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101 Religion Trivia Questions To Open Your Mind

Where is the Western Wall? How many times do Muslims pray each day? What is fasting? Where was the Buddha born? Who is responsible for the creation of the Anglican Church? Who is the deity of destruction in Hinduism? What text do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common? 

What Eastern belief system has no concept of good and evil? What is a bris? What is the literal translation of feng shui? Under which species of tree did the Buddha find enlightenment? What do Hindus call Hinduism?

If you’re the one your friends want on their team when it comes to pub quizzes or trivia nights, chances are that you knew plenty of the answers to those questions. 

Whether you’re a scholar of world religions, a practitioner of one of the aforementioned ones, or perhaps even another religion we didn’t mention, or whether you’re just curious, this could be the quiz for you to test your religious knowledge. See how many answers you can get correct on our set of Religion trivia questions and answers! 

After you’ve prayed your way through those tough questions, be sure to check out our quizzes on philosophy, history, and the bible trivia!

What is the symbol of Judaism?

Circle of David

Star of David

Rhombus of David

Rectangle of David

Who is the only companion of the Prophet Muhammad who is mentioned by name in the Quran?

Zaid Ibn Harithah

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab

Ali Ibn Abi Taalib

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq

Shiva is believed to take many forms including the Lord of the what?

Love

Obstacles

Dance

Light

Who is the leader of the Church of Scientology?

Tom Cruise

David Miscavige

David Mirren

Tom Miscavige

What is the name of the Guardian Angel of Hellfire as mentioned in the Quran?

Angel Jibrael

Angel Mikaeel

Angel Maalik

Angel Israfeel

What is the name of the popular Jewish newspaper in the UK?

The Jewish Times

The Jewish News

The Jewish Rag

The Jewish Chronicle

What religion does British actor Lionel Blair follow?

Catholicism

Judaism

Islam

Hinduism

What is the first prayer of the day called, which is mentioned in the Quran?

Fajr

Maghrib

Zuhr

Asr

During World War 2 what color badge were Jehovah’s Witnesses forced to wear in the concentration camps?

Pink

Yellow

Purple

Blue

Name a famous Jehovah’s Witness?

Johnny Depp

Brendan Urie

Lucy Spraggan

Venus Williams

Which Hindu Goddess is the mother of Ganesha?

Saraswati

Shatrupa

Parvati

Garuda

What is the largest denomination of Islam?

Shia

Sunni

Sufism

They’re all equal

Where are the majority of Jews based?

Russia

United States

Argentina

Canada

A belief in what is fundamental to the faith of Islam?

Angels

Poltergeists

Ghosts

Aliens

In the Quran ,which Sura was revealed in both Makkah and Madinah?

Al-Bayyinah

Yasin

Al-Najm

Al-Fatiha

What is the name for a senior teacher of the Torah in Judaism?

Rabbi

Vicar

Iman

Priest

In the Quran, where did Adam and Hawwa reunite and have children?

Hell

Mecca

Heaven

Babylon

Which animal is the Hindu Goddess Pravati’s mount?

Tiger

Swan

Deer

Eagle

Lutheranism focuses on the theology and teachings of whom?

Martin Luther

Unknown Man

Jesus

Muhammad

How do Christians believe Jesus died?

Poisoned

Crucifixion

Hanged

Stoned to death

What is the Sikh temple called?

Gurdwara

Synagogue

Mosque

Cathedral

Where do Buddhists go to worship?

Mosque

Cathedral

Temple

Church

Who founded the Methodist church?

Jimmy Turnbull

John Wesley

James Grayson

John Figgot

In which Sura of the Holy Quran are there two ‘Bismillah ar Rahmaan ar Raheem’?

Sural Al-Nisa

Sura Al-Bawarah

Sura Al-Naml

Sura Al-Nahl

Who is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur’an?

Theresa

Mary

Bernadette

Jane

Where do Jews go to pray?

