Video Viewing Guide

Religious symbols

Great Religions of the World

Film and study questions produced by Educational Video Network, 1494 19th Street, Huntsville, TX 77340 Phone: (800) 762-0060 Fax: (409) 294-0233. EVN also has a web site: www.evndirect.com

1993, 33 minutes

After viewing the film, turn in written responses to the questions.

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Date and time viewed:

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Be aware that the film script writer has approached the subject material from a relativistic, all-religions-are-equal viewpoint.

  1. Nature-oriented belief systems that endow animals with special powers are called:
    1. animistic
    2. humanistic
    3. spatial
    4. temporal
  2. The belief in many gods is referred to as:
    1. multideism
    2. monotheism
    3. polytheism
    4. religiosity
  3. The Pharaoh Akhnaton was successful in converting the Egyptians from worshiping many gods to one god.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. Belief systems adhered to by particular cultural groups in specific places are called
    1. temporal religions
    2. monotheistic religions
    3. universalizing religions
    4. ethnic religions
  5. Hinduism, Judaism, and Shinto are examples of
    1. temporal religions
    2. monotheistic religions
    3. universalizing religions
    4. ethnic religions
  6. Buddhism, Christianity and Islam are examples of
    1. temporal religions
    2. monotheistic religions
    3. universalizing religions
    4. ethnic religions
  7. According to the film, the major universalizing religions developed from ethnic religions.
    1. True
    2. False
  8. According to the film, the world's major belief systems are generally divided into two major categories:
    1. Northern/Southern
    2. Eastern/Western
    3. First World/Third World
    4. Right/Wrong
  9. The root religion of the Indian subcontinent is:
    1. Taoism
    2. Shintoism
    3. Brahmanism
    4. Zoroastrianism.
  10. The Hindu belief in the transmigration or rebirth of the soul is also known as: ___________________________________
  11. In Hinduism, the actions of a past life that determine a person's station in the present life are called:
    1. caste
    2. varna
    3. Vedism
    4. karma
  12. If you believe in the four noble truths, you are a:
    1. Christian
    2. Buddhist
    3. Muslim
    4. Hindu
  13. A pilgrimage to Mecca is part of:
    1. the four noble truths
    2. the five pillars. of Islam
    3. the Ten Commandments
  14. The state beyond suffering, the goal of Buddhism, is called _______________________
  15. The form of Buddhism which relies heavily on the compassion of numerous manifestations of Buddha and on boddhisattvas, is:
    1. Mahayana
    2. Hinayana
    3. Theravada
    4. Sikhism
  16. The native Chinese religion which concentrates on worldly matters and proper social action is:
    1. Taoism
    2. Shintoism
    3. Confucianism
    4. Jainism
  17. The "way of the gods" in Japanese tradition is:
    1. Taoism
    2. Shintoism
    3. Confucianism
    4. Jainism
  18. The name of the One God honored by the Hebrews is:
    1. Allah
    2. Aten
    3. Krishna
    4. Yahweh
  19. The Hebrew leader who presented the Israelites with the ten commandants was:
    1. Abraham
    2. Jeremiah
    3. Moses
    4. Isaiah
  20. The highly conservative Hasidic Jews emerged from the
    1. Sephardim Jews
    2. Ashkenazim Jews
  21. The Roman Empire proved to be a mixed blessing for early Christians.
    1. True
    2. False
  22. Islam is the youngest of the major universalizing religions.
    1. True
    2. False
  23. Iranians are primarily
    1. Sunni Muslims
    2. Shiah Muslims

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