The World's Religions Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. How do Hindus tend to look at Sikhs?
(a) Hindus tend to look at Sikhs as morally superior.
(b) Hindus tend to look at Sikhs as lost sould.
(c) Hindus tend to look at Sikhs as wayward Hindus.
(d) Hindus tend to look at Sikhs as beggars.

2. In the caste system, who receives the greatest punishment for wrong doing?
(a) The lower the caste, the greater the punishment for a sin or crime.
(b) The sin of monks, the greater the punishment for a sin or crime.
(c) Among the working class, the greater the punishment for a sin or crime.
(d) The higher the caste, the greater the punishment for a sin or crime.

3. What is the tanha?
(a) Loosely translated, it is religious education.
(b) Loosely translated, it is the fear of death.
(c) Loosely translated, it is human desire.
(d) Loosely translated, it is suffering.

4. After pleasure seeking, what does Hinduism see as the next major life goal?
(a) Worldly success
(b) Travel and culture
(c) Spiritual enlightenment
(d) Overcoming illness

5. What is the Hindu attitude toward other religions?
(a) They are alternate paths toward the same goal.
(b) They will one day turn to Hinduism.
(c) They are headed for different ends.
(d) They are misguided.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the first signpost of the Path of Renunciation which reads "the community" offer the individual?

2. Who is Siddhartha Gautama of the Sakya?

3. According to Hinduism, what are the two receptors that control the lives of humans?

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?

5. How does the yogi eliminate distractions of the mind during raja yoga?

(see the answer key)

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