The Foundations of Buddhism Quiz

Rupert Gethin
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


A _____ is a being from a lower realm of existence in Buddhist cosmology. (from Chapter 5, The Buddhist Cosmos, The Thrice-Thousandfold World)


The response to Christian missionary activity in Sri Lanka was called _____ Buddhism. (from Chapter 10, Evolving Traditions of Buddhism, South, East, North and West)


The Sangha is _____ of monks and nuns. (from Chapter 4, The Buddhist Community, Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers)


One of the three fundamental defilements in Buddhism is _____. (from Chapter 3, Four Truths, The Disease, the Cause, the Cure, the Medicine)


One of the ten rules of training for a monk involves refraining from attending _____. (from Chapter 4, The Buddhist Community, Monks, Nuns, and Lay Followers)

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