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REL 133 Week 1 Knowledge Check
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Week 1 Knowledge Check
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Concepts Mastery Questions
PATTERNS AMONG RELIGIONS 100% 1
INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS 100% 2
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WHAT IS RELIGION 100% 7
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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
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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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