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Sunni and Shiite Islam: Do you know the difference? Take our quiz.

Most of the world's major religions are made up of multiple sects or denominations, and Islam is no different. Islam's two major sects are the Sunnis and the Shiites, and the division and interplay between the two is a major factor in the geopolitics of the Middle East. How well do you understand Sunni and Shiite Islam? Take our quiz and find out!

A Muslim pilgrim prays on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in 2010.
Hassan Ammar/AP
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Question 1 of 17

1. Which Muslim sect is larger demographically?

Sunni

Shiite

Question 1 of 17