KS3 RE Quiz - Sikhism 01 (Questions)

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.

1. When was Sikhism founded?
[ ] Around 1100
[ ] Around 1300
[ ] Around 1500
[ ] Around 1700
2. 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
3. Who was the founder of Sikhism?
[ ] Baba Gurmukh Singh
[ ] Fateh Singh
[ ] Guru Nanak
[ ] Jodh Singh Ramgarhia
4. 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
5. The Sikh place of worship is called a what?
[ ] Basilica
[ ] Gurdwara
[ ] Jinja
[ ] Synagogue
6. The Sikh community are collectively known as .....
[ ] Chalsa
[ ] Falsa
[ ] Khalsa
[ ] Salsa
7. 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
8. 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
9. What is the name for the person who organises services in a Gurdwara?
[ ] Granthi
[ ] Imam
[ ] Rabbi
[ ] Priest
10. 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?
[ ] Beautiful
[ ] Bounteous
[ ] Gentle
[ ] Princess
KS3 RE Quiz - Sikhism 01 (Answers)
1. When was Sikhism founded?
[ ] Around 1100
[ ] Around 1300
[x] Around 1500
[ ] Around 1700
Sikhism originated in the Punjab region of what is now India and Pakistan
2. Which of these is NOT of fundamental importance to a Sikh?
[ ] Live honestly and work hard
[x] 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
3. Who was the founder of Sikhism?
[ ] Baba Gurmukh Singh
[ ] Fateh Singh
[x] Guru Nanak
[ ] Jodh Singh Ramgarhia
The others were all Sikh leaders
4. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion but what does that mean?
[ ] Belief in many Gods
[ ] Belief in no Gods
[x] Belief in only one God
[ ] Belief in two Gods
"Polytheism" is the belief in many gods
5. The Sikh place of worship is called a what?
[ ] Basilica
[x] Gurdwara
[ ] Jinja
[ ] Synagogue
Gurdwaras are also known for hospitality
6. The Sikh community are collectively known as .....
[ ] Chalsa
[ ] Falsa
[x] Khalsa
[ ] Salsa
In Punjabi, khalsa means "the pure"
7. 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
[x] Steel sword
[ ] Woollen scarf
Among other symbolic meanings, the kirpan symbolises the defence of the weak
8. Sikhs believe that if a war is just then .....
[x] 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
9. What is the name for the person who organises services in a Gurdwara?
[x] Granthi
[ ] Imam
[ ] Rabbi
[ ] Priest
A Granthi organises daily readings and services, but is not a priest
10. 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?
[ ] Beautiful
[ ] Bounteous
[ ] Gentle
[x] Princess
Membership of the Sikh community is marked by name