Sikhism
An important Sikh belief is that all people are equal.

Sikhism

Sikhism is a religion founded in Punjab. Punjab is a province of Pakistan. The religion is over 500 years old. This may sound ancient, but is actually very young for a religion! It is a monotheistic religion which means its followers believe in only one god.

According to Sikhism, God created the universe, he can destroy it, and he also keeps it running. He has always existed and always will. Sikhs worship him and meditate by repetition. They believe everything is a part of God and God is a part of everything. Some Sikhs wear turbans, but not all do.

See how much you know about the Sikh faith by trying this KS2 religious education quiz.

1.
When Sikhs gather for worship, who leads?
A priest
A rabbi
Any Sikh man or woman
Any adult male
Sikhs believe no person is above another
2.
Which one of these is an important Sikh belief?
Objects such as statues, incense and candles are essential in worship
Only Sikhs can find God
To find God, people must focus on themselves
All people are equal
Sikhs believe that everyone is equal and has access to God, that objects and rituals are not necessary to worship and that God can be found through worship, contemplation and love
3.
Who is the founder of Sikhism?
Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Nanak
Gurdwara
Guru Khalsa Panth
Sikhism was founded around the beginning of the 16th century by Guru Nanak
4.
Where do Sikhs gather to worship?
At church
In a Gurdwara
At a shrine
In a cathedral
It is customary for Sikhs to take off their shoes before entering a Gurdwara
5.
What would be found in a Gurdwara?
The Guru Granth Sahib
A welcome for visitors of any religion
Food
All of the above
Every Gurdwara has a free kitchen
6.
Which book is seen by Sikhs as a living Guru?
Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Gobind Singh
Gurdwara
Guru Khalsa Panth
Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh scripture and is unusual among sacred books for containing the writings of people who taught other faiths
7.
Which name given to all Sikh girls means 'Princess'?
Karaj
Karam
Kaur
Kirpa
Sometimes it is the middle name, rather than the last name
8.
The five articles of the Sikh faith are known as the Five Ks. Which one of the following is not one of the Five Ks?
Good deeds
Cleanliness
Fasting
Protection
The Five Ks are: Kesh (spirituality symbolised by not cutting hair), Kanga (the comb symbolising cleanliness), Kara (the bracelet symbolising good deeds), Kirpan (a small sword to symbolise protection of others) and Kaccha (a soldier's short which represent discipline). Unlike the followers of many other religions, Sikhs do not fast
9.
What name is given to all Sikh boys?
Sunil
Kaur
Guru
Singh
Singh means 'Lion' and is a reminder of courage
10.
How many gods do Sikhs worship?
One God
One god and one goddess
Twelve gods
More than twenty gods
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion - Sikhs believe in one God

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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