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OleMiss - Rel 101 - Religion 101 (Online) Slominski Exam 1 - Study

School: University of Mississippi
Department: OTHER
Course: Intro to religion
Professor: James Bos
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: religion
Name: Religion 101 (Online) Slominski Exam 1
Description: This includes each religion and the questions she provided on the study guide.
Uploaded: 03/26/2018
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background image In addition to reviewing each of your journal entries, here are some 
guidelines for being prepared for the exam:
1) Know the country of origin for each religion 2) Know who founded (even if legendary) each religion (if there is a founder--
Hinduism doesn't have one)
3) Know the name and basic content of the sacred/treasured texts if the 
textbook or slides covered them
4) Know the prominent rituals/holidays covered in the textbook/your journal 
entries
5) Know how each conceptualizes the transcendent (and differences within a 
religion if there is one--e.g. Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhists have 
different conceptions of the divine)
6) Know all the religion-specific vocabulary that appear in your journal 
entries (all can be found in the textbook as well)
7) Know the main goals, concepts, worldviews present in each religion 8) Know what distinguishes the various sects within each religion If you can master each of these areas, you should do quite well. However, 
these are not exhaustive and there might be some questions taken from the 
instructional exercises that do not fall into one of these categories.
Hinduism 1) Aryans/India 
2) None
3) Vedas: basic source of the Hindu understanding of the universe. 4 
basic Vedic books: Rig-Veda, Yajur-Vedic, Sama-Vedic, and Atharva-
Vedic
4)  Holi- dedicated to Krishna and was once a fertility festival. Many caste  and taboo restrictions are set aside and pleasure is emphasized. Divali-
festival of lights, goddesses of good fortune (Kali & Lakshmi), Dasehra- 
9 days in October are reserved for it, celebrates Durga’s victory over 
the buffalo demon.
5) …
6) Look at journal.
7) …
8) …
Jainism
background image 1) India 
2) Mahavira
3) Agamas/Siddhantas
4) Paijusana/Divali
5) …
6) Look at journal
7) …
8) Svetambara (interprets jain teachings more liberally)/ Digambara 
(more conservative) Sikhism 1) Punjab (South Asia)
2) Nanak
3) Adi Granth
4) Celebrate Holi and Divali, martyrdom of Guru Arjan, birthdays of Nanak
& Arjan, Vaisakhi- day Guru Gobind Singh founded khalsa.  5) …
6) Journal
7) …
8) …
Buddhism 1) India
2) Siddhartha 
3) Tripitaka, Lotus Sutra (mahayanna) 
4) New year- April, 3days. Buddha’s birthday. Festival of souls- realms of 
the dead are opened, they leave out gifts for the spirits. The robe 
offering- Theravada Buddhists, robes are given to new monks, giant 
robe is made in a single day or night for Buddha’s mother. 
5) …
6) Journal
7) To achieve nirvana. 
8) Theravada Buddhism- This suggests the seeker should gain insights 
from his own experience, application of knowledge, and critical 
reasoning. Though this should be weighed against scripture and wise 
monks. Mahayana Buddhism- promotes the idea that an aspirant 
should not just seek personal enlightenment but the enlightenment of 
all beings. 
Chinese religions 1) China and Japan.
2) Daoism: Laozi Confucianism: Kong/Confucius 
3) D: Daodejing C: Annals
4) Chinese New Year, pure and bright festival, the dragon boat festival, all
souls’ day, autumn harvest festival, and winter holidays 5)   …
6) Journal
7) …
8) …

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School: University of Mississippi
Department: OTHER
Course: Intro to religion
Professor: James Bos
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: religion
Name: Religion 101 (Online) Slominski Exam 1
Description: This includes each religion and the questions she provided on the study guide.
Uploaded: 03/26/2018
3 Pages 28 Views 22 Unlocks
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