People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam


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Jews, Christians, and Muslims are sometimes referred to as People of the Book because _____.

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1. Sarah's family is hosting a party on Christmas day. Sarah would like to invite a friend from school to join in the celebration, but her friend is a Muslim. What commonality do Sarah and her friend share that might make this invite particularly appropriate?

2. Followers of Islam recognize the important teachings in the Torah and the Bible. Why then the need for a third religious book, the Quran?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on comparing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include figures and stories shared among the three religions' respective holy books.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these quiz questions to test your knowledge of the following:

  • The holy book of Judaism
  • Two figures found in both Islam and Christianity
  • Estimated number of followers for each religion
  • Creation story shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Deity of each of the three religions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on comparing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the holy books of the world's three largest religions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stories common to all three religions

Additional Learning

The associated lesson, People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam, provides further details on these religions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the relationship and tensions between the world's three largest religions
  • Recognize the origins of Judaism and its central beliefs
  • Understand the development of Christianity
  • Recognize the shared heritage of Islam and its predecessors