Saturday, October 23, 2010

Religious Knowledge?

I saw this "How much do you know about religion?" quiz over at Bonnie's Books and thought it would be interesting to see what it was all about. There are only 15 questions so it's really quick to take. I expected questions about the beliefs of each of the major religions, but there are also "history" questions about who founded certain religions, etc. The quiz is from the PEW Foundation and the results they offer are pretty interesting.

Now, I am not someone who is affiliated with any one religion so I did not expect to do well, but I am educated and I pay attention to things like culture, religion, etc.

I got 100% (15 out of 15)

Here's some interesting charts comparing my results to others who have taken the quiz. The first one is a comparison to others who have taken the quiz. Look...it's a bell curve!


This is one the scores by religious affiliation. Interesting and not really sure what it says about the different groups. Perhaps that Jews and atheists/agnostics tend to study other religions more than other religions do?


Last one. This one is the results based on people's education level. Not a surprise, more education means doing better on the quiz.


If you take the quiz, leave a comment letting me know how you did and what you think about it.

5 comments:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I scored an 82%. Thanks to World Religion and Religion in America, which I took in my undergrad! This was fun and interesting. Thanks!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mrs. DeRaps--I wish I had taken more religion courses in college. My favorite was a Judaism course that blended the study of the religion with the study of the Holocaust. Now that I think about it, it was probably a Holocaust course that also covered Judaism.

Danielle said...

I got 11 out of 15! Some of those were hard, good job on getting 100% :)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I got all 15 right, but after all, I do teach Religions of the World and SHOULD know the answers!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Danielle and Bonnie--I think it's kind of a fun quiz. It would be interesting to see the larger one they did as the real test for Americans to get all the statistics