What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?


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In the most basic terms, a society that practices theism has some belief in:

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1. How many deities are worshipped in a monotheistic religion?

2. What is an example of a religion that is BOTH monotheistic AND polytheistic by literal definition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the difference between polytheism and monotheism. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on topics such as the first historical monotheists and polytheistic virtues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • First record of monotheism
  • Why monotheism wasn't as popular in ancient times
  • Who made monotheism popular
  • A virtue(s) of Polytheism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding monotheism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when and how monotheism originated
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw information about polytheistic values from the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about monotheism, review the accompanying lesson titled What's the Difference Between Polytheism & Monotheism? The lesson will look at the following objectives:

  • Defines monotheism
  • Explores polytheism
  • Explains the background of Hippolytus
  • Covers the belief of the Israelites