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RLS 111 Final Exam
What basic characteristics do Protestant denominations, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches have in common and what distinguishes them?
- Explain the significance of Jesus being born in a stable at Bethlehem, the visit from the Magi, the miracles of Jesus, his Passion, crucifixion, death and resurrection.
Describe the factorscontributing to the rapid spread of Islam.
- Explain the concept of jihad.
What does it mean to becreated in the "image" of God?
- What are themajor groupings of Judaism and how do they differ in practice and beliefs?
Matching (2 points each)
This Roman Emperor saw a vision of a cross, a symbol that he then used in battle. When that battle was won, he initiated a tolerance of Christianity within the Roman Empire
c. Julius Caesar
d. Urban II
Which character below was called by God to leave his home, nearly sacrifice his son as a sign of his faithful loyalty, and later his descendants became "as numerous as the stars".
The Jewish religious holiday is a Day of Atonement and reconciliation with God and others is
a. Rosh Hashanah
c. Bar Mitzvah
d. Yom Kippur
What does the word "Exodus" mean
b. end to ones suffering
d. God saves
Although fasting is strongly recommended as an Islamic practice, it is only required during the month of ___, a celebration that commemorates the beginning of the revelations to Muhammad.
In Islam, the supreme central focus and authority is:
The Jewish religious holiday marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the Shofar is blown
a. Yom Kippur
b. Bat Mitzvah
d. Rosh Hashanah
The highest officials in Eastern Orthodox churches are known as
The early Christian belief that the one God has three Persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- is called the doctrine of the
a. Holy Eucharist
c. Three in One
These gospels are known as the synoptic gospels because of their similar views of Jesus' life.
a. Matthew, Mark, John
b. Matthew, John, Luke
c. Matthew, Mark, Luke
d. John, Mark, Luke)
The author of this gospel was probably also responsible for the New Testament book "The Acts of the Apostles."
Around the time of the Protestant Reformation, Roman Catholics experienced a reformation of their own. The Council of Trent reaffirmed the doctrine of
a. good works as well as faith
c. all of these
d. Original sin
The first five books of the Jewish Hebrew Scriptures are known as the
The Five Pillars of Islam consist of the profession of belief in God and messengership of Muhammad, prayer five times a day, tithing, fasting, and
a. pilgrimage to Mecca
b. submission to God
c. memorization of portions of the Quran
d. mosque sacrifice
The largest group within Islam is the ___, making up about eighty percent of all Muslims
a. Sunni Correct
The Qur'an acknowledges prophets from Judaism and Christianity including:
b. all of these
The Sh'ite faction of Islam claims __, Muhammad's cousin and husband to his daughter Fatima, as the legitimate Islamic leader after Muhammad's death.
a. Abu Bakr
This sect of Judaism is the ultra conservatives; black suits, hats, mystical view
When this former persecutor of Christians converted to Christianity he changed his name to...
The word Islam means:
a. sons of Allah
b. Surrender to God
c. those who follow Muhammad
Abraham was raised as an Egyptian prince, and brought his people out of slavery in Egypt.
Jihad strictly means holy war.
A jinn is a chapter in the Qur'an.
A minyan is a quorum of ten adult males required for Jewish community worship
The New Testament contains the twenty seven books written after Jesus' death about his life, teachings, passion, death, resurrection, and the beginning of his Church.
Parables are stories told by Jesus to illustrate a spiritual truth.
The Shahadah is the profession of the oneness of God.
Shekhinah is the Rabbinical process of studying Hebrew scriptures.
Transubstantiation is the transformation of bread and wine into body and blood of Christ.
Zakat is the third pillar in Islam which requires a Muslim to donate at least two and a half percent of their accumulated wealth to needy Muslims.