Religious Systems of Africa: Similarities & Differences


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Dead ancestors are often considered _____ in indigenous African religions.

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1. Christianity was brought to Africa mainly through _____.

2. Which of the following can indigenous religions dictate in Africa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Everyday life for many people in Africa is filled with daily religious practices. You can assess your knowledge of the various forms of religion practiced in Africa with this quiz and worksheet. The quiz asks you fact-based questions and fill-in-the-blank questions on topics ranging from Christianity to indigenous African religions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these ideas in the assessment:

  • The arrival of Christianity to Africa
  • Connection between native African beliefs and other religions
  • Impact of indigenous African religions on daily life
  • Relationship between a supreme/important African god and humans
  • The role of deceased family members in religions found in Africa

Skills Practiced

Develop these important skill sets by reviewing the quiz and worksheet assignment:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about African religious systems from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the influence that native African belief systems have over everyday life and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the introduction of Christianity to the African continent

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson called Religious Systems of Africa: Similarities & Differences to learn more. Key learning objectives met in the lesson include:

  • Learn how Africans blend Abrahamic religious beliefs into their native religion systems
  • Know the history of the introduction and spread of Islam across the African continent
  • Identify a real world example of an African religion system that blends native culture with Christian beliefs