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Final Exam Study Guide for Intro to World Religions

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Final Exam Study Guide for Intro to World Religions REL1300

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Introduction to World Religions
Amanda Furiasse
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Intro to World Religions: Quiz #5: 1. According to Oxtoby, which of the following groups was NOT a sect [a kind] of Judaism in the first-century CE? A. Hellens B. Pharisees C. Essenes D. Sadducees 2. According to Oxtoby, The Garden of Eden story tries to explain the nature of human condition through philosophical argument rather than through narrative. A. True B. False 3. Which of the following terms is the term used to refer of the Jewish Canon (also known as the Hebrew Bible) A. Ecclesiastes B. Mishnah C. Tanakh D. Talmud 4. The main covenant between Abram/Abraham and God in Gen 12-25 is symbolized by circumcision. A. True B. False 5. Which of the following empires is responsible for the spread if Hellenization include? A. the Persian Empire B. The Roman Empire C. The Babylonian Empire D. The Greek Empire 6. As described by Oxtoby, the world population of Jews is one third smaller today than it was before the start of the Second World War in 1939. A. True B. False 7. Which of the following Jewish philosophers was well known for reading the Hebrew Bible allegorically? A. Maimonides B. Saadia C. Yehuda Ha-Levi D. Ashkenaz 8. Which of the following conditions was an essential component of Jewish Mysticism’s popularity in the early modern period? A. A shared experience B. A shared participation in democratic governments C. A Shared sense of economic growth and productivity D. None of the Above 9. According to Pew survey, the number of Americans with direct Jewish ancestry who consider themselves Jewish yet describe themselves as atheist or agnostic is rising. A. True B. False 10. Which of the following forms of modern Judaism is based on the Secular/nationalistic goal of modern movement to Israel? A. Hasidism B. Reformed Judaism C. Zionism D. Orthodox Judaism Quiz #6: 1. Burton Mack argues that anonymously written writings helped centrist Christians create the impression of a mono-linear history of the Christian church. A. True B. False 2. The Gospel of John is one of the Synoptic Gospels. A. True B. False 3. The first Persecution of early Christians was led by which of the following figure? A. Pliny the Younger B. Emperor Trajan C. Emperor Diocletian D. Emperor Nero 4. Oxtoby argues that in the earliest years the Christians movement had no formal organization. A. True B. False 5. According to Oxtoby__________ are formal statements of belief. A. Creeds B. Dogmas C. Doctrines D. Homilies 6. According to Lull, Gramsci expanded on Marx’s ideas by focusing on the role of ______ in situations of power and domination. A. Economics B. Ideology C. Violence D. Fear 7. According to Lull, hegemony is the use of violence (or direct stimulation of thought) that causes someone to act in agreement with the dominating group. A. True B. False 8. Which of the following is NOT a description used by Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza to describe the New Testament Canon. A. Document of the historical winners B. Product of the patristic Church C. Theological document D. Irredeemable sexist document 9. In the Gospel of Philip, which of the following figure is represented as Jesus’ favorite disciple? A. Peter B. Mary Magdalene C. Paul D. John 10. According to Fiorenza, why is postbiblical feminist stance problematic? A. It’s historical and political B. It denies men a role in Christian history C. It overemphasizes the role that women played in Christian history D. It places too much weight on Christian texts Quiz #7: 1. According to Michael Omi and Howard Winant, race is an illusion a. True b. False 2. __________ formation is process of historically situated projects in which human bodies and social structures are represented and organized. a. Ethnic b. Racial c. Gender d. Sexual 3. According to Sylvester Johnson, the biblical story of the myth of ham is originally about the justification of slavery in ancient Judaism. a. True b. False 4. In the myth of Ham, Ham’s son______ is cursed by Noah a. Shem b. Canaan c. Japheth d. Hagar 5. According to Oxtoby, almost all the early Black leaders of the civil rights movement emerged from the rank of ministry, because a. The Black community had few institutional structures other then churches b. Black leaders wanted to use the religion to shame southern white constituencies c. Black leaders believed religion provided the best vehicle for challenging hegemony in America d. The Black community tended to identify racism as rampant in religious institutions. 