World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 3

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) Sati Nam
b) Allah
c) Akal Purakh
d) Purusha

Question 2:


a) Guru Nanak named Guru Gobind Singh as his successor
b) Guru Nanak named Guru Angad as his successor
c) Guru Gobind Singh named Guru Angad as his successor
d) the tenth Guru, Gobind Sing, died

Question 3:


a) was adopted after Guru Nanak was executed
b) represent temporal authority and victory over the Mughals
c) was used by Guru Nanak to represent his mystical experience
d) was used by Guru Hargobind to represent spiritual and temporal authority

Question 4:


a) immanent, here on earth
b) immanent and transcendent
c) transcendent, beyond this world
d) manifested in various avatars

Question 5:


a) is precious, as it provides one with the opportunity to find union with God
b) should be dedicated to renunciation and removing oneself from the world
c) should be sacrificed for the Sikh tradition and God
d) is one of sinfulness that must be cleansed through kirtan

Question 6:


a) meditation, prayer, and reflection
b) prayer, repetition of the sacred word, and fasting
c) repetition of the sacred word, devotional singing, and meditation
d) fasting, devotional singing, and reflection

Question 7:


a) a Sikh monk
b) appointed by a woman
c) a channel for God’s voice
d) assigned to a particular gurdwara

Question 8:


a) service that does not discriminate based on caste or gender
b) withdrawal from the world so as to cause no harm to others
c) an ascetic outlook that involves giving away one’s possessions
d) communal vows of poverty and fasting

Question 9:


a) four distinct prayers
b) five prayers that are recited five days a week
c) three prayers that are recited five days a week
d) five distinct prayers

Question 10:


a) ceremony honouring the Buddha
b) celebration of the inauguration of the Khalsa
c) ceremony marking Guru Nanak’s birthday
d) celebration of the New Year

Question 11:


a) in front of a Sikh judge
b) in a gurdwara
c) in the summer months
d) in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib

Question 12:


a) the Mughals overtook the Sikhs
b) the Hindus secured victory over the territory
c) the British annexed the land
d) Muslim militants stormed the Sikh kingdom

Question 13:


a) British
b) Hindus
c) Mughals
d) Dutch

Question 14:


a) the life of an ascetic
b) the life of a householder
c) the life of a monastic
d) the life of a warrior

Question 15:


a) used in some Sikh ceremonies
b) the primary medium for Guru Nanak’s message
c) forbidden, as it can arouse human passions
d) used for meditation practices

Question 16:


a) the Akal Takhat
b) the Golden Temple at Amritsar
c) the present Guru
d) a Sikh judge

Question 17:


a) placed the Punjab within India
b) placed the Punjab in Pakistan
c) divided the Punjab in two
d) created the independent Punjab state

Question 18:


a) Three Holy Ones
b) Three Hymns to the One
c) Happy Hymns for the Holy One
d) Healthy, Happy, and Holy Organization

Question 19:


a) SPI (The Sikh Party of India)
b) Akali Dal Party
c) APP (Akal Purakh Party)
d) Sikh Reform Party

Question 20:


a) the need to meet at the gurdwara
b) communal singing of kirtans
c) the power of institutional structures
d) the concept of a langar