Significance of Historical Figures and Religious Texts Timeline Quiz

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Match the following historical figures with their corresponding time period:

Abraham = c. 2000 B.C.E Moses = c. 1200 B.C.E Buddha = c. 563-483 B.C.E Confucius = c. 551-479 B.C.E

Match the following religious texts with their approximate date of compilation/writing:

Vedas = c. 1100-500 B.C.E Bhagavad Gita = c. 200 B.C.E New Testament = c. 40-90 C.E Qur'an = c. 570-632 C.E

Match the following religions with their respective beginnings or founders:

Christianity = c. 2 to 4 B.C.E-32 C.E Shintoism = c. 100 C.E Daoism = c. 500-580 C.E Islam = c. 570-632 C.E

Match the following events with their corresponding time period:

Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ = c. 32 C.E Compilation of the Vedas by Hindus = c. 1100-500 B.C.E Writing of the New Testament by followers of Jesus Christ = c. 40-90 C.E Recordation of the Qur'an by Muhammad = c. 570-632 C.E

Match the following founders with their respective religions or philosophies:

Lao Tze = Daoism Jesus Christ = Christianity Muhammad = Islam No known founder (beginnings) = Shintoism

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Ancient Religious Figures and Texts

  • Around 2000 B.C.E., Abraham, the patriarch of Israel, lived and played a significant role in the history of the Jewish people.
  • Moses, the Hebrew leader of the Exodus, was active around 1200 B.C.E.
  • Between 1100-500 B.C.E., Hindus compiled their holy texts, the Vedas, which are considered some of the oldest and most sacred texts of Hinduism.
  • The Buddha, founder of Buddhism, lived from 563-483 B.C.E.
  • Confucius, founder of Confucianism, was alive from 551-479 B.C.E.
  • The Hindu book, Bhagavad Gita, was written around 200 B.C.E.
  • Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Founder of Christianity, lived from 2 to 4 B.C.E. to 32 C.E.
  • The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ occurred in 32 C.E.
  • The New Testament was written by the followers of Jesus Christ between 40-90 C.E.
  • Shintoism, a religion with no known founder, began to take shape around 100 C.E.
  • Lao Tze, founder of Daoism, lived from 500-580 C.E.
  • Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, recorded the Qur'an as the basis of Islam from 570-632 C.E.

Test your knowledge of the significance of historical figures and religious texts with this timeline quiz. From Abraham to Jesus Christ, explore the key events and figures that shaped major world religions.

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