SAT II World History : Religion

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Religion

The Edict of Milan was issued by ________.

Possible Answers:

Julius Caesar 

Augustus Caesar 

Pope Alexander VI 

Emperor Constantine 

Pope John X

Correct answer:

Emperor Constantine 

Explanation:

The Edict of Milan was issued by Roman Emperor Constantine in 313 C.E. It formally ended persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. 

Example Question #2 : Religion

Siddhartha Gautama was a prominent early figure in ________.

Possible Answers:

Sikhism 

Protestantism 

Buddhism 

Legalism 

Zoroastrianism 

Correct answer:

Buddhism 

Explanation:

Siddhartha Gautama is often credited with founding modern Buddhism. He promoted the idea of a Middle Way - that encouraged a middle ground between sensory indulgence and complete asceticism that was popular in the India of his time. 

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