The World's Religions Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Huston Smith
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter III, Buddhism, The Silent Sage, | Chapter III, Buddhism, The Rebel Saint, | Chapter III, Buddhism, The Four Noble Truths,.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Hinduism who has the spiritual ideas of infinite being, infinite awareness, and infinite bliss?
(a) Only the oldest gurus understand these things.
(b) Only one individual per lifetime has this knowledge.
(c) Only philosophers can possess that information.
(d) All humans already posses these things but until a certain point they remain hidden.

2. What is the central characteristic of the Sikh?
(a) The Sikh seeks unity with God through hard work.
(b) The Sikh seeks unity with God through money.
(c) The Sikh seeks unity with God through love.
(d) The Sikh seeks unity with God through self denial.

3. According to Hinduism, what are the two receptors that control the lives of humans?
(a) Those of pleasure and pain
(b) Those of ignorance and education
(c) Those of spiritual and material matters
(d) Those of suffering and vocation

4. What do (1) the brahmin, or seer; (2) the kshatriya, or administrator; (3) the vaishya, or producer; and (4) the shudra, or servant represent?
(a) The highest forms of yoga
(b) The levels of education
(c) The stations of life
(d) The divisions of monks

5. What Huston Smith says the book is not.
(a) A book on comparative religions
(b) A book to give a specific descriptions of world religions
(c) A guide to base values of significant religions
(d) A balanced account of the subjects of the book

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Sri Ramakrishna illustrate the experience all the great world religions?

2. After pleasure seeking, what does Hinduism see as the next major life goal?

3. Under what condition does Hinduism allow for self-gratification of the senses?

4. What is the tanha?

5. How is Western thought different from Hinduism in the matter of imperfection?

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