(A) the 12 apostles of the New Testament
(B) the first five American presidents
(C) a winning sports team
(D) the Vedic gods and goddesses of ancient India
(E) nature according to Zen worshippers
(A) the first five books of the New Testament
(B) the first five books of the Old Testament
(C) the first half of the Qu'ran
(D) their official prayer book
(E) none of the above
(A) a belief that a Messiah would appear and free them from oppression
(B) the Torah
(D) the Eightfold Path
(E) the Tanakh
(A) It draws from many different religious traditions.
(B) It was founded in isolation from other religions.
(C) It originated in China.
(D) It was founded in 1500 B.C.E.
(E) It is monotheistic.
(A) Both religions support a caste system.
(B) Both religions accept that souls reach spiritual perfection through a cycle of life, death, and reincarnation.
(C) Both embrace the Four Noble Truths.
(D) Both follow the Eightfold Path.
(E) These two religions are diametrically opposed.
(A) based on reason
(B) only proclaimed by the one god, Dao
(C) based exclusively on Confucianism
(D) largely antirational
(E) intrinsically linked to Islam
(A) Roman archives
(B) oral histories
(C) books written by the ancient Egyptians
(D) the Gospels
(E) Greek myths
(A) They offered new adherents free trips to Roman spas and other such enticements.
(B) They decreed that new followers did not have to observe Jewish law.
(C) They befriended Emperor Nero, who proclaimed Christianity a state religion.
(D) Their armies swept across Europe and forced the captured people to accept Christianity.
(E) They found adherents in the upper classes of Roman society.
(A) He was born speaking God's wisdom.
(B) He was on his deathbed.
(C) An archangel delivered him the word through a vision.
(D) His mother told him.
(E) He received Allah's words when he was lost in the Saharan desert.
(A) a religious leader
(B) a political leader
(C) thought to be the reincarnation of Mohammed
(D) both a political and religious leader