The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Four Truths, The Disease, the Cause, the Cure, the Medicine.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The aspect of change that makes the world a place of suffering is _____.
(a) Completeness.
(b) Impermanence.
(c) Orientation.
(d) Suddenness.

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

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

4. One of the noble truths regarding the origin of suffering is the _____ existence.
(a) Chain reaction of.
(b) Hatred for.
(c) Denial of.
(d) Thirst for.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Craving is understood to be the crystallization of _____.

2. The three defilements are also known as _____.

3. What are stupas?

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

5. How old is Buddhism?

(see the answer key)

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