The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Rupert Gethin
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, The Abhidharma, The Higher Teaching.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. There are _____ Nikayas.
(a) Fifty-five.
(b) Ninety-nine.
(c) Eleven.
(d) Four.

2. What form of ritual was carried out at the death of the Buddha?
(a) Embalming.
(b) Cremation.
(c) Mummufication.
(d) Air sacrifice.

3. Flowers, incense, and lamps are _____ in modern Buddhism.
(a) Distractions.
(b) Discards.
(c) Offerings.
(d) Bribes.

4. The Milindapanha records the meeting of a Buddhist monk and the local _____ king, Milinda or Menander.
(a) Bactrian Greek.
(b) Greco-Roman.
(c) Byzantine.
(d) Albanian.

5. Mahayana Buddhism is classified by the author as _____.
(a) Diverse.
(b) Strict.
(c) Fragmented.
(d) Evangelistic.

Short Answer Questions

1. East Asian Buddhism has coexisted with Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and more recently but less happily, _____.

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

3. The Nikayama/Agama are collections of sutras or _____.

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

5. Death is simply a _____ of events.

(see the answer key)

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