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Our Society Human Diversity in Canada 4th Edition By Paul Angelini – Test Bank

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Our Society Human Diversity in Canada 4th Edition By Paul Angelini – Test Bank

Chapter 6 Religion as Meaning and the Canadian Context

TEST BANK QUESTIONS

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. After Christianity and Islam, which group is numerically the third largest in the world?
a. Hinduism
b. Judaism
c. Secularism
d. Buddhism

ANS: D
REF: p.169

2. “Little r” religion is best defined as the religion taught to me by my _______ .
a. professor
b. clergy
c. textbook
d. grandmother

ANS: D
REF: p. 171

3. Peter Berger contends that the phenomenal world, and how that world is perceived, understood, and acted upon by human beings, is actually a dialectical process that constantly “creates” and “re-creates” the world through a procedure of externalization, objectivation, and _________.
a. creativity
b. internalization
c. paternalization
d. cooperation

ANS: B
REF: p. 171

4. Most introductory texts suggest there are eight major world religions and a few major philosophies. However, the reality is there are many more distinct religions in the world today, each with its own rituals, practices, and distinct belief system. How many distinct religions are there in the world today?
a. 16
b. 600
c. 1600
d. 6000

ANS: D
REF: p. 165

5. One belief is that every existing entity is, in reality, only one Being and all other forms of reality are either modes, or appearances, of this Ultimate Reality. Which of the following terms is used to describe this belief?
a. pantheism
b. theism
c. spiritualism
d. polytheism

ANS: A
REF: p. 165

6. Which of the following is the best term to describe a philosophical strategy that attempts to destabilize monolithic modernist concepts such as identity, historical progress, epistemic certainty, and the univocity of meaning?
a. empiricism
b. postmodernism
c. eclecticism
d. monotheism

ANS: B
REF: p. 167

7. Both Jainism and Buddhism are recognized as two of the world’s major religions. What distinguishes them from the other major religions?
a. They don’t believe in a Creator God.
b. They don’t believe in karma.
c. They don’t believe in samsara.
d. They don’t believe in a material universe.

ANS: A
REF: p. 170

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