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What’s Your Religion IQ? (Quiz)

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What’s Your Religion IQ? (Quiz)

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?
A. Job
B. Elijah
C. Moses
D. Abraham

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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, and read the report at

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8:50PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

I too only missed that last one, sure only it wasn't Billy Graham; neither of the other names was still familiar. For all the rest I credit a good Lutheran grade school education, but that was over 60 years ago, too!

9:45AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

15/16 :)

6:51PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

I'd forgotten all about Jonathan Edwards. Thanks for reminding me.

9:48AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

13/15 not too bad for a Pagan

8:29AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

I knew all of these answers. That isn't surprising, though, for an unbeliever. Studies have shown that we generally know more about religion than believers. Perhaps that's the reason we no longer believe.

Fun quiz. Thanks.

11:45PM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

13/16. Not a US Citizen, no idea about their legislation. Got mixed up with "Nirvana". By the way, @Laura:Transubstantiation is fixed doctrine in the Catholic faith. Nice quiz!

9:08PM PDT on Oct 11, 2012


2:49PM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

Only got 1 wrong, jay!

5:09AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

13 out of the 15! But it's not fair, I am half Jewish, half Christian, and very spiritual...

8:34PM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

"What’s Your Religion IQ?"

Hopefully it's zero.

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