1. Which of the following were factors in the emergence of Christian asceticism? ______

Preparation for the end of the world

An alternative to martyrdom

Making a public statement of devotion

All of the above.

  1. The word ecumenical means ‘________’.

orthodox

heterodox

Latin-world

world-wide

  1. Which of the following are differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church?

The Eastern Orthodox Church allows priests to marry, whereas the Roman Catholic Church                        does not.

The Roman Catholic Church relies heavily on icons, whereas the Eastern Orthodox Church                          does not.

The Roman Catholic Church has always used the vernacular languages whereas the Eastern                      Orthodox Church has only recently begun to use the vernacular.

All of the above

4.Martin Luther believed spiritual authority lay ________.

in the hands of the Church

in the hand of the peasant

in tradition

in the scripture

  1. The Eucharist is also known as ________.

the ‘Our Father’

communion

Passover

the Messiah

  1. The European Enlightenment was characterized by a growing confidence in________.

the Church

the aristocracy

human morality

human reason

  1. Which of the following American denominations believes that the true Sabbath is on Saturday rather than Sunday?

The Disciples of Christ

The Seventh-Day Adventists

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Christian Scientists

  1. Protestant congregations that call themselves Pentecostal tend to cultivate the practice of________.

silent meditation

acupuncture

speaking in tongues

the stations of the cross

  1. European Christianity failed to displace the religious traditions of________.

China

Japan

India

China, Japan, and India

  1. Christianity has been used to support _______.

slavery

anti-slavery

civil rights

All of the above.

  1. The word Islam means ‘________’.

true faith

follower of God

submission

follower of Muhammad

  1. The prophet Muhammad was born in ________.

Medina

Mecca

Jerusalem

Baghdad

  1. The community in which the prophet Muhammad was born was, by and large, ________.

polytheistic

Christian

Jewish

non-religious

  1. The term ummah means ‘________’.

followers

leaders

devotees

community

  1. The Sunni Muslims believe that ________.

Abu Bakr became the successor of Muhammad

‘Ali bin Abi Talib became the successor of Muhammad

Zayd bin Harithah became the successor of Muhammad

there should be no successor of Muhammad

  1. The Shi’a Muslims believe that ________.

Abu Bakr became the successor to Muhammad

‘Ali bin Abi Talib became the successor to Muhammad

Zayd bin Harithah became the successor to Muhammad

there should be no successor to Muhammad

  1. The term Qur’an is derived from a root word meaning ‘________’.

to profess

to believe

to recite

to submit

  1. Shari’ ah is ________.

a sacred tradition

sacred law

the teachings of Muhammad

the location of the Muslim community

  1. The shaykhs of Sufi orders are similar to the saints of the Catholic Church in that ________.

they are recognized through official canonization

they are ascribed miracles or divine favours

they are only men, not women

they usually lived in hermitages

  1. The day designated for community prayer is ________.

Monday

Sunday

Saturday

Friday

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