Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who said what: religious quotes quiz

Do you know your religious quotes? Why not try the simple quiz below.

Question 1: who said the following:
Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad


Question 2: who said the following:
It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 3: who said the following:
To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 4: who said the following:
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 5: who said the following:
I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 6: who said the following:
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 7: who said the following:
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 8: who said the following:
If people do not recognize me and it doesn't bother me, am I not a Superior Man?
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 9: who said the following:
The best among you are those who are best to their wives.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

Question 10: who said the following:
Anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Choose one of the following answers:
(i) Buddha
(ii) Confucius
(iii) Jesus
(iv) Muhammad

The answers are in the first comment below.

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4 comments:

Nelnik said...

Answers to the quiz:

(1) (iii) Jesus
(2) (iv) Muhammad
(3) (ii) Confucius
(4) (i) Buddha
(5) (iii) Jesus
(6) (iii) Jesus
(7) (i) Buddha
(8) (ii) Confucius
(9) (iv) Muhammad
(10) (iii) Jesus

Nelnik said...

The result of the first 3 people to try this test were:
3 out of 10,
2 out of 10 and
4 out of 10,

Nelnik said...

I think people often have preconceived ideas about which religious teachers they like and dislike, but when it comes down to looking at what they actually said, they may well find that someone whom they had utterly dismissed, they agree with and conversely someone they hugely respected actually said many things that they would strongly disagree with.

It is interesting to see a quote first and to consider it before knowing who said it.

Fergal said...

Good fun. Reminds me of the song "Who would Jesus bomb?".

BTW I got 8/10 but mostly because I recognised the JC quotes and had a fair idea that the others would be "trick" questions. In fairness, not everything Muhammad said was entirely reasonable.