The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, No Self, Personal Continuity and Dependent Arising.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of a monk's four basic resources is a robe made of _____.
(a) Discarded rags.
(b) Sheets of bleached cotton.
(c) Red-dyed wool.
(d) Hemp.

2. To understand the duhkha is precisely to reach the _____ of the world.
(a) Actions.
(b) Destinations.
(c) Importance.
(d) Limits.

3. According the the author, what lies at the heart of Buddhism is _____.
(a) Karma.
(b) Brahma.
(c) Dharma.
(d) India.

4. Atman is the Sanskrit word for self or _____.
(a) Light.
(b) Breath.
(c) Here.
(d) Contact.

5. The Bodhisattva was conceived on the _____ night of Asadha, or July.
(a) Full moon.
(b) Darkest.
(c) Longest.
(d) Fourth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was W.C. Peppe digging on his estate in India?

2. One of a monk's four basic resources is lodging _____.

3. What are stupas?

4. Sthaviras is a Buddhist term that refers to ______________.

5. Edward Conze pointed out that it took over two thousand years and a couple of Western converts to provide Buddhism with a _____.

(see the answer key)

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