Polytheism: Definition, Origins & Examples


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Polytheism is the belief in:

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1. A group of deities worshiped by the same people is called a:

2. Which is NOT an example of modern polytheism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Polytheism is an important belief system that comprises many ancient civilizations. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of polytheism, including definitions associated with the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Definition of polytheism
  • Examples of modern polytheism
  • Important characteristics of polytheism
  • Decline of polytheism

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 related anthropology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as polytheism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the end of most polytheistic religions

Additional Learning

To learn more about polytheism, review the accompanying lesson titled Polytheism: Definition, Origins & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide historical and contemporary examples of polytheistic religions
  • Explain how polytheism arose as a religious system
  • Describe archetypal figures in polytheistic religions
  • Outline the growth and decline of polytheism