The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, The Abhidharma, The Higher Teaching.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What the Buddha taught is often referred to in the early texts as a system of _____.
(a) Beliefs.
(b) Commandments.
(c) Training.
(d) Divination.

2. Mahinda was a Buddhist monk who was the son of the emperor _____.
(a) Asoka.
(b) Gautama.
(c) Bhikkhu.
(d) Agama.

3. The term 'abhidharma' means _____ dharma.
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Lower.
(c) Higher.
(d) Raining.

4. The four _____ are from the realm of the Supreme Gods.
(a) Contented Gods.
(b) Great Brahmas.
(c) Yama Gods.
(d) Gods who Delight in Creation.

5. There are _____ Nikayas.
(a) Four.
(b) Fifty-five.
(c) Eleven.
(d) Ninety-nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. An _____ is a being from a lower realm of existence in Buddhist cosmology.

2. One of the four elements in Buddhism is _____.

3. The Tibetan Kanjur and _____ canon were translated between the seventh and thirteenth centuries.

4. _____ are regarded as ultimate bits of matter, which is similar in concept to dharma.

5. One of the four elements in Buddhism is _____.

(see the answer key)

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