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The band Journey has nothing to do with this quiz. It is, in fact, about the history of cults in the world. Cults have played a large part in the world's history and have been responsible for many unforgettable events. Here is a quiz exploring them.

A multiple-choice quiz by Spaudrey. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Spaudrey
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
338,861
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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1. One cult that originated in San Francisco is still figuratively referred to as a "Family". The head of the cult established himself as a guru to many women followers, basing several of his teachings on alleged impending social uprisings in America. The culmination of the cult's beliefs would occur in 1969 when he would direct a handful of his closest followers to to commit grisly murders in Beverly Hills, stating "now is the time for 'Helter Skelter'." Who was this leader of the "family"? Hint

Ted Bundy
Mickey Dolenz
Sirhan Sirhan
Charles Manson

2. Forever to be associated with the comet Hale-Bopp, Heaven's Gate was a cult with origins in the early 1970's. Taking cues from visions received during an alleged near-death experience, the cult's founder would make his life mission to convert and convince followers to cease all attachments to human life norms in order to "be released from the human environment". This leader and 38 of his followers would be found dead in March of 1997. Documented expectations had them thinking they would use the comet Hale-Bopp to free themselves fully from the bonds of Earth. Once immersed in the cult the leader went by the names Bo or Do. What was his given name of this cult leader? Hint

Gerald McCoy
Sam Bradford
Marshall Applewhite
Ndamukong Suh

3. Finding its origins in 1955, the cult known as the People's Temple would start in Indianapolis, Indiana, move to California, and then finally to the country of Guyana. The cult's foundation would end tragically with the murders and suicides of 918 people in 1978. Who was the charismatic tyrant behind the cult known as the People's Temple? Hint

Jerry Jones
Ed Jones
Tom Jones
Jim Jones

4. A cult that originated in Paris, France and founded by Claude Vorilhon is considered a UFO religion, basing itself on claims that extraterrestrials known as Elohim were brought here to Earth to create new human life. Claims that some of these alien visitors, appearing in human form upon arrival, included Jesus Christ and Buddha. The name of the cult and resulting religion was taken from Vorilhon's now accepted name. What is this religion called? Hint

Esotericism
Likleism
Vallescism
RaŽlism

5. The Unification Church was founded in the 1950's in Seoul, South Korea. Their beliefs are a hybrid of the Bible and Asian traditions, but also at its core is the thought that a Korean man born early in the 20th century is the Lord of the Second Coming, and he must marry and have children. The originator of this cult is accepted within the religion to be this new lord. Who is this cult leader? Hint

Sun Myung Moon
Kim Hwang Sik
Lee Myung Bak
Rim Che Min

6. Formed in the late 1980's The Movement For the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God was an offshoot of the Roman Catholic Church. Led by five Africans, they believed that staunch belief in the original Ten Commandments would lead to advantages after the apocalypse, predicted to occur in the year 2000. Strict adherence to the commandments caused most members to not even speak, for fear of "bearing false witness". What African country was "The Restoration..." based out of? Hint

Kenya
Uganda
Cameroon
Mali

7. In 1984 a cult was formed basing its core on the alleged continuing existence of the Knights Templar. Formed in Geneva, Switzerland by Joseph DiMambro and Luc Jouret, they were more a secret society than a religious-based group. Criminal acts in 1994 including infanticide led to the suicides and mass murders of over 100 people throughout Switzerland. What was the name of this clandestine society? Hint

Gnomes of Zurich
Villa Bariera
Order of the Solar Temple
Church of Bible Understanding

8. "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is." This is a quote attributed to the founder of Scientology back in the 1940's at a science fiction convention. As much a commercial enterprise as a religion, known celebrities involved include Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley. Also the author of "Dianetics", who is the founder of Scientology? Hint

H.G. Wells
Robert Heinlein
L. Ron Hubbard
Arthur C. Clarke

9. The Branch Davidians were formed by a group breaking off from the Seventh Day Adventists in 1955. This leader of the group in question gained control in the late 1980's, and his name would be forever associated with a government siege on the Waco, Texas compound they were sequestered in. The siege would result in 79 deaths. Who was this man who claimed deity status with the Branch Davidians? Hint

