Living Religions 9th Edition Fisher Test Bank

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Living Religions 9th Edition Fisher Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0205956401

ISBN-10: 0205956408



Living Religions 9th Edition Fisher Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0205956401

ISBN-10: 0205956408




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Chapter 7: Shinto


In this test bank for Living Religions, Ninth Edition, there is a new system for identifying the difficulty of the questions. Questions are now tagged according to the four levels of learning that help organize the text. Think of these four levels as moving from lower-level to higher-level cognitive reasoning. The four levels are:


REMEMBER: a question involving recall of key terms or factual material

UNDERSTAND: a question testing comprehension of more complex ideas

APPLY: a question applying anthropological knowledge to some new situation

ANALYZE: a question requiring identifying elements of an argument and their interrelationship


Types of Questions


Easy to Difficult Level of Difficulty


Multiple Choice Fill in the Blank/Short Answer True/False Essay Total Questions
Remember 1 8 1 10
Understand 4 6 10
Apply 1 1
Analyze 1 1
5 8 7 2 22



Fill in the Blank/ Short Answer


  1. Shinto is not easily defined as a religion because it has no ethical requirements, no sacred literature, and no __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: founder; page 222)


  1. The invisible sacred quality that evokes wonder and awe in us, and the invisible spirits throughout nature are born of the essence called __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: kami; page 224)


  1. Following the way or nature of the kami is called __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: kannagara; page 226)


  1. The Shinto water purification ritual is called __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: misogi; page 233)


  1. One common Shinto purification ceremony, involving the waving of a sakaki tree branch, is called __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: oharai; page 234)


  1. The Japanese linked the lineage of their emperors to the goddess of the sun, known as __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: Amaterasu; page 225)


  1. Outside of Japan, Shinto beliefs are common only in Hawaii and Brazil because __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: many Japanese have settled there; page 237)


  1. The central theme of Shinto is __________.

(REMEMBER; answer: harmony with nature; page 239)



Multiple Choice


  1. Which word most closely translates the Japanese word kami?
  2. Spirits
  3. Emperor
  4. Sin
  5. Shrine

(UNDERSTAND; answer: a; page 224)


  1. The god of rice is known as __________.
  2. Tsubaki
  3. Inari
  4. Kellogi
  5. Kyoto

(REMEMBER; answer: b; page 226)


  1. The word kamikaze means __________.
  2. War Pilot
  3. Purifying Influence
  4. Divine Wind
  5. Sacred Shrine

(UNDERSTAND; answer: c; page 229)


  1. The biggest annual Shinto festival celebrates the __________.
  2. Sun Goddess
  3. New Year
  4. Cherry Blossoms
  5. Flag Day

(UNDERSTAND; answer: b; page 231)


  1. Many religious require repentance from sinfulness, but Shinto requires __________.
  2. celebration
  3. liberation
  4. manifestation
  5. purification

(UNDERSTAND; answer: d; page 232)





  1. Kami is the proper name for the Goddess of the Sun.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: false; page 225)


  1. Shinto priests and priestesses commonly marry and are not expected to meditate.

(REMEMBER; answer: true; page 230)


  1. Only male priests can conduct worship rituals at Shinto shrines.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: false; page 230)


  1. Japanese popular culture has many Shinto festivals involving formal temple worship.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: false; page 231)


  1. Purification rituals are very important in the Shinto religion.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: true; page 232)


  1. Shinto is an indigenous religion of Hawaii.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: false; page 237)


  1. Today, Shinto is widespread and growing in Asia and South America.

(UNDERSTAND; answer: false; page 237)






  1. How are priests and priestesses regarded in the Shinto tradition? How is their social role different from that of religious authorities in other traditions you have studied?  What do you think might account for these differences?


(APPLY; answer: students should cite examples explaining and analyzing the unique qualities of Shino priests relative to others they have studied.  Students may also be invited to do additional research on Shinto priests and shrine worship tradition; page 230)


  1. State Shinto, especially with its mythology of the divine origin of emperors, experienced some demise after the Second World War. Moreover, the twentieth century move toward modernization threatened institutionalized Shinto.  In contemporary life, visits to shrines can resemble tourism more than spirituality.  In light of these changes, how can Shinto be preserved and carried on today as its practitioners balance modern life and ancient tradition?


(ANALYZE; answer: students should creatively discuss specific aspects of the Shinto tradition in light of modern changes.  They should comment on creative expressions and renewals of the traditions today.  For example, the recovery of the Shinto emphasis on harmony with nature; page 232)




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