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Religious Law: Definition & Purpose

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In which type of legal system is a central deity the main source of law?

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1. What is usually not true about religious law?

2. Most countries do NOT have

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assessments will help gauge your knowledge of religious law, including types of religious law and the difference between religious and secular law. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the type of law practiced in Israel and the Maldives and common features of religious law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Type of legal system in which a central deity is the main source of law
  • Features of religious law
  • Type of law in Israel and the Maldives
  • Religion most likely to create a legal system heavily based on religious law

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about religious law in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such the difference between secular law and religious law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding systems of religious law

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of law, review the related lesson Religious Law: Definition & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define religious law
  • Differentiate between religious and secular law
  • Review examples of religious law systems
  • Discuss Jewish religious law
  • Learn about Sharia law
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