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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did religious Taoism accommodate that other religions in China did not?
(a) Feng Shui
(b) T'ai ch'i
(c) Fortune telling, soothsaying, shamans, and faith healers
(d) Religious garments
2. Eventually, how do Hindu minds conceive of God?
(a) The Gods transcend the anthropomorphic and become total abstractions.
(b) The Gods transcend the anthropomorphic and become animals.
(c) The Gods transcend the anthropomorphic and become statues.
(d) The Gods transcend the anthropomorphic and become constellations.
3. How does Sri Ramakrishna illustrate the experience all the great world religions?
(a) He says each experience will reach a different goal.
(b) Whether you climb a ladder, a rope, or a bamboo pole, you still reach the same goal.
(c) He advocates trying out all religions for the best fit.
(d) He suggests that such questions are frivolous.
4. What is it that Taoists reject?
(a) Work without working
(b) Quietude as a means of simplifying life
(c) Group dynamics of equality
(d) All forms of competition or ambition to stand out
5. What type of yoga approaches religion on the basis of work?
(a) Atman yoga
(b) Raja yoga
(c) Karma yoga
(d) Sannyasin yoga
6. 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) All humans already posses these things but until a certain point they remain hidden.
(c) Only one individual per lifetime has this knowledge.
(d) Only philosophers can possess that information.
7. What does the Hindu say would happen if the divine base of everything is removed?
(a) The stars would shift their constellations.
(b) The natural world would disintegrate into nothing.
(c) People would be free to do as they willed.
(d) Religion would die out.
8. What is the main departure of Tibetan Buddhism?
(a) It enables achieving nirvana within a single lifetime.
(b) Prayer wheels and magic bells
(c) Doing away with monks' robes
(d) No begging for food
9. What position did the Realists hold about society that needed harsh laws?
(a) Realists taught that good people have no self discipline.
(b) Realists taught that people can only identify themselves through laws.
(c) Realists believed that people were basically bad, greedy, nasty, and brutish.
(d) Realists taught that people are basically good so harsh laws keep them that way.
10. What did Confucius believe about the authority of rulers?
(a) It can only be maintained by force.
(b) It must be earned.
(c) It comes through the bloodlines.
(d) It is a necessary part of living.
11. What is the Hindu attitude toward other religions?
(a) They are headed for different ends.
(b) They are misguided.
(c) They will one day turn to Hinduism.
(d) They are alternate paths toward the same goal.
12. What is the idea behind karma yoga as work?
(a) You get what you work for.
(b) Work keeps you centered on self.
(c) By concentrating on work with a kind of detachment, there is no time for selfishness.
(d) Work becomes habit which frees the mind for enjoyment.
13. Why did Confucius earn the title of First Teacher?
(a) Because he taught the Emperor
(b) Because he was first a teacher and then a politician
(c) Because of his prominence in China as a teacher
(d) Because no one had ever been a teacher before
14. What was the conflicting idea of Mohism during Confucius' time?
(a) Mohism taught communal living as the answer.
(b) Mohism taught social order through love alone.
(c) Mohism taught that there was no God.
(d) Mohism taught that no laws are needed.
15. 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 divisions of monks
(c) The levels of education
(d) The stations of life
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the Buddha write during his lifetime?
2. What do the guidelines for right conduct in Buddhism resemble?
3. What does the first signpost of the Path of Renunciation which reads "the community" offer the individual?
4. What is Confucius' trinity?
5. What are the Hindu stages of life?
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