Religion Trivia Questions And Answers

Religion is broad and cuts all across the world, from Christianity, Jewish,  Pagans, to Non-pagans among many others. They all have different beliefs, but the common thing with all of them is that they all work to better the world and provide meaning and a sense of belonging to the human beings in search of it.

So then, how much do you know about religion? You can take these questions on a lazy Sunday afternoon with your kids and test how much knowledge they have regarding religion. 

Religion Trivia  Quizzes From All Over The World

How many books are in the Christian bible? What is the name of the Islamic holy month? Test your faith with these easy religion trivia questions, you might learn new fascinating things and be reminded of that some songs that take you deeper into your faith.

Try and answer these religion trivia questions and fun facts to see how well you know the diverse religions of the world.

Think you can ace them? Let’s find out!

Religion trivia quiz questions

  • What was Earth’s supercontinent called?

    Pangea. The area split into two landmasses some 135 million years ago due to a phenomenon known as “continental drift.”

  • This medical term is used to refer to items ‘based on experience’.

    Empiric

  • Had pirates known about this vitamin, then they wouldn’t have suffered from scurvy. What vitamin is this
    Vitamin C
  • How many limbs does an octopus have?

    Eight. These tentacles are divided up between six “arms” and two “legs.”

  • At the close of the 20th century, where was the only Baha'i temple in North America?

    Wilmette, Illinois

  • What name was coined for the era in which Confucius lived?

    Warring States Period

  • Who killed Maui?

    Hine

  • What are the two main sects of Jainism?

    Shvetambar and Digambar

  • Haile Selassie visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966. This date is a holy day for Rastas known by what name?

    Grounation Day

  • Noah blessed two of his sons. Which two?

    Japheth and Shem

  • To finish with a focus on the big (political) picture, a Gallup 2007 survey asked how much confidence the average adult American has in several institutions. Considering the highest degree of confidence ("Great deal"), how frequently were different institutes cited?

    The Church or organized religion (24), Police (23), Banks (13)

  • Who are the "rulers" of the divine realm, according to the Gnostics?

    The Unnameable Parent and Barbelo

  • In which of the following locations is a Eurasian shaman's physical body not typically buried?

    in a reindeer skin

  • Eckankar headquarters have previously been based in Las Vegas, Nevada and Menlo Park, California, but in 1986 moved to what small Minnesota community?

    Chanhassen

  • Held in high esteem by the Inuit, who or what is Nanuk?

    the polar bear

  • When was the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster published?

    28 March 2006

  • What does FSM Heaven have in it?

    A beer volcano and a stripper factory

  • Until the 21st century, there were only seven Baha'i Houses of Worship across the world. The one located in Delhi, India is famous for being designed in the shape of which of the following?

    Lotus

  • A broad collection of people who practice the Ifá religion can be found primarily in southwest Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Sierra Leone. The religion has influenced people of the Caribbean, Brazil, and Colombia. What is the name for the followers of this religion?

    Yoruba

  • Some Protestant sects (evangelical and mainstream) have taken to some fasting periods during the year for different reasons. What are some of these reasons?

    To counterbalance consumerism

  • The Book of Revelation in the Bible is known for its vivid imagery, describing a strange type of battle. Including scholars, what do most people agree that this book is about?

    There is no official agreement.

  • Which very ancient religion influenced later religions with such beliefs as monotheism, heaven and hell, the Golden Rule, and free will?

    Zoroastrianism

  • What religion was NOT founded in India?

    Taoism/Daoism

  • This is a religion that has survived thousands of years. Based on the ancient pantheon of Ancient Greek gods, what is the common name for the worship of the gods of Mt Olympus?

    Hellenism

  • Which colour is associated with Oxun, the Candomblé orixá of the fresh water of rivers and waterfalls?

    Gold

  • Which two tribes of Israel were not named after sons of Jacob?

    Ephraim and Manasseh

  • After the Holocaust and the end of WWII, some Jews returned to Poland. At the start of the Cold War in 1947, there were 200 000 Jews in Poland. Given that the Soviet Bloc discouraged religion, how many Jews lived in Poland when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989?

    Less than 4000

  • Who went up yearly to worship God in Shiloh, and one year prayed to God for a baby?

    Hannah

  • The 'Ahmadiyya' are one of the officially 'unrecognized' religious groups in Egypt. What is the best description of this religion?

    Islamic movement which started in 19th century India

  • What did Melchizedek give to Abram?

    Bread and wine

  • The Druze use a star with five colors as a symbol. Name one color on the star.

    Green

  • What did the shepherds do after they had visited Jesus?

    Spread the news about Jesus’s birth

  • Natural goodness is like what?

    water

  • Who was to be named Zacharias, after the name of his father, until his mother intervened?

    John

  • According to Baha'i teachings, what is the best way to grow in one's faith?

    Through personal reflection and development

  • When the disciples saw Jesus walking on water, what did they think he was?

    A ghost

  • Huston Smith, author of 'The World's Religions,' states that Confucius was a 'one-man university.' How could that be?

    He was very gifted and could teach multiple subjects

  • Who was Paul with when he wrote the letter to Philemon?

    Timothy

  • A phenomenon of a group of souls reincarnating together for a purpose is known by which term? [ Group Karma ] [ Karmic Wave ] [ Karmic Destiny ] [ Pluralistic Karma ]

    Group Karma

  • What happened to King Nebuchadnezzar before being restored as king?

    He went mad and lived as a beast

  • What is Tane the god of?

    Maleness and the forest

  • Who was the father in law of Caiaphas, the high priest at the time of Jesus death?

    Annas

  • In "Plan 9 from Outer Space" what is a great lesson taught by Savior Wood?

    All people are idiots

  • Who escorted the slave with the letter to Philemon?

    Tychicus

  • Which of the following foods can be eaten by Jains? [ Root vegetables ] [ Honey ] [ Meat ] [ Dairy products ]

    Dairy products

  • Which missionary was described as having known the holy scriptures from an early age?

    Timothy

  • What branch of medicine has Scientology declared war upon?

    Psychiatry

  • What was the name of Abraham’s nephew?

    Lot

  • November 26 is a day set aside to celebrate the life of `Abdu'l-Bahá. On the Bahá'í calendar, this day is known as what?

    Day of the Covenant

  • Who was king of the southern kingdom when the northern kingdom of Israel fell to Assyria?

    Hezekiah

  • Which word is used to describe Heaven? [ Babylon ] [ Zion ] [ Shechem ] [ Exodus ]

    Zion

  • Which tribe of Israel received no inheritance of land?

    the Levites

  • What acronym is used to sum up the core principles of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism?

    WWAPD

  • Of what, specifically, was man not allowed to eat in the Garden of Eden?

    Apples aka the Forbidden Fruit

  • According to the Hebrew Scriptures, how long was Noah on the ark?

    Approximately one year

  • Fearing that Saul wanted to kill him, what lie did David ask Jonathan to tell his father if asked why he wasn’t at the king’s table for the New Moon feast?

    David wanted Jonathan to tell him that he had gone to Bethlehem for a family gathering

  • Let's get more intimate. Do religious beliefs influence views on homosexual marriage? According to a 2003 Princeton Survey Research, how many Americans opposed gay marriage?

    More than half

  • What should we “seek first”?

    The Kingdom of God

  • According to Gnostic writings as recounted by Irenaeus, why did Judas betray Jesus?

    For vengeance on Jesus

  • Which angel told Daniel the meaning of his vision of the ram and the goat?

    Gabriel

  • Of what is Pele's father the Hawaiian god?

    Earth

  • In which book of the Bible do we find “Nebuchadnezzar’s image”?

    Daniel

  • What unusual feature does Eckankar share with Buddhism and Voodoo?

    Adherents may continue to practice their pre-existing religion, too

  • What was the name of the woman who hid the spies at Jericho?

    Rahab

  • In some traditions, when Tane placed the stars in the sky, he also added the Sun and the Moon. The Sun personified has what coincidental name in Maori?

    Ra

  • What reward did Jesus say the twelve apostles would get for forsaking everything and following him?

    Jesus told them “You will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

  • According to the 1991 census, this was the largest non-Christian religious group in Canada, but it has since been surpassed. More people of this faith live in Montreal and Toronto than in all of the rest of Canada put together.

    Judaism

  • It is “better to obtain wisdom” than what?

    Gold

  • What is Zoroastrianism also sometimes known as?

    Mazdaism

  • What was the name of the man who requested Jesus’ body for burial?

    Joseph of Arimathea

  • What Jamaican promoter of black nationalism and Pan-Africanism is seen as a prophet by the Rasta for his prediction that a black king would be the people's Redeemer?

    Marcus Garvey

  • Which disciple looked after Mary after the death of Jesus?

    John the Evangelist

  • To whom did the Flying Spaghetti Monster entrust the stone tablets in which He had carved the "Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts"?

    Captain Mosey

  • True or False: The more words we say makes our prayers better

    False. Jesus said God already knows what we need

  • In "The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster", Leonardo Da Vinci is regarded as a heretic. Which remarkable feat or feats do Pastafarians credit him with?

    He invented the single span bridge, the video game Halo and the gate that swings both ways

  • What is the 7th petition?

    Deliver us from evil

  • The Festival of Ridvan is considered the most holy festival for the followers of the Baha'i faith. What does it commemorate?

    Baha’u’llah’s announcement of prophethood

  • What is the 6th petition?

    Don’t lead us into temptation.

  • Shinto has its ancient roots in the creation of what physical feature/s?

    The islands of Japan

  • What is the 5th petition?

    Forgive our debts

  • Another of the ancient religions is Islam. The main Muslim populations are located across North Africa, the Middle East, central and south Asia, and Southeast Asia. There are two major forms of Islam today. One is Sunni and the other is called what?

    Shi’a(Shi’ite)

  • What is the 4th petition?

    Give us our daily bread

  • Each individual in an aboriginal culture adheres to a specific belief system, different in details from other members of the same tribe. He or she is then said to have a specific Dreaming (or combination of several Dreamings). These Dreamings bear what kind of names?

    There is no specific convention

  • What is the 3rd petition?

    Your will be done on Earth

  • Shinto's core beliefs pertain to the forces of nature and energy and how they create existence. Followers celebrate with purification rituals for each season. Shinto is indigenous to which country? [ Japan ] [ England ] [ Turkey ] [ Brazil ]

    Japan

  • What is the 2nd petition?

    Your kingdom come

  • Before Vatican II there used to be another set of days to fast; usually on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Pope Gregory VII began these days in December. They can still be found in the Roman Missal; what were they called?

    Ember Days

  • What is the 1st petition?

    Hallowed be your name

  • The Roman Catholic element in Santeria is also found in the association of Orishas and Catholic Saints. One example is St. Lazarus, known as Babalú-Ayé. He is believed to rid one of sickness and bad energy and is usually depicted with what object?

    broom

  • How many requests are in the Lord’s Prayer?

    Seven

  • The most sacred part of the Avesta is called the "Gathas", which are a collection of hymns written by Zoroaster. What is the name of the Omniscient Creator that he invokes and glorifies in the hymns? [ Ahura Mazda ] [ Ahriman ] [ Allah ] [ Rostam ]

    Ahura Mazda

  • Who taught the Lord’s Prayer?

    Jesus

  • What is another name for the followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints?

    Mormons

  • Where in the Bible can you find the Lord’s Prayer?

    Matthew 6

  • The Five Pillars of Sunni Islam are mandatory and the foundation of Muslim life. Which of these is NOT one of them? [ Salat ] [ Hajj ] [ Purim ] [ Zakat ]

    Purim

  • What religion has rabbis?

    Judaism

  • True or False: The opposite of the Fruit of the Spirit are called “the works of the flesh.”

    True

  • The lead federal investigator was Charles Turner who had a number of issues with the Rajneeshee. What was NOT an issue with the federals?

    Agricultural land use

  • Name any of the 9 Fruits of the Spirit

    Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control

  • In 1930, when Haile Selassie was crowned King of Ethiopia, a new religion emerged in Jamaica. Which religion holds that Haile Selassie was God and would return all black people to Africa? [ Rastafari ] [ Taoism ] [ Mormonism ] [ Cargo Cult ]

    Rastafari

  • True or False: Bananas are a Fruit of the Spirit?

    False. Even though bananas can seem like a gift from God, they are not considered a spiritual fruit in Galatians 5

  • This nation, mentioned in the book of Genesis, is the birthplace of the Queen of Sheba. Her tomb and obelisks are located in the city of Axum. Her son with King Solomon, named Menelik, founded a dynasty. In Lalibela, one can find ancient Christian churches in the shape of the cross, carved out of rock that descend into the ground. This nation has the oldest Bible, written in the Ge'ez language. It is home to the Beta Israel, modern descendants of Abraham. The first 19 followers of Muhammed were given refuge by their King of Kings. What nation is being described?

    Ethiopia

  • Which human author wrote Galatians?

    Paul

  • February 2nd is the Festival of Yemanja in the Candomblé faith. Of what is Yemanja the goddess?

    The sea

  • Where is the Fruit of the Spirit found in the Bible?

    Galatians 5

  • Raul Castro, at the time of Pope Francis' visit in 2015, announced several concessions regarding Cuba's religious identity. Which one of the following was announced?

    He would attend the Masses conducted by the pope.

  • What is the introduction to the Commandments?

    I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt

  • The Jewish church in Europe has always been associated with Poland. Before WWII, Poland had three million Jews living in Poland, more than any other country in the world. Why did Poland have such a large Jewish population?

    Poland was one of the first countries to have a culture of religious tolerance.

  • Where can you find the 10 commandments in the Bible?

    Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5

  • El Hijra is an Egyptian religious holiday denoting which event? [ Revolution Day ] [ Prophet Muhammad's birthday ] [ Islamic New Year ] [ Coptic Easter Sunday ]

    Islamic New Year

  • What was Paul’s goal in his missionary journey?

    To take the gospel everywhere and finally to preach in the capitol Rome

  • Who do the Druze believe will one day return to conquer the world?

    Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

  • How did Paul and Silas respond?

    “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”

  • 'He who speaks___________, he who knows__________.'

    does not know, does not speak

  • What did the Philippian jailer say to Paul after he heard the Gospel?

    “What must I do to be saved?”

  • In the Baha'i calendar, what period of charity, hospitality, service, and giftgiving comes just before the Baha'i fast?

    Ayyam-i-Ha

  • True or False: God sent an earthquake to rescue Paul and Silas from prison in Philippi

    True. They didn’t escape but stayed in jail to share the good news

  • How did Maui almost die?

