Quiz: Who Are Earth's Stewards?


How do the faithful care for the world around them? Test your knowledge of different religions' environmental symbols and relationship with the natural world with this quiz.

Plus: Complete features on religion and the environment.
Q1. The Jewish celebration of trees is called:
1. Tu B'Av
2. Tu B'Shevat
3. Passover
4. Rosh Hashanah
Q2. The five points of the pagan pentacle symbol represent:
1. Oceans, deserts, forests, sky, and canyons
2. Joy, sadness, anger, hope, and sympathy
3. Earth, fire, water, air, and spirit
4. Spirit, sun, moon, stars, and planets
Q3. The Muslim view of trusteeship, including of the natural world, is called:
1. Ramadan
2. Insh'allah
3. Hajj
4. Khalifah
Q4. The first Christian environmentalist was:
1. Jesus
2. St. Francis
3. St. Augustine
4. St. Paul
Q5. Which religion places a special emphasis on 'non-injury' to all living things, including non-visible minute creatures?
1. Islam
2. Scientology
3. Jainism
4. Paganism
Q6. Who called Earth Day 'the first holy day which transcends all national borders'?
1. Pope John Paul II
2. Margaret Mead
3. Rachel Carson
4. Pat Robertson
Q7. Which Hindu sacred text is referred to as the 'forest books'?
1. The Aranyakas
2. The Vedas
3. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata
4. The Bhagavad Gita
Q8. Buddha attained enlightenment at which natural location?
1. The Ganges River
2. The desert
3. The Zen garden
4. The Bodhi Tree


 

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