Instruction: This take-home consists of 80 questions is worth 20 points (20% of your course grade). Please circle, check, underline, or highlight the most appropriate answer of your choice to each question. Please turn in or e-mail your test on the due date stated on the syllabus, June 30.
1. The most common or classical understanding of the term religion is a) a belief in God. b) participation in a particular faith. c) being bound to God or superior powers.* d) feeling an experience.
2. The statement that religion is “the opium of the people” was made by a) James G. Frazer. b) Karl Marx.* c) Sigmund Freud. d) Friedrich Max Muller.
3. Religion means
a) a process or concept that implies direction, goal, or purpose. b) the concept of a person that implies a relationship.
c) participation in particular faith. d) both a and b.*
4. Psychological theories of the origin of religion as a definition began with a) Carl Jung. b) Sigmund Freud.* c) James Williams. d) Mircea Eliade.
5. An explanation of the origin of religion is
a) early experiences of ghosts. b) dreams of deceased members of tribes. c) belief in souls. d) loss of humanity’s unrecorded past.*
6. Friedrich Max Muller influenced the psychologically based definition of religion. True /False*
7. Hebert L. Spencer suggested that fear is the fundamental cause of all religion. True* / False
8. Edward B. Tylor suggested a belief in souls as the origin of religion. True* / False
9. James G. Frazer suggested that religion arose out of myths. True / False*
10. Karl Marx suggested that religion is “the opium of the people.” True* / False
11. The best archaeological evidence relating to prehistoric people would be a) stone tools. b) animal bones. c) cult objects. d) skeletal remains.*
12. The richest finds of bear skulls were discovered in
a) Asia. b) Africa. c) America. d) Europe.*
13. According to one theory, the discovery of cave bear skulls is evidence of a) severe cold weather. b) hunting trophies.* c) family relics. d) magical symbols.
14. What evidence is there of a cult of the dead with a belief in an afterlife? a) Implements were left next to the corpses.
b) Skeletons were found in tightly flexed positions.
c) Deposits of red ochre were found. d) All of the above are true.*
15. “Venus” figurines were produced to promote
a) works of art. b) fertility.* c) good crops. d) successful hunting.
16. Sculpted human skulls were designed
a) as “spirit traps.” * b) for reproductive processes. c) for magical success. d) to ensure an afterlife.
17. Monumental megalithic structures are known as
a) dolmens. b) menhirs. c) cromlechs. d) all of the above.*
18. The structures at Stonehenge consists of
a) a long passage. b) drawings and paintings. c) a huge circular enclosure.* d) faces of human skulls
19. Discoveries by by archeologists have established precisely when, where, and how religion originally emerged. True / False*
20. One theory about early human beings is that human skulls were preserved as trophies. T*/ F
21. One interpretation of cave bear skulls is that they were part of an animal cult and had magical powers. True*/ False
22. Cave art images of animals were produced for public display. True / False*
23. Remarkable megalithic monuments are found in France and Britian. True*/ False
24. Hieroglyphic writing developed around
a) 1800 BCE. b) 3000 BCE.* c) 7000 BCE. d) 9000 BCE.
25. The most striking feature of Egyptian religion is
a) its animal-shaped...
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