    Stealing fire from Mahuika

  • True or False: Paul had a vision of a man calling him to come over to Carthage

    False. The man was from Macedonia

  • When is Woodian New Year's Eve?

    October 31

  • Who went with Paul on his early mission trips?

    Barnabas

  • The birth of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby brought media attention to the Scientology concept of Silent Birth. What exactly does this mean?

    as little talking in the labour and delivery room as possible

  • True or False: Peter was rescued from prison by an angel

    True

  • The first day of each month in the Bahá'í calendar is a feast day, where Bahá'ís come together for worship, fellowship, and community business. How many months are in the Bahá'í calendar?

    19

  • In what city were Jesus’ followers first called “Christians”?

    Antioch

  • Bob Marley was baptised Berhane Selassie by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before his death. What is the meaning of this name?

    Light of the Trinity

  • What did Peter’s vision about the unclean animals mean?

    That all people can be made clean through Jesus

  • What word always concludes a prayer by a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

    RAmen

  • Where did Peter stay during his ministry in the city of Joppa?

    In the house of Simon the tanner

  • Most of the official holidays in the USA and Europe are related to the Christian religion, although many do not share that religion. What if we suggest officially recognizing celebrations of religions other than Christianity as public holidays? A 2004 Newsweek poll answered that:

    In five out of six countries, only one third is in favor

  • True or False: Peter raised a woman named Dorcas from the dead.

    True

  • Second-century Gnostics considered themselves Christians. How can this be?

    They believed Jesus had the spark from the pleroma

  • Which Apostle shared the Gospel with an Ethiopian official on the road to Gaza?

    Philip

  • Which of these does Izanami-no-kami not send after her husband? [ The ugly female of the underworld ] [ The dogs of the underworld ] [ The eight thunder gods ] [ 1,500 warriors of the underworld ]

    The dogs of the underworld

  • Which Apostle took the Gospel to the city of Samaria?

    Philip

  • Which of these objects is occasionally used among some Eurasian tribes during shamanic ecstatic performance?

    ladder

  • How many deacons were chosen to help the apostles to distribute food to widows?

    Seven

  • Of what is Pele's mother the Hawaiian goddess?

    Childbirth

  • True or False: Ananias and Sapphira died after lying to the Apostles about their offering

    True

  • What is the primary stated goal and purpose of the teachings of Eckankar, for an individual practitioner?

    To take the soul by its own path back to its divine source

  • Who was exiled to an island?

    John

  • Tane had a daughter, named Hine-ata-uira, "Maid of the Flashing Dawn", whom he took to wife, without telling her who he was. When she learned that he was her father, she fled to the Underworld, and became the goddess of night and death. What was her new name?

    Hine-nui-te-po

  • What was his name changed to?

    Paul

  • According to the 2001 census, in which province were there more Buddhists than in any other province?

    Ontario

  • What happened when he was on the road to Damascus?

    He had a changing experience with Jesus

  • Who was Saul?

    He persecuted Christians

  • Zoroastrians worship in what type of temples?

    fire

  • Who preached at Pentecost?

    Peter

  • Many Inuit tribes have told stories of people and animals who were not careful and walked off the edge of the world. What did these unfortunate beings become?

    stars

  • What was another name for the Apostle Paul?

    Saul of Tarsus

  • What text, based on the Bible, is considered to be the predominant holy book of the Rastafarians?

    The Holy Piby

  • How many people saw Jesus after he came back from the dead?

    More than 500

  • What is the most sacred Flying Spaghetti Monster holiday?

    Holiday

  • Who cut off a soldier’s ear when Jesus was being arrested?

    Peter

  • There are three grades of initiation in voodoo. The first is called kanzo senp. Those who undergo the ceremony are considered confirmed members and are then given the title hounsi kanzo. What colour do all hounsi kanzo wear at voodoo ceremonies?

    White

  • What did Pilate do to “cleanse himself” of the crucifixion?

    Washed his hands

  • What holiday greeting do Pastafarians prefer?

    Happy Holidays

  • Name the Roman Governor who sat over Jesus trial?

    Pilate

  • The Baha'i calendar also consists of 365 days like the Gregorian calendar (366 in leap years). How many months does it contain?

    Nineteen

  • Who gave Jesus a crown made of thorns?

    A Roman soldier

  • The 'Shinto and Buddhism Separation Order' of 1868 came about for several reasons. Which of the following was *NOT* one of the reasons?

    The constitutional banning of religious practices

  • True or False: The Jewish leaders tried to set Jesus free

    False. They wanted him to be crucified

  • Monotheism is the defining characteristic of this religion. For followers of this religion, God is sovereign creator, ruler, sustainer, and savior. This same God revealed himself to Moses in a burning bush at Mount Sinai(Exodus 3:14). The Talmud is a core text of this religion. Which religion is it?

    Judaism

  • What garden did Jesus go to when he prayed after the Last Supper?

    Garden of Gethsemane

  • Vesak is celebrated by Buddhists. What does it commemorate?

    Buddha’s birthday

  • True or False: Jesus said only big money offerings were important to God

    False

  • Ostara is important to some pagan sects; they have been known to fast during this time period. What time of the year is Ostara?

    Spring Equinox

  • True or False: When Jesus went to the Temple, he always used his inside voice

    False. Jesus yelled at money chargers to drive them out

  • Halfway through the initiation rite a person "receives" ________ , who are Orichas. What word correctly completes the previous sentence?

    warriors

  • What problem did Bartimaeus have that Jesus fixed?

    He was blind

  • The Ancient Egyptians wrote some of the earliest recorded texts in history. Which of them contained a number of verses that were thought to protect the pharaoh's remains after he died?

    Pyramid Texts

  • Name the two Old Testament people who appeared when Jesus was transfigured?

    Elijah and Moses

  • Which of the choices below is incorrectly matched?

    Sikhism – Jainism

  • What was Peter and Andrew doing when Jesus called them to follow him?

    Fishing

  • Which city is considered holy by Judaism, Islam, and Christianity? [ Stonehenge ] [ Rome ] [ Jerusalem ] [ Mecca ]

    Jerusalem

  • True or False: While on Earth, Jesus had the power to raise dead people back to life?

    True

  • What religion was the most popular (had the most practitioners) in the 20th century?

    Christianity

  • Name the demon Jesus cast out in the region of the Gerasenes?

    Legion

  • The Rajneeshee sent buses out to many cities and picked up homeless people and brought them to the Rajneeshee compound. Why?

    To register them as voters

  • Who helped pay the bills for Jesus and the disciples ministry?

    Several women who Jesus had healed

  • This spiritual or religious movement originated in Britain in the 18th Century, and was based on contemporary understanding of the Iron Age wise men who supervised religious rites. What is this modern movement called?

    Druidry

  • How many days was Lazarus dead before Jesus came to visit?

    Four days

  • This religion was founded in India towards the end of the 15th Century in the Punjab region. The adherents do not believe that any particular religion has the monopoly on truth. Its followers are monotheists who strive to conquer lust, rage, greed, ego and attachment. What is the name of this faith founded by Guru Nanak?

    Sikhism

  • True or False: Jesus would sometimes “spit” as part of his healing miracles.

    True. The Bible describes him spitting three times.

  • When a Candomblé priest or priestess is telling a follower's fortune, what is cast in order to determine the future?

    Cowrie shells

  • What was Matthew before he followed Jesus?

    A tax collector

  • The effect of the Cuban Revolution on Cuba's religious identity can be seen in comparison with other countries in Central and South America. Which of the following was *NOT* true at the start of the 21st century?

    Cuba had the largest proportion of practising Roman Catholics in Latin America.

  • Which member of the Jewish ruling council came to ask Jesus questions at night?

    Nicodemus

  • Perhaps Poland's proudest moment as a fiercely religious country was the appointment of Karol Jozef Wojtyla as Pope in 1978. Which one of the following was *NOT* one of his achievements?

    He further separated the Catholic Church from other Christian and Jewish denominations.

  • True or False: Jesus said his true family was anyone who obeys God

    True

  • A split in the Christian church helped enable Islam to later become the major religion in Egypt. When did this split in the Christian church occur?

    451 CE after the Council of Chalcedon

  • True or False: At first, Jesus’ family tried to stop his ministry and said he was crazy.

    True

  • Which branch of Taoism is known for its past use of alchemy? [ Philosophical branch ] [ Religious branch ] [ Zen branch ] [ Existential branch ]

    Religious branch

  • True or False: John the Baptist wore clothes made of goat hair

    False. It was camel hair

  • What other religion in China co-existed with Confucianism despite the fact that it taught something completely opposite?

    Taoism

  • Who let the Israelites return to their homeland?

    Cyrus

  • According to Elizabeth Claire Prophet, one way to transmute one's karma is to cleanse oneself through a particular flame (or an energy of The Holy Spirit). What color is this flame?

    Violet

  • How did Esther get to talk to the king?

    Went in to talk without being summoned first

  • What did Maui do to Hine-ura's husband?

    Turned him into a dog

  • What Israelite saved her people from being murdered and was a wife of the king?

    Esther

  • In Gnostic mythology, the true God propagated other gods. What were these deities called?

    Aeons

  • Who returned to Israel to build up the walls of Jerusalem?

    Nehemiah

  • To which religious category does the PRISM Sect belong? [ Islam ] [ None of these ] [ Buddhism ] [ Deism ]

    None of these

  • When they refused to bow to an idol, where were they thrown?

    Into a fiery furnace

  • Woodism has a four-legged saint whose name and species are what?

    Dude – a dog

  • What were Daniel’s three friends (Babylonian names)?

    Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego

  • According to most non-Jain historians, who founded Jainism?

    Mahavira/Vardhman

  • What happened to the kingdom after Solomon’s rule?

    Darius

  • The Martyrdom of the Báb is commemorated at noon on what date?

    July 9

  • Who was the last king Daniel served under in the Bible?

    King Nebuchadnezzar’s

  • Which two of the things listed are present in Heaven for believers in the Flying Spaghetti Monster? [ All the pasta you can eat and unlimited candy ] [ All you can eat buffet and never-empty wine bottles ] [ Endless seas to sail and a Pirate ship to sail in ] [ Beer volcanoes and a stripper factory ]

    Beer volcanoes and a stripper factory

  • Who conquered Judah and took Daniel to their country?

    The Babylonians

  • This question refers to an issue in which private beliefs of one group of people have direct implications on the life of others who does not share the same beliefs. Americans conceive themselves as democrats and pluralists, and in fact, according to a 2004 Newsweek poll, 60% declared they favor teaching "creation science" in addition to scientific Darwinist evolution in public schools. But what where the figures when the question was reformulated to: "Do you favor teaching creation science instead of evolution in public schools?" [ 25% would substitute Evolution for Creationism ] [ Only a marginal minority (2%) declared such radical position ] [ 10% would substitute Evolution for Creationism ] [ 40% would like Creationism taught instead of Evolution ]

    40% would like Creationism taught instead of Evolution

  • How many kings of Israel were there?

    19

  • According to the Gnostic beliefs, who is the mother of the creator of the earth?

    Sophia

  • How many kings of Judah were there?

    20

  • What does Izanami-no-kami tell Izanagi-no-kami not to do while he is in the underworld?

    look at her

  • Which books of the Bible did Solomon write?

    Song of Solomon and Proverbs and some Psalms

  • Among Inuit, Siberians, and adherents of the Bon religion, which of these is an important part of the initiation rites into shamanism? [ ancestors ] [ the future ] [ a horse ] [ skeleton ]

    skeleton

  • Which books of the Bible record all the kings?

    1st and 2nd Kings, 1st and 2nd Chronicles

  • Which of the following beliefs are also considered to be key elements of the teachings of Eckankar? [ Karma and reincarnation ] [ All of the answers are correct ] [ Love ] [ Light and sound ]

    All of the answers are correct

  • When Saul conquered the Amalekites, what person did he keep as a prisoner instead of killing like God said to?

    The king, Agag

  • The remaining two brothers, Rongo and Haumia-tiketike, hid in the body of the Earth Mother, who protected them from the wrath of Tāwhiri, until he stopped storming. What are Rongo and Haumia the gods of?

    Cultivated food and wild food

  • What happened to the kingdom after Solomon’s rule?

    It split into two

  • The majority of colonies from this Anabaptist movement are on the Canadian prairies, where there are more individual followers than anywhere else in the world.

    Hutterite

  • Who convinced Solomon to turn from God?

    His wives

  • Which of these countries does NOT have many practicing Zoroastrians? [ France ] [ Britain ] [ Canada ] [ India ]

    France

  • Did Solomon always follow the Lord?

    No. He turned away from God

  • The Quallupilluit are evil female monsters that Inuit mythology believes to live where?

    cracks in the sea ice

  • How many wives did Solomon have?

    700

  • Instead of saying "we" or "all of us" the Rastafarians will substitute what phrase, which denotes the united oneness of all people in God? [ brother-sisters ] [ Me, myself, and I ] [ I and I ] [ every man ]

    I and I

  • What famous queen came to visit Solomon?

    Queen of Sheba

  • According to Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, why are natural disasters more and more frequent and devastating?

    Because of the decrease in number of pirates

  • What did Solomon build for the Lord?

    A temple

  • In Haitian voodoo, the Ghede family are the spirits of the dead. They are known for their rude behavior, sexual nature and rather ugly appearance. Which of the following is the leader of this family? [ Agwe ] [ Sobo ] [ Baron Samedi ] [ Erzulie Freda ]

    Baron Samedi

  • What trait did Solomon pray for from God when he became king?

    Wisdom

  • Pastafarians believe that medieval Christian theologians and a certain other religious group spread misinformation about pirates. Which other group do Pastafarians believe is responsible for the bad reputation of pirates? [ Mormons ] [ Quakers ] [ Jehovah's Witnessess ] [ Hare Krishnas ]

    Hare Krishnas

  • During his time as king, who was David’s main enemy?

    Philistines

  • Which of the following is NOT considered a divine messenger by adherents of the Baha'i faith? [ Jesus ] [ L. Ron Hubbard ] [ Buddha ] [ Krishna ]

    L. Ron Hubbard

  • Which books of the Bible record David’s time as king?

    1st and 2nd Samuel

  • An ancient civilization existed from 3300-1300 BCE in what is now Pakistan. It later fell to the Aryans who invaded their homeland from Mesopotamia. These ancient people had their own belief system and followed the Vedic texts which led to a religion called Brahmanism which in turn became Hinduism as we know it today. What was the name of this civilization? [ Olmec ] [ Minoan ] [ Harappan ] [ Manichaean ]

    Harappan

  • What was David’s second sin recorded in the Bible?