David Koresh
David Allan Coe
David Addison
David Robinson

10. Starting out as a yoga class in 1984, Shoko Asahara would establish his group as a religious organization in 1989. His group would work on spreading his words of wisdom through associating with popular-culture Japanese Manga themes, such as space mission and world conspiracies. The cult received infamous recognition in June of 1994 when a terrorist attack involving Sarin gas was performed in the Tokyo subways, killing twelve. Reaching follower numbers as many as 40,000 worldwide, what was this cult religion called? Hint

New Komeito
Honohana
Soka Gakkai
Aum Shinrikyo


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One cult that originated in San Francisco is still figuratively referred to as a "Family". The head of the cult established himself as a guru to many women followers, basing several of his teachings on alleged impending social uprisings in America. The culmination of the cult's beliefs would occur in 1969 when he would direct a handful of his closest followers to to commit grisly murders in Beverly Hills, stating "now is the time for 'Helter Skelter'." Who was this leader of the "family"?

Answer: Charles Manson

Manson directed three murderous sessions over two days in the summer of 1969. Some say the murders were performed as revenge for the victims not assisting Manson in his music career, instead explaining them under the guise of "teaching the blacks how to start the apocalyptic unrest". Manson is serving life in prison, and has had parole denied over ten times.

He to this day remains a symbol of insanity and violence.
2. Forever to be associated with the comet Hale-Bopp, Heaven's Gate was a cult with origins in the early 1970's. Taking cues from visions received during an alleged near-death experience, the cult's founder would make his life mission to convert and convince followers to cease all attachments to human life norms in order to "be released from the human environment". This leader and 38 of his followers would be found dead in March of 1997. Documented expectations had them thinking they would use the comet Hale-Bopp to free themselves fully from the bonds of Earth. Once immersed in the cult the leader went by the names Bo or Do. What was his given name of this cult leader?

Answer: Marshall Applewhite

The other three listed were the first three National Football League Draft picks of 2010.

Marshall Applewhite became the sole leader of Heaven's Gate when the nurse that was with him during the original visions died in 1985. The videos that surfaced after the mass suicide featured Applewhite speaking wide-eyed to the video viewer, and it only led to the speculation of the craziness of this cult. The cult even required the male members to be castrated to prevent sexual urges.
3. Finding its origins in 1955, the cult known as the People's Temple would start in Indianapolis, Indiana, move to California, and then finally to the country of Guyana. The cult's foundation would end tragically with the murders and suicides of 918 people in 1978. Who was the charismatic tyrant behind the cult known as the People's Temple?

Answer: Jim Jones

The tribe of people was beginning to feel pressure from the government amid allegations of abuse and fraud from former members which caused them to flee the United States and create Jonestown, Guyana. California congressman Leo Ryan visited the Guyana compound to further investigate the abuse claims. On his way departing the Guyana airport the plane was halted, and all passengers were killed. Jim Jones realized that his time as leader would end likely in prison, and he ordered the mass suicide. The 918 who lost their lives was the largest documented number of human civilian lives lost at once that wasn't caused by natural disaster.

This record stood until September 11, 2001.
4. A cult that originated in Paris, France and founded by Claude Vorilhon is considered a UFO religion, basing itself on claims that extraterrestrials known as Elohim were brought here to Earth to create new human life. Claims that some of these alien visitors, appearing in human form upon arrival, included Jesus Christ and Buddha. The name of the cult and resulting religion was taken from Vorilhon's now accepted name. What is this religion called?

Answer: RaŽlism

RaŽl, as Charles Vorilhon is now known, claims that in 2002 an organization associated with RaŽlism managed to complete a cloning procedure that led to the birth of a baby named Eve. One of their poorly made decisions is choosing a swastika as their symbol of peace, which has led to the organization being shut out of Lebanon and Israel.

Some figures list the cult having as many as 65,000 members.
5. The Unification Church was founded in the 1950's in Seoul, South Korea. Their beliefs are a hybrid of the Bible and Asian traditions, but also at its core is the thought that a Korean man born early in the 20th century is the Lord of the Second Coming, and he must marry and have children. The originator of this cult is accepted within the religion to be this new lord. Who is this cult leader?

