World Religions Today - Chapter 7

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Question 1:


a) A sick man
b) An old man.
c) A crying man
d) A dead man
e) An ascetic

Question 2:


a) Mara
b) Aloketishvara
c) Ashoka
d) Kannon

Question 3:


a) rejected temptation by the demon
b) began to study with Arada Kalama
c) understood the proper path as one of moderation between sensuality and asceticism
d) spent the night under the bodhi tree

Question 4:


a) Giving offerings to ones ancestors
b) Naming a child on the eighth day after birth
c) Recitation of the Three Refuges
d) Cittamatra

Question 5:


a) 900 million
b) 350 million
c) 575, 000
d) 700, 000

Question 6:


a) 90 per cent and 10 per cent
b) 47 per cent and 53 per cent
c) 62 per cent and 38 per cent
d) 50 per cent and 50 per cent

Question 7:


a) Toronto
b) Montreal
c) Vancouver
d) Halifax

Question 8:


a) adapt Buddhist practice to modern life
b) use the terminology of Buddhist ritual to legitimate their authority
c) eliminate Buddhist influence and practices
d) adapt the social structures of Buddhism to serve nationalist goals

Question 9:


a) Thich Nhat Hanh
b) Sulak Silvaraksa
c) Siddhartha
d) Buddhadasa

Question 10:


a) Removing desire removes suffering.
b) All life entails suffering.
c) The cause of suffering is desire
d) The way to remove suffering is through compassion.
e) Removing desire removes suffering.

Question 11:


a) Arada Kalama
b) Thich Nhat Hanh
c) Alexander the Great
d) Guanyin
e) Ashoka

Question 12:


a) advocated education for women
b) considered celibacy necessary to spiritual success
c) rejected the caste system
d) rejected the doctrine of karma

Question 13:


a) King–Subject
b) Mother–Daughter
c) Sheppard–Sheep
d) Teacher–Student

Question 14:


a) Buddhism’s emphasis on individual morality
b) Buddhist rituals that secured prosperity for the state and ruler
c) Buddhist rejection of Vinyana norms
d) The legitimating powers of respected monasteries

Question 15:


a) Sanskrit
b) Tibetan
c) Chinese
d) None of the above.

Question 16:


a) Compassion/charity
b) Suffering
c) Impermanence
d) Anatman

Question 17:


a) Maintaining ones health
b) Making family and friends happy
c) Ensuring against worldly dangers
d) Making appropriate offerings
e) Supporting worthy religious figures

Question 18:


a) The spread of popular Hinduism
b) The spread of Islam
c) Development of Hindu monasteries
d) Both A and B.
e) Both B and C.
f) All of the above.

Question 19:


a) Almost all Buddhist monasteries were dismantled.
b) Buddhism was given an official voice at the court of the Chinese Emperor.
c) A civil war raged between the Mahayana and Tharavada schools of Buddhism.
d) The number of monasteries nearly doubled.

Question 20:


a) repentance and recommitment
b) celebration to mark the Buddha’s attainment of nirvana
c) mourning for recently deceased family members
d) the communal naming of children

Question 21:


a) 1889
b) 1905
c) 1947
d) 1972

Question 22:


a) Hindu priests
b) Muslim imams
c) the military junta
d) an exclusive sect of politically influential Buddhists

Question 23:


a) 1865
b) 1923
c) 1949
d) 1959

Question 24:


a) Proved the descent of the Generals from the family of the Buddha
b) Publicized their devotion to Buddhist institutions and relics
c) Made Buddhism the official state religion
d) Outlawed public ritual observance

Question 25:


a) must obtain formal seminary training
b) cannot build temples above a certain height
c) must accept the ‘priestly’ functions of officiating at marriages
d) must identify as ‘Buddhist’ rather than with the particular school to which they belong

Question 26:


a) Violence
b) Land exchange
c) Personal and one-on-one negotiations
d) Retreat

Question 27:


a) 65,000
b) 304,000
c) 178,000
d) 1.2 million

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