    He took a census of the people in his nation

  • According to aboriginal belief, which beings have been created with souls? [ Humans, animals and plants ] [ Mammals (including humans) and birds ] [ Humans and all animals ] [ Only humans ]

    Humans, animals and plants

  • Because he killed Absalom, what was Joab’s punishment?

    He got demoted as captain

  • What is the name of the first of the High Holy days in Judaism?

    Rosh Hashanah

  • Who killed Absalom?

    Joab

  • Mormon fast days consist of missing two consecutive meals (food and drink). Which of these is their fast day? [ Every other Tuesday ] [ Monday mornings ] [ Saturday nights ] [ First Sunday of each month ]

    First Sunday of each month

  • Which item, commonly found in Roman Catholic churches, does Santeria believe has curative and protective powers? [ Crucifixes ] [ Holy Water ] [ Votive candles ] [ Palm branches ]

    Holy Water

  • When David and Absalom’s armies battled, what happened to Absalom’s hair?

    It got caught in a tree

  • In the 19the century, many travelers from Europe brought back jewels of literature from the Middle East and translated them for western readers. Known for its symbolic poetry and story-telling, what type of Islamic text were most of these translations from?

    Sufi

  • What capital city did David abandon?

    Jerusalem

  • Of the following belief systems, which is the only one that believes in one God or creator? [ Islam ] [ New Age ] [ Hinduism ] [ Buddhism ]

    Islam

  • Who was David’s son that started a rebellion against him?

    Absalom

  • According to the Pew Research Center, in 2012, Christians were the world's largest religious group with about 2.1 billion adherents. Which group was second? [ Secular/Atheist/Agnostic ] [ Hindus ] [ Muslims ] [ Buddhists ]

    Muslims

  • Which seed did Jesus say was the smallest seed planted in the ground?
    A Mustard Seed
  • When Bathsheba and David had another child, what did they name him?

    Solomon

  • What religion believes in the Vedas?

    Hinduism

  • In the Bible, what man was sent to prepare the way for Jesus?
    John The Baptist
  • What happened to Bathsheba’s child?

    The child died

  • In order to survive, the Rajneeshee decided they needed to control the political environment. The neighboring village of Antelope (population 41) was an easy target but Wasco County (population 25,000+) was a more difficult concern. What method did Sheela and the Rajneeshee use to discourage voter turn out?

    Poisoned local salad bars

  • How old was Josiah when he became King?

    8

  • What prophet came to rebuke David?

    Nathan

  • One of the oldest active world religions, believing in one creator god, envisages a universe in a fight between the powers of good and evil. The alternative name of the prophet who propounded these teachings is Zarathustra. What is the name of this Iranian-based religion?

    Zoroastrianism

  • According to the Bible, who requested the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter?

    Herodias

  • When Bathsheba got pregnant, what did David make happen to Uriah?

    Have him killed in battle

  • In most Christian denominations, women are not allowed to be church leaders serving in the role of bishops or pastors. However there is a church that stands out in terms of their number of female bishops worldwide. Which two closely related denominations have the highest representation of women serving as bishops? [ Methodist & Lutheran ] [ Roman Catholic & Greek Orthodox ] [ Baptist & Pentecostal ] [ Anglican & Episcopal ]

    Anglican & Episcopal

  • Jesus is a direct descendant of whom, according to the Bible?

    David

  • What did God place at the east of the Garden of Eden after he drove out Adam and Eve?

    Cherubims

  • When David stayed in Jerusalem, what woman did he see and commit adultery with?

    Bathsheba

  • In which city was the first official temple of Candomblé founded? [ Curitiba ] [ Salvador ] [ Belo Horizonte ] [ Campinas ]

    Salvador

  • What prophet questioned God in the Bible?

    Habakkuk

  • Who was David’s captain of his army?

    Joab

  • When it comes to separation of church and state, there may be an exception for Cuba. Which was the first pope to visit Cuba? [ Pope John XXIII in 1963 ] [ Pope Francis in 2015 ] [ Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 ] [ Pope John Paul II in 1998 ]

    Pope John Paul II in 1998

  • In the Bible, what was the name of the snake in the "time of Eve"?

    Serpent

  • How many of his sons died in battle?

    All of them

  • In Czestochowa, a major city in Western Poland, there is a religious icon that is much revered, and to which annual pilgrimages occur. What is its name? [ Black Orchid ] [ Blue Shield ] [ Red Cross ] [ Black Madonna ]

    Black Madonna

  • According to the "Book of Judges", by what other name was Gideon known?

    Jerubbaal

  • How did Saul die?

    Fell on his own sword

  • The Coptic Christmas Day, reflecting healing and inner peace, is celebrated on which day? [ First crescent moon in December ] [ December 25th ] [ January 7th ] [ First full moon in January ]

    January 7th

  • In the Old Testament of the Bible, on what day did God rest from His work?

    Seventh

  • What prophet did Saul ask to speak to?

    Samuel

  • What do followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster celebrate on September 19?

    The International Talk Like a Pirate Day

  • What is the 6th Book of the New Testament?

    Romans

  • Where did David spare Saul’s life the second time?

    In a campsite, where Saul was sleeping

  • What are the Druze Scriptures called?

    The Epistles of Wisdom

  • Who was Maui's mother?

    Taranga

  • Where did David spare Saul’s life the first time?

    A cave

  • In the Bible, who was Abraham's first son?

    Ishmael

  • According to Jain beliefs, who was the founder of Jainism?

    It has existed forever

  • How many times did David spare Saul’s life?

    Twice

  • Who disobeyed God and was swallowed by a whale?

    Jonah

  • The Bahá'í day of rest is what day of the week?

    Friday

  • Did Saul give up on chasing David when David went into the wilderness?

    No

  • According to the Bible, who was the father of Arphaxad?

    Shem

  • What outfit constitutes formal religious dress for a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

    Pirate regalia

  • What foreign country did David run away to?

    The Land of the Philistines

  • In the Bible, what was the name of the snake in the "time of Eve"?

    Serpent

  • Which President of the USA signed a law into effect, that recognized the Seven Noahide Laws as the bedrock of civilization? [ George Herbert Walker Bush ] [ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ] [ George Walker Bush ] [ James Earl Carter ]

    George Herbert Walker Bush

  • What did Jonathan do to save David’s life from Saul?

    Warned him that Saul would try to kill him

  • In the "Book of Exodus", which daughter of Jethro was married to Moses?

    Zipporah

  • Regarding the scientific theory of evolution, are Americans` beliefs more "scientific" than those of citizens of other countries? In a comparative study published by Science journal in 2005, data from surveys in 34 countries was analyzed. The question was "Do you believe that human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals?" What were the results?

    Excluding Turkish people, Americans are the most skeptical of evolution

  • What did Saul throw to try to kill David?

    A spear

  • According to the "Book of Judges", by what other name was Gideon known?

    Jerubbaal

  • What is the name of the creator of this earth (as opposed the supreme creator of all) according to Gnostics?

    Demiurge

  • Who was Saul’s son that David befriended?

    Jonathan

  • In the Old Testament of the Bible, on what day did God rest from His work?

    Seventh

  • Izanagi tries to bring Izanami beck from the land of the dead. What is the name of this realm?

    Yomi

  • When the Philistines came to attack the Israelites, who mocked God and challenged them?

    Goliath the Giant

  • What is the 6th Book of the New Testament?

    Romans

  • Hi'iake was hatched from an egg. What was the egg held by?

    Pele’s armpit

  • What did David do as a job as he worked for his father?

    He was a shepherd

  • According to the Bible, where was Jesus crucified?

    Golgotha

  • The chanting of mantras is believed by Eckists to be an aid to spiritual development and may be performed in which of the following ways?

    Alone and/or in groups

  • Who was the king of Israel anointed by Samuel after Saul?

    David

  • What is the first book of the "Bible"?

    Genesis

  • Next Tawhiri attacked his brother Tangaroa, making great waves and whirlpools rise. What is the realm of Tangaroa?

    The Seas

  • What was Saul’s punishment for disobeying?

    God took away his kingdom

  • In the 7th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus raises a young man from the dead in which village?

    Nain

  • Which of the following Protestant denominations was not involved in the merger that created the United Church of Canada in 1925? [ Methodism ] [ Anglicanism ] [ Presbyterianism ] [ Congregationalism ]

    Anglicanism

  • When the people demanded Saul make a sacrifice to God, what did he do?

    Made the sacrifice

  • In the Bible, Jesus referred to the disciples James and John as Sons of whom?

    Thunder

  • Rastafarians are often opposed to governmental systems that they see as oppressive to peace and freedom. To show their disapproval, they use the name of what biblical place as a label for all such perceived systems of oppression?

    Babylon

  • What happened to the idol which was beside the Ark in the enemy’s temple?

    It fell over and broke

  • Who was the husband of the female Judge Deborah in the Bible?

    Lapidoth

  • What do followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster celebrate on September 19?

    The International Talk Like a Pirate Day

  • Who was the enemy who took the Ark of the Covenant?

    Philistines

  • In Jesus' parable from the Bible, on what did the foolish man build his house?

    Sand

  • When a voodoo ceremony is about to take place, something called a veve has an important role to play. What is a veve?

    Symbol or picture

  • Who anointed Saul as King?

    Samuel

  • In the Bible, who is the wife of Boaz?

    Ruth

  • What is the date of "International Talk Like A Pirate Day"?

    September 19

  • How did Samson die?

    Pushing over the temple pillars, killing himself and many Philistines.

  • In the Bible, who was Jacob's daughter?

    Dinah

  • What is the term used by Zoroastrians for the equivalent of the events of Revelation in the Christian Bible?

    Frashogard

  • With what did Samson kill 1,000 Philistines?

    A donkey’s jawbone

  • What verse in the Bible contains the Lord's Prayer (Our Father in Heaven...)?
    Matthew 6:9
  • Known as the haykal which means temple, which of the following is a symbol of the Baha'i Faith? [ Crescent moon ] [ Five pointed star ] [ Rising sun ] [ Celtic cross ]

    Five pointed star

  • Who was the judge who took a Nazarite vow from birth and fought against the Philistines?

    Samson

  • According to the Bible, who knew the meaning of the "handwriting on the wall" and read it to Belshazzar?

    Daniel

  • The distinctive torii structure in front of Shinto shrines consist of two uprights and two crossbars. What do these crossbars signify?

    The separation between secular and sacred

  • Who was the judge who defeated the Midianites with only 300 men using torches and horns?

    Gideon

  • In the Bible, who was considered the Weeping Prophet?

    Jeremiah

  • Although this ancient religion is mostly associated with Siberia and northern and central Asia, it is found in many other cultures. Cave paintings have been discovered in Europe depicting followers of the religion traveling with animals and spirits. What is this religion called?

    Shamanism

  • Who was the woman judge who led Israel to victory?

    Deborah

  • Which Old Testament prophet said "Thou art the man"?

    Nathan

  • As we heard, The Dreaming is also the state of a human's existence before birth and after death. Aboriginal belief places the point at which the soul or spirit enters the body of a child at which time in development? [ When the fetus is first felt kicking in the womb ] [ On the first full moon after conception ] [ With the first contraction preceding birth ] [ When the child first speaks the name of an animal ]

    When the fetus is first felt kicking in the womb

  • After they took over the Promised Land and Joshua died, who ruled Israel?

    Judges

  • What is the "Penultimate Book" in the Bible?

    Jude

  • Our next holiday celebrates when Buddha began teaching. Do you know the name of this special day Buddhists celebrate worldwide?

    Dharma Day

  • What city did God make the walls fall so Joshua and the Israelites could conquer it?

    Jericho

  • In James, how many tribes are scattered among the nations?

    12

  • Buddhists fast during various times of the year. During what moon phase do they usually begin?

    Full moon

  • Who were the only two Israelites allowed to go into the Promised Land after many years?

    Joshua and Caleb

  • What kind of flower was Jesus talking about when he said "They toil not, neither do they spin"?

    Lilies

  • What are the "elekes" a person is given during the rite of initiation in Santeria?

    necklaces

  • What did the spies sent into Canaan see that made them scared?

    Giants in the land

  • Who was chosen by lot to replace Judas as the 12th Disciple?

    Matthias

  • Taoism and Confucianism are two religions that arose in Chinese civilization roughly during the same century. They were both influenced by a divination manual that was written centuries prior to their development. What was this text called?

    I Ching

  • What did God send to feed the Israelites in the desert?

    Quail and manna

  • What high official of Persia is hanged near the end of the Book of Esther?

    Haman

  • Islam and Hinduism are the second and third most popular religions in the world. Three of the choices below apply to one of these faiths, while one of them applies to the other. Which tenet belongs to a DIFFERENT faith from the other three?

    believes in a cycle of reincarnation until enlightenment is reached

  • How did Moses’ mother save him from the Egyptian soldiers?

    Put him in a basket in the river

  • According to the Bible, which island was Paul shipwrecked on?

    Malta

  • Which religion is NOT monotheistic?

    Buddhism

  • When Moses confronted the Pharaoh, what did his staff turn into when he threw it on the ground?

    A snake

  • Who was the only judge that the Bible tells us was left-handed?

    Ehud

  • What religion has ten human Gurus?

    Sikhism

  • What did Moses do after he killed an Egyptian?

    Fled into the desert.

  • In the "Book of Joshua", which city did Caleb inherit?

    Hebron

  • Which of these would NOT apply to the typical resident of the Rajneeshee ranch in Oregon?

    College students

  • What did God change Jacob’s name to before his meeting with Esau?

    Israel

  • In the "Book of Malachi", God says that he has left the kingdom of Esau to which animals?

    Jackals

  • Starting as a set of theories and practises to promote mental health, this was launched as a religion in the early 1950s. What religion was started by a man known as LRH, the author of "Battlefield Earth"?

    Scientology

  • Who was the first son Jacob had with Rachel?

    Joseph

  • In the "Book of Judges", Gideon stations his army on what mountain before attacking the Midianites?
    Mount Gilead
  • The Blessing Way and the Enemy Way are two very fundamental ceremonies in the cosmology of this Native American nation. The Blessing Way recounts the creation story of First Man and First Woman, and includes important initiation rituals. The Enemy Way is a powerful protection and healing ceremony to counter evil and sickness. Which nation, whose lands cover the Four Corners area of the US, call themselves "Dineh?"

    The Navajo Nation

  • What did Laban make Jacob do to finally marry Rachel?

    Work another 7 years

  • In Proverbs, when Solomon refers to the lazy, he tells the sluggard to look to what insect for an example?

    Ant

  • What name is given to the lesser deities of the Supreme Creator?

