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
Pangea. The area split into two landmasses some 135 million years ago due to a phenomenon known as “continental drift.”
Eight. These tentacles are divided up between six “arms” and two “legs.”
Warring States Period
Shvetambar and Digambar
Japheth and Shem
The Church or organized religion (24), Police (23), Banks (13)
The Unnameable Parent and Barbelo
in a reindeer skin
the polar bear
28 March 2006
A beer volcano and a stripper factory
To counterbalance consumerism
There is no official agreement.
Ephraim and Manasseh
Less than 4000
Islamic movement which started in 19th century India
Bread and wine
Spread the news about Jesus’s birth
Through personal reflection and development
He was very gifted and could teach multiple subjects
He went mad and lived as a beast
Maleness and the forest
All people are idiots
Day of the Covenant
Apples aka the Forbidden Fruit
Approximately one year
David wanted Jonathan to tell him that he had gone to Bethlehem for a family gathering
More than half
The Kingdom of God
For vengeance on Jesus
Adherents may continue to practice their pre-existing religion, too
Jesus told them “You will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Joseph of Arimathea
John the Evangelist
False. Jesus said God already knows what we need
He invented the single span bridge, the video game Halo and the gate that swings both ways
Deliver us from evil
Baha’u’llah’s announcement of prophethood
Don’t lead us into temptation.
The islands of Japan
Forgive our debts
Give us our daily bread
There is no specific convention
Your will be done on Earth
Your kingdom come
Hallowed be your name
Agricultural land use
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control
False. Even though bananas can seem like a gift from God, they are not considered a spiritual fruit in Galatians 5
He would attend the Masses conducted by the pope.
I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt
Poland was one of the first countries to have a culture of religious tolerance.
Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5
Islamic New Year
To take the gospel everywhere and finally to preach in the capitol Rome
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”
does not know, does not speak
“What must I do to be saved?”
True. They didn’t escape but stayed in jail to share the good news
Stealing fire from Mahuika
False. The man was from Macedonia
as little talking in the labour and delivery room as possible
Light of the Trinity
That all people can be made clean through Jesus
In the house of Simon the tanner
In five out of six countries, only one third is in favor
They believed Jesus had the spark from the pleroma
The dogs of the underworld
To take the soul by its own path back to its divine source
He had a changing experience with Jesus
He persecuted Christians
Saul of Tarsus
The Holy Piby
More than 500
Washed his hands
A Roman soldier
The constitutional banning of religious practices
False. They wanted him to be crucified
Garden of Gethsemane
False. Jesus yelled at money chargers to drive them out
He was blind
Elijah and Moses
Sikhism – Jainism
To register them as voters
Several women who Jesus had healed
True. The Bible describes him spitting three times.
A tax collector
Cuba had the largest proportion of practising Roman Catholics in Latin America.
He further separated the Catholic Church from other Christian and Jewish denominations.
451 CE after the Council of Chalcedon
False. It was camel hair
Went in to talk without being summoned first
Turned him into a dog
None of these
Into a fiery furnace
Dude – a dog
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
Beer volcanoes and a stripper factory
40% would like Creationism taught instead of Evolution
look at her
Song of Solomon and Proverbs and some Psalms
1st and 2nd Kings, 1st and 2nd Chronicles
All of the answers are correct
The king, Agag
Cultivated food and wild food
It split into two
No. He turned away from God
cracks in the sea ice
I and I
Queen of Sheba
Because of the decrease in number of pirates
L. Ron Hubbard
1st and 2nd Samuel
He took a census of the people in his nation
Humans, animals and plants
He got demoted as captain
First Sunday of each month
It got caught in a tree
The child died
Poisoned local salad bars
Have him killed in battle
Anglican & Episcopal
Pope John Paul II in 1998
All of them
Fell on his own sword
The International Talk Like a Pirate Day
In a campsite, where Saul was sleeping
The Epistles of Wisdom
It has existed forever
The Land of the Philistines
George Herbert Walker Bush
Warned him that Saul would try to kill him
Excluding Turkish people, Americans are the most skeptical of evolution
Goliath the Giant
He was a shepherd
Alone and/or in groups
God took away his kingdom
Made the sacrifice
It fell over and broke
The International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Symbol or picture
Pushing over the temple pillars, killing himself and many Philistines.
