Online religion quiz results: Jews, Atheists and Agnostics score the highest on the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

My buddy over at Think Atheist posted a link to a quiz on religion from the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. It’s pretty fun to test your knowledge and see how you measure up against the rest of America. Jews and Atheists/Agnostics scored the highest. Interestingly the questions vary from legal to comparative religion; you’d have to be very familiar with lots of different cultures, literary history and Supreme Court laws on religion to get them all.

Click Here to take the test yourself!

The following are my results, which I’m pretty proud of, and the percentage of people who answered the questions correctly.

You answered 15 out of 15 questions correctly for a score of 100%.

1. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with leading the exodus from Egypt? correct Answer Moses Moses 72%
2. What was Mother Teresa’s religion? correct Answer Catholic Catholic 82
3. Which of the following is NOT one of the Ten Commandments? correct Answer Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Do unto others as you would have them do unto you 55
4. When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? correct Answer Friday Friday 45
5. Is Ramadan…? correct Answer The Islamic holy month The Islamic holy month 52
6. Which of the following best describes the Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for Communion? correct Answer The bread and wine actuallybecome the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus Christ. 40
7. In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures? correct Answer Hinduism Hinduism 38
8. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with remaining obedient to God despite suffering? correct Answer Job Job 39
9. What was Joseph Smith’s religion? correct Answer Mormon Mormon 51
10. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not? correct Answer No, not permitted No, not permitted 89
11. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to read from the Bible as an example of literature, or not? correct Answer Yes, permitted Yes, permitted 23
12. What religion do most people in Pakistan consider themselves? correct Answer Muslim Muslim 68
13. What was the name of the person whose writings and actions inspired the Protestant Reformation? correct Answer Martin Luther Martin Luther 46
14. Which of these religions aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering? correct Answer Buddhism Buddhism 36
15. Which one of these preachers participated in the period of religious activity known as the First Great Awakening? correct Answer Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards 11