Introduction to World Religions
Midterm Exam
 
This test will cover the Living Religions chapters on “Religious Responses,” “Judaism,” “Christianity,” and “Islam” as well as any other assigned content that was discussed in class.

Part I: Quiz-Style Questions
20x1=20 points
A combination of multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and other “quiz-style” questions based on material that is on the course web pages and was discussed in class.

Part II: Terms & Definitions
10x1=10 points

Match ten terms (from the list of Key Terms at the end of each chapter) to their corresponding definitions.

Part III: Identify & State the Significance
5x5=25 points

Identify and state the significance of 5 out of 7 themes, all of which are prominently featured on course web pages and were discussed in detail during class.
Part IV: Essay Questions
3x15=45 points
Write essay-style responses to 3 out of 4 questions, each of which will focus on a primary theme from the chapters on “Religious Responses,” “Judaism,” “Christianity,” and “Islam”.
 
Introduction to World Religions
Final Exam
 
This test will cover the Living Religions chapters on “Daoism & Confucianism,” “Shinto,” “Hinduism,” and “Buddhism” as well as any other assigned content that was discussed in class.

Part I: Quiz-Style Questions
30x.5=15 points
A combination of multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and other “quiz-style” questions based on material from the second half of the course that is on the course web pages and was discussed in class.

Part II: Terms & Definitions
20x.5=10 points

Match twenty terms (in two tables with ten terms each) to their corresponding definitions based on the list of Key Terms at the end of each chapter.

Part III: Identify & State the Significance
5x3=15 points

Identify and state the significance of 5 out of 7 themes, all of which are prominently featured on the web and were discussed in detail during class.
Part IV: Essay Questions
3x15=45 points
Write essay-style responses to 3 out of 4 questions, each of which will focus on a primary theme from the chapters on “Daoism & Confucianism,” “Shinto,” “Hinduism,” and “Buddhism”.
Part V: Religion in the Twenty-first Century
1x15=15 points
Read the chapter on “Religion in the Twenty-first Centuryand be prepared to write an essay focusing on “Religious Pluralism and the “Interfaith Movement (Living Religions, 499-512).