    Orixas

  • Who did Laban trick Jacob into marrying?

    Leah

  • Who in the Bible was the first woman judge of Israel?

    Deborah

  • Poland has had a small but persistent Muslim presence in its country for over 600 years. Where did such followers originate?

    The Tartars from Russia

  • When Jacob met Laban, which daughter did he want to marry?

    Rachel

  • How long did biblical Noah live after the flood?
    350 Years
  • "Coptic" refers to a language in use in Egypt but the official name of the Coptic Church makes it definitively Egyptian. What is this name?

    Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

  • How did Esau respond when his birthright was taken?

    Threatened to kill Jacob

  • Aside from the resurrection, what is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels?
    The Feeding Of The Masses
  • 'Wei wu wei' literally means:

    ‘Do non-doing’

  • As Isaac was dying and blind, who suggested that Jacob should steal Esau’s birthright?

    Rebekah

  • Who was the first King of the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel during the time of the Divided Kingdom?

    Jeroboam

  • Which of the following items of the imperial regalia does not symbolize her?-[ Jewels ] [ Mirror ] [ Crown ] [ Sword ]

    Crown

  • What did Esau receive in exchange for his birthright?

    Stew

  • How many specific commandments regulating aspects of people's lives are there in the Bible in the Mosaic Law?

    613

  • The world headquarters of Baha'i are in what Israeli city, near the graves of the Baha'i prophets?

    Haifa

  • What did Jacob do most of the time?

    Stay at home with his mother

  • In which verse of the Bible does Solomon command that a child be cut in half?

    1 Kings 3:25

  • Paying back someone in this lifetime for something that you may have done to that individual in a prior life is known as what?

    Karmic debt

  • Who did Isaac favor of his two sons?

    Esau

  • Which book in the Bible immediately follows the four gospels?

    Acts

  • Why was Maui raised by Rangi?

    His mother thought he was dead

  • How did Esau provide food for the family?

    He hunted

  • According to the Bible, who was the first murderer?

    Cain

  • Whakatauki are used by the Maori to teach important values and attitudes. One main saying is 'Kaore te Kumara e Korero ana mo tona reka'. This translates as:

    The kumara does not talk of its own sweetness

  • Who was born first?

    Esau came first, with Jacob grabbing his heel.

  • According to the Bible, how many people were on the Ark?

    Eight

  • When you go to a Shinto shrine, what are you likely to see around it?

    Origami

  • What were Isaac’s sons’ names?

    Jacob and Esau

  • In the Bible, who took over Belshazzar's empire?

    Darius

  • Which is true of PRISM doctrine?

    All PRISM doctrine is grounded in “The Seven Statements”

  • Who did Abraham send to find Isaac a wife?

    His oldest servant

  • On which day of Creation did God make the land and seas?

    3rd

  • Our, Woodites, Savior's death day, December 10th [1978], is celebrated each year by Woodites as what?

    WoodWane

  • Where did Hagar and her son go after they left Abraham’s?

    Into the desert

  • In the 12th chapter of the "Book of Revelation", which angel leads a battle against a dragon?

    Michael

  • What is a Tirthankar?

    Someone has helped others on the path to liberation

  • Who did Abraham have his second son with?

    Sarah

  • Scientology employs a technique of "personal spiritual counseling" to help people rid themselves of the unwanted part of their minds. What is this counseling technique called?

    auditing

  • What was the second son Abraham had?

    Issac

  • According to the Bible, which Apostle was a tentmaker?

    Paul

  • Rastas must follow strict rules. All food must be pure or 'ital'. Which of the following would they be allowed to eat or drink?

    vegetables

  • What was Sarai’s name changed to?

    Sarah

  • Where in the Bible is the first Messianic Prophecy mentioned?
    Genesis 3:15
  • The 'Commandments' of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were passed down to Captain Mosey when he was brooding atop which mountain?

    Mount Salsa

  • What was Abram’s name changed to?

    Abraham

  • According to the Bible, which of the Judges stabbed Eglon, King of Moab?

    Ehud

  • After the flood, everyone was Gentile and descended from Noah. Later, at Mt. Sinai, God/YHWH set aside a group of people for particular tasks. These people became the Israelites. They were given additional laws to follow. These new laws, added to the Noahaic Laws, became the ________________.

    Mosaic Laws

  • Who was the first son Abram had?

    Ishmael

  • What did Satan tempt Jesus to change stones into?

    Bread

  • Creationism (the belief that humans were created in their present form by a deity) is an idea held by all major religions and was an issue of hot debates for many centuries in human Western history. More recently, novel variations appeared under labels like "Creation science" and "intelligent design". Can you estimated which is the most frequent belief Americans hold regarding the emergence of the human species, according to a 2006 CBS poll?

    God created humans in their present form

  • What was Sarai’s idea for Abram to have a child?

    For Abram to have a child with Hagar.

  • In the "Book of Judges", Othniel defeats Cushan-Rishathaim, the king of what land?

    Aram

  • As seen through the writing of Irenaeus, a major story of Gnostic belief has strong resemblances to the first tale told in which book of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)?

    Genesis

  • In the first "Book of Kings", which expert in bronze did Solomon recruit for Tyre?

    Huram

  • How does Izanami-no-kami die?

    She is burned in giving birth to the deity of fire

  • When God showed Abram the stars in the sky, what did he promise?

    That Abram would have more descendants than the number of stars.

  • According to the Bible, who was Ruth's mother-in-law?

    Naomi

  • Which of these is not a way that an individual would receive his call to become a shaman?

    drug use

  • Even though Abram and Sarah were too old, what did God promise them?

    A son

  • In the Bible, who was the coppersmith that did Paul much evil?

    Alexander

  • Name the basic belief of Eckankar in which the soul is viewed as the true self and is capable of leaving the human body to traverse the inner planes of creation.

    Soul travel

  • Who was Abram’s wife?

    Sarai

  • What Mount did Abraham bring Isaac to in order to sacrifice him to the Lord?
    Mt. Moriah
  • A third brother, Tawhirimatea, was deeply angered at his brothers for separating their parents. He followed his father up into the sky and gathered up his children, sending them after Tane and his other brothers. What were the children of Tawhiri?

    Winds, clouds and storms

  • Who did God call out of Ur to move to Canaan?

    Abram

  • Jesus said that the harvest is plentiful but the laborer's are what?

    Few

  • According to the 2001 census, this is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada.

    United Church of Canada

  • How did God make people spread out across the earth?

    Confused their languages

  • What is the first book after the Pentateuch (books of Moses) in the Bible?

    Joshua

  • One of the major turning points of Zoroastrianism is when Alexander the Great took over Persia. Which of these did he do?

    He destroyed Zoroastrian temples

  • How many people were saved on the ark?

    8

  • How many total chapters make up the Old Testament?

    929

  • The basic belief system of the Inuits would be classified as what type of religion?

    animism

  • Who were Noah’s three sons?

    Shem, Ham, Japheth

  • Who did Luke write the Book of Acts to?

    Theophilus

  • Music plays a vital role both in spreading the Rasta message and in passing on an oral history of the movement. Which of these singers used a music style that is most closely associated with the Rastafarians?

    Bob Marley

  • What was most likely the last New Testament book written?

    Revelation

  • Which king was recorded as having been stricken with a disease that caused his bowels to come out?

    Jehoram

  • If the Flying Spaghetti Monster Heaven contains a beer volcano and a strippers factory, what does the Flying Spaghetti Monster Hell contain?

    The same things

  • What was most likely the first of Paul’s letters written?

    1 Thessalonians

  • In the religion of FSM, global warming is attributed to the decline in the number of what group?

    Pirates

  • What was most likely the last Gospel written?

    John

  • In the Bible, who sold his birthright because he was hungry?

    Esau

  • In Zoroastrianism, all people are born with a 'fravashi'. What does this mean?

    Guardian spirit

  • What was most likely the first Gospel written?

    Mark

  • What is the name of Bathsheba's husband that David had killed?

    Uriah

  • There are several accepted types of Shinto. Which of the following was officially abolished after World War II via the US Occupation Force's "Shinto Directive?"

    State Shinto

  • Which human author wrote the most words in the Bible?

    Moses wrote 125,139 words

  • Who climbed a tree to see Jesus according to the Bible?

    Zaccheus

  • The indigenous people of the Andes believe in an Earth Mother. She is the focus of Incan religious beliefs. What do the Incas call their Earth Mother?

    Pachamama

  • Which human author wrote the most books?

    Paul wrote 13 books

  • In the Bible, who was Samuel's mother?

    Hannah

  • A serpent often revered as godlike and one of the creators is an important part of nearly all versions of the aboriginal belief system. Which celestial phenomenon is it associated with?

    A rainbow

  • In what language was most of the New Testament given?

    Greek

  • What was the name of Jonathan's son whom King David provided for?

    Mephibosheth

  • Purim is a Jewish holy day that commemorates the safe passage of Jewish people from the ancient Persian empire. It has a custom that children in particular enjoy. Can you name it?

    Masquerading

  • In what language was most of the Old Testament given?

    Hebrew

  • The east gate of Jerusalem, where Peter and John healed a lame, is known as what?
    The Beautiful Gate
  • The Eastern Orthodox Church have several periods of prayer and fasting. Along with Lent they have Apostles' Fast, Dormition Fast and Nativity Fast. Which two days of the week are strict regarding how much you eat, and abstaining from meat?

    Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Who was David’s son that became king?

    Solomon

  • The Bible says you cannot serve 2 masters: God and who?

    Mammon

  • The Shinto religion developed in Japan as far back as 600 BC. One of its founding books is called Kojiki, which in English translates to "An Account of Ancient Matters". What does this book mainly consist of?

    Myths about the creation of the four main Japanese islands.

  • According to the Bible, how many sons did Jacob have?

    12

  • What is the name of the religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard?

    Scientology

  • How many books in the New Testament?

    27

  • In the "Book of Ezekiel", Ezekiel makes bread using what substance as fuel?
    Cow Dung
  • Which religion has the deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva?

    Hinduism

  • How many books in the Old Testament?

    39

  • In the Bible, what does Gideon's name mean?
    Tree Cutter
  • In which religion is Jesus not God but a prophet?

    Islam

  • How many books are in the Bible?

    66.

  • In the Bible, what was Matthew's occupation before he became an apostle?
    Tax Collector
  • How could you identify a Rajneeshee member in a crowd of people?

    They wore a shade of red

  • What is the shortest book in the Bible?

    3 John.

  • The prophet Zephaniah was the son of which biblical figure?

    Cushi

  • Established by Baha'u'llah in 1863, this religion originated in Iran and parts of the Middle East. It teaches that there is one God, but that Manifestations of God have been the founders of major religions. It believes in the unity of all people and rejects ideas of racism. Which religion is this?

    Bahai’i Faith

  • True or False: David wrote the entire book of Psalms.

    False: The Psalms are a collection by many writers, but David contributed the most.

  • In the Bible, Proverbs tells us that a soft answer turns away what?

    Wrath

  • Which American-established denomination rejects the concept of the Trinity as being of pagan origin, and also rejects the deity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as the existence of eternal conscious punishment in Hell?

    The Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • Who put forward the theory of the 'collective unconscious'?

    Carl Gustav Jung

  • In the Old Testament, who married his cousins Leah and Rachel?

    Jacob

  • What was the name of the prophet on whose book Joseph Smith founded the Church of Latter-day Saints?

    Mormon

  • What name is given to the Supreme Creator in the religion of Candomblé?

    Oludumaré

  • In Greek mythology, who was the nymph who pined away until only her voice remained?

    Echo

  • The largest Protestant group in Poland is the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland with nearly 70 000 followers as defined by the 2011 census. Of what branch of Protestantism is this group a part?

    Lutheran

  • What, in Hinduism, is the sum of a person's actions, which affects his or her fate in their next life?

    Karma

  • Which gospel writer founded the The Egyptian Orthodox Church in AD 42?

    Mark

  • What is the highest title in the Shi'ite sect of Islam?

    Ayatollah

  • The Druze highly revere this Old Testament figure as a prophet, and Israeli Druze make pilgrimages to his tomb on the holiday of Ziyarat al-Nabi Shu'ayb. Who is he?

    Jethro

  • In Eastern systems of teaching what is the opposite principle of nature to Yin?

    Yang

  • In addition to the Tao Te Ching, many Taoists turn to this text for further elaboration and explanation of Taoist ideas in allegorical form

    Chuang-tzu

  • In which far Eastern country was the Unification Church (Moonies) founded in 1954?

    Korea

  • How many lepers did Jesus heal?

    10

  • Who was her great (x6) grandson and first emperor of Japan?

    Jimmu

  • In which religion did the sect the Digambaras originally go about naked?

    Jainism

  • How many people did Jesus feed with fish and bread?

    5,000

  • We have a little thing that is like a christening in Zoroastrianism, only this happens when the child is about 7-9 years old. What is it called?

    Navjote

  • To which religion is the Ganges the most sacred river?

    Hindu

  • What happened when Jesus went into the wilderness?

    He was tempted by Satan.

  • Baha'i is structured less formally than many other religions; there are no set public rituals or priesthoods. There is, however, a sacred text, the Kitab al-Aqdas written by Baha'i's founding prophet. In English, what is it most often known as?

    The Most Holy Book

  • What is the name for the slender tower from which Moslems are called to prayer?

    Minaret

  • According to the Bible, what was Paul's name before it was Paul?

    Saul

  • Name one of Jesus’s brothers

    James, Joseph, Simon or Judas

  • What are Confucianists' complaint about the governmental philosophy of the Mohists?

    They were too passive

  • How many Noble Truths does Buddhism recognize?

    Four

  • In Proverbs 17 in the Bible, what is it that "does good like a medicine"?
    A Merry Heart
  • Who was Jesus’ most famous cousin?

    John the Baptist

  • Who did Maui catch with ropes made of flax?

    Ra

  • Which of Jesus' disciples was the treasurer?

    Judas Iscariot

  • According to the Bible, who was the first King of Israel?

    Saul

  • Is Jesus’s sister ever named in the Bible?

    No

  • Maori believe the north island of New Zealand was created when?

    Maui fished it up

  • What was the language spoken 2,000 years ago in Palestine?

    Aramaic

  • According to the Bible, where was Apollos from?

    Alexandria

  • How many of Jesus’ brothers are named in the Bible?

    Four

  • Which term indicates a Shinto deity?

    Kami

  • Who was the Norse god of thunder?

    Thor

  • Who, according to the Bible, led the Israelites into The Promised Land?

    Joshua

  • True or False: Jesus was an only child.

