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Practice Test Chapter 6 Religion

These test questions will test your knowledge of the basic concepts and ideas offered in Chapter
6, "Religion." By successfully reviewing these questions, you will reinforce your comprehension
of these geographic ideas.
This activity contains 23 questions.
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The Republic of Ireland was established in what year?


1850
1949
1940
1922
Many animists believe in a system of divinities that support one supreme god and
exist as phenomena in nature such as __________.
oceans
forests
all of the above
storms
The eight holy places within the Buddhist religion are primarily located near the
area of __________.
northern China
central India
northeast India
Indonesia
Approximately how many people in the United States are nonreligious or atheist?
28 million
6 million

30 million
15 million
The predominant religion of South America is ________.
Roman Catholic
Protestantism
other
Eastern Orthodoxy
The largest percentage of Protestants in the United States belongs to which
denomination?
Pentecostal
Methodist
Episcopal
Baptist
Lutherans in the United States are concentrated in ________.
New England
the Southeast
California
the upper Midwest
The decline of animism in Africa has been caused by the diffusion of Islam and
Judaism.
True
False
The Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity is a collection of fourteen selfgoverning churches in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
True
False
One of the most important concentrations of Muslims outside the main region of
the Middle East is Indonesia.
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True
False
Two important branches of Islam are Sunni and Shiite.

True
False

Which of the following is NOT a universalizing religion?


Hinduism
Christianity
Islam
Buddhism
Which of the following religions is NOT associated with an individual founder?
Buddhism
Hinduism
Christianity
Islam
The Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity is found primarily in ________.
East Asia
Southeast Asia
the Middle East
Eastern Europe
Islam diffused from present-day ________.
Israel
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Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Egypt
The Western Wall in Jerusalem remains a boundary between ________.
Jews and Muslims
Armenians and Jews
Muslims and Christians
Christians and Jews
The popularity of the Lutheran Church is greatest in ________.
the upper Midwest
the Middle Atlantic States
New England
The intermountain West
south Texas
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f The Protestant majority on the island of Ireland is concentrated in __________.
the east
no part of the island
the west
the north
the south
Approximately what percent of the United States is Lutheran?
2.0 percent
6.4 percent
5.4 percent
3.9 percent

The pagodas are places of worship for Buddhists because they house relics that
are believed to be pieces of Buddha's body or clothing.
True
False
The differences between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam reflect back on a
disagreement about whether or not to follow the path of Prophet Muhammad's
son after Prophet Muhammad's death.
True
False
One of the smaller branches of Christianity besides the major three (Roman
Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant) is the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.
True
False
A sect is a small group that has broken away from a preestablished denomination.
True
False