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Bygone Religions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea that elements of nature, such as trees and rocks, have unseen spirits, is known as _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following great minds viewed religion as an instrument for greater human understanding?

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms do sociologists and theologians have most difficulty defining?

Question 4 4. Which of the following elements is considered the cornerstone of most religions?

Question 5 5. Who were two of the earliest gods in Babylonian civilization?

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Question 6 6. The rise of Marduk to supreme deity in the Babylonian creation myth best exemplifies which ideas?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT true regarding Ancient Mayan religion?

Question 8 8. Which of the following civilizations practiced human sacrifice?

Question 9 9. The search for immortality is a central theme in which of the following ancient texts?

Question 10 10. The hero in Sumer's most important and famous epic is known as _____.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which epic's ending illustrates the importance of independence, freedom, individual rights, and decentralized power?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a central topic in The Odyssey?

Question 14 14. In Ancient Greek religion, demigods were _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following components were NOT present in Ancient Greek religion?

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Question 16 16. The massive temples of Ancient Sumer were referred to as _____.

Question 17 17. Who were priest-kings?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT true regarding primal religions?

Question 19 19. Shamanism, animism, and totemism are common elements found in _____.

Question 20 20. The Roman god of war was known as _____.

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Question 21 21. The Greek gods are most closely related to _____. They are very similar and sometimes only their names differ.

Question 22 22. In Roman civilization, deities represented by small figurines, typically kept in the home, were referred to as _____.

Question 23 23. In Roman myth, Janus, the defender of the home, and Vesta, the goddess of hearth, were closely associated with which concept?

Question 24 24. Archaeological discoveries from 30,000 years ago have provided us with some information about _____ religions.

Question 25 25. The term Mother Goddess refers to _____.

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Question 26 26. The supreme deity in Babylonian civilization was known as _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT true regarding The Odyssey?

Question 28 28. The decentralization of Ancient Greek religion is demonstrated by _____.

Question 29 29. This ancient civilization, with its early script known as cuneiform, is widely considered the world's first true 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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