The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, The Buddhist Path, The Way of Calm and Thought.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Vinaya is the word Buddhists use for _____.
(a) Oration.
(b) Text.
(c) Discipline.
(d) Community.

2. The word sutra literally means _____.
(a) River.
(b) Conduit.
(c) Thread.
(d) Vapor.

3. One of the ten rules of training for a monk involves refraining from sleeping _____.
(a) On the ground.
(b) On luxurious beds.
(c) Elevated above the ground.
(d) On straw.

4. Arhats are the names of Buddhist _____.
(a) Writings.
(b) Saints.
(c) Prayers.
(d) Sanctuaries.

5. East Asian Buddhism has coexisted with Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and more recently but less happily, _____.
(a) Christianity.
(b) Communism.
(c) Fascism.
(d) Judaism.

Short Answer Questions

1. One of the four elements in Buddhism is _____.

2. Buddhist devotional and ritual acts are generally seen as having a _____ quality.

3. Edward Conze pointed out that it took over two thousand years and a couple of Western converts to provide Buddhism with a _____.

4. The matrkas are a summary of _____ lists of significant points of Buddha's teaching.

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

(see the answer key)

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