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These quizzes consider how various religions understand the concepts of good and evil, both in the abstract and in human behaviour.
8 quizzes and 85 trivia questions.
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  Devils in the Details   top quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
Most religions and cultures believe in the concept of an evil force waging war against God. Some call this the Devil while others just refer to an evil being. Can you pick ten of the names associated with this evil being from the options given?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Oct 17 23
Very Easy
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Oct 17 23
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  Evil and Suffering   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All world religions have something to say about evil and suffering. This quiz takes a look at these heavy issues and surveys some different viewpoints.
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jul 11 20
Tough
skylarb
Jul 11 20
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  Avenging Angels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Calling all avenging angels...' I've done two quizzes about hell and sin, so now it's time to focus on the other side. This quiz covers angels in the Abrahamic religions.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 10 18
Average
Kankurette gold member
May 10 18
261 plays
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  The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whatever your religion, the keys to living a good life can be quite similar.
Average, 10 Qns, dellastreet, Jan 11 15
Average
dellastreet gold member
623 plays
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  Demonomania!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Devils, demons, sorcerers, and possessions, all living together in horrible harmony.
Average, 10 Qns, drowsteel, Sep 25 13
Average
drowsteel
465 plays
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  On Withered Wings    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Various religions look at things very differently. For many, "evil" entities are fallen angels, hence the inspiration for the quiz title. Match the names with the group that best fits it. Terms are the generally accepted English versions.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, May 06 16
Average
Shadowmyst2004
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  Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First there was 'The Black Depths of Hell', and now, here's a sequel - a quiz on sin. This time, I've narrowed it down to the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 06 14
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291 plays
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  Who Are These Angels?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learn about angels and celestial beings from numerous cultures and faiths.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ishtari11, Aug 31 10
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Good and Evil Trivia Questions

1. In Islam, which two angels - collectively known as the kiraman katibin - are responsible for recording good deeds and bad deeds?

From Quiz
Avenging Angels

Answer: Raqib and Atid

Angels in Islam are beings of light who obey Allah without question. The kiraman katibin's job is to record a person's deeds in life. Unlike the guardian angels, who stand in front of and behind a person, the kiraman katibin are on each side. The angel on the left records bad deeds and the angel on the right records good ones. The Qu'ran refers to them as 'Noble Recorders' in 82:10-12. Muhammad stated that the angel on the left would wait for six hours before recording a Muslim's bad deeds, in order to give them time to repent and ask Allah for forgiveness.

2. Charitable giving or tithing is widely considered to be a virtue. In which religion is the practice of alms-giving known as zakah?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Islam

Zakah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The others are the basic creed (shahadah), daily prayers (salat), fasting during Ramadan (sawm) and pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj).

3. 'The wages of sin is death; but the gift of G-d is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.' In which book of the New Testament can you find this verse?

From Quiz Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions

Answer: Romans

Specifically, it's Chapter 6, Verse 23. Similarly, Galatians 8:6 says that those who sow to please themselves will only reap destruction, whereas those who sow to please G-d will reap eternal life. In other words, sinners can only expect death and misery as a reward in the long run.

4. According to Jewish tradition, the first wife of Adam ended up leaving Eden and giving birth to demons. What was her name?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Lilith

Before Eve, there was Lilith. Known as the "mother of demons", Lilith refused to submit to Adam and chose to abandon paradise. She was forever after depicted as a vampire-like creature of the night who preyed on sleeping men and young children. Her offspring, called Lilim and Shedim, are supposed to be powerful evil spirits in their own right, and tormentors of humanity.

5. Say I believe evil exists because there are two opposite, equal powers ruling the universe, and one of them is evil. What religion am I?

From Quiz Evil and Suffering

Answer: Dualist

While many Christians do believe in an evil, supernatural power (Satan) they do not believe this power is equal with God. Rather, Satan and the devils are subservient to God. But dualists view the world as a kind of battlefield where the good and evil powers combat one another.

6. In Catholicism, which archangel is charged with weighing souls and accompanying the souls of the dead to Heaven?

From Quiz Avenging Angels

Answer: Michael

Archangels are found in all three Abrahamic religions, and are high-ranking angels, the most well-known being Gabriel / Jibril, Michael / Mikail and Raphael / Israfil. Michael is the commander of G-d's Army, and Satan's arch-nemesis who kicked him out of Paradise. According to Catholic tradition, he is the Angel of Death who comes to collect the souls of the dead and weigh them, and give them the chance to redeem themselves (in some artworks, he is depicted holding a set of scales). In Revelation, he leads an army of angels in a fight against a dragon.

