A Concise Introduction to World Religions: Chapter 6

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Question 1:

a) Shorts
b) The turban
c) Uncut hair
d) A dagger

Question 2:

a) Sikhism is a hybrid of Hinduism and Islam.
b) Sikhs teach that asceticism is the highest path to God.
c) Sanskrit is the holy language of Sikhism.
d) Sikhism worships its human Gurus as divine beings.
e) None of the above.

Question 3:

a) Repetition of the Name of God
b) Pilgrimage to the Golden Temple.
c) Service to others
d) Communal Langar

Question 4:

a) Baptized Sikhs who have taken vows to join the Khasla
b) Non-baptized Sikhs who keep long hair
c) Non-baptized Sikhs who cut their hair
d) Caucasian Sikhs who convert to the Khalsa

Question 5:

a) Nirankaris
b) Namdharis
c) Singh Sabha movement
d) Janam-sakhis

Question 6:

a) The doctrines of karma and samsara
b) Celebration of Divali (Deepavali)
c) Strict adherence to the caste system
d) Loving devotion to God (bhakti)

Question 7:

a) Teacher
b) Disciple
c) Warrior
d) Renunciant

Question 8:

a) Sat Samadhi (‘the True Insight’)
b) Akal Purakh (‘the Timeless Person’)
c) Sat Guru (‘the True Teacher’)
d) Ek Onkar (‘the expression of Om’)

Question 9:

a) Vaisaskhi
b) The martyrdom of Guru Arjan
c) Ashura
d) Holi

Question 10:

a) Nanak fared poorly in his government job, and preferred to devote his time to wandering with ascetics.
b) Nanak’s first mystical experience involved being presented by God with the elixir of immortality (amrit).
c) Nanak argued that religious affiliations were irrelevant (‘There is no Hindu, there is no Muslim’).
d) Nanak was martyred for his dedication to God as the True Guru (Sat Guru).