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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the Great Pyramid in Egypt are examples of
a) architectural accomplishments that reflect religious beliefs
b) the influence of Buddhist architecture on conquered nations
c) ancient architectural monuments no longer in use
d) the influence of cultural diffusion on contemporary architecture

In traditional Chinese culture, which philosophy had the greatest influence on the development of social order and political organization?
a) Taoism
b) Shintoism
c) Confucianism
d) Marxism

One way in which Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism are similar is that each
a) accepts the supreme authority of the Pope
b) rejects the Old Testament as part of the Bible
c) was once the official religion of the Byzantine Empire
d) is a branch of Christianity

A belief of animism is that
a) after death the soul is reborn in another human form
b) spirits of nature inhabit all living and nonliving objects
c) holy wars must be fought to gain entry into heaven
d) meditation leads followers to nirvana

The Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths, and the concept of nirvana are associated with the religion of
a) Buddhism
b) Shinto
c) Islam
d) Jainism

Taoism and Shintoism are similar in that both religions stress
a) developing harmony between humans and nature
b) believing in one God
c) adhering to the five Confucian relationships
d) following the Eightfold Path

According the teachings of Confucius, the key to the successful organization of society is that
a) the ruler should be chosen democratically
b) ancestor worship should be discontinued
c) the evil in humans must be eliminated
d) individuals should know and do what is expected of them

One similarity between the Five Pillars of Islam and the Ten Commandments is that both
a) encourage the use of statues to symbolize God
b) provide a guide to proper ethical and moral behavior
c) promote learning as a means to salvation
d) support a belief in reincarnation

The Koran, jihad, and the hegira are most closely associated with the practice of
a) Judaism
b) Shinto
c) Islam
d) Buddhism

The Buddhist religion teaches that salvation is earned by
a) following the Ten Commandments
b) worshiping Allah as the one true god
c) learning to give up selfish desire
d) being baptized and confirmed

Confucianism in traditional China served to
a) maintain social order
b) create ethnic unrest
c) emphasize material wealth
d) support democratic government

Traditional animistic beliefs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are based on
a) a desire for wealth
b) a written tradition
c) an appreciation for the forces of nature
d) a willingness to accept Christianity

In India, the Caste system determined a person’s occupation, personal associations, and marriage partner. This situation shows that the Caste system
a) the Torah and the Diaspora
b) Ramadan and the concept of reincarnation
c) the New Testament and the Four Noble Truths
d) the Koran and the code of bushido

Jewish religions and cultural identity has been greatly influenced by
a) has promoted social mobility within Indian society
b) has been stronger in urban areas that in rural areas
c) has been a way of life as well as an element of religion
d) has helped eliminate ethnic and religious rivalries

Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that
a) the Crusades had a great influence on western Africa
b) Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire
c) European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa
d) most African leaders were educated in the Middle East

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