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Rodney Stark: Quiz


Question 1: He also suggested that making Christianity the state religion of the ________ weakened the faithfulness of the Christian community by bringing in people who did not really believe or had a weaker belief.
Roman EmpireByzantine EmpireWestern Roman EmpireRoman Republic

Question 2: (an early and influential conversion theory based on the observations of the thinly disguised then little known ________)[4]
Hak Ja HanMoonie (Unification Church)Sun Myung MoonUnification Church

Question 3: He spent time in the ________ and worked as a journalist before pursuing graduate studies at The University of California, Berkeley.
United States ArmyUnited States Army AfricaUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States armed forces

Question 4: He grew up in ________ in a Lutheran family.
Devils Lake, North DakotaJamestown, North DakotaMandan, North DakotaStutsman County, North Dakota

Question 5: I was brought up a Lutheran in ________.
Jamestown, North DakotaMandan, North DakotaDevils Lake, North DakotaStutsman County, North Dakota

Question 6: Stark has proposed in The Rise of Christianity that ________ grew through gradual individual conversions via social networks of family, friends and colleagues.
EcumenismChristian denominationChristianityBaptist

Question 7: After teaching at the University of Washington for 32 years, Stark moved to ________ in 2004, where he is co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion[2].
Abilene Christian UniversityBaylor UniversityShorter College (Georgia)Wayland Baptist University

Question 8: He is an advocate of the application of the ________ in the sociology of religion, called the theory of religious economy.
Behavioral economicsEconomicsRational choice theoryNeoclassical economics


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