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In which country was Confucianism founded?
a) China
b) India
c) Japan
d) North Korea

What are the kami that are so important in Shinto belief?
a) the religious writings of the Shinto priests
b) the elected leaders of the Shinto communities
c) people who convert to Shintoism are called kami
d) they are spirits that followers of Shinto belief exist in things all around them.

In which country was Shintoism founded?
a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) Vietnam

What does Buddha mean?
a) Middle Way
b) Glorified One
c) Enlightened One
d) Four Noble Truths

What Buddhist teaching shows its followers the correct way to live their lives?
a) the Bible
b) The Quran
c) The Middle Way
d) The Five Pillars

What is the Hindu belief in reincarnation?
a) belief that there is only one god
b) worship of the cow as a sacred animal
c) belief that men should treat each other with kindness
d) belief that the soul returns to life in another body after death

What two religions are shared by most Japanese people?
a) Judaism and Shintoism
b) Christianity and Confucianism
c) Islam and hinduism
d) Shintoism and Buddhism

What is the name for a body of land with water on three sides?
a) island
b) isthmus
c) swamp
d) peninsula

Which describes a religious group?
a) people that like to grow food
b) people that like to read books
c) people who share the same religious beliefs
d) people with a shared language, religion, or culture

Which river is the longest in China?
a) Ganges
b) Mekong
c) Yangtze
d) Huange He

Why is the Huane He River sometimes called China's Sorrow?
a) The river often runs dry leaving farmers to starve.
b) Floods along this river often cause great suffering.
c) No one can drink the water from this river because of pollution.
d) The river has too many rapids and waterfalls for it to be used for transportation.

Founder of Islam.
a) Siddhartha
b) Ghandi
c) Muhammad
d) Mao

Which river flows through India and Bangladesh to the Bay of Bengal?
a) Indus
b) Ganges
c) Yangtze
d) Mekong

Why are the Himalayas called the Roof of the World?
a) The highest mountains in the world are found there.
b) The Himalayas are easy to travel.
c) The Himalayas are so rugged people can't live there.
d) Little water comes out of this mountain range in the form of rivers or streams.

Founder of Buddhism.
a) Siddhartha Gautama
b) Jesus Christ
c) Abraham
d) Muhammad

The learning that results in ultimate understanding of the nature of the world.
a) Four Noble Truthes
b) enlightenment
c) Eightfold Path
d) middle way

The process of rebirth where souls are born and reborn many times.
a) Karma
b) Reincarnation
c) Caste System
d) Enlightenment

The effects that good or bad actions have on a person’s soul.
a) dharma
b) karma
c) reincarnation
d) macksa

What did Confucius believe were the keys to social order?
a) strict caste system
b) worship only one god
c) ruler who could keep order
d) good character and virtue in people

Why is Confucianism considered a philosophy instead of a religion?
a) His teachings are more about ethics and behavior than about religious beliefs.
b) No religion is allowed in China.
c) He never wrote down his ideas for his followers.
d) He only believed in one god.

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