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 three fundamental defilements in Buddhism is _____.
(a) Distraction.
(b) Dissent.
(c) Delusion.
(d) Consent.

2. One of the ancient and recurring images in Indian religious discourse is of _____.
(a) Crossing the ocean of existence.
(b) Reading from written scripture.
(c) Eating the fruit of knowledge.
(d) Sacrificial dance on the full moon.

3. The Bodhisattva's mother dreamed of a _____ carrying a lotus on the night he was conceived.
(a) Saint.
(b) White elephant.
(c) Blue monkey.
(d) Great warrior.

4. The word bodhi means _____.
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Awakening.
(c) Wanderer.
(d) Saint.

5. The Nikayama/Agama are collections of sutras or _____.
(a) Disputes.
(b) Discourses.
(c) Canons.
(d) Rituals.

Short Answer Questions

1. The scholar Etienne Lamotte was from _____.

2. What are stupas?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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