    False. Jesus had brothers and a sister.

  • Until the discovery of original Gnostic writings in Nag Hammadi, our only source of information on the Gnostics were attacks written by the church fathers. When were these Gnostic writings re-discovered?

    1945

  • What was the name of King Arthur's seat?

    Camelot

  • In the 8th chapter of the "Book of Joshua", Joshua builds an altar on which mountain?
    Mount Ebal
  • Who eventually came from the lineage of David?

    Jesus

  • Where was the PRISM Sect founded?

    Springville, UTAH

  • Who was the son of Jesse, father of Solomon and second king of Israel?

    David

  • Who was married to Nabal and later became one of King David's wives?

    Abigail

  • When David wanted to fight Goliath, what did Saul try to give him?

    His armour

  • Which is an offering of The Church of Ed Wood?

    Instant baptisms into Woodism

  • Which archbishop holds the official title 'Primate of England'?

    Archbishop of York

  • In the Book of Esther, which adviser to the King of Persia suggests exiling Queen Vashti?

    Memukan

  • How many sling-throws did it take David to hit Goliath?

    One

  • How does one attain Moksha?

    Through benevolence towards all living beings

  • What event does the Jewish festival Hanukkah celebrate?

    The recapture and rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem

  • What was the biblical trickster Jacob's name changed to?

    Israel

  • How did David kill Goliath?

    A slingshot and a stone.

  • According to Dianetics, the mind is divided into two distinct parts. One of these parts is called the analytical mind. What is the other part called?

    the reactive mind

  • Who is known as the 'Black Pope'?

    The head of the Jesuits

  • Who was called in the Bible "the disciple who Jesus loved"?

    John

  • What was the giant’s name that David killed?

    Goliath

  • The Birth of `Abdu'l-Bahá is not its own festival as it is the same as another holy day. Which holy day is it?

    Declaration of the Báb

  • The Digambaras and the Swetambaras are the main sects of which religion?

    Jainism

  • Who was Moses' sister in the Bible?

    Miriam

  • What did Joseph tell the brothers to do next time they came back to Egypt?

    To bring Benjamin back with them.

  • On June 10, 1940, Marcus Garvey died, but what was unusual about his death?

    He suffered a stroke, after reading a mistaken obituary of himself.

  • Which American politician defined the Four Freedoms?

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • According to the Bible, what prophet was killed by being sawed in two inside a hollow log?

    Isaiah

  • Who came to Egypt that Joseph recognized because of the famine?

    His brothers

  • The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster contains the equivalent of the Ten Commandments for Pastafarians. How are they known?

    The Eight I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts

  • Which Christian religious order was founded by Ignatius Loyola?

    Jesuits

  • What biblical figure had a slave named Onesimus?

    Philemon

  • What catastrophe did Joseph predict by interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream?

    A severe, seven-year famine.

  • The Seven Laws of Noah are ________________ .

    prohibitions against stealing, blasphemy, idolatry, murder, immoral sex, eating the limb of a live animal, and the commandment to set up courts of justice.

  • Where did St. Bernadette experience a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1858?

    Lourdes

  • Which biblical figure from the "Book of Joshua" is stoned to death in the valley of Achor?

    Achan

  • What position of power was Joseph given by the Pharaoh?

    Second in command of Egypt.

  • Do you believe in miracles? One comparative study, run in 1991 by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, asked people from 17 countries if they "definitely believe in religious miracles". What did they find out?

    More Americans believe in miracles than people from any other country

  • What is the stage before full sainthood?

    Beatification

  • According to the Bible, who killed more people at his death than in his life?

    Samson

  • Why was Joseph summoned out of prison by the Pharaoh?

    To interrupt his dream.

  • From where does the term Gnosticism come?

    from the Greek for “knowledge”

  • In which Christian creed is the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity spelt out?

    Socrates

  • In the Bible, whose vineyard did King Ahab wish to acquire?

    Naboth

  • What did Joseph do for them?

    Interrupted their dreams.

  • Why does Izanagi-no-kami and Izanami-no-kami's first attempt at marriage ceremony fail?

    because Izanami, the female, speaks first

  • Who was the Egyptian god of the underworld?

    Osiris

  • According to the New Testament of the Bible, which Apostle left the last supper early?

    Judas

  • Who else was in prison with Joseph?

    The Pharaoh’s cupbearer and chief baker.

  • The members of which Christian sect have no ministers or priests, and gather for worship in a Meeting House?

    Quakers / Society of Friends

  • In the Bible in the book of Job, who begins the first discourse to Job?

    Eliphaz

  • Who got Joseph thrown into prison by lying about him?

    Potiphar’s wife

  • Who is Pele's eldest brother?

    Kamohoali’i

  • Who was the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire?

    Charlemagne

  • Jacob's name has two meanings, one is heel, the other is what?

    Liar

  • Who bought Joseph?

    Potiphar, captain of the Pharaoh’s guards

  • The holy scripture of Eckankar is referred to as the "Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad", which when translated into English reveals which of the following titles?

    Way of the Eternal

  • What is the alternative name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

    The Mormon church

  • How many chapters are in the "Book of Psalms"?

    150

  • Where did the slave traders take Joseph?

    Egypt

  • Tumatauenga's brother, Tane Mahuta, insisted on a less violent solution: that they attempt to push their parents apart. Together they worked and Tane pushed them apart with his strong legs. What is Tane most associated with?

    Forests

  • Who is the exiled leader of Tibet?

    Dali Lama

  • In what modern day country did the seven Churches of Asia once exist?

    Turkey

  • What did Joseph’s brothers tell their father had happened to him?

    They said Joseph was killed by a wild animal

  • Which Canadian province has the largest number of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? (Hint: it is the site of the first LDS temple built in Canada.)

    Alberta

  • Who is the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Zeus?

    Jupiter

  • Which of King David's wives helped save him from Saul?

    Michal

  • How did the 12 brothers get rid of Joseph?

    Sold him to slave traders.

  • What is the Faravahar?

    a symbol of Zoroastrianism

  • Which religion supports the caste system?

    Hinduism

  • In the Book of Deuteronomy, which mountain is also known as the Mount of Blessing?
    Mount Gerizim
  • What were men trying to do at the Tower of Babel?

    Build a tower to reach Heaven.

  • Many Inuit tribe believed in ghosts. Are these beings considered to be evil or benign?

    evil

  • Which term refers to a religio-cultural worldview attributed to Australian Aboriginal beliefs?

    Dreamtime

  • True or False: The Bible was first written in the English language?

    False

  • There are three major sects of the Rastafari today. Two are known as the "Bobo Shanti" and the "Twelve Tribes of Israel." What is the name of the third?

    The Nyahbinghi Order

  • The Golden Temple, the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism, is in which Indian city?

    Amritsar

  • Which book did David write most of?

    Psalms

  • According to the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, why did He create the world imperfectly?

    Because He did it after drinking heavily

  • Who separated the English Church from Rome and made himself Supreme Head of the Church of England?

    Henry VIII

  • Which book did Jesus directly write?

    None

  • There are lesser spirits in the voodoo religion which play a larger role in the lives of the people than the supreme being. Each has its own name and personality traits. By what general term are these spirits known as?

    Loa

  • The Quran is organized into chapters called surahs. How many surahs are there in the Quran?

    114 surahs

  • What four books tell about Jesus’ life on Earth?

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

  • There are 10 commandments in the traditional Old Testament of the Bible. How many "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts" are there in Flying Spaghetti Monsterism?

    8

  • Which word has the literal meaning "good news" and is the story of Christ’s teachings and life as told in the first four books of the Christian New Testament?

    Gospel

  • What is the last book in the Bible?

    Revelation

  • In Zoroastrianism, there are 'Amesha Spentas', who represent the six ideals. How does 'Amesha Spentas' translate to English?

    Benevolent spirits

  • Name the two countries in which Buddhism is practised by approximately 95 percent of its populations?

    Cambodia and Thailand

  • What does Jesus say is the second greatest commandment?

    Love your neighbor as yourself.

  • The Baha'i Faith is led by the Universal House of Justice consisting of nine elected members. Which of the following places is the seat of this body?

    Haifa, Israel

  • Which Jewish holiday means 'dedication' in Hebrew?

    Hanukkah (Note: Not correct is Yom Kippur (also known as the Day of Atonement) which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.)

  • What does Jesus say is the first and greatest commandment?

    Love God with all your heart, minds, soul, and strength.

  • The majority of those who embrace Shinto usually employ Buddhist beliefs and rituals as well. What is the most significant difference between the two?

    Shinto handles life events; Buddhism handles the afterlife

  • Name the only predominately Catholic country in Asia?

    Philippines

  • What is the 10th commandment?

    You shall not covet.

  • One of India's oldest religions grew with Hinduism but was influenced by Buddhism. The leader was Mahavira, although Rishabha is considered to be the traditional founder. What religion is it?

    Jainism

  • The Hare Krishna movement was founded (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) in 1966 in which city?

    New York City

  • What is the 9th commandment?

    You shall not give false testimony.

  • According to a common interpretation in the aboriginal belief system, Altjira has retreated from this world with the fading of the Dreamtime, coinciding with which real-life event?

    The arrival of Europeans in Australia

  • Which Abrahamic religion was developed in Jamaica during the 1930s?

    Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism

  • What is the 8th commandment?

    You shall not steal.

  • For many Christian denominations, this season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which is celebrated on December 25th. What is the name of this season?

    Advent

  • Which modern Pagan religion is also termed Pagan Witchcraft?

    Wicca

  • What is the 7th commandment?

    You shall not commit adultery.

  • A less well-known Jewish holy day is called Tisha B'Av. What historical event happened that it is remembered by the Jewish people?

    Destruction of the Temple

  • Which group emerged from the Bible Student movement founded in the late 1870s by Charles Taze Russell?

    Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • What is the 6th commandment?

    You shall not murder.

  • Kabbalah is a mystical interpretation of the Torah and has its roots in a Medieval book called the Zohar. Which metaphysical motif is explored in detail with Kabbalah?

    The Tree of Life

  • Who founded The Church of Scientology in 1954?

    L. Ron Hubbard

  • What is the 5th commandment?

    Honor your father and mother.

  • Which of the following Protestant sects are known as the "Religious Society of Friends"?

    Quakers

  • Which evangelical Christian association founded in 1899 in Wisconsin has the primary activity of distributing free copies of the bible?

    Gideons International

  • What is the 4th commandment?

    Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

  • Gautama Buddha is said to have these identified four sites as most worthy of pilgrimage for Buddhists. At which one was he born?

    Lumbini, Nepal

  • Jainism has between four and five million followers, with most Jains residing in which country?

    India

  • What is the 3rd commandment?

    You shall not misuse the name of the Lord.

  • What religion has a group called Pentecostals?

    Christianity

  • Was Guy Fawkes a catholic or a protestant?

    Catholic (he planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne)

  • What is the 2nd commandment?

    You shall not make idols.

  • The Hotel Rajneesh in Portland, Oregon, owned by the Rajneesh, was bombed. How did the Rajneesh ranch react?

    Became an armed camp

  • The break of communion between the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches in 1054 was known as the 'Great' what?

    Schism

  • What is the 1st commandment?

    You shall have no other gods before me.

  • Many of the great non-Christian religions include this belief in their teachings. It is the belief that all things have life or spirit. What is this belief which is shared by many tribal communities as well as by the great Eastern religions?

    Animism

  • In the Catholic religion what name is given to the string of beads used to count the component prayers?

    Rosary

  • Name the person who received the 10 Commandments from God?

    Moses

  • Observant Jews take the source and slaughter of their foods very seriously. What is the common symbol used on packaging to show that food is kosher?

    A capital U or K with a circle around it

  • What is the most popular religion in Japan?

    Shinto

  • How many books have the name John in them?

    Four

  • What does the word Candomblé mean?

    Dance In Honour Of The Gods

  • Which group of traditionalist Christians of Swiss German Anabaptist origins was founded by Jakob Ammann?

    The Amish

  • How did Jesus leave Earth and go to Heaven?

    He rose into the clouds.

  • In 1959, in Cuba, massive cultural changes took place that affected religious practice in Cuba. How was Cuban religious practice changed?

    Castro’s regime restricted religious practice.

  • Which people's religious practices include animism and shamanism, in which spiritual healers mediate with spirits?

    Inuit (or eskimo)

  • Can you name the ancient Jewish religious manuscripts found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert in the 1940s?

    The Dead Sea Scrolls

  • What day of the week did Jesus rise back to life?

    Sunday

  • The Bible is filled with references to Egypt. Arguably, Moses is perhaps the biblical figure most associated with Egypt, but there is a much earlier reference to Egypt. Which one of the following events occurred first in time in the Bible?

    Abraham and Sarah travel to Egypt to avoid the famine in Canaan.

  • In almost all Christian traditions today, the New Testament consists of how many books?

    27 books (the bible has 66 books in total in both the Old and New Testaments)

  • What was rolled away from the entrance of the tomb?

    A large stone

  • The two main branches of Taoism are the Religious branch and the ________?

    Philosophical branch

  • The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in which American city?

    Salt Lake City

  • What happened after Jesus was buried in the tomb?

    He rose again

  • What was the name of the 'High Celestial Plain' that she was given by her father to rule?

    Takamagahara

  • In 1517, who launched the Protestant Reformation by posting The Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints' Church, Wittenberg?

    Martin Luther

  • Which disciple denied Jesus three times?

    Peter

  • What is the name of the Zoroastrian god?

    Ahura Mazda

  • Which form of Christianity is the national religion of Scotland?

    Presbyterianism

  • True or False: Jesus didn’t know that he was going to be arrested and killed in Jerusalem

    False. He knew and told his disciples before it happened.

  • The Bab foretold the coming of what prophet, the founder of the Baha'i faith?

    Baha’u’llah

  • Name the disciple who betrayed Jesus.

    Judas Iscariot.

  • What was Confucius' complaint about the govermental philosophy of the Legalists?

    They were too suppressive

  • Which Christian holiday celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ?

    Epiphany

  • What did the woman pour on Jesus’ feet at the home of Simon the Leper?

    Jar of expensive perfume

  • What did Maui use as bait when he caught his fish?

    Blood from his nose

  • In the 1970s, which European country declared itself the world's first atheist state?

    Albania

  • What did Jesus do at the Last Supper to his disciples?

    Washed their feet.

  • Where does Maori oral tradition tell us that Maori travelled from 800-1000 years ago on a deliberate quest to find New Zealand?

    Hawaiki

  • Collectively known as 'The Pillars of Islam', how many basic religious acts are there in Islam?