7. The Ten Commandments form the ethical basis of both Judaism and Christianity. In which book of the Hebrew Bible do the Commandments first appear?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Exodus

Exodus, the second book of the Bible, tells of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and through the desert to Mount Sinai, where God calls Moses up the mountain to receive the tablets upon which the Commandments are inscribed. The Commandments also appear in the Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Bible. They contain instructions to worship God and to observe the Sabbath as well as prohibiting sins such as theft, murder, adultery, blasphemy and idolatry.

8. What is the process by which an evil spirit is forced out of a possessed person?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Exorcism

Exorcism was pretty far from public awareness until the 1973 movie "the Exorcist", which claimed to be based on a true story. Requests to the Catholic church spiked to more than FIVE TIMES what they had been in the 1950's, and today there are even a wide variety of exorcism-themed films to choose from. Many religious orders have a process for expelling demons, but most call the practice exorcism.

9. Say I believe that God is in everything. Since God is in everything, evil, as such, does not really exist. What religion am I?

From Quiz Evil and Suffering

Answer: Pantheist

In his book "Mere Christianity," C.S. Lewis describes the primary difference between the view of Pantheists and that of the other three religions listed here: "[Some] people would say that the wiser you become the less you would want to call anything good or bad, and the more clearly you would see that everything is good in one way and bad in another . . .The other and opposite idea is that God is quite definitely 'good' . . . a God who takes sides . . . The first of these views--the one that thinks God beyond good and evil--is called Pantheism . . . The other view is held by Jews, Mohammedans and Christians."

10. Which Jewish patriarch had a dream in the Book of Genesis, in which he saw a ladder with angels going up and down it?

From Quiz Avenging Angels

Answer: Jacob

In Genesis 28:10-19, after Jacob runs away from his brother Esau, he has a lie down on the way and dreams about a ladder reaching from Earth to the heavens, with angels climbing and descending it. G-d tells him that He will give the land to Jacob and his offspring, and that they will spread across the world. Jacob names the place Bethel ('house of G-d'). Some commentaries on the Torah have suggested that the angels descending represent civilisations such as Babylon and Rome, or that the area where Jacob rested was actually Mount Moriah, the future home of the Temple. Later on in Genesis 32:22-32, while on his way back to Canaan, Jacob wrestles an angel - said to be Samael, the Jewish Angel of Death - until the break of dawn. The angel gives him the name of 'Israel'. This also gets a mention in Hosea 12:4. (Some Christian interpretations state that the angel Jacob wrestled was actually G-d.)

11. One of the most serious sins in Islam is the sin of shirk, which can be translated as 'sharing'. Which of the Biblical Ten Commandments would be tantamount to shirk?

From Quiz Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions

Answer: Idolatry

Shirk is the opposite of tawheed, the belief in one god, and literally means placing 'partners' alongside Allah, whether those partners be spiritual (such as other gods), or material (such as the golden calf worshipped by the Israelites). The Qu'ran states: "Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed." (Surah 4:48). Shirk can only be forgiven if a person who commits the sin repents of it sincerely before death.

12. In the Torah, the Nephilim were monsters created from the union of what two groups?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Humans and angels

The Nephilim were supposedly born of human women and angels known as Watchers, which were giants sent to observe the earth. The Nephilim were monstrous creatures, displeasing to God. After the Great Flood, the Nephilim were mostly killed off, though there were occasional subsequent mentions of them.

13. Say I believe that suffering is the result of desire. What religion am I?

From Quiz Evil and Suffering

Answer: Buddhist

Buddha taught that life was full of suffering which was perpetuated by desire. If desire ceases, he taught, then suffering also ceases. The goal of the Buddhist is to be free from desire and to achieve Enlightenment.

14. According to Islamic tradition, what is the name of the highest realm where angels live?

From Quiz Avenging Angels

Answer: Alam al-Jabarut

Islamic cosmology was greatly studied in medieval times, and categorised the cosmos into two domains: the unseen universe (Aalam ul-Ghaib), the domain of Allah, heaven, hell and angels, and the observable universe (Alam ul-Shahood) which, unlike the unseen universe, could be perceived by humans. One of the names for Allah in the Qu'ran is 'alim al-ghaib wa al-shahada', or 'the One who knows the unseen and the visible'. Alam al-Jabarut, the World of Power, is one of the planes of existence within Aalam ul-Ghaib, and the very highest, where the most elected angels live. As for the others, Al-Malakut, the World of Dominion, is another supernatural realm, home to angels, demons and seven heavens, and is the next plane down from Alam al-Jabarut. Alam al-Mulk, the Kingdom, is the physical plane. As-Sirat is the bridge that has to be crossed on Judgement Day (Yawm ad-Din) in order to get into Paradise, and is said to be as sharp as a sword and as thin as a hair.