Answer: Sun Myung Moon

Mooneyism, as the American media often refers to it, received much of its exposure during coverage of the church's mass wedding ceremonies, where sometimes more than 10,000 couples would be blessed by Moon himself. The weddings would most often need to be reiterated by a legal entity as the marriages weren't technically binding by the original ceremony. The religion is reported to have members numbering above one million people.

The other three choices were members of the South Korean government.
6. Formed in the late 1980's The Movement For the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God was an offshoot of the Roman Catholic Church. Led by five Africans, they believed that staunch belief in the original Ten Commandments would lead to advantages after the apocalypse, predicted to occur in the year 2000. Strict adherence to the commandments caused most members to not even speak, for fear of "bearing false witness". What African country was "The Restoration..." based out of?

Answer: Uganda

Disenchanted by the unrest left by Idi Amin in Uganda, and the path that the Catholic Church was taking, three individuals created The Movement For The Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. This Ugandan cult would create its own self-imposed apocalypse where groups associated with the Restoration were mass-murdered in various methods by the group's leaders. Authorities tabulated the death toll resulting from the carnage was above 700 people, rivaling Jonestown's People's Temple massacre.
7. In 1984 a cult was formed basing its core on the alleged continuing existence of the Knights Templar. Formed in Geneva, Switzerland by Joseph DiMambro and Luc Jouret, they were more a secret society than a religious-based group. Criminal acts in 1994 including infanticide led to the suicides and mass murders of over 100 people throughout Switzerland. What was the name of this clandestine society?

Answer: Order of the Solar Temple

Tony Dutoit, a defector of the organization and someone threatening to expose the group's shady practices, had a son whom DiMambro convinced his followers was the Antichrist. DiMambro's henchmen hunted Tony's family down all the way to Quebec, Canada and killed them all, including the three-month-old son.

Much like Jim Jones, DiMambro knew his time was up, and this led to the ordered suicides throughout Switzerland. It is believed a small center of believers of the Order continue to exist in Quebec and other locations throughout the world.
8. "I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is." This is a quote attributed to the founder of Scientology back in the 1940's at a science fiction convention. As much a commercial enterprise as a religion, known celebrities involved include Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley. Also the author of "Dianetics", who is the founder of Scientology?

Answer: L. Ron Hubbard

Known defectors of the belief of Scientology have stated that coercive methods kept members in line, and that the best method to higher status in the organization depended almost entirely on what you were willing to take from your wallet. All four choices are science fiction writers at one time; only LRH was the one to create his own world outside of the page and bring it to reality.
9. The Branch Davidians were formed by a group breaking off from the Seventh Day Adventists in 1955. This leader of the group in question gained control in the late 1980's, and his name would be forever associated with a government siege on the Waco, Texas compound they were sequestered in. The siege would result in 79 deaths. Who was this man who claimed deity status with the Branch Davidians?

Answer: David Koresh

Originally born Vernon Howell, David Koresh had claims of polygamy and child abuse laid upon him from former member of the Branch Davidians. Once claims of illegal weapons possession surfaced, the FBI intervened, and after a 51-day standoff, the assault on the compound began. Fires broke out all across the compound killing 21 children among the total 79 dead.
10. Starting out as a yoga class in 1984, Shoko Asahara would establish his group as a religious organization in 1989. His group would work on spreading his words of wisdom through associating with popular-culture Japanese Manga themes, such as space mission and world conspiracies. The cult received infamous recognition in June of 1994 when a terrorist attack involving Sarin gas was performed in the Tokyo subways, killing twelve. Reaching follower numbers as many as 40,000 worldwide, what was this cult religion called?

Answer: Aum Shinrikyo

Shoko Asahara was involved in kidnapping, fraud, and medical malpractice in addition to the Tokyo terrorist attacks, which along with the twelve murders, injured as many as five thousand people. He was sentenced to death in 1995. After the attack, the number of followers of Shoko's religion shrunk to less than five percent of its highest numbers in the 1990's.

All four choices listed are cults based in Japan, Aum Shinrikyo is the one associated with the heinous acts listed, believed to be the first use of chemical weapons in a terrorist attack on civilians.
Source: Author Spaudrey

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