    Five

  • True or False: Jesus asked the children to stay back while he was teaching important things to grown-ups.

    False–Jesus welcomed children.

  • There are four affirmations in Shinto. Which of the following is not one of them?

    Live for a Better Afterlife

  • Name the large body of religious texts which are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism?

    The Vedas

  • True or False: Jesus’ said washing hands is never important.

    False. He said dirty hands don’t make a person spiritually unclean. You can still get germs!

  • In the Gnostic view, creation is what?

    Evil

  • Guru Nanak was the founder of which religion?

    Sikhism

  • How much bread and fish did Jesus use to feed more than 5,000 people?

    Five loaves of bread—and two fish

  • The Church of Ed Wood has been written of in which three of these publications?

    The National Enquirer – The New Yorker – Playboy

  • Which celebration is often called the Hindu festival of lights?

    Diwali (also known as Divali, Deepawali or Dipavali)

  • Why did Jesus weep in that verse?

    Because his friend Lazarus died.

  • What is the ultimate bliss called, after all karmas have been destroyed?

    Moksha

  • What is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers?

    Buddhism

  • What is the shortest verse in the Bible?

    John 11:35 Jesus wept.

  • Much of Scientology is based on the founder's theory of Dianetics, as outlined in his best-selling book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". According to the underlying principle behind Dianetics, what is the principal goal of life?

    survival

  • Which one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is known as Christ?

    War

  • Besides preaching, name an activity Jesus did while traveling in Galilee

    Healing the sick and casting out demons.

  • On which day of Ridván is work NOT suspended?

    Sixth

  • Who would you expect to find in Castle Gondolofo?

    The Pope

  • How many disciples did Jesus choose?

    12

  • On the 2nd of November, 1930, Haile Selassie was crowned King. But what was his Christian name?

    Ras Tafari

  • What country was the first to guarantee freedom of worship?

    Transylvania

  • Which boys name means: "he who resembles God"?

    Michael

  • True or False: Everywhere he went, people loved Jesus and believed his message?

    False. Jesus was rejected many times.

  • When refuting evolutionary evidence such as carbon dating, what does the Flying Spaghetti Monster use to change the results undetectably?

    His Noodly Appendage

  • Who is the Patron Saint of florists and gardeners?

    Saint Dorothy

  • Name the place where Jesus walked on water?

    Sea of Galilee

  • How long was the Covenant of Noah to last?

    It is an everlasting covenant.

  • In the Bible Jael murdered Sisera using what for a weapon?

    Tent Peg

  • True or False: Jesus turned water into Pepsi.

    False, Jesus turned water into wine.

  • Approximately how many adults replied "Yes", according to the Newsweek Dec. 2004 poll, to the question "Do you believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, without a human father?"

    Three quarters

  • In Christian tradition, what Saint is the Virgin Mary's mother?

    Saint Ann

  • Name Jesus’ hometown

    Nazareth

  • Who do Gnostics believe are allowed to have salvation?

    Only those with the spark from the pleroma and the knowledge of that spark

  • Most Popes have been Italian. Which country has the 2nd highest number of Popes?

    France

  • Before Jesus started preaching, what was his job?

    Carpenter

  • What do Izanagi-no-kami and Izanami-no-kami use to create Onogoro, the first land?

    a jewelled spear

  • What is the name of the magazine of the Jehovah's Witnesses?

    The Watchtower

  • What did God say?

    That he was pleased with his son.

  • Among most Mongolian, Russian, Siberian, and Finno-Urgarian peoples who practice shamanism, which of these objects is considered the most important part of the shaman's performance?

    drum

  • What is the name of the Patron Saint of Germany and sodomy?

    Saint Boniface

  • Who spoke from the sky when Jesus was baptized?

    God

  • Pele is the daughter of whom?

    Haumea and Kane Milohai

  • What aphrodisiac were celibate Egyptian priests forbidden to eat?

    Onions

  • Who baptized Jesus?

    John the Baptist

  • Although derived from the Sikh term "Ik Onkar" meaning "there is only one God", what do Eckists define "Eckankar" as meaning?

    Co-worker with God

  • Who was the mother of Castor and Pollux?

    Helen of Troy

  • True or False: Because Jesus was God, he didn’t obey his parents’ rules.

    False. Jesus obeyed his parents.

  • The Sky Father and Earth Mother gave birth to many male children who lived in discomfort, confined in the darkness between them. One of them, Tumatauenga, proposed killing his parents. What did Tu become the god of?

    War

  • In Tantric Buddhism, what is the name for the sacred circle?

    Mandala

  • Name the city where Jesus was born.

    Bethlehem

  • This is the largest non-Christian based religious identification in Canada (and has grown substantially, more than doubling its numbers between 1991 and 2001).

    Muslim

  • Which letters denote Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews?

    INRI

  • Who was Jesus’ birth father?

    God

  • According to Zoroastrianism, what is the name of the evil spirit?

    Angra Mainyu

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Young Virgins?

    St Agnes

  • Who was Jesus’ adoptive father on Earth?

    Joseph

  • The Inuit of Greenland believe the sun and the moon are family. How are these two celestial bodies related?

    brother and sister

  • What day is the first day of Lent?

    Ash Wednesday

  • Who was Jesus’ human mother

    Mary

  • For the Rastafarians, the word "Zion" doesn't mean Israel but instead refers to a location found in which region?

    Africa

  • The religious text Tripitaka comes from which religion Buddhism What is the first color mentioned in the Bible?

    Green

  • Who do the followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster worship as divinities?

    Pirates

  • What religion links Weasak, Dhrammacacka, and Bhodi day?

    Buddhist

  • Who was the first king of Israel?

    Saul

  • In the voodoo religion, what are houngans and mambos?

    Male and female priests

  • St. Boniface is the Patron Saint of what European country?

    Germany

  • What golden image did the Israelites make at Mt. Sinai?

    A golden calf

  • Which philosophical analogy is "The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" often compared to?

    Russell’s teapot

  • In religious art, which Saint is associated with an ox?

    Saint Luke

  • When the Egyptians tried to follow the Israelites through the Red Sea, what happened?

    The water crashed on them and killed them all.

  • The ancient Persian prophet, Zarathustra, is estimated to have lived long before the birth of Christ, but the exact dates are not known, and much of the ancient writings have been destroyed. How did the 'Avesta' come to be known again?

    It was memorized by priests

  • How many of each animal did Moses bring into the Ark?

    None, Moses led people out of Egypt. Noah was on the ark!

  • What did God through Moses to save the slaves?

    Parted the Red Sea.

  • This monotheistic religion was founded in the sixteenth century by Guru Nanak in Punjab, India. Today many of its followers can be found worldwide. Which religion is it?

    Sikhism

  • What did the mysterious hand write on the wall at King Belshazzar’s banquet?

    Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin

  • When Pharaoh changed his mind and sent his army after the slaves, where did they meet at?

    By the Red Sea

  • Called Altjira, Mura-Mura or Tjukurpa, one figure is central to some interpretations of The Dreaming. Some call him a god, others identify him as a spirit. Little information is given about his appearance except for his feet which are those of which typically Australian animal?

    Emu

  • Fill in the blank: “In the same way, ______ are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.”

    deacons

  • What was the final plague that convinced Pharaoh to let the slaves go?

    The firstborn son of all Egyptian families died.

  • Ramadan involves a month of daytime fasting. What is NOT a formally acceptable excuse for breaking the fast during Ramadan?

    Strong cravings

  • What were the two plagues that afflicted the Egyptians physically?

    gnats and boils

  • How many plagues did God send on Egypt?

    10

  • Hindus fast only during what phases of the moon?

    New Moon

  • “The _____ _____ of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”

    quiet words

  • What did Moses say God commanded the Pharaoh to do?

    Let his people go.

  • The Orichas (spirits) in Santeria, who act as intermediaries between human beings and God, possess a spiritual energy to maintain which of the following?

    Harmony and righteousness

  • What does Jesus say about judging others?

    judge not

  • Through what did God speak to Moses in the desert?

    A burning bush.

  • A collection of writings from the Far East were put together in 1927 to form a funerary text that describes the passing from life to death. Also known as Bardo Thodol, what name was given to it?

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead

  • Where in the New Testament does it talk about the perseverance of Job?

    James

  • How did Moses’ mother save him from the Egyptian soldiers?

    Put him in a basket in the river.

  • Which of the following is NOT included as one of the denominations of Protestantism?

    Greek Orthodox

  • In Revelation, Jesus says: “Do not be afraid. I am the ____ and the ____.”

    the First and the Last

  • What did Joseph tell his brothers about his dreams that upset them?

    The dreams said he would become greater and rule over them.

  • Which religion believes in the balance of good and evil?

    Taoism/Daoism

  • What is the name commonly given to the first five books of the Old Testament?

    The Pentateuch

  • What did Jacob give Joseph that sparked jealousy from his siblings?

    A coat of many colors

  • The story of the Rajneeshee could not be told without mention of Sheela. What was her official title and relationship to Bhagwan?

    Personal secretary

  • What does this name of God mean: Jehovah Rapha?

    The Lord who heals

  • How many brothers did Joseph have?

    12

  • An Indian religion springing from the same origins as Hinduism, its core beliefs are based on using meditation and awareness to follow 'The Middle Way' in order to achieve enlightenment and the end of suffering. These beliefs were taught by Siddhartha Gautama; which religion did he propound?

    Buddhism

  • What was Aaron doing while Moses was up getting the 10 Commandments?

    making a golden idol

  • What was God’s sign to Noah that he would never destroy the earth again?

    A rainbow

  • The Hasidim, a group of Orthodox Jews, follow very strict and ancient rules about everyday life, including keeping their kitchen kosher. Which circumstances would not occur in a Hasidic Jewish kitchen?

    They would call to order a kosher pizza delivery on Friday night

  • In which book of the Bible is this verse found: “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

    Proverbs

  • How many days and nights did it rain when Noah was on the ark?

    40

  • Which mainstream religion has Candomblé absorbed elements of?

    Catholicism

  • Where did Jesus grow up after returning from Egypt?

    Nazareth

  • Who did God tell to build an ark?

    Noah

  • Because the following of Santeria was mainly in the rural and more remote parts of Cuba, this religion has specialized followers who also practice an additional necessity for their fellow believers. What sort of practice is this?

    Medical

  • Where did Elijah meet with the prophets of Baal to prove that God is the one true god?

    Mount Carmel

  • Who were their three sons listed in the Bible?

    Cain, Abel, Seth

  • Towards the end of World War II, there was a dramatic increase in the proportion of Catholics in Poland. What was the major reason for this?

    Flight and expulsion of Germans from Polish territory

  • What book of the Bible do you find Lydia of Thyatira’s story?

    Acts

  • Where did Adam and Eve live at the beginning of the world?

    Garden of Eden

  • The Al-Azhar Mosque and associated University are famous Islamic Institutions in Egypt and were constructed at the same time under the fourth Fatimid Caliph, Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah. The university significantly predates any in Europe. Two hundred years later the buildings and religious scholars were poorly treated under Saladin. From these clues, when did building of the Mosque commence?

    970 CE

  • Which of the following is NOT part of the armor of God? Is it the belt of truth, shield of knowledge, sword of the Spirit or helmet of salvation.

    shield of knowledge

  • Who was the first woman?

    Eve

  • What is unusual about Muhummad ad-Darazi, who the Druze are named after?

    The Druze consider him a heretic.

  • What were the names of the twins who wrestled in their mother’s womb?

    Jacob and Esau

  • Who was the first man?

    Adam

  • Who is generally considered to be the founder of Taoism?

    Lao-tzu

  • When Jesus died, what three things happened?

    earthquake, veil in the temple torn, tombs broke open

  • How many days did God take to create the world?

    6

  • She was born of the tears of her father. What was her father's name?

    Izanagi

  • According to Hebrews, God’s word is?

    living and active

  • What is the first book in the Bible?

    Genesis

  • Which of the following is NOT one of the three virtues?

    Good Neighbours

  • God told Moses not to come any closer to the burning bush until he did what?

    take off his sandals

  • True or False: The Bible is the most popular book ever written. (by copies sold)

    True.

  • When did the Bab live?

    1819 – 1850

  • In Luke, the woman cleans Jesus feet with what two things?

    her tears and her hair

  • What Book of the Bible tells about the origin of the Sabbath?

    Genesis (2:1-3).

  • What occupation did Confucius consider to be detestable?

    A merchant

  • Who changed his name to Israel and why?

    Jacob after he struggled with God

  • Which Christian religious order was founded by Ignatius of Loyola?

    Jesuits.

  • Most modern day religions do not accept the doctrine of reincarnation. What is the Number 1 reason for this, according to "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walshe?

    It does away with the notions of heaven and hell

  • What animal does Moses compare the people of Israel to when speaking to the Lord?

    sheep

  • In what book of the Bible is the benediction beginning, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling”?

    In Jude, the last two verses.

  • What is the South Island said to be in the tale of "Maui's Fish"?

    Maui’s waka

  • To what city was Saul traveling when he saw a great light and Jesus asked, “Why do you persecute me?”

    Damascus

  • What was the name of the prophet on whose book Joseph Smith founded the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

    Mormon.

  • When it rains the Maori believe....

    The Sky Father is crying to the Earth Mother

  • Fill in this blank: Two are better than one because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, _____ _____ can help him up.

    his friend

  • What colourful festival is celebrated on and named after Shrove Tuesday, the day before the Lenten fast?

    Mardi Gras.

  • Prior to World War II, believers in Shinto held which statement as truth?

    The Japanese Emperor is a God.

  • What will be the outcome of honoring your father and your mother?

    you will live long in the land

  • What is the informal name for the members of the Unification Church, founded by a Korean in 1954?

    Moonies.

  • Gnostics maintained that salvation comes through what?

    Knowledge

  • How much of his wealth did Zacchaeus give to the poor?

    half of it

  • What is the Indigenous religion of Japan?

    Shinto.

  • Which, of the following, may PRISM members be referred to as?

    All of these are correct

  • Name one of the five books in the Bible that contain only one chapter.

    Obadiah (For bonus points, the others are Philemon, 2 & 3 John and Jude)

  • What is the duration of Kali Yuga?

    4,32,000 years

  • An Ed Wood Church sanctioned festival of three bands and an Ed Wood film was called what?

    Ed WoodStock

  • In what languages were most of the Old Testament and New Testament given in?

    Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament)

  • Name the four Yugas described in the Hindu Shastras:

    Krita Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali Yuga.

