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Bygone Religions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The hero in Sumer's most important and famous epic is known as _____.

Question 2 2. The search for immortality is a central theme in which of the following ancient texts?

Question 3 3. In Roman civilization, deities represented by small figurines, typically kept in the home, were referred to as _____.

Question 4 4. In Roman myth, Janus, the defender of the home, and Vesta, the goddess of hearth, were closely associated with which concept?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT true regarding Ancient Mayan religion?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following civilizations practiced human sacrifice?

Question 7 7. Which of the following great minds viewed religion as an instrument for greater human understanding?

Question 8 8. The idea that elements of nature, such as trees and rocks, have unseen spirits, is known as _____.

Question 9 9. Archaeological discoveries from 30,000 years ago have provided us with some information about _____ religions.

Question 10 10. The term Mother Goddess refers to _____.

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Question 11 11. The Roman god of war was known as _____.

Question 12 12. The Greek gods are most closely related to _____. They are very similar and sometimes only their names differ.

Question 13 13. The decentralization of Ancient Greek religion is demonstrated by _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following components were NOT present in Ancient Greek religion?

Question 15 15. Which epic's ending illustrates the importance of independence, freedom, individual rights, and decentralized power?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT true regarding The Odyssey?

Question 17 17. The flattening of a baby's forehead, the wearing of shells which represent virginity, the tying together of clothing articles during marriage, and the payment of a dowry, are all examples of _____.

Question 18 18. Who were priest-kings?

Question 19 19. The massive temples of Ancient Sumer were referred to as _____.

Question 20 20. The rise of Marduk to supreme deity in the Babylonian creation myth best exemplifies which ideas?

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Question 21 21. The supreme deity in Babylonian civilization was known as _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following terms do sociologists and theologians have most difficulty defining?

Question 23 23. Which of the following elements is considered the cornerstone of most religions?

Question 24 24. Shamanism, animism, and totemism are common elements found in _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true regarding primal religions?

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Question 26 26. In Ancient Greek religion, demigods were _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a central topic in The Odyssey?

Question 28 28. This ancient civilization, with its early script known as cuneiform, is widely considered the world's first true civilization.

Question 29 29. Who were two of the earliest gods in Babylonian civilization?

Question 30 30. The combination of several deities, or aspects of several deities, into one new deity is known as _____.

Bygone Religions Chapter Exam Instructions

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