Mosque

Temple

Synagogue

Church

In what language is the Quran written originally?

Spanish

Latin

Arabic

English

What is the term for someone who has memorized the entire Quran?

Hafiz

Tafseer

Fus-Ha

Arabic

What does the word Mazel tov mean?

Goodbye

Congratulations

Happy Birthday

Thank you

What is the Quran for Muslims?

The Word Of Allah

The Word Of Prophet Muhammad

A Story Book

A History Book

What is the name of the main Hindu symbol?

Um

Aum

Eum

Hum

Bonalu is a Hindu festival worshipping which Goddess?

Saraswati

Mahakali

Garuda

Shatrupa

The word ‘Quran’ features in the Quran roughly how many times?

7000

7

700

70

What is the most important holiday In a Catholic’s calendar?

Christmas

Lent

New Year

Easter

What do Muslims say when they sneeze?

La Ilaha Illal Lah

Alhamdu lillah

Yarhamuk allah

Ya Allah

What does the Islamic word ‘Fiqh’ mean?

Something Obligatory In Islam

Sayings Of Prophet Muhammad

Knowledge And Understanding

A Straight Path

What was the name of the 1689 act which gave Protestant non-conformists but not Catholics freedom of worship?

The Toleration Act

The Acquiesce Act

The Submission Act

The Accepted Act

Who of the following is NOT considered a prophet in Islam?

Noah

Eve

Abraham

Moses

What is the name of the head-covering worn by women in Islam?

Hijab

Shawl

Burqa

Balaclava

What is the term for a chapter in the Quran?

Hezb

Rob’

Ayah

Surah

What is the name of the individual whom Sikhs follow?

Guru

Iman

Rabbi

Pope

The Hindu festival Ratha Yatra is held where in India?

Mumbai

Jaipur

Puri

Delhi

Which of the following is NOT a god worshipped by Hindus?

Vishnu

Jesus

Brahma

Shiva

How is Jesus referred to in the Quran?

Prophet Ismail

Prophet Isa

Prophet Ibraheem

Prophet Nuh

What is the period called where Muslims must fast?

Hanukkah

Ramadan

Lent

Christmas

At what age did Prophet Isa start talking, according to the Quran?

3 Months

36 Months

12 Months

On the Cradle

Who was the first woman according to the Quran?

Asiya

Hawa

Maryam

Khadiya

When was Wicca formed?

1980s

1800s

1920s

1900s

Where is Buddhism ranked amongst the world’s top religions?

8th

1st

2nd

4th

Methodists are a denomination of which faith?

Sikh

Islam

Protestants

Jewish

In the Quran, who was the first Prophet of Allah?

Adam

Nuh

Ibrahim

Muhammad

What term do Muslims use to describe God?

Allah

God

Islam

Qur’an

What are strict followers of Buddhism known as?

Clergy

Rabbis

Monks

Imans

Where does Hinduism rank amongst the world’s top religions?

1st

4th

2nd

3rd

It is believed that the Quran was verbally revealed to who?

Muhammad

Isa

Moses

Ishmael

What language is most commonly associated with Sikhs?

Urdu

Punjabi

Hebrew

Hindi

Where the majority of Hindus live?

Singapore

United States

Sri Lanka

India

Who founded the Jehovah’s Witness movement?

Charles Russell

Charles Rubbard

Charlie Russell

Charlie Rubbard

Which Prophet of Allah was the custodian/caretaker of Hadrat Maryam?

Prophet Yahyaa

Prophet Zackariyyah

Prophet Ibraheem

Prophet Isa

The Amish are a denomination of which faith?

Sikhism

Judaism

Islam

Christianity

What is the name of the skull-cap worn by Jews?

Tzitzit

Tefillin

Talmud

Kippah

The mark worn on the forehead by Hindus is known as a what?

Tilaka

Dussera

Holi

Onam

In the Quran, what is the name of the fountain which each person of Paradise will drink before entering?

