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CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Hinduism

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A Hindu man rests along the stairs of a ghat (bath) in Varanasi. Thousands of men like him come to the holy Hindu city each day to meditate, pray, and bathe in the waters of the Ganges River. (Varanasi, India, January 2008) Source: CultureGrams Photos

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition and Kids Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. This week, we are highlighting fun facts about Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion with about one billion followers. Many Hindus believe Hinduism is more than just a religion, but is a way of life.

Test your knowledge of Hinduism by answering these religion trivia questions. 

Need help? Search Hinduism in the  CultureGrams search box.

1) Which country is the birthplace of Hinduism?

2) The word “Hinduism” is derived from what ancient language?

3) True or False: Vishnu is the founder of Hinduism.

4) What animal is considered especially sacred by Hindus?

5) What colorful Hindu festival welcomes the spring season?

6) Which of the below is not a Hindu god?

-Shiva      -Brahma

-Rama      -Sikh

7) Where do Hindus worship their gods?

8) The statue of what god is said to bring prosperity if placed by the front door of a home?

9) The principle of (___) says that good deeds bring good fortune while bad deeds have negative consequences.

10) True or False: Hindus believe that they will be reincarnated after they die.

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Jenni Boyle

CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Christianity

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Tahitian women and men gather for Sunday services in a Christian church. Sunday services are a major weekly event, and many people travel long distances to reach the church and socialize with other church members. (Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, August 2007)
Image Source: Peter Stone

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition and Kids Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. This week, we are learning about Christianity. There are about 2.2 billion Christians worldwide, or about one-third of the world’s population.

Test your knowledge of Christianity around the world by answering these religion trivia questions. 

Need help? Use CultureGrams’ country reports and search boxes to help find the answers.

1) Which sect of Christianity is the largest?

2) Where is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church located?

3) Who is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church?

4) In the 16th century, during the reign of Henry VIII, England split from the Roman Catholic Church to form which church?

5) Which European country was one of the last to convert to Christianity?

-Italy   -Albania

-Germany  -Estonia

6) In what year did Armenia make Christianity its state religion?

7) Easter celebrates which event in Christianity?

8) True or False: Christianity originated in the Middle East.

9) Which country has the most Orthodox Christians?

-Russia  -Greece

-Egypt   -Armenia

10) Which sect of Christianity is the largest in the United States?

 

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Jenni Boyle

CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Buddhism

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This large statue of the Buddha is located in a park which also contains an area where legends says Buddha jumped between two stones, pushing so hard that he left his footprints in two places. Visitors now try to re-create the leap, which is over 15 feet in length. (Suzhou, China, November 2007)
Image Source: Chris Rains

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition and Kids Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. This week, we are learning about Buddhism, which is the world’s fourth fastest growing religion.

Test your knowledge of Buddhism by answering these religion trivia questions. 

Need help? Search Buddhism in CultureGrams’ search boxes.

1) Who is the founder of Buddhism?

2) Which country is considered the birthplace of Buddhism?

3) According to Buddhism, which part of the body is considered the most sacred?

4) Which country is not known for its large Buddhist population?

-Thailand   -Iran

-Japan         -Taiwan

5) What are the main branches of Buddhism?

6) After a person dies, Buddhists believe what happens next?

7) True or False: Buddhist believe all living things have a spirit?

8) The principle of (___) says that good deeds bring good fortune while bad deeds have negative consequences.

9) Which type of Buddhism is practiced in Bhutan?

10) Who is the most respected spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism?

 

Check your answers with the quiz key in the comment section. Let us know how you did by leaving a comment.

Jenni Boyle