World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 4

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Question 1:


a) doing what pleases you
b) renouncing the world
c) to be avoided
d) achieved by not-doing

Question 2:


a) we accumulate guilt
b) we harm ourselves too
c) they will haunt us
d) they are rid of karma

Question 3:


a) 12
b) 24
c) 48
d) 96

Question 4:


a) monks, mendicants, men, and women
b) monks, nuns, mendicants, and laymen
c) renouncers, mendicants, monastics, and laity
d) monks, nuns, laymen, and laywomen

Question 5:


a) in approximately the fourth century BCE
b) before Mahavira died
c) in approximately the first century CE
d) during the period of Indian urbanization

Question 6:


a) the ancient, the limbs, and the ancillary limbs
b) the body, the limbs, and the ancillary limbs
c) the ancient, the new, the commentaries
d) the trunk, the branches, and the leaves

Question 7:


a) pure matter, time, and space
b) ajiva (non-soul) and jiva (soul)
c) principal of motion, principal of rest, and matter
d) pure matter and jiva (soul)

Question 8:


a) Digambara Jainas who work toward a temple-based tradition
b) Svetambara Jainas who reject a temple-based tradition
c) neither Digambara nor Svetambara, but a third community of Jainas
d) Svetambara Jainas who seek wealth and prosperity

Question 9:


a) renunciation, fasting, and correct intuition
b) correct intuition, correct knowledge, and fasting
c) correct practice, correct intuition, and correct knowledge
d) correct knowledge, renunciation, and meditation

Question 10:


a) only undertaken by the monks and nuns
b) reflected in the seven vows that monastics and laity follow
c) undertaken by ascetics and householders
d) a central ideal for all Jain householders

Question 11:


a) honour
b) positive karma
c) position in society
d) good luck

Question 12:


a) six
b) five
c) four
d) three

Question 13:


a) only undertaken by renouncers
b) not a part of the Jaina tradition
c) a communal event at the temple
d) required for 48 minutes every day

Question 14:


a) is a taboo
b) is irrelevant as it does not assist one’s self-restraint
c) can help manipulate karma
d) can provide information on future lives

Question 15:


a) to appease them with offerings
b) to promote self-transformation
c) to request their help in one’s spiritual endeavours
d) to ask them for worldly favours

Question 16:


a) worship gods and goddesses to assist in worldly matters
b) worship gods and goddesses to assist in spiritual matters
c) worship gods and goddesses to assist in both worldly and spiritual matters
d) don’t worship gods and goddesses because they are atheists

Question 17:


a) omnipotent
b) integral to self-realization
c) irrelevant
d) demonic

Question 18:


a) no soul
b) non-violence
c) pure matter
d) no caste

Question 19:


a) hold equal status
b) are both valued but nuns are elevated above monks
c) are equal but take five and seven vows, respectively
d) are not equal in status; nuns are subordinate

Question 20:


a) a sect of Hinduism
b) a sect of Buddhism
c) an individual religious tradition
d) a minority religion within India