Got Quiz Skills? Try These. . .

Odds are you’re more spiritual than I am and correspondingly less competitive. But if there’s a little bit of “bet I can beat you” in your dear soul, this might be fun!

A couple of days ago my friend and head of Peace Catalyst International, Martin Brooks, linked to an online quiz about Ramadan.

Part of my competitiveness is manifest in a tendency to quickly engage with things I think I might win, areas in which I have some experience or aptitude.

So, as you’d guess, I jumped right on the quiz Martin linked. It was short, quick and interesting. I landed a respectable, but disappointing B+.

We’re mid-way through this year’s Ramadan. By way of encouraging us all to continue praying for Muslims during this important time, here’s the quiz. If you don’t mind, let us know how you did here.

If that quiz gets you in the mood for more, try these two:

Pew Research has a more challenging offering. I scored 8 out of 12 on it. The quiz serves as a gateway to taking their four-lesson, email-based short course on Islam. I signed up for it. Going for an “A” next time!

Finally, not for the faint of heart, islamicity.org has multiple quizzes for multiple student levels. They might be the rough equivalent of AWANA or other Bible quizzes for Christians. Without getting too specific, they ate my lunch! But it’s interesting to consider what jr. and sr. high school Muslims are expected to know when they quiz about their faith.

You and I knowing about Muslims is not the main thing. Knowing doesn’t mean beans. It’s doing, and that primarily in the form of loving, that floats the boat. And one good way to love Muslims as they fast this Ramadan is to pray for them to find life in Jesus. (Tweet this.)

Grab a one page Ramadan prayer guide here and watch some beautiful prayer videos here

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23 Responses to Got Quiz Skills? Try These. . .

  1. Carol A. Weaver

    89%

  2. Anna R

    You poked my competitive streak ;). First quiz, 9/9, second 8/12, and like you…no hope on the last one, lol! Fun though! Thanks!

  3. Jim Young

    You got 8 out of 9 right!
    Congratulations! You can be an ambassador for Islam.
    Lucky me!
    I actually read the Koran at one point in my life, mostly to be able to say I did.
    Can’t say I have kept up w/ any type of study, and found it quite a chore, to be honest. I used to have one close by, to witness, using three key Surahs that I had a spiel that I opined pointed to Christ as Son of God, crucified, etc. Been awhile.

    • shanedar

      Hey Jim,
      Thank you for reading Muslim Connect and for trying the quiz. Maybe God’s fixing to get you re-engaged!

  4. Jeff

    Hi Shane, 8 out of 9 on the fist quiz and 11 out of 12 of the Pew quiz. 🙂

  5. 8/9 on the PRI quiz. I missed the one about who are exempt.

    • shanedar

      Bob, I missed that too. I read the question backwards, but even knowing the right answer, I still am curious about athletes in tournaments being exempt.

  6. Jennifer G

    8 out of 9 on the quiz! Woo-hop! I impressed myself! 😉

  7. Mirtha

    I got 8/9!
    Every year I pray, learn and teach about Ramadan since 2012.

  8. Mirtha

    Wall, the second 10 of 12 and the other, 9 of 10 and 5 of 10.

    I feel good.

  9. Julie Gamponia

    I got a 9/9 on this quiz, but it’s something that I’m sharing with my MBB friends who teach about Islam during my Other Religions Course at Bangkok Bible Seminary. And I did a victory dance at my desk knowing my score!

  10. Tom Langebartels

    9/9! I refuse to lose!

  11. Debbie Fuller

    I got 5/9. Better than I expected actually but clearly not in league with your other readers.

    • shanedar

      Debbie! Thank you for sharing. I suspect you’ve gotten “A’s” through most of your life! Thanks for letting us know about the first time that didn’t happen!

  12. Sheila

    I got 9/9. It was a fun quiz I admit I have spent a great deal of time with my Muslim friends during Ramadan.

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