How much do you know about veiling? Click on the tab with the correct choice under each question and see how well you do!

The Quran is very specific about modest dress for women. True or False?

Incorrect. Quranic references to veiling are ambiguous, and have been interpreted very differently. Read more about various interpretations here.
Correct. Quranic references to veiling are ambiguous, and have been interpreted very differently. Read more about various interpretations here.

Veiling practices are closely related to culture and differ greatly depending on region. True or False?

Correct. Veiling traditions differ according to culture, region, and generation. Learn more about diverse veiling traditions here.
Incorrect. Veiling traditions differ according to culture, region, and generation. Learn more about diverse veiling traditions here.

There is no reference to veiling in the New Testament. True or False?

Incorrect. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians includes the direction that women cover their hair to pray. Read more about Christian discourse on veiling here.
Correct. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians includes the direction that women cover their hair to pray. Read more about Christian discourse on veiling here.

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women all have traditions of veiling. True or False?

Correct. Women of all three religions have covered their hair as a pious act, following the direction of scripture or religious tradition. Read more about Jewish veiling customs here.
Incorrect. Women of all three religions have covered their hair as a pious act, following the direction of scripture or religious tradition. Read more about Jewish veiling customs here.

Muslim women veil for many reasons, including a desire for personal freedom. True or False?

Correct. Explore the many reasons people give for veiling here.
Incorrect. Explore the many reasons people give for veiling here.

In Muslim-majority countries, all women are required to veil. True or False?

Incorrect. In Turkey, a Muslim-majority country, there are specific restrictions on veiling. Read more about the veil in Turkey here.
Correct. In Turkey, a Muslim-majority country, there are specific restrictions on veiling. Read more about the veil in Turkey here.

Contemporary films can offer insight into veiling practices and challenges. True or False?

Correct. Learn more about films focusing on veiling themes and related issues here.
Incorrect. Learn more about films focusing on veiling themes and related issues here.

 


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