REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check

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REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check

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Week 1 Knowledge Check

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PATTERNS
AMONG RELIGIONS


100%


· 1




INDIGENOUS
RELIGIONS


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· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5




WHAT IS
RELIGION


100%


· 7
· 8
· 9
· 10




Concept: PATTERNS AMONG
RELIGIONS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 1




Materials on the concept


  • Second Pattern: Focus of Beliefs and Practices





1.

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.



Concept: INDIGENOUS
RELIGIONS




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 2
· 3
· 4
· 5
· 6




Materials on the concept


  • Sacred Time and Sacred Space

  • Taboo and Sacrifice

  • Human Relationships with the Natural World

  • The Modern Recovery of Indigenous Religions

  • Past Obstacles to the Appreciation of Indigenous Religions





2.

The transmission of indigenous religions is made more difficult by
the fact that teachings are often conveyed in ways that are

· A.

relatively impermanent.

· B.

passed on in symbolic language.

· C.

known only to initiates.

· D.

written in unknown languages.





3.

Compared with indigenous religions, today’s dominant religions are

· A.

much younger.

· B.

much older.

· C.

much more difficult to transmit.

· D.

more holistic.





4.

Animism holds that

· A.

animal sacrifice is necessary for ritual purity.

· B.

mountains are often at the end of sacred paths.

· C.

animal nature must be subservient to human beings.

· D.

the life force exists in every part of the universe.





5.

A libation involves

· A.

the pouring of a liquid on the ground as an offering.

· B.

the shaman’s ability to fly through the air.

· C.

the forbidding of incest and marriage among close relatives.

· D.

vivid dreams and visions.





6.

Sacred time in indigenous religions is

· A.

cyclical.

· B.

linear.

· C.

relative.

· D.

historically focused.



Concept: WHAT IS RELIGION




Mastery


100%


Questions


· 7
· 8
· 9
· 10




Materials on the concept


  • The Sacred

  • Key Characteristics of Religion





7.

Literally, the word religion means

· A.

meditate on.

· B.

worship.

· C.

connect again.

· D.

rise above.





8.

Belief in many gods is called

· A.

polytheism.

· B.

monotheism.

· C.

agnosticism.

· D.

atheism.





9.

Belief in one God is called

· A.

monotheism.

· B.

polytheism.

· C.

atheism.

· D.

agnosticism.





10.

Literally, “theology” means

· A.

discovery of the soul.

· B.

structure of society.

· C.

logic of pattern.

· D.

study of the divine.

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