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Religion General Knowledge #4

Answer these questions about various world religions, past and present.
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What type of bird returned to Noah's ark with an olive branch?
Dove
At what religious gathering were over 700 people killed in 2015 due to a stampede?
Hadj
What country once worshipped gods named Isis, Horus, and Osiris?
Egypt
What was the profession of Joseph, Jesus's earthly father?
Carpenter
Who gained enlightenment sitting under a Bodhi tree?
Buddha
What is the name for a system of law based on Islamic principles?
Sharia
What king is the most-mentioned person in the Bible, after Jesus?
King David
Who is the current pope?
Francis
What word, starting with K, refers to foods that Jewish people are allowed to eat?
Kosher
What is the name for the Vietnamese New Year? (Hint: three letters)
Tet
According to the Bible, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. In what city was he raised?
Nazareth
What former country was ruled by the Dalai Lama?
Tibet
What is the primary language of Hinduism?
Sanskrit
In what Caribbean country is Vodou commonly practiced?
Haiti
What is the most common Protestant denomination in Scandinavia and Germany?
Lutheranism
What river was Jesus baptized in? (Hint: It is on the eastern border of modern-day Israel)
River Jordan
What is another name for the devil, starting with the letter L?
Lucifer
In Jewish folklore, what is the name for a monster made of clay?
Golem
What empire assembled a rack of 60,000 skulls from victims of human sacrifice?
Aztecs
What nickname refers to followers of Sun Myung Moon?
Moonies
What is the name for a Sufi practioner who spins as a form of devotion?
Whirling Dervish
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level 83
Sep 28, 2015
With both Sun and Moon in his name, I was hoping for a more creative nickname...
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level 77
Oct 1, 2015
Yeah, that's a bit on the nose.
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level 77
Jan 23, 2016
Islam already laid claim to "Sunnis"
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level 43
Mar 3, 2016
Very good
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level 73
Sep 13, 2018
But... but..., Moonie is a great nickname for the followers of a religion...

Maybe it doesn't mean the same thing in the US of A
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level 41
Dec 27, 2018
stop
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level 73
Jan 23, 2019
Why? Is it Hammer Time?
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level 77
Jan 23, 2016
Still very easy.
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level 78
Jan 24, 2016
only missed Whirling Dervish...never heard of that one
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level 74
Mar 1, 2016
"Unpredictable as weather, She's as flighty as a feather, She can throw a Whirling Dervish out of Whirl--" Wonder how many got it because they know Fraulein Maria. :)
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level 58
Sep 22, 2019
Me! My school is doing Sound of Music this year and I have watched the 1965 movie every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
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level 77
Dec 27, 2018
I visited Konya in 2015 and did a bit of whirling while I was there. I wore my flaringest coat.
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level 41
Mar 1, 2016
15 right, I kept spelling Sharia wrong!!
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level 76
Mar 1, 2016
Same here. I kept trying to put a second h in it.
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level 64
Mar 1, 2016
You might want to clarify 'In which Caribbean country is Voodoo commonly practiced?' - I started with Benin, where it started and is an officially recognised religion, and went through a few countries in West Africa before I realised where you had gone with this.
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level 66
Mar 1, 2016
I think this might be spelling-dependent. Wiki tells me that Benin has Vodun, whereas Haiti has Vodou. (Separate, but related, that sort of thing.)
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level 61
Mar 1, 2016
I second lucd13's recommendation. Vodou is not an exclusively Haitian or Haitian diaspora religion.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Added Caribbean to the clue
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level 43
Mar 2, 2016
The official word for Joseph's profession was "tekton" which means builder. It is ambiguous in the Bible if this means working with wood or stone. To say he was a carpenter specifically is misleading, as we do not have any evidence for this.
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level 72
Mar 2, 2016
Yes it should change if you want only you to get the "correct" answer.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Builder will work now.
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level 69
Jan 3, 2019
Wait a minute - the Bible has parts that are ambiguous? Misleading? Without evidence? Naaah
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level 61
Jan 7, 2019
Unnecessary
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level 24
Mar 3, 2016
Can you rephrase the question about most talked about king in the Bible. When you said after Jesus I was trying to think of kings after Jesus died so I was thinking Agrippa
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level 61
Mar 3, 2016
As I understand it, Joseph is referred to specifically as Jesus's *earthly* father. The profession of Jesus's actual father is purportedly "creator and ruler of all creation."
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level 38
Nov 18, 2016
Gimme a break already!
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level 47
Mar 4, 2016
How is the Vietnamese New Year related to Religion?
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level 71
May 27, 2016
New year celebrations tend to be the biggies in Buddhist countries. Because Buddhism itself doesn't really have major holidays, it's tended to glom onto the lunar new year as the major celebration day.
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level 38
Apr 13, 2018
I thought that the pilgrimage was spelled "Hajj", not "Hadj."
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level 77
May 17, 2018
It's حَجّ. I see "Hajj" or "Haj" a lot more often but "Hadj" is probably closer to the actual pronunciation.
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level 41
Dec 28, 2018
Dude pick up a book and READ!!!
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level 57
Dec 28, 2018
Dude.
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level 27
Jan 3, 2019
I feel like pilgrimage should be accepted for hadj given that it is a pilgrimage
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level 35
Jan 9, 2019
Isn't Benedict still a Pope?
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