Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions


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1. Why doesn't sociology attempt to judge or disprove religious doctrine?

2. Which type of religious organization is the most integrated into the larger society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several common elements shared by most religions, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of those commonalities and their meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the:

  • Difference between the profane and the sacred
  • Definition of faith
  • Various types of religious organizations
  • Facts about sects
  • Purpose of rituals and totems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on commonalities among different religions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various forms of religious organizations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding totems and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific concepts shared among religions

Additional Learning

To learn more about these common themes, review the accompanying lesson on Key Concepts in Religion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the various types of religious organizations
  • Define the religious concepts of the sacred and the profane
  • Understand the purpose and significance of rituals and totems
  • Know the meaning of faith