Test 1

Topics: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Mahayana Pages: 18 (1718 words) Published: January 20, 2015
Question 1
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A Mahayana legend says that Buddha was conceived when his mother dreamed that a: Answer

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a. white elephant entered her body
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a. white elephant entered her body

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Question 2
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This elephant-headed deity is Shiva's son by Parvati (Shiva's consort). Answer

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b. Ganesha
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b. Ganesha

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Question 3
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Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of:
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c. Brahmo Samaj
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c. Brahmo Samaj

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Question 4
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Prince Siddhartha was the founder of:
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c. Buddhism
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c. Buddhism

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Question 5
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The Mahabharata is:
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d. the longest epic in world literature
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d. the longest epic in world literature

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Question 6
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The holiest river in India is:
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d. Ganges
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d. Ganges

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Question 7
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The three major gods in Hinduism are Brahma, Shiva and:
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a. Vishnu
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a. Vishnu

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Question 8
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According to this Buddhist doctrine each human being is made up of five elements: body, perception whether sensuous or mental, feelings, innate tendencies (instincts), and reasoning. These five elements are called: Answer

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a.  Skandhas
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a.  Skandhas

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Question 9
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In this branch of Buddhism the goal is immediate and sudden enlightenment called Satori.
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a. Zen
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a. Zen

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Question 10
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It was a term used by Gandhi to describe the Untouchables.
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b. Harijan
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b. Harijan

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Question 11
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This Hindu term applies to a person who has arrived at his goal of spiritual unity with ultimate reality. Answer

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a. Sadhu
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a. Sadhu

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Question 12
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According to this branch of Buddhism people must achieve enlightenment for themselves without reliance on the gods or on any force beyond themselves. Answer

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d. Theravada
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d. Theravada

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Question 13
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 The Buddhist monastic order is known as:
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a. Sangha
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a. Sangha

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Question 14
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Buddha attained enlightenment while he was meditating under: Answer

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b. the Bodhi-tree
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b. the Bodhi-tree

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Question 15
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This book contains the roots of many of the social and religious traditions which characterize modern Hinduism. Answer

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a. The Law of Manu
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a. The Law of Manu

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Question 16
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This Hindu deity is both the god of destruction and the lord of cosmic dance of creation: Answer

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d. Shiva
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d. Shiva

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