The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, The Buddha, The Story of the Awakened One.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The oldest portion of the Vedas is called the _____.
(a) Yajurveda.
(b) Samaveda.
(c) Rg Veda.
(d) Atharvaveda.

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

3. Where was W.C. Peppe digging on his estate in India?
(a) Under his house.
(b) Into a well.
(c) Under his stables.
(d) Into a mound.

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

5. At the writing of the book, the author taught introductory courses on Buddhism at a _____.
(a) Monastary.
(b) University.
(c) Prep school.
(d) New age research center.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka and South-East Asia is called _____ Buddhism.

2. How many days after the Bodhisattva was born did his mother die?

3. The book looks at what is _____ in the three schools of Buddhist thought.

4. The author's aim in writing the book was to act as a _____ for the principles of Buddhism.

5. The river that flows through the area where the Buddha gathered a following is called _____.

(see the answer key)

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