A Concise Introduction to World Religions 2e: Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) The Hindu tradition has no founder.
b) Virtually all Hindus are vegetarians.
c) Meditation and yoga are the primary Hindu paths to salvation.
d) None of the above correctly characterizes the Hindu tradition.

Question 2:


a) Brahmin
b) Shudras
c) Vaisyas
d) Kshatriya

Question 3:


a) The Bhagavad Gita
b) The Upanishads
c) The Vedas
d) Laws of Manu

Question 4:


a) ‘Jnana’ (knowledge) on the unity of Atman and Brahman
b) ‘Yajna’ (sacrifice) to the Gods
c) ‘Bhakti’ (devotion) to Vishnu and his various avatars
d) ‘Vrata’ (votive rituals) to ensure well-being

Question 5:


a) Vedas
b) Epics
c) Puranas
d) Dharmasastras

Question 6:


a) The Ramayana
b) The Rig Veda
c) The Mahabharata
d) The Upanishads

Question 7:


a) Samadhi
b) Tantra
c) Maya
d) Vaidya

Question 8:


a) It is part of a much larger work called the Mahabharata.
b) It teaches that fighting in a spirit of detachment is acceptable.
c) It concerns a war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
d) It describes the heroic exploits of the avatar Rama.

Question 9:


a) Shiva
b) Brahma
c) Ganesha
d) Vishnu

Question 10:


a) Upanayana
b) Deepavali
c) Onam
d) Kumbha Mela

Question 11:


a) Shiva
b) Ganesha
c) Devi (the Goddess and her myriad forms)
d) Vishnu (including his incarnations)

Question 12:


a) The way of devotion
b) The way of action
c) The way of discipline
d) The way of knowledge

Question 13:


a) Sant tradition
b) Nayanmars and Alvars
c) Puram and Akam
d) Ettutokai and Pattupattu

Question 14:


a) Pandit Nehru
b) Mahatma Gandhi
c) Ram Mohan Roy
d) Rabindranath Tagore

Question 15:


a) Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar
b) Aurobindo and Tagore
c) Vedic Reform and the Dalit Movement
d) Brahmo Samaj and Arya Samaj