A Concise Introduction to World Religions: Chapter 5

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Question 1:

a) The Hindu tradition has no founder.
b) Virtually all Hindus are vegetarians.
c) Meditation and yoga are the primary Hindu paths to salvation.
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 2:

a) Brahmin
b) Shudras
c) Vaisyas
d) Kshatriya

Question 3:

a) Vedas, Epics, Harappa culture, Mahatma Gandhi, Renaissance
b) Vedas, Harappa culture, Epics, Upanishads, Renaissance, Tantra
c) Harappa culture, Vedas, Epics, Tantra, Renaissance, Mahatma Gandhi
d) Upanishads, Vedas, Epics, Bhakti movement, Tantra, Mahatma Gandhi

Question 4:

a) Jnana (knowledge) on the unity of Atman and Brahman
b) Yajna (sacrifice) to the Gods
c) Bhakti (devotion) to Vishnu and his various avatars
d) Vrata (votive rituals) to ensure well-being

Question 5:

a) Vedas
b) Epics
c) Puranas
d) Dharmasastras

Question 6:

a) 3
b) 4
c) 6
d) 18

Question 7:

a) Patanjali
b) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
c) Buddha
d) Shankara

Question 8:

a) It is part of a much larger work called the Mahabharata
b) It teaches that fighting in a spirit of detachment is acceptable
c) It asserts that even women and outcasts can attain liberation
d) It describes the heroic exploits of the avatar Rama

Question 9:

a) that the individual self is the Supreme Self: the Soul is Divine
b) Tat Tvam Asi
c) non-dualism/Monism
d) All of the above.

Question 10:

a) Upanayana
b) Deepavali
c) Onam
d) Kumbha Mela

Question 11:

a) Shiva
b) Ganesha
c) Devi (the Goddess and her myriad forms)
d) Vishnu (including his incarnations)

Question 12:

a) Birth, old age, sickness, and death
b) Student, householder, renunciation, and forest dweller
c) Student, householder, forest dweller, and renunciation
d) Pleasure (kama), wealth (artha), law (dharma), and freedom (moksha)

Question 13:

a) The Sant tradition
b) Nayanmars and Alvars
c) Puram and Akam
d) Tiruvaymoli and the Periya Puranam

Question 14:

a) Pandit Nehru
b) Mahatma Gandhi
c) Ram Mohan Roy
d) Rabindranath Tagore

Question 15:

a) Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar
b) Aurobindo and Tagore
c) Vedic Reform and the Dalit Movement
d) Brahmo Samaj and Arya Samaj