World Religions Cloze Sheet

Is there an unseen world?


NO: __________________________

WE CANNOT KNOW: ________________________________

WE DO NOT NEED TO KNOW: ______________________________ (c1500 BCE)


  1. THE GREAT ULTIMATE: ___________________________
  2. c_________ BCE
  3. holy book: Analects and Five Classics
  5. . ____________________________
  6. so old that no one knows when it began
  7. holy book: Kojiki
  8. ___________________________________
  9. c­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________ BCE
  10. holy book: Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Veda
  11. _______________________________
  12. c­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________ BCE
  13. holy book: Tao-te-ching
  14. ________________________________
  15. c500 BCE
  16. ONE GOD:
  17. ________________________________
  18. c­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________ BCE
  19. holy book: Talmud and Torah
  20. ________________________________
  21. c­­­­­__________ CE
  22. holy book: Bible
  23. ________________________________
    1. C_________ CE
    2. holy book: Koran or al-Qu’ran
  24. ________________________________
    1. C_____________ CE
    2. holy book: Guru Granth Sahib
  25. ________________________________
    1. c1800 CE
    2. holy book: Kitab-i-Aqdas

(Generally, people believe their holy books are divinely or supernaturally inspired.)


What are the main categories in Islam?

_________________ and ____________________________


What are the main categories in Judaism?

Orthodox, Conservative and Reform


What are the main categories in Christianity?

  1. __________________________________: Russian and Greek (c1000 CE)
  2. Roman _______________________ (c33 CE)
  3. ___________________________ (Britain=Church of England; U.S.A.=Episcopalian) (1500s)
  4. Mormon (1800s CE)
  5. Jehovah’s Witness (1800s CE)
  6. Protestant
    1. Lutheran and Mennonite (____________________s)
    2. Baptist and Dutch Reformed (____________________s)
    3. Presbyterian and Methodist (________________s)
    4. Alliance and Seventh Day Adventist (_________________s)
    5. United and Pentecostal (_________________s)



A. Do some secondary research about either a Christian denomination or one of the other major religions.

  1. Keep a list of your reliable sources.
  2. Write a 300-500 mini-report about your discoveries.
  3. Hand it in for editing.
  4. Make the revisions noted by your teacher.
  5. Rewrite your report.

B. Do some primary research about either a Christian denomination or one of the other major religions.

  1. Make a list of at least 5 questions to ask.
  2. Talk to at least 3 adherents of that faith and ask them your questions
  3. Keep a list of their names and qualifications to speak about the faith.
  4. Neatly record their answers to your questions.
  5. Present your findings as a report to your teacher.
  6. Make the revisions noted by your teacher.
  7. Rewrite your report.


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