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Sayings Quiz: Religion

This quiz tests you on sayings about religion.

1. A short prayer penetrates heaven

If "a short prayer penetrates heaven", what, according to this proverb, will happen to a long prayer?

a. it will not penetrate heaven

b. it will bounce back

c. we don't know

2. Even the prayers of an ant reach to Heaven

The saying "Even the prayers of an ant reach to Heaven" suggests that God

a. does listen to elephants

b. only listens to ants

c. never listens to ants

3. God helps them that help themselves

Someone who wants to be successful and believes that "God helps them that help themselves" will probably

a. wait for God's help

b. take action

c. take shelter

4. God moves in a mysterious way

According to the saying "God moves in a mysterious way", God's actions should

a. mystify us

b. surprise us

c. not surprise us

5. Man proposes, God disposes

The saying "Man proposes, God disposes" suggests that people have

a. free will

b. limited free will

c. silly ideas

6. Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich

The implication of the saying "Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich" is that heaven is a place of

a. equality

b. inequality

c. first come first served

7. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose

If "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose", why would he do that?

a. to show off

b. to curry favour with God

c. to disguise his intentions

8. The nearer the Church, the farther from God

The saying "The nearer the church, the farther from God" may suggest that God

a. lives in a church

b. lives near a church

c. is omnipresent

9. The road to hell is paved with good intentions

The saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" may suggest that we should

a. plan good actions

b. put our good intentions into action

c. repave the road

10. When the devil cannot come, he will send

In the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send", what does "he will send" mean? He will

a. get someone to do his work for him

b. order a take-away

c. wait until he can come

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1. If "a short prayer penetrates heaven", what, according to this proverb, will happen to a long prayer?: a) it will not penetrate heaven b) it will bounce back c) we don't know

2. The saying "Even the prayers of an ant reach to Heaven" suggests that God: a) does listen to elephants b) only listens to ants c) never listens to ants

3. Someone who wants to be successful and believes that "God helps them that help themselves" will probably: a) wait for God's help b) take action c) take shelter

4. According to the saying "God moves in a mysterious way", God's actions should: a) mystify us b) surprise us c) not surprise us

5. The saying "Man proposes, God disposes" suggests that people have: a) free will b) limited free will c) silly ideas

6. The implication of the saying "Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich" is that heaven is a place of: a) equality b) inequality c) first come first served

7. If "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose", why would he do that?: a) to show off b) to curry favour with God c) to disguise his intentions

8. The saying "The nearer the church, the farther from God" may suggest that God: a) lives in a church b) lives near a church c) is omnipresent

9. The saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" may suggest that we should: a) plan good actions b) put our good intentions into action c) repave the road

10. In the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send", what does "he will send" mean? He will: a) get someone to do his work for him b) order a take-away c) wait until he can come

Contributor: Josef Essberger