A donkey’s jawbone
Five pointed star
The separation between secular and sacred
When the fetus is first felt kicking in the womb
Joshua and Caleb
Giants in the land
Quail and manna
believes in a cycle of reincarnation until enlightenment is reached
Put him in a basket in the river
Fled into the desert.
The Navajo Nation
Work another 7 years
The Tartars from Russia
Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Threatened to kill Jacob
Stay at home with his mother
1 Kings 3:25
His mother thought he was dead
The kumara does not talk of its own sweetness
Esau came first, with Jacob grabbing his heel.
Jacob and Esau
All PRISM doctrine is grounded in “The Seven Statements”
His oldest servant
Into the desert
Someone has helped others on the path to liberation
God created humans in their present form
For Abram to have a child with Hagar.
She is burned in giving birth to the deity of fire
That Abram would have more descendants than the number of stars.
Winds, clouds and storms
United Church of Canada
Confused their languages
He destroyed Zoroastrian temples
Shem, Ham, Japheth
The same things
Moses wrote 125,139 words
Paul wrote 13 books
Wednesdays and Fridays
Myths about the creation of the four main Japanese islands.
They wore a shade of red
False: The Psalms are a collection by many writers, but David contributed the most.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses
Carl Gustav Jung
He was tempted by Satan.
The Most Holy Book
James, Joseph, Simon or Judas
They were too passive
John the Baptist
Maui fished it up
False. Jesus had brothers and a sister.
Instant baptisms into Woodism
Archbishop of York
Through benevolence towards all living beings
The recapture and rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem
A slingshot and a stone.
the reactive mind
The head of the Jesuits
Declaration of the Báb
To bring Benjamin back with them.
He suffered a stroke, after reading a mistaken obituary of himself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Eight I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts
A severe, seven-year famine.
prohibitions against stealing, blasphemy, idolatry, murder, immoral sex, eating the limb of a live animal, and the commandment to set up courts of justice.
Second in command of Egypt.
More Americans believe in miracles than people from any other country
To interrupt his dream.
from the Greek for “knowledge”
Interrupted their dreams.
because Izanami, the female, speaks first
The Pharaoh’s cupbearer and chief baker.
Quakers / Society of Friends
Potiphar, captain of the Pharaoh’s guards
Way of the Eternal
The Mormon church
They said Joseph was killed by a wild animal
Sold him to slave traders.
a symbol of Zoroastrianism
Build a tower to reach Heaven.
The Nyahbinghi Order
Because He did it after drinking heavily
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Cambodia and Thailand
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Hanukkah (Note: Not correct is Yom Kippur (also known as the Day of Atonement) which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.)
Love God with all your heart, minds, soul, and strength.
Shinto handles life events; Buddhism handles the afterlife
You shall not covet.
New York City
You shall not give false testimony.
The arrival of Europeans in Australia
Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism
You shall not steal.
You shall not commit adultery.
Destruction of the Temple
You shall not murder.
The Tree of Life
L. Ron Hubbard
Honor your father and mother.
Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
You shall not misuse the name of the Lord.
Catholic (he planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne)
You shall not make idols.
Became an armed camp
You shall have no other gods before me.
A capital U or K with a circle around it
Dance In Honour Of The Gods
He rose into the clouds.
Castro’s regime restricted religious practice.
Inuit (or eskimo)
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Abraham and Sarah travel to Egypt to avoid the famine in Canaan.
27 books (the bible has 66 books in total in both the Old and New Testaments)
A large stone
Salt Lake City
He rose again
False. He knew and told his disciples before it happened.
They were too suppressive
Jar of expensive perfume
Blood from his nose
Washed their feet.
False–Jesus welcomed children.
Live for a Better Afterlife
False. He said dirty hands don’t make a person spiritually unclean. You can still get germs!
Five loaves of bread—and two fish
The National Enquirer – The New Yorker – Playboy
Diwali (also known as Divali, Deepawali or Dipavali)
Because his friend Lazarus died.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
Healing the sick and casting out demons.
False. Jesus was rejected many times.
His Noodly Appendage
Sea of Galilee
It is an everlasting covenant.
False, Jesus turned water into wine.
Only those with the spark from the pleroma and the knowledge of that spark
a jewelled spear
That he was pleased with his son.
Haumea and Kane Milohai
John the Baptist
Co-worker with God
Helen of Troy
False. Jesus obeyed his parents.
brother and sister
Male and female priests
A golden calf
The water crashed on them and killed them all.
