World Religions Today - Chapter 3

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Question 1:


a) 30,000
b) 5,000
c) 3,000
d) 75,000

Question 2:


a) in order for followers to obtain employment
b) in matters of education
c) in matters of health care
d) never

Question 3:


a) a narrative of seasons and the continuity of time
b) a narrative of liberation from the yoke of gentiles with the coming of the Messiah
c) a narrative of exile and return
d) a narrative of chosen-ness and privilege

Question 4:


a) a state of passivity in which they could not defend themselves
b) trying to force the coming of the messianic era through political activity
c) participating in Roman rituals
d) eating improperly prepared food

Question 5:


a) conquerors
b) shepherds
c) priests
d) doctors

Question 6:


a) arguing the interpretation of the Law
b) recognizing God’s divinity in the natural world
c) moving away from the mundane details of the world
d) long training in specific forms of meditation and contemplation

Question 7:


a) the failure of the Jews to respect the laws of the land in which they resided
b) crime waves originating in the districts in which Jews moneylenders worked
c) the continuing existence of Jews after the coming of Christ
d) the refusal of Jews to be photographed for official state documents

Question 8:


a) the dietary laws of Judaism
b) the belief in a traditional family structure and gender roles
c) the holding of services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings
d) They have nothing in common.

Question 9:


a) are not required to cover their head when reading from the Torah
b) are required to sit in areas segregated by gender
c) may not use electricity on the Sabbath
d) may choose to have a Bat Mitzvah for female children

Question 10:


a) 54 per cent
b) 90 per cent
c) 35 per cent
d) 80 per cent

Question 11:


a) The Balfour Declaration of 1917
b) The Allied Consensus of 1945
c) The UNSCOP report of 1947
d) The Turkish-Palestinian Treaty of 1902

Question 12:


a) second smallest
b) third largest
c) smallest
d) fourth largest

Question 13:


a) 412 commandments
b) 613 commandments
c) 12 commandments
d) 1,000 commandments

Question 14:


a) enlightenment and the Holocaust—founding of the state of Israel
b) enlightenment and the Romantic period
c) nineteenth-century immigration to Israel and to the United States
d) the Holocaust and the Romantic period

Question 15:


a) They had remained politically neutral and, therefore, were not a threat to the Romans
b) They were keepers of the written Torah
c) They were keepers of the synagogue tradition
d) They were keepers of the oral Torah

Question 16:


a) Socrates
b) Moses
c) Aaron
d) Hillel

Question 17:


a) Passover
b) The Sabbath
c) Rosh Hashanah
d) Chanukah

Question 18:


a) Warsaw
b) Paris
c) Berlin
d) Rome

Question 19:


a) Caution
b) Fear
c) Strength
d) Audacity

Question 20:


a) Emile Fackenheim
b) Mordechai Richler
c) Michael Chabon
d) Emile Durkheim

Question 21:


a) Orthodox
b) Ultra-Orthodox
c) Reform
d) All of the above.

Question 22:


a) vaccinated
b) named
c) baptized
d) given a charm

Question 23:


a) a cry of joy uttered at the end of certain holiday services
b) the headscarf worn by an Orthodox woman
c) the canopy held over the head of the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony
d) the speech delivered by young men during their Bar Mitzvah.

Question 24:


a) the Mishnah and the Gemara
b) the Mishnah and commentary
c) the Five Books of Moses and Rashi’s commentary
d) selections from the Five Books of Moses, as well as Prophets and Writings

Question 25:


a) Golda Meir
b) Baron Rothschild
c) Solomon Bronfman
d) Elyse Goldstein

Question 26:


a) religion
b) ethnicity
c) culture
d) political force

Question 27:


a) 500,000
b) 1.1 million
c) 330,000
d) 145,000

Question 28:


a) the Yom Kippur War
b) the Autumn Invasion
c) the Six-Day War
d) the War of Attrition

Question 29:


a) secular perception of Jewish religious practice as archaic
b) determination of scholars that there are fundamental flaws in Jewish theological doctrine
c) Christian belief in the guilt of Jews for the death of Jesus
d) Muslim belief in the theft of Ishmael’s birthright by Isaac

Question 30:


a) living in harmony with the will of God
b) achieving balance and harmony with nature
c) strictly adhering to Jewish dogma
d) to eliminate desire

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b) False

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