The World's Religions Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter IV, Confucianism, Rival Answers, | Chapter IV, Confucianism, Confucius' Answer, | Chapter IV, The Content of Deliberate Tradition,.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Confucius propose as a better way for society?
(a) Forget old traditions and create new ones
(b) Reinstate the Chou Dynasty and go back to the way things were
(c) Redirect thinking into a conscious reorientation of traditional behaviors
(d) Form political parties to work out differences

2. What is one way Jnana yoga suggests one can distinguish Self from one's lesser physical being?
(a) To participate in seances
(b) To think of the physical personal in the third person
(c) To contemplate one's navel
(d) To study animals

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

4. How does Sri Ramakrishna illustrate the experience all the great world religions?
(a) He suggests that such questions are frivolous.
(b) He advocates trying out all religions for the best fit.
(c) He says each experience will reach a different goal.
(d) Whether you climb a ladder, a rope, or a bamboo pole, you still reach the same goal.

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. What seems to be the appeal bhakti yoga?

2. What are the Hindu stages of life?

3. According to Hinduism who has the spiritual ideas of infinite being, infinite awareness, and infinite bliss?

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

5. Eventually, how do Hindu minds conceive of God?

(see the answer key)

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