It was memorized by priests
None, Moses led people out of Egypt. Noah was on the ark!
Parted the Red Sea.
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin
By the Red Sea
The firstborn son of all Egyptian families died.
gnats and boils
Let his people go.
Harmony and righteousness
A burning bush.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Put him in a basket in the river.
the First and the Last
The dreams said he would become greater and rule over them.
A coat of many colors
The Lord who heals
making a golden idol
They would call to order a kosher pizza delivery on Friday night
Cain, Abel, Seth
Flight and expulsion of Germans from Polish territory
Garden of Eden
shield of knowledge
The Druze consider him a heretic.
Jacob and Esau
earthquake, veil in the temple torn, tombs broke open
living and active
take off his sandals
1819 – 1850
her tears and her hair
Jacob after he struggled with God
It does away with the notions of heaven and hell
In Jude, the last two verses.
The Sky Father is crying to the Earth Mother
The Japanese Emperor is a God.
you will live long in the land
half of it
All of these are correct
Obadiah (For bonus points, the others are Philemon, 2 & 3 John and Jude)
Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament)
Krita Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali Yuga.
Three Jewels of Jainism
dove and a raven
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa.
all of these things
defend the commandments in response to the gods of the peoples around them
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
Ruth was Naomi’s daughter-in-law (son’s wife)
Prophets of the New India.
three days and three nights
Right after the flood.
on a stand
“Pentateuch” (meaning five books) is the first five Books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Quakers (Society of Friends).
Shield of Faith
An ornamental screen at the back of the altar or communion table.
Egypt or Ethiopia.
A widow burning herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.
under the water
whom I love
The veiling of women and keeping them screened from the sight of strangers.
Haile Selassie I
Touched By His Noodly Appendage
Sea of Chinnereth (Num. 34:11); Lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1); Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1).
Both of them
The founder of Arya Samaj.
Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)
The Bahá’í Faith
The fruit of the tree of knowledge
Angkor Wat, in Cambodia
Do to others as you would be done by others.
Belief in American ideals
Sikhism (translates as ‘Golden Temple’)
In Aramaic language.
There is no holy book
Hinduism claims that Buddha was the 9th incarnation of Vishnu.
“Humta, hukhta and hrarshta”, that is good thoughts, good words and good deeds
Poland Is the only country out of the eight with Roman Catholicism exceeding 90% of the population
Agmas (precepts) or Siddhantas
Disagreement as to who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad upon his death in 632 CE
Tripiṭaka (the three baskets) They are Vinaya Piṭaka, Sutta Pitaka and Abhidhamma Piṭaka
Neither exactly reproduces the sound.
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)
That the best means of liberation is devotion, and the best Yoga is Bhakti Yoga
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.
The horned God surrounded by the animals
The Hindu Religion – they are Goddesses
all of them
Guru Arjun Dev in the year 1604
Guru Gobind Singh
The “Messiah’s Handbook (Reminders for the Advanced Soul)”
Mardana, a Muslim rebec player and music composer, who helped Nanak to organize Kirtans or community singing of devotional songs.
Reverend Steve Galindo
Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement
A disciple of the One True God
Submission or surrender to the will of the God
Pawa, near Rajgir
How Great Thou Art
At the age of 72 years
Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth
Ps. 119 (176 verses)
Irenaeus, of Lyon
Two – Pope Alexander VI and Pope Callixtus III
the ecstatic one
The religious coming-of-age of a 13-year-old boy
Judaism, the religion of the Jews
Abide With Me
Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
the souls of their ancestors
Mahapajapati, Buddha’s maternal aunt and his mother’s sister who had brought him up after his mother’s death
The Swiss Guard
The time when the world was created
Justin Welby (Correct as of 29/1/18)
Korea (now divided into North and South Korea)
A path between the two extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification
Isipatana, where Buddha taught his first sermon
“Jehovah is salvation”; Matt. 1;21
Say a special prayer to become saved
Diwali (or Deepavali)
About evolution. According to this system the whole universe has evolved out of one cosmic energy
Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon
Way of the gods
Festival of Lights
Christianity – Roman Catholic
Christianity – Roman Catholicism
“Jehovah is salvation”; Matt. 1;21.
Jammu & Kashmir.
The Zend Avesta.
About A.D. 50.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb
No fixed date, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox
The color was red