Religions - The Baha'i Faith Quiz - Bahá’í Faith - An Introduction (Questions)

This section covers some of the very basic points of knowledge about the Bahá’í Faith and serves as an introduction for the other topics. Bahá’u’lláh claimed that he had come to unite the world in one common faith. He said “the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”. He explained that all religions are stages in the life of humanity, like classes in a school - each one takes us further than the one before, and this process will continue everlastingly into the future.

1. The Bahá’í calendar starts from which year?
[ ] 1750
[ ] 1844
[ ] 1901
[ ] 1923
2. Who was the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith?
[ ] Bahá’u’lláh
[ ] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Shoghi Effendi
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
3. What is the most fundamental teaching of the Bahá’í Faith?
[ ] Justice
[ ] Unity
[ ] Honesty
[ ] Detachment
4. Whom did Bahá’u’lláh appoint as his successor?
[ ] Shoghi Effendi
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[ ] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
5. Which is the second most widespread of the world’s religions? (This is measured by the number of countries with organised groups.)
[ ] Christianity
[ ] The Bahá’í Faith
[ ] Islam
[ ] Buddhism
6. Who was the Forerunner who prepared the way for Bahá’u’lláh?
[ ] The Báb
[ ] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
7. Bahá’u’lláh taught the principle of “Progressive Revelation”. What does this mean?
[ ] If we meditate, progressive ideas will be revealed to us
[ ] If we meditate, the road to progress will be revealed to us
[ ] We need to become progressively more spiritual
[ ] Religions progress from one to the next. Each religion is sent by God for a particular time, building on the one before
8. Who was appointed by `Abdu’l-Bahá to be the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith after he passed away in 1921?
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[ ] William Sears
[ ] Shoghi Effendi
9. What is the name of the elected world body which handles the affairs of the Faith?
[ ] The World Unity
[ ] The Social Development Council
[ ] The Universal House of Justice
[ ] The House of Progress
10. In which year did the first British person become a Bahá’í?
[ ] 1899
[ ] 1912
[ ] 1921
[ ] 1935
Religions - The Baha'i Faith Quiz - Bahá’í Faith - An Introduction (Answers)
1. The Bahá’í calendar starts from which year?
[ ] 1750
[x] 1844
[ ] 1901
[ ] 1923
The calendar is also known as the Badí calendar.
2. Who was the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith?
[x] Bahá’u’lláh
[ ] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Shoghi Effendi
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
Bahá’u’lláh, in April 1863, declared that he was the Messenger of God for this age, and began to proclaim new, universal principles.
3. What is the most fundamental teaching of the Bahá’í Faith?
[ ] Justice
[x] Unity
[ ] Honesty
[ ] Detachment
This means the unity of religions and the unity of humanity. Justice, honesty and detachment are, of course, all teachings of the Bahá’í Faith; however the establishment of unity is the underlying teaching. This is the most pressing need of the world today, for without it, we cannot achieve a lasting peace.
4. Whom did Bahá’u’lláh appoint as his successor?
[ ] Shoghi Effendi
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[x] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
He was Bahá’u’lláh’s eldest son. He had been with Bahá’u’lláh through all his exiles, and had a thorough understanding of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings and purpose. He succeeded Bahá’u’lláh in 1892, and while the Faith was in his care, it spread to Europe and North America.
5. Which is the second most widespread of the world’s religions? (This is measured by the number of countries with organised groups.)
[ ] Christianity
[x] The Bahá’í Faith
[ ] Islam
[ ] Buddhism
Christianity is the most widespread religion of all. Information of this kind is obtained from specialist encyclopedias, and not from Bahá’í sources.
6. Who was the Forerunner who prepared the way for Bahá’u’lláh?
[x] The Báb
[ ] `Abdu’l-Bahá
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
In 1844 in Iran, the Báb declared that his purpose was to prepare mankind for the coming of a new, universal religion from God. He was martyred in 1850.
7. Bahá’u’lláh taught the principle of “Progressive Revelation”. What does this mean?
[ ] If we meditate, progressive ideas will be revealed to us
[ ] If we meditate, the road to progress will be revealed to us
[ ] We need to become progressively more spiritual
[x] Religions progress from one to the next. Each religion is sent by God for a particular time, building on the one before
The phrase “Progressive Revelation” refers to Bahá’u’lláh’s explanation of the relationship between all the religions, which arose at different times and in different places.
8. Who was appointed by `Abdu’l-Bahá to be the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith after he passed away in 1921?
[ ] Shaykh Ahmad
[ ] Siyyid Kázim
[ ] William Sears
[x] Shoghi Effendi
He was `Abdu’l-Bahá’s eldest grandson. He supervised the worldwide spread of the Faith. By the time Shoghi Effendi had died, the Bahá'í Faith had spread sufficiently around the world, enabling the election of a governing world body, as ordained by Bahá'u'lláh.
9. What is the name of the elected world body which handles the affairs of the Faith?
[ ] The World Unity
[ ] The Social Development Council
[x] The Universal House of Justice
[ ] The House of Progress
It meets in a beautiful building on Mount Carmel in Haifa.
10. In which year did the first British person become a Bahá’í?
[x] 1899
[ ] 1912
[ ] 1921
[ ] 1935
Her name was Ethel Jenner Rosenberg. She was born in Bath, Somerset, but was living in London at the time.