A Concise Introduction to World Religions 2e: Chapter 11

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Question 1:


a) Kojiki and Nihon Shoki
b) Tannisho
c) Ojo yoshu
d) All of the above are important for different groups.

Question 2:


a) Susano-o
b) Kitsune
c) Amitaba
d) Amaterasu

Question 3:


a) ‘Om mani padme hum.’
b) ‘Namu myoho renge kyo.’
c) ‘Namu Amida Butsu.’
d) ‘Om Shin rikyo.’

Question 4:


a) an effort to syncretize Buddhist deities into the 'kami' framework to convert the Japanese to Buddhism; later rejected during Meiji period
b) the rise of a distinctive form of Japanese nationalism that sought to harness the power of the 'kami' for expansion and conquest
c) an intra-Buddhist effort to promote cooperation among Japanese Buddhist sects vis-à-vis Shinto ideology
d) Shinto rituals to be performed in the natural places of great power where shrines have been erected

Question 5:


a) Kukai => Shingon
b) Dogen => Soto Zen
c) Saicho => Tendai
d) Jizo => Nichiren school

Question 6:


a) reciprocity
b) teachings concerning the responsibilities of social relationships and the roles between superiors and subordinates.
c) The Mandate of Heaven (and the related right to rebel against a tyrant)
d) ancestor worship

Question 7:


a) good health and fertility
b) financial prosperity and good government
c) individual salvation in the afterlife
d) all of the above

Question 8:


a) Tendai
b) Theravada
c) Shingon
d) Jodo shinshu

Question 9:


a) Kannon
b) Amida
c) Jizo (Ojizo-sama)
d) Shinran

Question 10:


a) Kegon
b) Soka Gakkai
c) Rissho Koseikai
d) Aum Shinrikyo