RELI448 final exam Latest 2017 April

Question # 00515998 Posted By: katetutor Updated on: 04/22/2017 07:38 AM Due on: 04/22/2017
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Question 1.1. (TCO 1) The word religion literally means: (Points : 4)

to bind.

meditate on.


rise above.

Question 2.2. (TCO 1) Theology literally means: (Points : 4)

the love of wisdom.

the study of man.

the study of God.

the study of the soul.

Question 3.3. (TCO 2) Who was the founder of psychoanalysis, who theorized that belief in a God or gods arose from an adult's projection of powerful and long-lasting childhood experiences with his or her parents? (Points : 4)

Rudolf Otto

James Frazer

William James

Sigmund Freud

Question 4.4. (TCO 4) The French thinker who developed the approach of structuralism when he first recognized extraordinary structural similarities in stories told by tribal peoples of the Americas was: (Points : 4)





Question 5.5. (TCO 4) Name the French thinker who moved away from structuralism towards a technique called destructuralism, which rejects the usual interpretation of religious origins. (Points : 4)





Question 6.6. (TCO 8) The second-ranking caste consisted of: (Points : 4)



nobles and warriors.


Question 7.7. (TCO 8) The power of a god is often symbolized by: (Points : 4)

lightening bolts.

rings of fire.


many arms.

Question 8.8. (TCO 9) In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna counsels Arjuna to: (Points : 4)

meditate to experience moksha.

work unselfishly for others.

adhere to one's duty (dharma) in this life.

engage in nonviolent resistance.

Question 9.9. (TCO 10) Regular practices of the Jains include: (Points : 4)

almsgiving and animal sacrifice.

fasting and pilgrimage.

deity worship and meditation.

wearing orange or white robes.

Question 10.10. (TCO 8) The Buddha's first disciples were: (Points : 4)

his wife and child.

his five former ascetic companions.

the great king Ashoka.

members of the warrior-noble class.

Question 11.11. (TCO 8) Buddha was silent on questions about: (Points : 4)





Question 12.12. (TCO 8 ) The Chinese word for "righteousness," "benevolence," "humanity-at-its-best" is: (Points : 4)

Ren (jen).



Hsiao (xiao).

Question 13.13. (TCO 8) For Confucius, a person who follows the way of heaven: (Points : 4)

lives close to nature.

is a great warrior.

lives the Golden Mean and avoids extremes.

is meek and humble.

Question 14.14. (TCO 9) According to the Daoists, if one leaves behind desires for individual things, one will: (Points : 4)


be reborn to a better life.

see things differently.

become nameless.

Question 15.15. (TCO 9) In Zhuangzi's (Chuang Tzu's) famous dream, he was not certain that he was not: (Points : 4)


an ox.

a butterfly.

a Daoist.

Question 16.16. (TCO 5) All of the following ancient world religions are minor religions except: (Points : 4)





Question 17.17. (TCO 11) Shinto is characterized by: (Points : 4)

respect for nature and a centralized religious bureaucracy.

love of beauty but little influence on Japanese art.

love of beauty but few religious rituals.

respect for nature and many religious rituals.

Question 18.18. (TCO 6) The Hebrews trace themselves to an ancestor named: (Points : 4)





Question 19.19. (TCO 6) The first King of Israel was: (Points : 4)





Question 20.20. (TCO 6) The Jewish Day of Atonement is: (Points : 4)




Yom Kippur.

Question 21.21. (TCO 7) Jesus sometimes summed up his teachings in: (Points : 4)

ten commandments.

one commandment.

two commandments.

five commandments.

Question 22.22. (TCO 7) Letters written in the New Testament to instruct, encourage, and solve problems are called: (Points : 4)





Question 23.23. (TCO 6) Like Judaism, Islam forbids: (Points : 4)

eating unleavened bread.

wearing of veils by women.

eating pork.

wearing gold jewelry.

Question 24.24. (TCO 6) The Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam split over a dispute about: (Points : 4)

whether or not to have a lunar calendar.

how many wives were acceptable.

succession after Muhammad.

when the pilgrimage should be performed.

Question 25.25. (TCO 12) The youngest alternative path studied in this chapter is: (Points : 4)


Falun Gong.



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Question 1. 1. (TCO 4) Compare and contrast Carl Gustav Jung's theory about the origin of religions with William James's theory. How do each of these psychologists view religion (positively or negatively)? Next, analyze how the insights of Jung or James might illuminate your religious tradition or the tradition with which you are the most familiar. How would Jung or James understand that tradition? Use specific examples to support your answer (e.g., a specific belief or ritual).

(Points : 50)


Question 2. 2. (TCO 9) Identify and analyze the Three Marks of Reality; in particular, concept of the no-soul doctrine. How do these differ from the Hindu concept of reality? Include enough details to support your answer.

(Points : 50)


Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) Explain and evaluate Thomas Aquinas' Cosmological Argument for the existence of God: The first and plainest is the method that proceeds from the point of view of motion. It is certain and in accord with experience, that things on earth undergo change. Now, everything that is moved is moved by something; nothing, indeed, is changed, except it is changed to something which it is in potentiality. Moreover, anything moves in accordance with something actually existing; change itself, is nothing else than to bring forth something from potentiality into actuality. Now, nothing can be brought from potentiality to actual existence except through something actually existing: thus heat in action, as fire, makes fire-wood, which is hot in potentiality, to be hot actually, and through this process, changes itself. The same thing cannot at the same time be actually and potentially the same thing, but only in regard to different things. What is actually hot cannot be at the same time potentially hot, but it is possible for it at the same time to be potentially cold.

It is impossible, then, that anything should be both mover and the thing moved, in regard to the same thing and in the same way, or that it should move itself. Everything, therefore, is moved by something else. If, then, that by which it is moved, is also moved, this must be moved by something still different, and this, again, by something else. But this process cannot go on to infinity because there would not be any first mover, nor, because of this fact, anything else in motion, as the succeeding things would not move except because of what is moved by the first mover, just as a stick is not moved except through what is moved from the hand. Therefore it is necessary to go back to some first mover, which is itself moved by nothing--and this all men know as God.

Briefly explain and then evaluate this proof for the existence of God.

(Points : 50)


Question 4. 4. (TCO 11) Identify and analyze three basic patterns in indigeneous religions. Use examples from African religions to support your answer.

(Points : 50)


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