that have been visited by Christian missionaries. In which of these countries do Christians represented the largest proportion of the total population?
7. The Maya and some other peoples of Mesoamerica sometimes bled themselves to provide blood sacrifices. For this purpose they sometimes used part of a sea animal. What part of what animal?
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