  • Samyag Darshan, Samyag Gnan, and Samyag Charitra are known as the what?

    Three Jewels of Jainism

  • Noah sent two birds from the ark — what were they?

    dove and a raven

  • A great saint of Bengal realized God both in personal and impersonal forms and according to the paths shown by Hindu, Christian and Muslim faiths. Who was he?

    Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa.

  • According to the Church of Scientology, what is the meaning of the word Scientology?

    all of these things

  • Out of the following, which did God NOT tell the Israelites to do in order to keep his commandments on their hearts?

    defend the commandments in response to the gods of the peoples around them

  • What are the first five book of the Bible?

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

  • Ridván, the twelve-day festival that commemorates the beginning of Bahá'u'lláh´s prophethood, starts on what date?

    April 20

  • How was Ruth related to Naomi?

    Ruth was Naomi’s daughter-in-law (son’s wife)

  • Romain Rolland wrote a book on Swami Ramakrishna and his spiritual experiences. Give the name of the book:

    Prophets of the New India.

  • Jamaican politician Marcus Garvey gave a prophecy to his followers: a black king would be born in Africa. This later occurred in which African country?

    Ethiopia

  • How many days was Jonah in the belly of the big fish?

    three days and three nights

  • At which Sikh shrine was the Khalsa initiated by Guru Gobind Singh?

    Anandpur Sahib.

  • In the beginning, when His Noodliness decided to "make stuff", which of the following things did he NOT make on Day 1?

    Lasagne

  • What piece of clothing made Joseph’s brothers jealous?

    a coat

  • The name of which religion translates as “Submission”:

    Islam.

  • When did God/YHWH give humanity the Covenant of Noah?

    Right after the flood.

  • What location does Jesus say to light a lamp for all to see?

    on a stand

  • What is the name of the established Church of Scotland which follows a Calvinistic doctrine?

    Presbyterianism.

  • According to the December 2004 Newsweek poll, how many Americans believe every word of the Bible is literally accurate?

    Half

  • What did King Solomon ask God to give him?

    wisdom

  • What is the Pentateuch?

    “Pentateuch” (meaning five books) is the first five Books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

  • What is the name the Gnostics use for their "divine realm"?

    pleroma

  • How many times does the Bible mention the word “snow?”

    24 times

  • Which members of the Christian Church believe that Christ will make a second appearance on the Earth?

    Adventists.

  • How many Divine Generations of deities were there?

    Seven

  • Which New Testament book has Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?

    Matthew

  • The members of which Christian sect have no ministers or priests and gather for worship in a Meeting House?

    Quakers (Society of Friends).

  • Mind-altering substances are used by some Russian and Siberian shamans during ecstatic performances. Which of the following is not one such substance?

    reindeer urine

  • Finish this verse: “In addition to all this, take up your shield of _____, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

    Shield of Faith

  • Which religion, established in India about 500 B.C, has followers who strive for enlightenment?

    Buddhism.

  • Which volcano does Pele call home?

    Kîlauea

  • Who was the first person to come upon the injured man in the parable of the Good Samaritan?

    the priest

  • In a Church or a Cathedral you would find a ‘reredos’ and what is it?

    An ornamental screen at the back of the altar or communion table.

  • The leader of Eckankar is referred to as the "Living ECK Master" or by what equivalent, but exotic sounding title?

    The Mahanta

  • How many days and nights did Jesus fast?

    40

  • In which country of the world would you find adherents of the Coptic Church?

    Egypt or Ethiopia.

  • The Earth Mother shares her name with the Maori word for earth, and her name is found as part of a number of place names, including at least two Auckland suburbs. What is the name of the Earth Mother?

    Papa

  • After Noah got off the boat, what sign did God give to showed his promise to never flood the world again?

    rainbow

  • In Exodus 17, what tribe did God say He will war with for generation to generation?

    Amalekites.

  • This is the largest religious group of Indo-Canadians aside from Hindus according to 2001 Canadian census data. There are large populations belonging to this faith in British Columbia and Ontario.

    Sikhism

  • Finish this verse from 1 Thessalonians: Pray without ______. Is it doubting, crying, complaining or ceasing?

    ceasing

  • The Indian the practice of ‘Sati’ was prohibited in 1829 because it was considered to be barbaric of. What did it consist?

    A widow burning herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.

  • What is the name of the Zoroastrians' religious text?

    Avesta

  • What instrument did David play?

    Harp/lyre

  • Who is the Patron Saint of children?

    Saint Nicholas.

  • One of the more powerful entities is Sedna, meaning "the old woman". Where is Sedna said to reside?

    under the water

  • After Jesus was baptized, God said, “This is my son, whom I _____.”

    whom I love

  • In Muslim countries what is the custom known as ‘Purdah’?

    The veiling of women and keeping them screened from the sight of strangers.

  • The word "Rastafarian" comes from the name of Ras Tafari Makonnen, who was crowned emperor of Ethiopia in 1930. What did his name become when he was crowned and adopted his royal title?

    Haile Selassie I

  • How many times did God call out to young Samuel in the night as he was lying down in the house of the Lord?

    four times

  • Who was the woman who one day turned up to Buddha with her dead child begging Buddha to revive him?

    Kisa Gotami.

  • What is the name of the painting representing the Flying Spaghetti Monster creating what must be the first midgit (sic)?

    Touched By His Noodly Appendage

  • What is the last book of the Old Testament?

    Malachi

  • What are the other names of the Sea of Galilee?

    Sea of Chinnereth (Num. 34:11); Lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1); Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1).

  • What name is given to the supreme god or creator in the voodoo religion?

    Bondye

  • When Samuel picked David as king, God reminded us that while people look at the outward appearance, what does God look at?

    the heart

  • Who was the founder of Sikhism?

    Guru Nanak

  • Who was Buddha’s Charioteer?

    Channa.

  • Which state board of education's decision to permit the teaching of Intelligent Design as science prompted Bobby Henderson's letter, which began this religion?

    Kansas

  • Approximately 80% of India refer to themselves as followers of which religion?

    Hinduism

  • What was the name of Buddha’s horse?

    Kanthaka.

  • According to followers of the Baha'i Faith, the Bab is considered to be the reincarnation of which of these Biblical figures?

    Both of them

  • ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ is also referred to as what?

    Mormonism

  • Who was Swami Dayananda Saraswati?

    The founder of Arya Samaj.

  • Shinto was not formally codified until 8th century AD/CE. The "Nihon Shoki" (Chronicles of Japan), and which other historical writings document those practices? Don't tax the old grey stuff too hard figuring out the answer.

    Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)

  • Which movement, sometimes referred to as a religion, started in Jamaica in the 1930s and worships Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia until 1974?

    Rastafari/Rastafarianism

  • An Arabic word meaning poor, was given to a Hindu or Moslem holy man who led an ascetic life. What was the word?

    Fakir.

  • One of the world's most ancient religions originated in the eastern part of Iran (formerly Persia) and was founded by a prophet whose name in Greek is Zarathustra. His Persian name is the name of the religion. Which one?

    Zoroastrianism

  • Which faith believes there is one God and that all religions and all religious leaders come from the same source and all represent different stages of God’s will?

    The Bahá’í Faith

  • Who was the Guru of Saint Kabir?

    Swami Ramanand.

  • According to the most commonly believed version of The Dreaming, what kind of being or beings dreamt up and created the world?

    Totem spirits

  • Which ancient Indian religion teaches that all animals and plants have living souls of equal value and insists on non-violence, strict vegetarianism and sexual restraint, preferably celibacy?

    Jainism

  • What were the first man Adam and the first woman Eve forbidden to eat?

    The fruit of the tree of knowledge

  • Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that focuses on dawn-to-dusk fasting and spiritual contemplation. The day that ends the month-long tradition is also a holiday. Do you know the name?

    Eid Al-Fitr

  • Which is the largest religious structure in the world?

    Angkor Wat, in Cambodia

  • Who was the earliest preacher of Christianity in India?

    Saint Thomas.

  • In the Roman Catholic faith Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a time of fasting and abstaining from meat. Which other day has those same dietary rules for Catholics?

    Good Friday

  • Freddie Mercury and his family were observers of which religion?

    Zoroastrianism

  • Which is the only Hindu kingdom in the world?

    Nepal

  • Santeria holds the belief of one God with three representations (similar to the Holy Trinity in Christianity). Which is NOT one of the representations?

    Oberon

  • Also known as the ‘Day of Atonement’, what is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar?

    Yom Kippur

  • What is Confucianism’s golden rule?

    Do to others as you would be done by others.

  • The Rajneeshee came to the United States and to the State of Oregon in 1981. Which of these was NOT a factor in the move?

    Belief in American ideals

  • What is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims observe a month of fasting?

    Ramadan

  • What book in the Bible is the longest in terms of words?

    Psalms

  • This is the world's third largest religion, honouring one major deity (Brahman), but it also recognises many other minor gods as manifestations of that supreme being. Which religion, based in Indian tradition, is this?

    Hinduism

  • ‘The Watchtower’ is a magazine for members of which religious group?

    Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • Who founded Confucianism?

    Confucius.

  • In the 1780s in Philadelphia, the African Methodist Episcopal Church church was established by the Free African Society, in response an incident in which blacks who were on their knees praying were dragged out of church by white Methodist congregants. Who was the former slave that successfully sued for the right to establish this church in 1794?

    Richard Allen

  • The ‘Harmandir Sahib’ is a religious building which is one of the holiest sites of which religion?

    Sikhism (translates as ‘Golden Temple’)

  • In which language Jesus preached?

    In Aramaic language.

  • What is the holy book of Candomblé called?

    There is no holy book

  • The faith of Shintoism is mostly associated with which country?

    Japan

  • How did Hinduism tried to make Buddha a part of its all-embracing faith?

    Hinduism claims that Buddha was the 9th incarnation of Vishnu.

  • Santeria (also known as Regla de Ocha, La Regla de Ifa, or Lucumi) is a Spanish word that means the "worship of saints". This was a hybrid religion that combined Roman Catholicism with spiritual beliefs from a region in what part of the world?

    West Africa

  • Candomblé is a religion with African origins, which is predominantly followed in which country?

    Brazil

  • Mention the Triad, the corner stone of Zoroastrians faith or Zoroastrianism?

    “Humta, hukhta and hrarshta”, that is good thoughts, good words and good deeds

  • Poland is a country known for its religious tolerance. What can be stated about the religious beliefs of its neighbouring countries?

    Poland Is the only country out of the eight with Roman Catholicism exceeding 90% of the population

  • What religion is the Dalai Lama?

    Buddhist

  • What are the Jain scriptures called?

    Agmas (precepts) or Siddhantas

  • Like the contemporary world in general, Sunnis make up the vast majority of Egypt's Muslim community, with much lower numbers of Shia Muslims. Whilst there are many commonalities and differences between these groups, what was the original reason for the split into these two groups?

    Disagreement as to who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad upon his death in 632 CE

  • What are the Buddhist scriptures called?

    Tripiṭaka (the three baskets) They are Vinaya Piṭaka, Sutta Pitaka and Abhidhamma Piṭaka

  • Sometimes I see 'Taoism' spelled with a 'T', other times a 'D' (Daoism). Which of those two English letters exactly reproduces the Chinese sound, instead of being an approximation of it?

    Neither exactly reproduces the sound.

  • In which modern-day country was Mother Teresa born?

    Republic of Macedonia (She was born in Skopje, which at the time part of the Ottoman Empire – many sources state that she was Albanian – she was born to an Albanian mother, but Skopje is now part of Macedonia)

  • What was Saint Ramanuja’s teaching?

    That the best means of liberation is devotion, and the best Yoga is Bhakti Yoga

  • What is the name of the Japanese sun goddess?

    Amaterasu

  • Name 5 of the ten commandments

    Any five of the following, in any wording:

    1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.

    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image (or idol).

    3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

    4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

    5. Honour thy Father and thy Mother.

    6. Thou shalt not kill.

    7. Though shalt not commit adultery.

    8. Thou shalt not steal.

    9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

    10. Thou shalt not covet.

  • In Genesis 6:14, who was told, by God, to build an Ark?

    Noah

  • The prophet's name is

    Zarathustra

  • Brahma, Ganesha and Vishnu are Gods and Goddesses from which religion?

    Hinduism

  • Which God of Indus Valley Civilization is regarded as prototype of Siva?

    The horned God surrounded by the animals

  • Many major religions have grown out of faiths that existed before. Buddhism developed from the teachings of Hinduism, and the spiritual roots of both Islam and Christianity are found in Judaism. The Baha'i faith is as independent a religion as any of these, but it too belongs to a continuum of faiths. The Baha'i teachings grew out of a religion called Babism; from what religion did Babism develop?

    Islam

  • What is name for the Buddhist term used to describe the state of being free from all suffering, the aim of all Buddhists?

    Nirvana

  • In which religion ‘Saraswathy’ and ‘Lekshmi’ play a major role and what are they?

    The Hindu Religion – they are Goddesses

  • When Confucius was three, which one of his family members died?

    His father

  • What is the name for the Islamic holy month?

    Ramadan

  • Which movement within the Christian Church is working towards its eventual reunification?

    Ecumenical movement

  • Which of these sayings is closely related to the term Karma?

    all of them

  • ‘Sri Harmandir Sahib’ in Amritsar, often referred to as ‘The Golden Temple’, is the holiest building of which religion?

    Sikhism

  • Who is the Patron Saint of shoe-makers whose feast day is celebrated on the 25th October?

    Saint Crispin

  • According to the story of "Maui's Fish," what is the North Island?

    Maui’s fish

  • Which religion was founded in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago?

    Zoroastrianism

  • Who compiled the Adi Granth?

    Guru Arjun Dev in the year 1604

  • Shinto originated in what country?

    Japan

  • Which religion of Chinese origin has a name which can be translated as ‘the way’ or ‘the path’ and is traditionally believed to have been founded by Laozi?

    Taoism

  • Who has been the last Guru of the Sikhs?

    Guru Gobind Singh

  • Which, of the following books, does the PRISM Sect consider to be scripture, or its "Bible"?

    The “Messiah’s Handbook (Reminders for the Advanced Soul)”

  • Who was the Greek god of war?

    Ares

  • Who has been Guru Nanak’s companion in his younger days?

    Mardana, a Muslim rebec player and music composer, who helped Nanak to organize Kirtans or community singing of devotional songs.

  • Who is the founder of Woodism?

    Reverend Steve Galindo

  • Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religious leader and founder of which religious movement?

    Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement

  • What Book of the Bible means “the Going Forth”?

    Exodus

  • Which of these is not a commonly acknowledged principle of Jainism?

