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. Sthaviras is a Buddhist term that refers to ______________.
(a) Elders.
(b) Novices.
(c) Boddhis.
(d) Commoners.

2. One of the ten rules of training for a monk involves refraining from false _____.
(a) Speech.
(b) Commitment.
(c) Hope.
(d) Advertising.

3. Some Budhdists believe that the idea of self is something conditioned by ____.
(a) Love.
(b) Greed.
(c) Continuity.
(d) Success.

4. One of a monk's four basic resources is lodging _____.
(a) In a lay person's house.
(b) At the foot of a tree.
(c) In a cave.
(d) At the bend in the river.

5. The Vinaya contains _____ for the corporate acts of the monastic collective.
(a) Allegories.
(b) Regulations.
(c) Historical perspective.
(d) Presentations.

Short Answer Questions

1. The scholar Etienne Lamotte was from _____.

2. The _____ school of Buddhism in the sixth and seventh centuries was suspicious of theoretical formulations regarding the practice of Buddhism.

3. There are _____ Nikayas.

4. What does the word buddha mean?

5. Samsara is known as the circle of _____.

(see the answer key)

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