Quiz: You'll Only Pass This Religion Test If You Grew Up Puerto Rican

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May Yocahú and Juracán help you pass this quiz!

Answer questions about religion in Puerto Rico today and in the past with topics like Taino, Catholicism, Yocahú and Juracán and wakes.

 Jul 23, 2017
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What is currently the most common religion in Puerto Rico?
Catholicism
Judaism
Islam
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At the time the Spanish arrived in Puerto Rico, the Taino people had a belief system based on principles of what?
Good and Evil
Ra the Egyptian sun god
Karma
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Who were the main deities of the Taino people?
Osiris and Nut
Yocahú and Juracán
Brahma and Vishnu
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What are cemís?
Human sacrifices
Tribal dresses worn during rituals
Small idols fashioned of clay, wood, or shells
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In the ancient Taino religion, who were the bohíques?
The spiritual leaders
The Spanish invaders
The peasants
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What religion did the Spanish conquistadores bring to Puerto Rico?
Judaism
Islam
Catholicism
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Is it common to have religious icons in homes in Puerto Rico?
Yes, of course!!
Definitely not!!
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How long do vigils or wakes last in in Puerto Rico?
Several days
A week
A few hours tops
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What do most Puerto Ricans believe happens after death?
Nothing.
There soul stays on Earth to haunt enemies
People go to the afterlife
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What is a novena?
Nine days of prayer following a death
A nickname for a Telenovela
The Puerto Rican name for a Nova star
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Which saint is the namesake of San Juan, Puerto Rico?
John of the Cross
John the Baptist
John the Evangelist
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In ancient Taíno culture, what was cohoba?
an eternal abode for brave warriors, similar to Valhalla
a trickster deity
a hallucinogenic plant used in purification rituals
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In ancient Taíno culture, what was Coaybay?
a mother goddess
the underworld, where the soul went after death
a secret language known only to priests and used in rituals
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In ancient Taíno culture, batey was a ceremonial _____________.
ball game
dance
meal
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Who was the first Pope to visit Puerto Rico?
Francis
Benedict XVI
John Paul II
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