BYG World Religions Cheat Sheet

The following will be covered on the BYG - World Religions Quiz:  

Judaism
Here are some sample questions:

- What are Jewish spiritual leaders called?
- What is the name of the Jewish holy day that begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday?
- What is the name of the Nazi policy which called for the murder of nearly six million Jews?

You should also know these terms:
Synagogue- What is this? 
Kippa/Yarmulke- What is this? What is it’s purpose?
Yom Kippur- What is the purpose of this day?

Sikhism
Here are some sample questions:

- What is the Sikh place of worship called?
- What is a guru?

You should also know these terms:
Karma- What is it, as it relates to Sikhism?
Kesh- What is it, as it relates to Sikhism?
Kara- What is it, as it relates to Sikhism?
Kanga- What is it, as it relates to Sikhism?
Kirpan- What is it, as it relates to Sikhism?

Islam
Here are some sample questions:

- Followers of Islam are called __________.
- What do Muslims do during the month of Ramadan?

You should also know these terms:
Allah- What does this mean?
Qur'an- What is this?
Salat- What is this?

Christianity 
Here are some sample questions:

- __________, or Resurrection Day, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is preceded by Good Friday, which commemorates the death of Christ.
- Who began the Second Great Schism of Christianity by launching the Protestant Reformation?

You should also know these terms:
Jesus Christ- Who is He? What is His role in Christianity?
cross- What does this figure symbolize?
church- What religious groups gather here?

Hinduism 
Here are some sample questions:

- Which Hindu Goddess is honored on Diwali, a holiday that is celebrated by lighting small oil lamps in each home?
- A majority of the Hindu population resides in the religion’s founding country of _________.

You should also know these terms:
Karma- What is it, as it relates to Hinduism?
Shiva- Who is this? What is their role in Hinduism?
Brahma- Who is this? What is their role in Hinduism?
Vishnu- Who is this? What is their role in Hinduism?

Buddhism
Here are some sample questions:

- As it relates to Buddhism, __________ is a state of mind, a mind of calmness, stability, and clarity; a mind free of delusions and confusions; a mind in accord with true Reality.

You should also know these terms:
Buddha- Who is this? What does this word mean?
The Three Jewels- What are they?
The Dalai Lama- Who is he? What is his role in Buddhism?
Vesak Puja- What does this day celebrate?

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Practice Your Skills with these Quiz Questions!

The central and most important religious document for Jewish people is the __________.
A: Bhagavad Gita 
B: Qur’an
C: Sabbath
D: Bible
E: Torah

The three duties that a Sikh must carry out can be summed up in three words; __________.
A: Live, Love, Laugh
B: Eat, Pray, Love
C: Fast, Work, Sacrifice
D: Pray, Work, Give

You meet someone from India who has a long beard and is wearing a turban and a steel bracelet. This person is most likely a __________.
A: Hindu
B: Nomad
C: Christian
D: Sikh 
E: Buddhist

How many times a day do Muslims perform Salat, obligatory prayers?
A: One
B: Three
C: Five 
D: Seven
E: Ten

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is __________.
A: the son of God 
B: the only prophet
C: over 5,000 years old
D: the first Saint
E: going to end all wars on December 25, 2054

What is the name of the Christian holy day that marks the birth of Jesus?
A: Lent
B: Easter
C: Good Friday
D: Christmas
E: New Year’s Day

What religion was founded in northern India by Siddhartha Gautama?
A: Sikhism
B: Christianity
C: Scientology
D: Buddhism
E: Hinduism

Buddhists see __________ as the core human problem that is a result of ignorance.
A: stupidity
B: suffering 
C: lust
D: obesity
E: striving for material things

Please note that these are questions pulled directly from the BYG Religion quiz. The answer choices will be the same, but probably in a different order.