Belief Systems: Definition & Types


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Which of the following best describes a belief system?

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1. John feels very strongly about having the minimum wage raised so that Americans will be able to support their families and not rely so heavily on government assistance. This viewpoint is part of which of John's belief systems?

2. Which of the following is a true statement about belief systems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you gauge your understanding of various types of belief systems, how they are formed and how they might change over time. To pass the quiz, you must be able to identify a specific belief system when presented with an example.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How best to describe a belief system
  • The ability to identify the belief system in which one would support a raise in minimum wage so people could better support their families and not rely on government assistance
  • Facts about belief systems
  • The ability to identify which belief system is changed when one changes from the Methodist church to Christianity
  • The ability to correctly choose which belief system supports the idea that one has the right to do all he or she can do to achieve maximum pleasure without hurting others

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what a belief system is and what these systems are associated with
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way in which belief systems can have both good and bad intentions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of belief systems

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Belief Systems: Definition, Types & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define belief system
  • Identify and explain different belief systems
  • Describe how belief systems can change over time