Sikhism 01
Singh (lion) is added to a baby boy's surname.

Sikhism 01

This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Sikhism. There are approximately 30 million Sikhs, making it one of the world's most popular religions. In the 2011 Census of England and Wales, 423,000 people identified as Sikh, with 9,000 recorded in the Scottish census of the same year.

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion which teaches the importance of one's actions as well as one's beliefs. Sikhs look for God inside each person, and in the world, through scripture, creation, and the example set by Gurus. Holy days observed include Diwali, Hola Mahalla, Gurpurbs, which are festivals associated with the lives of the Gurus, and Vaisaki, the New Year (celebrated in April).

Sikhism is one of the world's youngest religions, having been established around the beginning of the 16th Century.

The Sikh place of worship is called a what?
Gurdwaras are also known for hospitality
The Sikh community are collectively known as .....
In Punjabi, khalsa means "the pure"
Who was the founder of Sikhism?
Baba Gurmukh Singh
Fateh Singh
Guru Nanak
Jodh Singh Ramgarhia
The others were all Sikh leaders
What is the name for the person who organises services in a Gurdwara?
A Granthi organises daily readings and services, but is not a priest
The 5Ks symbolise that a Sikh has dedicated himself to a life of devotion. Four of them are Kesh (uncut hair), Kara (a steel bracelet), Kanga (a wooden comb), Kaccha (cotton underwear). The fifth is Kirpan but what is this?
Diamond necklace
Leather sandals
Steel sword
Woollen scarf
Among other symbolic meanings, the kirpan symbolises the defence of the weak
Sikhs believe that if a war is just then .....
It should be undertaken even if it cannot be won
It should NOT be undertaken if it cannot be won
It should not last more than 28 days
It should not be undertaken in any circumstances
At the same time, Sikhs will only become involved in a "just" war, for which there are very strict guidelines
When was Sikhism founded?
Around 1100
Around 1300
Around 1500
Around 1700
Sikhism originated in the Punjab region of what is now India and Pakistan
Singh (lion) is added to a baby boy's surname and Kaur is added to a girl's surname. What is the translation of Kaur?
Membership of the Sikh community is marked by name
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion but what does that mean?
Belief in many Gods
Belief in no Gods
Belief in only one God
Belief in two Gods
"Polytheism" is the belief in many gods
Which of these is NOT of fundamental importance to a Sikh?
Live honestly and work hard
Live long and prosper
Serve others
Treat everyone equally
"Live long and prosper" is a blessing known from Star Trek. The others represents actions expected of Sikhs
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Sikhism

Author:  Sheri Smith

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