Match the Famous Artists to Their Beliefs
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! I mean: Merry Christmas! Joyous Kwanzaa. Happy Islamic New Year. Blessed Solstice. Super Pancha Ganapati, all. Join us in celebrating the range of winter holidays with our Match the Famous Artists to Their Beliefs quiz. Reductionist? Maybe. Neat fun? You bet!
Artists, Writers, Musicians
Science fiction author of Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead
Jazz trumpeter, band leader, composer. Known for scat singing and inflated cheeks.
Renowned experimental musician and performance artist. Married to Lou Reed. Coolest person maybe ever.
Reclusive author of the classics The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey
5) Margot Adler
Author and NPR journalist. Host of the now defunct "Justice Talking."
6) Mark Rothko
Pioneer in abstract expressionism who painted such seminal works as “Untitled” and “Untitled”
Canadian author of feminist and dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale
8) Judy Chicago
Artist. Creator of the groundbreaking The Dinner Party.
9) Mos Def
Rapper, actor and artist. Once starred in a detective show called "The Cosby Mysteries.”
a. Buddhism—Religious philosophy centered on such concepts as karma, samsara and nirvana
b. Atheism—No gods. Just us.
c. Humanism—And if it is just us, that's cool, but we are responsible for each other.
d. Mormonism—Sect of Christianity that follows the teachings of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon
e. Islam—Follows the Quran as the word of God, the same God as in Judaism and Christianity
f. Judaism—Began with the covenant between God and Abraham and extends to Mel Brooks
g. Bahá'í—Monotheistic faith originating in 19th-century Persia. Emphasizes the spiritual unity of all people.
h. Hinduism—Considered to be the oldest religion, it's super-complicated and has lots of gods.
i. Wicca—Modern faith based on pre-Christian British nature paganism.
1) D. 2) G. 3) A. 4) H. 5) I. 6) B. 7) C. 8) F. 9) E.