Practice Quiz for Overview of Religion

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1 A _____________ is a system of beliefs usually involving the worship of supernatural forces or beings.
a) ritual
b) religion
c) rite of passage
d) all of the above
2 Which of the following statements is not true about rituals?
a) They are always religious in nature.
b) They are stylized and usually repetitive acts.
c) They usually take place at a set time and location.
d) They are an integral part of all religions.
3 Extreme nationalism could be seen as ______________ .
a) a ritual object
b) an expression of a belief in supernatural forces or beings
c) a non-secular religion
d) a secular religion
4 Which of the following things are normally characteristic of religions?
a) They allow us to be free in deciding what to do in difficult life situations.
b) In most societies, religions do not play an important role in social control.
c) Sacred texts of religions usually set precedents for proper behavior in common situations.
d) They usually undermine the norms of a society.



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