Religions of Asia Final

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  1. Satyagraha refers to the:
    A. vow of celibacy Gandhi took
    B. the power or force of truth Gandhi believed in
    C. the end point of the Salt March (the city where they ended the march)
    B. the power or force of truth Gandhi believed in
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. "Mahatma" means:
    A. Teacher
    B. Great soul
    C. Big heart
    B. Great soul
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. A sannyasin is a person who:
    A. marched in the Salt March
    B. renounces everything in the last stage of his/her life
    C. worships Vishnu
    B. renounces everything in the last stage of his/her life
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Which of the following is NOT a Jain principle?
    A. Prayer
    B. Ahimsa
    C. Anekantwad
    A. Prayer
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Sallekhana is the act of:
    A. starvation
    B. intense meditation
    C. political activism
    A. starvation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. This type of yoga emphasizes DEVOTION to the god.
    A. Jnana
    B. karma
    C. bhakti
    C. bhakti
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. The Kali Yuga is:
    A. a city in India
    B. a time period marked by corruption and chaos
    C. a fierce female god
    B. a time period marked by corruption and chaos
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Kurukshetra is
    A. Gandhi's wife.
    B. Sacred Hindu texts
    C. The battlefield in the Bhagavad Gita
    C. The battlefield in the Bhagavad Gita
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Gandhi first became an activist when he was living in:
    A. Calcutta
    B. London
    C. South Africa
    C. South Africa
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Arjuna is:
    A. the author of the Bhagavad Gita
    B. The avatar in the Bhagavad Gita
    C. The conflicted warrior in the Bhagavad Gita
    C. The conflicted warrior in the Bhagavad Gita
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Harijan is another name for:
    A. an outcaste
    B. the 24th Tirthankara
    C. a renunciate
    A. an outcaste
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. in the Bhagavad Gita, Durodyana represents
    A. The Shudras
    B. The Ksatriyas
    C. the Vaishyas
    C. the Vaishyas
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Anekantwad is best illustrated by which of the following animals?
    A. a cow
    B. a tortoise
    C. an elephant
    C. an elephant
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Sita is:
    A. Lord Rama's wife
    B. the demon in the Ramayana
    C. illusion or delusion
    A. Lord Rama's wife
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Kasturba is:
    A. Lord Rama's wife
    B. Arjuna's cousin
    C. Gandhi's wife
    C. Gandhi's wife
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which of the following is a true statement about the Vedas?
    A. They are an example of smriti
    B. They were written during the Axial Age
    C. They are written in Sanskrit.
    C. They are written in Sanskrit.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. Maya refers to:
    A. illusion or delusion
    B. food given to a god
    C. duty
    A. illusion or delusion
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. The Harappan civilization is loctaed near which of the following rivers?
    A. The Ganges
    B. The Indus
    C. The Nile
    B. The Indus
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. The endless cycle of rebirth and redeath is called
    A. Moksha
    B. Samsara
    C. dharma
    B. Samsara
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Ahimsa refers to:
    A. Practicing non-violence
    B. Starvation
    C. Telling the truth
    A. Practicing non-violence
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. Which of the following groups of Jains do not wear clothes?
    A. Jivas
    B. Digambaras
    C. Shvetambaras
    B. Digambaras
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Which of the following is NOT an avatar of Vishnu?
    A. Arjuna
    B. Krishna
    C. Rama
    A. Arjuna
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Brahmin refers to:
    A. The idea of whoelness or totality
    B. A book of rituals
    C. A member of the highest caste
    C. A member of the highest caste
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. Which of the following is NOT one of the three primary Hindu gods?
    A. Brahma
    B. Shiva
    C. Ganesha
    C. Ganesha
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Dharamsala is
    A. The name of the Hindu caste of workers or laborers
    B. The Dalai Lama's home in exile
    C. Lord Rama's wife
    B. The Dalai Lama's home in exile
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. A Bhiku is:
    A. a Buddhist ceremony
    B. a place of pilgrimage
    C. a monk
    C. a monk
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. The Pali Canon refers to:
    A. The Buddha's disciple
    B. The sacred texts of Buddhism
    C. Enlightenment
    B. The sacred texts of Buddhism
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. Nibbana means
    A. To extinguish
    B. To follow
    C. To begin
    A. To extinguish
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. General Asoka is remembered for:
    A. Leading an army against the Buddha
    B. helping to spread Buddhism after he fought a bloody battle and converted
    C. Helping the Buddha's father rule his kingdom
    B. helping to spread Buddhism after he fought a bloody battle and converted
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. How many steps are in the Zen Ox herding pictures I use in class?
    A. 12
    B. 10
    C. 7
    B. 10
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. Which of the following did Siddhatta Gautama NOT see in the 4 sights?
    A. a dead person
    B. a beggar
    C. an old person
    B. a beggar
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. Tenzin Gyato is:
    A. The current Dalai Lama
    B. A river in China
    C. The Prime Minister of India
    A. The current Dalai Lama
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. Which of the following is the FIRST Noble Truth?
    A. Ananda
    B. Anatta
    C. Dukkha
    C. Dukkha
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. The earliest symbol used by followers of the Buddha was;
    A. A candle
    B. A footprint
    C. A lotus flower
    B. A footprint
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. The skandas are:
    A. components of the self (or non-self)
    B. methods of fasting
    C. Jain disciples
    A. components of the self (or non-self)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. Sakyamuni is:
    A. The force of suffering
    B. The Buddha's disciple
    C. The Buddha's clan name and title of 'wise sage'
    C. The Buddha's clan name and title of 'wise sage'
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. Buddhism originated in:
    A. Nepal, northeast India
    B. The Punjab, northwest India
    C. Tibet
    A. Nepal, northeast India
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. Anatman is:
    A. the Dalai Lama's home in exile
    B. one of the Buddha's disciples
    C. the concept of no soul
    C. the concept of no soul
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. Boddhisattva refers to
    A. a sacred text
    B. a teacher of compassion
    C. the village where the Buddha was born
    B. a teacher of compassion
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. There are approximately this many Buddhists worldwide today:
    A. 1.5 billion
    B. 20 million
    C. about 400 million
    C. about 400 million
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. The Dhammapada is a group of:
    A. The Buddha's sermons
    B. Mahavira's lectures
    C. Gandhi's speeches
    A. The Buddha's sermons
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. A Sangha is:
    A. a gateway to the gods
    B. a Hindu caste
    C. a group of monks
    C. a group of monks
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. The Triple Gem includes taking refuge (or comfort) in the sangha, the dhamma, and:
    A. The Buddha
    B. The footprint
    C. The stupa
    A. The Buddha
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. Which of the following is NOT one of the eightfold path?
    A. right view
    B. right concentration
    C. right posture
    C. right posture
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. A Koan is:
    A. an unanswerable question
    B. a sacred text
    C. a Zen disciple
    A. an unanswerable question
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. The Buddha died at what age (in years)?
    A. 80
    B. 100
    C. 50
    A. 80
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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