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1 Name Date Block What is Christianity? 1. Christianity is the world's largest religion. 2. Their higher power is 3. is the person central to their beliefs along with God. 4. Christians main symbol is the 5. Christians' worship in 6. Christians' day of worship is 7. Christian Church is separated into two branches, what are they? A. B. 8. Priest is to Catholic as is to Protestant. 9. Christians Holy book is called the Main Holidays Jesus' birth celebration of when Jesus rose from the dead.

2 Name Date Block What is Judaism? 1. is their higher power. 2. Judaism was created years ago. 3. Judaism is monotheistic which means 4. The are the centerpiece of Jewish law. Holy Book 5. The is the sacred writing of the Jews. Talmud is the interpretation of the rules put in practice. Places of Worship 6. Three main places of worship a. b. c. 7. is Friday night and intro Saturday morning. It is the Jewish day of worship. 8. is the one who teaches lessons from the Torah. 9. is the symbol of Judaism branches in the United States a. Orthodox b. c. Conservative

3 Name Block What is Buddhism? Buddhism is a religion based on the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known to his followers as. There are more than 360 Buddhists living all over the world, especially in China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Buddhists believe that the Buddha was enlightened or awakened from ignorance after learning the truth about life: That there is suffering in life and that suffering is caused by desire or wanting. The is the moment at which Buddhists believe the Buddha gained wisdom and became free from life's suffering. The Buddha is also called "The Enlightened One." The Buddha's teachings, especially an d, provide guidelines for the way Buddhists live. The 4 Noble Truths are important teachings of the Buddha, which tell his followers to end suffering. They are: 1. Suffering exists. 2. There is a cause for suffering. 3. There is an end to suffering. 4. In order to end suffering, you must following the 8-Fold Path. The 8-Fold Path focuses the mind on being fully aware of our thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom by understanding the 4 Noble Truths. It is the way Buddhists should live their lives. The

4 Buddha said that people should avoid. They should not have or do too much, but neither should they have or do too little. The "Middle Way" is the best. The path to Enlightenment is through the practice and development of wisdom, morality, and meditation. Breaking out of the cycle is called. It is the end of everything that is not perfect. It is perfect peace, free of suffering. Nirvana is the state of being where there is no more suffering and no more re-birth. Buddhists strive to achieve this state.

5 The 8-Fold Path focuses on: : Right view and right thought (1 & 2) : Right speech, right action, and right livelihood (3, 4, & 5) : Right effort, right mindfulness, and right contemplation (6, 7 & 8). is the Buddhist belief in re-birth after death. Buddhists believe that there is a cycle of birth, life and death and rebirth. This goes on and on. They believe that unless someone gains Enlightenment, when they die they will be reborn. If a person can gain Enlightenment, they can break out of this cycle. is the Buddhist belief that a person's actions affect what happens to him or her.

6 Name: Block: What is Hinduism? 1. How many followers does Hinduism have? 2. Most Hindus live and practice their faith in what country? 3. What is the Caste System? 4. The Hindu religion can best be described as? a. Monotheistic b. Polytheistic 5. Identify one Hindu god. 6. Explain why Hindu's mark their foreheads. 7. Identify a sacred item to the Hindus. 8. Complete the diagram below.

7 9. Hindu's believe in, or rebirth. During rebirth your soul takes on a new form and this process will continue until Enlightment has been reached. 10. What is karma? 11. shows respect for Braham. 12. Explain who Gandhi is and why he's a famous Hindu. 13. Identify and explain a Hindu holiday.

8 Name: Block: What is Islam? 1. Believers of Islam are called? 2. Who was the messenger sent to Earth to help Islamic believers? a. Tahj b. Haji c. Mohammad d. Mecca 3. Is Islam a monotheistic or polytheistic religion? 4. What is a mosque? 5. Who do Muslims believe to be god? a. Jesus b. Allah c. Yahweh d. Moses 6. What are the 5 Pillars of Faith? 1. There is no god but 2. Pray times daily. 3. Help the poor and the less fortunate. 4. Follow the rules and procedures of 5. Go to at least once in a lifetime.

9 7. Identify 2 rituals Islamic followers practice. 8. What food are Muslims prohibited from eating? What drink? 9. What is the Quran? 10. True or False: Religion influences Islamic law? 11. Identify a Muslim holiday and explain it. 12. What symbol is used to represent the Islamic faith? Crescent Moon & Stars 13. What is the Islamic holy day?

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