The Foundations of Buddhism Multiple Choice Test Questions

Rupert Gethin
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Introduction

1. How old is Buddhism?
(a) Two and a half millennia.
(b) A thousand years.
(c) Five hundred years.
(d) Ten thousand years.

2. The Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka and South-East Asia is called _____ Buddhism.
(a) Western.
(b) Southern.
(c) Eastern.
(d) Northern.

3. The Theravada tradition is classified by the author as _____.
(a) Liberal.
(b) Prehistoric.
(c) Conservative.
(d) Modern.

4. The tradition of Mahayana Buddhism found in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam is called _____ Buddhism.
(a) Northern.
(b) Eastern.
(c) Western.
(d) Southern.

5. Mahayana Buddhism is classified by the author as _____.
(a) Evangelistic.
(b) Fragmented.
(c) Diverse.
(d) Strict.

6. Tibetan Buddhism is sometimes called _____ Buddhism.
(a) Southern.
(b) Western.
(c) Northern.
(d) Eastern.

7. The book looks at what is _____ in the three schools of Buddhist thought.
(a) Separate.
(b) Modern.
(c) Extreme.
(d) Common.

8. According to the author, Buddhism is typically seen as a history of _____ Theravada Buddhism.
(a) Ascetic.
(b) Egalitarian.
(c) Common.
(d) Elitist.

9. _____ is an ancient language closely related to Sanskrit.
(a) Pali.
(b) Urdu.
(c) Bali.
(d) Purdu.

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