15. What was the demon Beelzebub's title?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Lord of the Flies

Synonymous with a book title in which the worst parts of human nature come to light, Beelzebub was called Lord of the Flies. He is often depicted as a monstrous demonic fly. Beelzebub may have come from the Philistine god Baal, whose name could have changed over retellings by the Philistines' enemies.

16. Different faith groups consider certain sites to be particularly holy and worthy of pilgrimage. The location of a tree in Bodh Gaya in India is considered sacred in which religion?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Buddhism

Siddharta Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have received enlightenment, or "bodhi", when seated under an ancient sacred fig tree in Bodh Gaya. The Bodhi tree growing next to the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya is believed to be descended from that first tree and is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site.

17. During the period between Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, Jews are given the opportunity to atone for and repent of their sins. How many 'Days of Repentance' are there during the period which starts on Rosh Hashana and ends at Yom Kippur?

From Quiz Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions

Answer: 10

In the Hebrew calendar, the Ten Days of Repentance are the first ten days of the month of Tishrei, starting on Rosh Hashana and leading up to Yom Kippur. During this period, Jews are given the opportunity to do teshuvah, or repent, by asking those whom they have wronged for forgiveness, giving to charity (tzedakah) or reciting the selichot, prayers of repentance. Some Jews may also observe the Fast of Gedaliah on the third day, a half-day fast. If Shabbat happens to be during this period, it is known as 'Shabbat Shuvah', the Shabbat of Return.

18. In Christian folklore, what was the demonic creature commonly depicted as having a goat's head with a woman's torso, or as a goat's head within a pentagram?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Baphomet

The goat is a symbol commonly associated with the Devil, but Baphomet was sometimes also associated with knowledge. Some rumors place an "altar of Baphomet" in the possession of the Knights Templar, who were known for their love of collecting artifacts as well as their fierce devotion to Christianity.

19. Which non-canonical book of the Bible tells the story of a man transforming into the angel Metatron, and contains a class of angels called the Song-Uttering Choirs?

From Quiz Avenging Angels

Answer: Enoch

The man in question is Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. Although Enoch is not part of the Jewish canon (except Beta Israel), it is accepted as canon by Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox churches. Most of it is written in Ge'ez, the language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It talks about the interaction of fallen angels - led by Samyaza - with humanity, where they take human wives and teach humans how to make weapons and cosmetics. 3 Enoch, allegedly written by the sage Rabbi Ishmael ben Elisha, tells of Enoch's transformation into an angel known as Metatron, the Recording Angel, and ascent into Heaven. The Song-Uttering Choirs are a class of angels who reside in the fifth heaven of Makhon, ruled by the archangel Samael. Their job is to sing the Trisagion, a hymn sung in Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches.

20. For many people the year is punctuated by religious festivals. Which Hindu celebration is known as the "Festival of Lights"?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Diwali

Diwali, a festival marking the triumph of light over darkness and hope over despair, is celebrated in autumn every year. Holi, known as the "Festival of Colours" or "Festival of Love", is celebrated in spring. Navratri is a festival dedicated to the Mother Goddess Durga. The tenth day of Navratri occurs twenty days before Diwali. Kumbh Mela is a mass pilgrimage to bathe in a sacred river. It is held every three years at one of four places by rotation.

21. In Surah 66:8, the Qu'ran states: "O ye who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance, in the hope that your Lord will remove from you your ills and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow." What is the Islamic term for repentance?

From Quiz Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions

Answer: Tawba

Allah will always accept tawba as long as it is sincere; indeed, one of Allah's 99 names is 'Ar-Raheem', the Most Merciful (similar to the Jewish 'Ha'Rachaman'). According to Hazrat Ali, there are six conditions for tawba, which include asking forgiveness of the person who has been wronged, and resolving not to do the sin again in future. As for the other answers, zakat, or charity, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam; inaba is sincere penitence; and da'wah, which literally means 'invitation', is the preaching of Islam.

