REL 134 Week 1 Knowledge Check

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REL 134 Week 1 Knowledge Check
Concept: PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS
Materials on the concept

  • The Sacred

  • Speculations on the Sources of Religion

  • Second Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices



1.
The prophetic orientation in religion emphasizes
· A.
ceremonies.
· B.
feelings of oneness with the universe.
· C.
traditions.
· D.
beliefs and moral codes.

2.
A mystical orientation in religion is characterized by
· A.
an emphasis on mysterious happenings.
· B.
the seeking of a union with something greater than oneself.
· C.
the extensive use of holy water and statues.
· D.
a belief in alien origins of life forms.

3.
A sacramental orientation in religion is characterized by
· A.
daily prayer.
· B.
the use of silent meditation.
· C.
the extensive use of bells and powders.
· D.
a belief that certain rituals and ceremonies help one achieve salvation.

4.
Pantheism is the belief
· A.
that all reality is divine.
· B.
in the ancient Greek religion that believed the god Pan was the source of cosmic order.
· C.
in endless reincarnation.
· D.
in a timeless realm of happiness at the top of the universe.

5.
Among many reasons for the existence of religions, religions exist to help people
· A.
deal with the certainty of death.
· B.
find ways to express themselves in art.
· C.
select careers that are socially redeeming.
· D.
have valuable texts to study.

Concept: INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 6
· 7
· 8




Materials on the concept

  • The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions

  • Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions



6.
Which of the following has been of special value in the new appreciation for and understanding of indigenous religions?
· A.
the study of newly discovered sacred texts
· B.
the use of electricity and battery power
· C.
the ready availability of cameras and recorders
· D.
the worldwide spread of television

7.
The teachings of indigenous religions are typically conveyed by all of the following except
· A.
sand paintings.
· B.
sacred scripture.
· C.
masks and dance.
· D.
memorized chants.

8.
In a holistic culture,
· A.
written manuscripts have a special place.
· B.
children play a prominent role in ritual.
· C.
religions express truths through symbolism.
· D.
virtually every object and act may have religious meaning.

Concept: RELIGIOUS DEFINITIONS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 9




Materials on the concept

  • The Sacred



9.
In religious studies, the word myth means
· A.
a story that is historically true.
· B.
a story that is historically untrue.
· C.
a story that is psychologically meaningful and may be either historically true or not.
· D.
a story that is found in similar form in many religions.

Concept: STUDYING RELIGION




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 10




Materials on the concept

  • Speculations on the Sources of Religion



10.
The early anthropologist who saw religion as rooted in a belief in spirits and the worship of them was
· A.
E. B. Tylor.
· B.
James Frazer.
· C.
Sigmund Freud.
· D.
Carl Jung.

 
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