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Name: _______________________ P: ____Religion: Key Issue 2Why Do Religions Have Different Distributions?Due: _______Rubenstein, pp. 178 – 191● ORIGIN OF RELIGIONS1. Complete the table below describing the origins and branches of the major universalizingreligions.ChristianityIslamYear of OriginFounderMajorbranches andmain beliefof eachbranch2. Regarding Hinduism:a. How was its origin different than universalizing religions?b. When did it originate?c. Where did it originate?d. What two ancient peoples’ beliefs blended to form Hinduism?Buddhism● DIFFUSION OF RELIGIONS3. Give 4 explanations for the diffusion of Christianity.i.ii.iii.iv.4. Give 3 ways in which Islam spread.i.ii.iii.5. Give 2 reasons for the expansion of Buddhism.i.ii.6. Provide 4 examples of cases in which religions, or religious practices, have blended.Religions which have blendedLocation and descriptionABCD7. Regarding Judaism:a. How is its distribution very different from other ethnic religions?b. What was the diaspora?c. How were most Jews treated as they lived among other nationalities?d. What is the origin of the term ghetto?● HOLY PLACES8. What is a pilgrimage?9. Read the section (pp. 185-188) and make notes on three case studies; Buddhism, Islam, andHinduism. Then read the section titled Places of Worship (pp. 191-192) and complete theright hand side of the table. Naturally, drawing a little sketch map of locations would behelpful.BUDDHIST HOLY SITESISLAMIC HOLY SITESHINDU HOLY SITES11. What is a cosmogony?● THE CALENDAR12. What is the most prominent feature ofthe calendar in ETHNIC religions?13. What is the principle purpose of thecalendar in UNIVERSALIZING religions?14. How does the Jewish calendar typical of ethnic use of the calendar?15. What is the solstice?16. Both the Jewish and the Muslims use a lunar calendar, yet in a different way and withvery different results. Explain.17. How is the date of Easter related to physical geography (the natural world) through thecalendar?18a. Why do different Christian branches celebrate Easter on different days?18b. How is this similar to Buddhism’s major holidays?