22. What are the names for the sexual vampires that medieval Jews and Christians believed prey on sleeping humans?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Succubi and Incubi

Female succubi and male incubi (singular: succubus and incubus) supposedly visit their victims during sleep and afflict them with sex dreams. The person will lose vitality and if they can't repel the demon, they will eventually die.

23. In Kabbalah, I am known as "The Secret of God" and "Angel of Mysteries". I gave a book of knowledge to Adam, which was stolen and dumped in the ocean. Who am I?

From Quiz Who Are These Angels?

Answer: Raziel

He is believed to be the author of the book "Book of the Angel Raziel", which contained the wisdom of God. However, the real author was Isaac the Blind or Eleazar of Worms. Eventually, the book came into the custody of Enoch, Noah and Solomon respectively. Firstly, Noah learned how to build an ark from this book. Secondly, King Solomon of the Jews learned magic from it.

24. In the Hebrew Scriptures, what answer does God give for the suffering of Job?

From Quiz Evil and Suffering

Answer: Neither of these

God gives Job no answer for his suffering. Instead, he reprimands Job for daring to question God's justice in the first place, and He asks Job where the man was when God laid the foundations of the world and created all things. God also reprimands those "comforters" who claim Job's sufferings are the result of his sin.

25. In which book of the Torah does the prophet Balaam encounter an angel while riding his donkey?

From Quiz Avenging Angels

Answer: Numbers

Specifically, it happens in Chapter 22, verses 21-35. Balak, the King of Moab, tries to get Balaam to go and curse the Israelites, but Balaam has a dream in which G-d tells him not to go. Balak sends officials to come and get Balaam, but Balaam says that he can only do what G-d tells him to do. When he gets on his donkey and goes off with the Moabites, G-d sends an angel to stand in the way of the donkey three times. Whenever the donkey sees the angel, it turns off the path, and Balaam beats it. G-d gives the donkey the ability to speak, and the donkey asks Balaam why he keeps beating it. The angel then reveals itself and tells Balaam that it would have killed him if the donkey had not stopped.

26. In some religions, such as Islam or Hinduism, the drinking of alcohol is totally forbidden. This is not the case with Christianity, but members of some sects do abstain. Which group of Christians would be permitted to drink alcohol?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Anglicans/Episcopalians

Wine is used in the Anglican church as part of the Eucharist. Seventh Day Adventists abstain from alcohol and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do not drink alcohol, tea or coffee. Anyone who joins the Salvation Army must promise to abstain from alcoholic drink.

27. Which branch of Christian theology is concerned with sin?

From Quiz Not Good, But Evil: On Sin in Abrahamic Religions

Answer: Hamartiology

Hamartiology comes from the Greek 'hamartia' (literally, 'missing the mark'). It deals with issues such as original sin - the idea that humankind is tainted by the fall of Adam - motives for sinning, the degree and seriousness of various sins, and forgiveness. The Hamartiology article on Got Questions? cites Romans 3:23-24 as an important verse in understanding sin: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of G-d, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ." As for the other answers, eschatology is the study of death, ecclesiology is the study of the Church, and soteriology is the study of salvation and redemption.

28. What 20th-century English sorcerer died of bronchitis in 1947, and had his ashes sent to America?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Aleister Crowley

Crowley was known for sexual deviancy, drug use, and communion with demons. His detailed accounts of his encounters with demonic entities are favorites of modern occultists. One of the spirits Crowley sketched, named Lem, looked a lot like the large-headed aliens which would become popular in sci-fi stories in the 1950's.

29. Members of different faith groups attend distinctive places of worship. Who would worship at a Gurdwara?

From Quiz The Good Life: Ways To Avoid Sin And Evil

Answer: Sikhs

Gurdwara means "gate to the guru" in Punjabi. Although it is a Sikh place of worship, members of any faith may attend. The gurdwara contains a common kitchen, or langar, where free vegetarian food is served to all visitors.

30. The Bible speaks of a massive creature that tradition says is a demon. Tradition connects this demon to the sin of Envy, and it is commonly depicted as being an ocean dweller. Which demon is this?

From Quiz Demonomania!

Answer: Leviathan

The Book of Job describes Leviathan as a massive, near-invulnerable creature with a back like rows of shields and eyes like eyelids of the dawn. In the second "Hellraiser" film, Leviathan appears as a massive, ever-changing shape in the skies over the labyrinth of Hell. In addition to the massive Leviathan, who lived in the sea, there was also Behemoth, who lived on land, and Ziz, who was in the sky. All nasty customers.

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