World Religions Graphic Organizer

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Name: __________________________________________ Date: _______________
Instructions: Use the textbook to help you learn about the
following world religions. Fill in the blanks in the chart below
with the information that corresponds.
JUDAISM HINDUISM BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
ISLAM
SYMBOL
p. 459
Followers are
called:
p. 628
p. 628
p. 460
p. 460
Hindus
Location or
region of world
where religion
began:
South Asia
Name of higher
being believed
in:
God
(If none, write none)
Abraham,
Moses, Jesus,
Mohammad
Who were
prophets?
(People who spread
the word of the
faith.)
HOLY BOOK
Bible
(If none, write none)
House of
worship is
called:
A major
challenge
this faith
has faced
is:
Fact you found
interesting…
Synagogue
POLYTHEISM =
MONOTHEISM =
√ Reading Check
INSTRUCTIONS: Read Chapter 17 · Section 1 pages 462-465 in your blue World
Geography textbook in the classroom.
Answer the reading check questions in the spaces provided for you.
1. What important resources in the Middle East cause conflict between nations?
__________________________________________________________________
2. List 3 ethnic groups that live together in the region of the Middle East.
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3. What is an example of how a conflict in the Middle East affected the rest of the world?
__________________________________________________________________
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INSTRUCTIONS: Read Chapter 17 · Section 2 pages 471- 476. Answer the reading check
questions in the spaces provided for you.
4. What is the most dominant language and religion in the Middle East?
__________________________________________________________________
5. What beliefs do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share?
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
6. Why are geometric patterns and floral designs common in Muslim art?
__________________________________________________________________
7. Describe how the status of women differs around the Middle East.
__________________________________________________________________
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COMPLETION GRADE _________ / 5
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