Whatever your own religious or spiritual leanings, you can likely agree that it’s valuable to know about other religions. After all, religions may be a significant part of the lives of our friends and family, and they have an unquestionable influence on the governments and politics of many countries. So how much do you know about world religions?
This quiz, courtesy of the Pew Forum, tackles questions about the core teachings, history, and leading figures of major world religions. It was originally administered as a 32-question telephone poll; of the original respondents, the average American got 16 of the 32 questions right, while atheists and agnostics scored best (averaging 20.9 correct answers), closely followed by Jewish and Mormon respondents (20.5 and 20.3 correct answers, respectively).
Tally down your correct answers on a piece of scratch paper, and compare how you did to the general U.S. population after each question. Good luck!
Question #1: Which Bible figure is most closely associated with leading the exodus from Egypt?
From the Pew Research Centerís Forum on Religion & Public Life ďU.S. Religious Knowledge Survey,Ē © 2010, Pew Research Center. Take the Pew Forumís quiz at http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/index.php, and read the report at http://www.pewforum.org/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx.
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