Religion & Philosophy Since 1945 - Quiz & Worksheet


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How was the rest of the world affected by Vatican II?

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1. Which Pope called the Second Vatican Council?

2. Why did Bertrand Russell call for philosophy to be taught in the schools?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

After World War II, philosophy, as well as the world's major religions, experienced significant changes. Test your knowledge of these shifts with this interactive quiz. Use the worksheet to identify the major events that influenced the changes in religious and philosophical thought after WWII.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Main sects of Islam
  • Changes instituted by the Second Vatican Council
  • Rise of a new philosophical movement
  • Religious growth witnessed in the 20th century

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 post-WWII religion and philosophy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the events that influenced religious and philosophical shifts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as classical pragmatism and the Second Vatican Council
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the important figures and events

Additional Learning

To learn more about the changes experienced in the latter half of the 20th century, review the accompanying lesson on Religion & Philosophy after WWII. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the changes in post-WWII philosophy
  • Identify the main doctrinal changes resulting from Vatican II
  • Understand the shifts experienced in the Islamic world