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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did religious Taoism accommodate that other religions in China did not?
(a) Religious garments
(b) Feng Shui
(c) Fortune telling, soothsaying, shamans, and faith healers
(d) T'ai ch'i

2. What physical exercise was developed by Taoists?
(a) The chin-up
(b) The kung-fu
(c) The t'ai ch'i chuan
(d) The raja yoga

3. Why does Hinduism stress what the human mind must leave out?
(a) Because human mind is adapted to deal with the universe.
(b) Because human mind is adapted to deal with money.
(c) Because human mind is adapted to deal with the family.
(d) Because human mind is adapted to deal with the finite.

4. What is the Chinese concept of ch'i?
(a) Spirituality
(b) Vital energy
(c) Herbal tea remedies
(d) Clearing the mind

5. What is the real idea behind the three Taoist senses?
(a) To be something, to know something, and to be able to do something
(b) To have something, to make something, and to learn something
(c) To lose something, to find something, and to forget something
(d) To work something out, to expose something, and to define something

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Buddha think about religious rituals?

2. What was transformed into the diamond scepter of Buddhism?

3. Who is credited as the originator of Taoism?

4. How was the "Old boy" of Taoism often seen?

5. What is the Taoist outlook on good and evil?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe briefly the character of Confucius.

2. What is the purpose of Jnana yoga in Hinduism?

3. Why is there so much emphasis on self-examination in Buddhism?

4. In what way is Buddhism a religion of introspection?

5. How did the Buddha get his name?

6. Describe in one sentence the basic tenet of Hinduism.

7. When did Confucius begin his mission of teaching the people?

8. In what way does Taoism seem to have fragmented?

9. What is the irony of Buddhist practice today?

10. In two sentences, describe what is known about Lao Tzu.

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