How much do you know about religion? And how do you compare with the average American?

Here’s your chance to find out.

Take our short, 15-question quiz, and see how you do in comparison with 3,412 randomly sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. This national poll was conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life from May 19 through June 6, 2010*, on landlines and cell phones, in English and Spanish.

When you finish the quiz, you will be able to compare your knowledge of religion with participants in the national telephone poll. You can see how you compare with the overall population as well as with people of various religious traditions, people who attend worship services frequently or less often, men and women, and college graduates as well as those who did not attend college.

For a full analysis of the findings of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, read the full report.

*Your responses on the quiz do NOT affect the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey’s results. Correction added April 2011: Interviewing for the survey actually was completed on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Question 1 of 15

Which Bible figure is most closely associated with leading the exodus from Egypt?

Question 2 of 15

What was Mother Teresa’s religion?

Question 3 of 15

Which of the following is NOT one of the Ten Commandments?

Question 4 of 15

When does the Jewish Sabbath begin?

Question 5 of 15

Is Ramadan…?

Question 6 of 15

Which of the following best describes the Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for Communion?

Question 7 of 15

In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?

Question 8 of 15

Which Bible figure is most closely associated with remaining obedient to God despite suffering?

Question 9 of 15

What was Joseph Smith’s religion?

Question 10 of 15

According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not?

Question 11 of 15

According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to read from the Bible as an example of literature, or not?

Question 12 of 15

What religion do most people in Pakistan consider themselves?

Question 13 of 15

What was the name of the person whose writings and actions inspired the Protestant Reformation?

Question 14 of 15

Which of these religions aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering?

Question 15 of 15

Which one of these preachers participated in the period of religious activity known as the First Great Awakening?