A Concise Introduction to World Religions: Chapter 7

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Question 1:


a) non-soul
b) non-possession
c) non-violence
d) non-absolutism

Question 2:


a) Mahavira taught philosophy while naked.
b) Mahavira and the Buddha were both contemporaries.
c) Jains believe that karma is a sticky substance that clings to the soul.
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 3:


a) Sheep are animals.
b) Sheep are soulless matter.
c) Sheep are neither real nor unreal. They are figments of our imagination.
d) It could be that sheep are animals but what do they call themselves?

Question 4:


a) A symbol of the wheel of samsara, and liberation.
b) A symbol of hate, racism, and anti-Semitism.
c) A Sanskrit word meaning ‘auspiciousness’.
d) A positive symbol found on temples to ward off bad luck.

Question 5:


a) They only allow men to join their order.
b) They practice strict asceticism.
c) They renounce the use of clothing.
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) the founder of their religion
b) the twenty-fourth tirthankara
c) an avatar of Vishnu
d) fundamentally ajiva

Question 7:


a) It is an immoral act
b) It is the only allowable violent act
c) It is the highest form of ascetic piety
d) It is a very common Jain ritual

Question 8:


a) eliminate the consciousness and disappear
b) be reborn in a heavenly realm
c) attain physical immortality on earth (‘feast on illusion’)
d) ascend to the ‘slightly curving place’ at the top of the universe

Question 9:


a) Victor
b) Warrior
c) Disciple
d) Preacher

Question 10:


a) The doctrines of karma and reincarnation
b) Scriptural use of the Vedas
c) Popular veneration of images
d) An important celebration on the new moon between 15 October and 14 November.