Humi-009 (Galindo): Summer ‘16 - Quiz #1
Identify the choice that best answers the question.
1. Which of the following was a definition of “the humanities” discussed in class?
a. Studies of human values, meaning; what it means to be human.
b. Studies of human needs.
c. Studies of human biological evolution.
d. None of the above is a definition of the humanities discussed in class.
2. Which of the following is NOT a sacred Hindu text?
a. The Vedas
b. The Upanishads
c. The Laws of Manu
d. All of the above are considered sacred Hindu texts.
3. Brahman, the supreme reality and the underlying ground of all being is beyond words, but
is often described as _________.
a. “Sat” – reality/being-ness itself.
b “Chit” – pure awareness/consciousness.
c. “Ananda” – utter bliss/happiness.
d. All of the above are often used to best describe Brahman.
4. Which of the following is true of Hinduism?
a. It has a governing body that sets orthodoxy for the religion.
b. It was founded by a man named Hindu.
c. The name is derived from the location of its early practitioners: the Indus Valley
along the Indus River (the Sindhu).
d. It has a governing individual who is chosen either every 25 years, or upon the
passing of the current leader.
5. Which of the following is NOT an example of harm done in the name of religion?
a. Terrorist attacks.
b. Cambodian Genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge
c. Ritualized murders at the hands of Hindu Thugs.
d. All of the above were examples of harm done in the name of religion.
6. Which of the following was NOT used as an example of a conflict without religious motivations?
a. The Spanish Inquisition.
b. Gang violence: inner city, drug wars, etc.
c. World War I
d. All of the above were examples of conflict without religious motivations.
7. Which of the following was NOT an explanation of how religions could promote kindness and
compassion on one hand, and yet have harm be done in their name on the other hand?
a. Sacred texts and teaching may be influenced by culture or individual biases.
b. Sacred texts and teachings may be misunderstood or taken out of context.
c. Sacred texts and teachings may be taken too literally.
d. All of the above were explanations discussed in class.
8. Which of the following is NOT true of how Joseph Campbell uses the word myth?
a. Literature of the spirit.
b. A story that is fictional and not true.
c. A culture’s foundational story of the human condition.
d. Clues to the potentialities of the human life.
Humi-009 (Galindo): Summer ‘16 - Quiz #1
9. Which of the following term means “liberation” from life’s limitations?
____ 10. According to the syllabus, you may be dropped from the course immediately after your ____
____ 11. Which of the following is true of mythos and logos?
a. Mythos is the way of knowing through experience, while logos is knowing through
b. Logos is the way of knowing through experience, while mythos is knowing through
c. Knowing through mythos is usually faster than knowing through logos.
d. Knowing through mythos is easier than knowing through logos.
____ 12. All late homework will be accepted for partial credit.
____ 13. You should never call or text me with questions or concerns. You should only contact me via
email or carrier pigeon.
____ 14. There are at least 18 religions that have over 500,000 members.
____ 15. Beginning with the 3rd late arrival or early departure, 2% will be deducted from a student’s overall
participation grade for each late arrival or early departure.
____ 16. In the book Encyclopedia of Wars, it was noted that out of the 1763 recorded wars studied by the
authors, less than 7% involved a religious cause.
____ 17. Religious writer Karen Armstrong believes that religious fundamentalism occurs when the believer
turns the myths of their religion into logos.
____ 18. In the parable The Islanders, swimming and shipbuilding have been forgotten about by the
inhabitants of a particular island.
____ 19. In class, we discussed how the parable The Islanders can be read as a story about trying to
____ 20. As part of our class, you will be required to give a presentation.