6. Oxtoby argues that Jewish and Christian communities served little to no role in the formulation and proliferation of Islam in Arabia. a. True b. False 7. Aaron Hughes argues that in America, ________ shaped American scholars approach tot eh study of Islam A. Communism B. Oil Production C. Cold War D. All of the above 8. According to Aaron Hughes, American orientalists tended to treat Muslims living in the modern world as their source of information about Islam/Middle East. a. True b. False 9. In Arabic the word “Allah” means submission a. True b. False 10. The first Islamic community is established in the city of Mecca A. True B. False Quiz #8: 1. The Sykes-Picot agreement gave which of the following country control of most of modern day Iraq. a. France b. Great Britain c. Russia d. United States of America 2. The descendants of Al Sa’ud aligned themselves with the Wahabi reform movement, which made sought to purge Muslim society of practices/beliefs that they felt were un-Islamic. a. True b. False 3. The United States funded and gave weapons to foreign Wahhabi fighters from Saudi Arabia and local Afghan mujahideen fighters to fight against which of the following colonizing states in Afghanistan? a. Saudi Arabia b. China c. Iran d. Soviet Union 4. AS Oxtoby argues, for Shi’is the title of the ____ is reserved for the individual that they believe to be the divinely mandated leader of the Muslim community a. Imam b. Sultan c. Shirk d. Caliph 5. As discussed in class and PPT, the Islamic state developed out of Shi-a Islam. a. True b. False 6. ______refers to the body of texts reporting Muhammad’s words and example a. Tafsir b. Sira c. Tabari d. Hadith 7. Which of the following is NOT one the four sources of Shari’a a. Qur’an b. Kathir c. Sunna d. Qiyas 8. Whereas hadith is an oral communication that is said to be derived from the prophet, the Sunna signifies prevailing customs of a community or people. a. True b. False 9. The satanic verses are based on a verified tradition, recorded by two early Muslim commentators which eventually make it into hadith a. True b. False 10. According to Wael Hallaq, premodern manifestations of Islamic law were based on which of the following principles? a. Fundamentalism b. Freedom c. Equality d. Consensus Quiz #9: 1. In the PPT on “Gender and Islam”, I discussed how James Scott argues that any dominant ideology provides subordinate groups with political weapons that they can make use of in the public transcript. a. True b. False 2. Hoodfar argues that the veil has only be used as a toll of patriarchal oppression a. True b. False 3. According to Hoodfar, the Qur’an specifically recommends the practice of veiling a. True b. False 4. According to Hoodfar, as women have gained more economic rights, their sexuality has increasingly been subject to control a. True b. False 5. Hoodfar argues that the practice of ____ had a very negative impact in the public, social, and leisure activities of urban women of modest means. a. Purdah b. Segregation c. Jirga d. De-veiling 6. According to Hoodfar, after the establishment of the Islamic republic in Iran, the rate of female employment and levels of education have continued to increase. a. True b. False 7. In the film the Heart of Jenin, Ahmed’s parents are initially hesitant about donating their son’s________ a. Heart b. Eyes c. Bike d. Kidney 8. In the Heart of Jenin, it’s explained that Muslims are forbidden to donate organs a. True b. False 9. After Ahmed’s parents are told that one of their son’s organs will go to a Jewish girl, the family refuses to donate their son’s organs. a. True b. False 10. After the death of his son, Ahmed’s father refuses violence and becomes committed to nonviolent modes o resistance. a. True b. False Quiz #10: 1. According to Oxtoby, the gold tablets which Joseph Smith found are inscribed in which of the following language? a. Hebrew b. Aramaic c. Assyrian d. Egyptian 2. Oxtoby argues that after the practice of polygamy was adopted in 1851, in 1890 the practice was banned and officially dropped a. true b. false 3. in 1978, the Mormon Church permitted which of the following group of people to receive ordination? a. homosexuals b. blacks c. Asians d. Women 4. As Oxtoby describes, Mormons cannot drink alcoholic beverages but they can drink caffeinated beverages. a. true b. false 5. The _________ Latter-Day Saints allows male leaders to have multiple wives a. Fundamentalists b. Conservative c. Reformed d. Modern 6. In class, we watched a clip about the religious leader_______ who was sentenced to ten years in prison for being an accomplice to rape. a. Warren Jeffs b. Marshall Applewhite c. David Koresh d. Sun Myung Moon 7. As Discussed in the class lecture, Mormonism is described as a cult and not a sect a. True b. False 8. According to Fisher, Mormon theology is a continually evolving tradition a. True b. False 9. Fisher argues that which of the following eras witnessed the greatest rise of New Age Movements a. 1890s-1900s b. 1950s-1960s c. 1970s-1980s d. 1990s-2000 10. According to Fisher, the U.S government has typically opposed the emergence of new religious movements a. true b. false


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