Oxtoby Eastern, Third Edition: Chapter 2 - Hindu Traditions

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Question 1:


a) Sanatana dharma
b) Mantra
c) darshana
d) samaj

Question 2:


a) c. 500 BCE
b) c. 500 CE
c) 2700 BCE
d) 1017 CE

Question 3:


a) vedicans
b) rishis
c) Brahmans
d) Mimamsakas

Question 4:


a) Indra
b) Rta
c) Soma
d) Agni

Question 5:


a) speech
b) harvest
c) rain
d) truth

Question 6:


a) ‘all is one’
b) ‘you are all’
c) ‘you are that’
d) ‘all is Krishna’

Question 7:


a) Hanuman
b) Sarasvati
c) Soma
d) Vishnu

Question 8:


a) Indra
b) Shiva
c) Soma
d) Amrita

Question 9:


a) Durga
b) Lakshmi
c) Sarasvati
d) Kali

Question 10:


a) 311,040,000 million
b) 4
c) 2
d) 1,728,000

Question 11:


a) yugas and mahayugas
b) moksa and manavantaras
c) the four varnas and the jatis
d) class and colour

Question 12:


a) sensual pleasure
b) purifying karma
c) asceticism
d) meditation

Question 13:


a) historian
b) creator
c) interpreter
d) alvar

Question 14:


a) devotion
b) self flagellation
c) subjugation
d) meditation

Question 15:


a) learned from China
b) transmitted by the gods
c) created by Sushruta and Charaka
d) forgotten because of western medicine

Question 16:


a) China
b) Cambodia
c) Japan
d) Greece

Question 17:


a) a physical presence
b) ‘nectar’
c) the sub-prime
d) the beginning of sound

Question 18:


a) 10th and 11th
b) 18th and 19th
c) 15th and 16th
d) 8th and 9th

Question 19:


a) Brahmo Samaj
b) Ramakrishna movement
c) Arya Samaj
d) Reformed Hinduism

Question 20:


a) sacrifice
b) burnt offerings
c) temple worship
d) the worship of Indra

Question 21:


a) A stone
b) Nagas
c) A bull
d) A garuda

Question 22:


a) yoni
b) fire
c) naga
d) linga

Question 23:


a) Puja
b) Samhita
c) bhakti
d) Taittiriya

Question 24:


a) Holi
b) Hallowe’en
c) Mahisa
d) Deepavali

Question 25:


a) mundane significance
b) illusionary reality
c) potency
d) magical creations