The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, The Buddhist Community, Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the ten rules of training for a monk involves refraining from _____ which cause heedlessness.
(a) Intoxicants.
(b) Free will.
(c) Oration.
(d) Ego trips.

2. The tradition of Mahayana Buddhism found in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam is called _____ Buddhism.
(a) Western.
(b) Southern.
(c) Northern.
(d) Eastern.

3. The term sramana means _____.
(a) One who breathes life.
(b) One who eats fruit.
(c) One who sits.
(d) One who strives.

4. The Buddha is the author of _____ books and treatises.
(a) One.
(b) Zero.
(c) Ten.
(d) Thirty-nine.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. One of the ten rules of training for a monk involves refraining from _____.

2. The various Indo-Aryan dialects, the vernacular of Buddha's time, are known as _____.

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

4. The coming of the _____ into India did not bring political unity, but brought ideology that affected Indian culture.

5. The oldest portion of the Vedas is called the _____.

(see the answer key)

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