Kawthar

Tasneem

San-Sabeel

Zam Zam

The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, what does Islam mean?

Total Submission To God

It Has No Meaning

Pray Hard

Rules

Approximately how many Jehovah’s Witnesses are there?

15 million

8 million

6 million

2 million

Which Old Testament figure built an Ark?

Noah

Abraham

Moses

Joseph

The Hindu festival of Mahalakshmi Vrata is performed by whom?

Children

Old men

Married women

Young men

Where do Catholics go to pray?

Temple

Church

Synagogue

Mosque

Who do Jews view as the father of the Jewish people?

Abraham

Adam

Joseph

Jesus

What is the male version of a Nun?

Verger

Priest

Monk

Pope

During which decade was the Jehovah’s Witnesses movement founded?

1900s

1820s

1870s

1940s

What is unusual about Sikh funerals?

Bodies are cut up

They don’t have them

Bodies are floated out to sea

Bodies are burnt

In the Quran, how many Suras were revealed in Makkah?

86

14

28

22

Which of these Hindu festivals is also known as the festival of colors?

Rath Yatra

Onam

Dussera

Holi

What shape is used to symbolise the Druze?

Sphere

Diamond

Star

Triangle

The Hindu deity Shiva’s mount is which animal?

Swan

Eagle

Deer

Bull

What is the Sikh holy book called?

Sikh Bible

Torah

Koran

Guru Granth Sahib

In the Quran, how many sons do Fatimah and her husband have?

4

2

1

0

Islam ranks where on the list of popular religions?

4th

2nd

1st

3rd

St. Peter’s Basilica is in which continent?

North America

Asia

Europe

Africa

What year was Mohammad Ali Jinnah elected President of the Muslim League?

1920

1916

1914

1918

How many commandments are in the Torah?

777

200

613

10

What is the name given to someone who rejects all belief in the existence of deities?

Atheism

Hindu

Buddhist

Agnostic

Which of these is a Hindu pilgrimage?

Onam

Dussera

Char Dham

Holi

The Hindu Goddess Parvati is the wife of which deity?

Rama

Krishna

Shiva

Vishnu

Who founded the Mormon movement?

Gerald White

Edward Gates

Rupert Elliot

Joseph Smith

Who was the founder of Buddhism?

Jesus

Ghandi

Mahatma Budh

Allah

The Hindu Kumbh Mela pilgrimage is held how often?

Every 12 years

Every 6 years

Every year

Every 3 years

Where is the highest concentration of Muslims?

China

United Kingdom

Indonesia

Canada

Which Prophet’s name was specifically and specially chosen and given by Allah?

Prophet Yahya

Prophet Idris

Prophet Yunus

Prophet Shoaib

What movie is the religion Jediism based on?

Star Wars

Star Trek

Batman

Indiana Jones

What is the language mostly associated with Judaism?

Indian

Urdu

Hebrew

Pakistani

The Hindu concept that the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance and destruction are personified by deities is known as what?

Trimurti

Shatrupa

Saraswati

Parvati

How many sons did Prophet Ya’qub have in addition to Prophet Yusuf, according to the Quran?

3

7

11

5

In what country does Rastafarianism originate?

Jamaica

Nigeria

American

Ghana

What is the state religion of Argentina?

Amish

Catholicism

Hinduism

Judaism

What is the literal meaning of the Quran in English?

The Voice

The Word

The Recitation

The Authority

Who was the first Caliph in Islam?

Umar

Uthman

Ali

Abu Bakr

Which of the following ‘celebrities’ is not a Mormon?

Amy Winehouse

Stephanie Meyer

Marie Osmond

Mitt Romney

The Qiblah changed from facing Jerusalem to facing the Kaaba in Makkah in which year?

3rd Year Hijrah

5th Year Hijrah

2nd Year Hijrah

9th Year Hijrah

What religion was Jesus himself?

Sikh

Hindu

Jewish

Muslim

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