Rel 152 Fall 1998 Quiz #1 makeup 10/1/98Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Fri, Oct. 9. Remember to attach a copy of your valid excuse for missing the quiz, or an approved explanation.

1. What do we mean by 'Religion'? How has the western religious heritage colored the traditional view of what is and is not religious? What impact might our conscious or unconscious definition have on our approach to religions other than our own?

2. Discuss how the apparent religion(s) of Mohenjo-Daro and Harrapa were like the religion(s) of ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer, Babylon). In what ways were they precursors of later Vedic Hinduism?