    Racism

  • The name ‘Kaur’ is a mandatory surname for all female baptised Sikhs – how does it translate into English?

    Princess

  • What does the term ‘Sikh’ mean?

    A disciple of the One True God

  • Who is the founder of Scientology?

    Ron Hubbard

  • The most important Muslim practices are known as the ‘Pillars of Islam’ – how many are there?

    Five

  • What does the word ‘Islam’ literally mean?

    Submission or surrender to the will of the God

  • The Bahá'í new year, Naw-Rúz, takes place on what date?

    March 21

  • Shinto is an ethnic religion of the people of which country?

    Japan

  • Name the place where Mahavira died:

    Pawa, near Rajgir

  • What is the Rasta word for God?

    Jah

  • “O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the world Thy hands have made…” These are the opening words of which Christian hymn?

    How Great Thou Art

  • At what age Mahavira died?

    At the age of 72 years

  • Founder of the Church, Bobby Henderson was a physics graduate in 2005, when he wrote an open letter to which state's Board of Education, thus inadvertently starting a new religion?

    Kansas

  • The Vedas are a large body of scriptures of which religion?

    Hinduism

  • Who founded Judaism?

    Abraham

  • Followers of B'nai Noach, called Noahides, are also known as _____________

    pious gentiles

  • Name all of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’

    Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth

  • What is the longest chapter in the Bible?

    Ps. 119 (176 verses)

  • To score well, you don`t have to recall exact numbers, just have a good estimation. To facilitate legibility, I will use the term "Americans" to refer to USA adult citizens. Let`s start with comparing beliefs in the existence of God worldwide. Harris Poll conducted a survey to Financial Times in Dec. 2006 in which they compared beliefs in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain as well as USA. Considering the answer to "Do you believe in any form of God or any type of supreme being?" - Which country is the most religious?

    USA

  • Mecca, the holy city of Islam, is located within which country?

    Saudi Arabia

  • In Buddhism, what is the name for the attainment of perfect serenity, achieved when all desires are eradicated?

    Nirvana

  • Which second century bishop gives us the most information about Gnosticism?

    Irenaeus, of Lyon

  • How many Popes have been Spanish?

    Two – Pope Alexander VI and Pope Callixtus III

  • In which religion the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are worshipped?

    Hinduism

  • In the beginning, there were five self-born deities who did not bear any children. Which of the following was not one of these gods?

    Toyo-kumo-nu-no-kami

  • The ‘Avesta’ is the primary set of texts of which religion?

    Zoroastrianism

  • The followers of which religion observe the Sabbath from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday?

    Judaism

  • Which is a common English translation of the word 'shaman'?

    the ecstatic one

  • How many books are there in the protestant Christian Bible?

    66

  • In the Jewish religion what is the ‘Bar and bat mitzvah’?

    The religious coming-of-age of a 13-year-old boy

  • Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of what?

    Volcanoes

  • At what age does a Jewish boy become a ‘Bar Mitzvah’?

    Thirteen

  • Moslems are the adherents of which religion?

    Islam

  • Eckankar, a relatively new religious movement, was founded in 1965 by which individual?

    Paul Twitchell

  • Which is the mother of religion of Christianity and Islam?

    Judaism, the religion of the Jews

  • In the beginning there were the Sky Father, and the Earth Mother, locked in a tight embrace. The Sky Father shares his name with the Maori word for sky, and his name is found in a number of place names, including that of the volcanic island that dominates Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. What is the name of the Sky Father?

    Rangi

  • “I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless, Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.” These are words taken from which hymn?

    Abide With Me

  • Which book of the Bible comes after Acts?

    Romans

  • According to all census data since Confederation (through the 2001 census), this is by far the largest religious denomination in Canada.

    Roman Catholicism

  • ‘Shia’ is a branch of which major world religion?

    Islam

  • What does the term “Digambara” mean?

    The sky-clad

  • Where did Zoroastrianism originate?
  • In which year did just under 400 thousand people state their religion as ‘Jedi’ on their UK census forms?

    2001

  • Which are the Triratna s (three jewels) of Buddhism?

    Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

  • What do many of the Inuit believe are part the Aurora Borealis?

    the souls of their ancestors

  • A ‘mandir’ is a temple of which religion?

    Hinduism

  • Who was the first woman to be obtained in the Buddhist order?

    Mahapajapati, Buddha’s maternal aunt and his mother’s sister who had brought him up after his mother’s death

  • Followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster refer to themselves as what?

    Pastafarians

  • The Bahá’í Faith is a religion which originated in which country?

    Iran

  • What is the name of the Vatican’s Army?

    The Swiss Guard

  • In the aboriginal belief system, The Dreaming refers to many things. Only one of them is also referred to as "Dreamtime" - which one?

    The time when the world was created

  • Which is the holiest book of Judaism?

    The Torah

  • In which religion adherents must visit Mecca at least once in a lifetime?

    Islam

  • Prayer and fasting has been a tangible part of many faiths. They find it is necessary and good to open their hearts; not be so focused on their own needs and for atonement. Fasting and prayer joins you with the rest of the world in a very spiritual way. We will begin with Judaism. What is the this faith's best known day of fasting?

    Yom Kippur

  • Who is the current Archbishop of Canterbury?

    Justin Welby (Correct as of 29/1/18)

  • What, in the Christian church, occurs 49 days before Whitsunday and 40 days after Shrove Tuesday?

    Easter

  • Which variation of the Yoruba language is the sacred liturgical language of Santeria?

    Lucumi

  • Cheondoism (or Chondoism) is a religion originating in which historical country?

    Korea (now divided into North and South Korea)

  • What is Buddha’s Middle path?

    A path between the two extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification

  • The Upanishads were the first written texts to influence a large number of beliefs in East Asia. With which civilization are they associated?

    Indus Valley

  • Which four-letter word beginning with ‘H’ is a term used for the yearly Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca?

    Hajj

  • What was Modern Sarnath, near Varanasi, called during Buddha’s time?

    Isipatana, where Buddha taught his first sermon

  • In what religion is Ramadan celebrated?

    Islam

  • Which is the largest religion in the world in terms of the number of believers?

    Christianity

  • What does the name “Jesus” means?

    “Jehovah is salvation”; Matt. 1;21

  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was an Indian religious leader, mystic, and orator. He was considered in India as outspoken and not in the tradition of Hindu values. For instance, Indian films forbid kissing but the Bhagwan advocated free love. Which of these would NOT have been one of his values?

    Population growth

  • Taoism is an ancient religion which originated in which country?

    China

  • “Be ye lamps unto yourselves, betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp, hold fast as refuge to the truth”. Who said these words?

    Gautama Buddha

  • This religion originating in Japan dates back to about 500 BCE, and means "the Way of the Kami" or gods. Until the mid 20th Century, divinity was claimed by the ruling family. Which world religion is this?

    Shinto

  • Which religious leader’s teaching consisted of four ‘Noble Truths’?

    Buddha

  • In which religion do men take the last name ‘Singh’ and women ‘Kaur’?

    Sikhism

  • Unlike some religious groups, such as Catholics, who baptize infants, in the Baptist denomination you must first do what in order to be baptized and become a member of the church, which usually takes place around the age of 12?

    Say a special prayer to become saved

  • What is the name of the Hindu festival of lights?

    Diwali (or Deepavali)

  • What is Sankhya system?

    About evolution. According to this system the whole universe has evolved out of one cosmic energy

  • Which book of the Bible is a collection of 150 songs and poems?

    Brazi

  • With which system of Indian philosophy is Kapila associated?

    Sankhya System

  • What area of the world do most Druze reside in?

    The Levant

  • Towards the middle of the Bible, there's a shift in writing style that differs from the historical type that precedes it. It more closely resembles "wisdom literature" in the Ancient Near East. There are five books in the Bible that have been deemed "The Wisdom Books". Which three of the following are included in them?

    Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon

  • Which sect is not included in Christianity?

    Juche

  • According to The Pew Research Center, in 2012 which country had the largest Muslim population?

    Indonesia

  • Which religion of these is polytheistic?

    Hinduism

  • In what major city did the Druze religion begin?

    Cairo

  • According to Maori legend, who is the God of the forest?

    Tane Mahuta

  • According to all census data since Confederation (through the 2001 census), this is by far the largest religious denomination in Canada.

    Roman Catholicism

  • Rastafarians are monotheistic, believing in only one God. Instead of using the name Jehovah or Allah, they refer to their deity by what name instead?

    Jah

  • What do the Flying Spaghetti Monsterism faithful call themselves?

    Rastafarians

  • The voodoo religion combines different beliefs, traditions and practices from African religions and Roman Catholic Christianity. In which country was this religion created?

    Haiti

  • What does the word "Shinto" mean?

    Way of the gods

  • The name of this ancient religion comes from a Latin word meaning "village dweller." Early Christians referred to its followers, or non-Christians, in this way because they lived a more urbanized life centered around the Mediterranean. Later the religion's meaning evolved to mean "uncivilized" or even "Satanic." Which religion is it?

    Paganism

  • Diwali is a Hindu festival that celebrates good forces over evil and wisdom over ignorance. Do you know the other name it goes by?

    Festival of Lights

  • What religion is the most widely practiced religion of the world?

    Christianity

  • What term is usually used for a religion that has multiple deities?

    Polytheist

  • In what religion is Ramadhan celebrated?

    Islam

  • What is the major religion in Cuba?

    Christianity – Roman Catholic

  • Poland is a proud country located at the crossroads of Western Europe, with the eastern European countries (dominated by Russia) and the Slavs to the south. What is the prominent religion in Poland?

    Christianity – Roman Catholicism

  • When the constitution was redrafted in 1971, which religion was declared the state religion in Egypt?

    Islam

  • What does the name “Jesus” means?

    “Jehovah is salvation”; Matt. 1;21.

  • The book of Islamic religion called:

    The Quran.

  • The famous Konark temple is located in which state?

    Orissa.

  • The famous Amarnath Shrine is in which state?

    Jammu & Kashmir.

  • In which state the famous Dilwara temples are situated?

    Rajasthan.

  • The Konark temple is dedicated to which God?

    Sun.

  • Where is the famous Buddhist temple of Borobudur?

    Java.

  • Hazratbal Shrine Mosque is situated at which place?

    Srinagar.

  • Which religious movement was started by Theodor Herzl, aiming to establish a Jewish State in Palestine?

    Zionism.

  • What is the name of the theory that Gods of mythology were originally heroic mortals?

    Euhemerism.

  • What is the name of the Mountain that Noah’s Ark rest on after the flood?

    Ararat.

  • Which philosophical doctrine believes that since the world is the creation of divine law, it is man’s duty to accept his fate?

    Stoicism.

  • What is the holy book of the ‘Zoroastrians or the Parsi people called?

    The Zend Avesta.

  • Which French philosopher founded ‘Positivism’ which is also known as the ‘Religion of Humanity’?

    Auguste Comte.

  • On which mountain did God give Moses the ‘Ten Commandments’?

    Mount Sinai.

  • The ‘Torah’ is the sacred book of which religious people?

    The Jews.

  • In which year Christianity is believed to have introduced in India?

    About A.D. 50.

  • Which saint is believed to have introduced Christianity in India?

    Saint Thomas.

  • What is the meaning of the word ‘Buddha’?

    Enlightened one.

  • Which religious leader is known as “The Enlightened One”?

    Gautama Buddha.

  • What European city first heard Christian preaching?

    Philippi.

  • Of which country is Taoism a native religion?

    China.

  • Name the place where the famous New York Easter parade was held?

    5th Avenue

  • A season of fasting before Easter is called Lent, do you know the duration of Lent?

    40 days

  • Where does the largest Easter egg exist?

    Alberta Canada

  • Easter eggs are the symbols of what?

    rebirth

  • In the movie “Rise of the Guardians” who play the role of the Easter bunny?

    Hugh Jackman

  • True or false: the original marshmallow peep had wings?

    True

  • Which bread product is associated with Easter?

    Pretzels

  • Who introduced Easter bonnet into American popular culture in 1933?
    Irving Berlin

     

  • According to the National Retail Federation what percentage of American visit church on Easter Sunday?
    50%
  • True or false question: Yellow chicks were the original marshmallow peeps
    True
  • True or false: Easter bunny were never mentioned in the Bible.
    True
  • “Oh precious is the flow that makes me white as snow” these lines are picked from which traditional Easter hymn?
    Nothing but the blood
  • Instead of Easter bunnies, Sweden kids dress up as what?

    Easter Wizards

  • New York City Easter parade become very famous and become a tradition on which year?
    In the 1870’s
  • Do you know the weight of the world largest chocolate Easter egg?
    15,873 lbs with a circumference of 64 ft, 3.65 inch
  • The Romans give what type of crown to Jesus?
    Crown of thorns
  • Which American Literature professor wrote the traditional Easter hymn “Up from the Grove He Arose”?
    Robert Lowry
  • Do you know the name of traditional bread used in Russia during Easter?
    Kulich
  • What was the main objective of Easter act 1928?
    To set the fixed date for Easter
  • Pysanka originated from which country?

    Ukraine

  • During Easter , what is the name of the tradition in which painting is eggs done?
    The tradition of painting egg is call Pysanka
  • Good Friday came before which feast?
    Before Easter
  • Which American president rolled the first annual white house Easter egg?

    Rutherford B. Hayes

  • On which date was the first annual white house Easter egg rolled?
    On April 22, 1878
  • How much money do Americans spend on Easter candy?
    $1.9 Billion
  • Which type of cloth was used to wrap the body of Jesus?

    Linen

  • According to a recent survey, what percentage of people start eating Easter bunny from the ear?
    76%
  • According to the gospel of mark, after the resurrection of Jesus, to whom did he first appear to?
    Mary Magdalene
  • What do Australians use instead of the Easter bunny?
    Easter Bilby
  • Who wrapped Jesus in cloth and prepared him for burial?
    Joseph of Arimathea
  • Jesus was buried on whose tomb?

    Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb

  • Which apostle refused to accept the Jesus resurrection?

    Apostle Thomas

  • What was the main concept behind Easter bunny?
    Evaluate whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide
  • From which country did the concept of Easter bunny originate from?
    From Germany
  • Which flower symbolizes Jesus' resurrection?

    Lily

  • In 325 CE which council decided the scenario of Easter?
    Council of Nicaea
  • Easter is celebrate on which date of each year?

    No fixed date, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox

  • Jesus rose from dead after how many days of burial?
    After 3 days
  • The very first Easter eggs were which color?

    The color was red

  • What is the reason behind Easter? Why they celebrate?
    It is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ


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