World Religions: Eastern Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 8

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Question 1:


a) a vibrant, relevant social force to be studied
b) a cultural fossil on its way to extinction
c) the cause for all the world’s evils
d) a source of charity and mobilization for social justice

Question 2:


a) Rama was born
b) the Ramayana tale was written
c) the battle of Babir was won
d) the first Mughal emperor installed

Question 3:


a) the BJP
b) the Tamil Tigers
c) the RSS
d) the Uighurs

Question 4:


a) greed
b) immorality
c) modernity
d) technology

Question 5:


a) “evolution trial”
b) “creation trial”
c) “primate trial”
d) “monkey trial”

Question 6:


a) Hindu faith
b) Hindu-ness
c) Hindu power
d) Hindu nation

Question 7:


a) Japanese business men
b) scientists who have died
c) aborted fetuses
d) promoting peace

Question 8:


a) having no radical distinction
b) being one and the same
c) slightly different because only humans have souls
d) Both A and B

Question 9:


a) water for their tea
b) the monastery buildings
c) their daily meals
d) statues of the Buddha

Question 10:


a) a study of nature gods
b) a theology based on God’s revelations
c) a theology based on human observation
d) a study of god that is naturally based

Question 11:


a) incompatible with Buddhism
b) helpful with meditation practices
c) exclusive to the worldly realm
d) similar to Buddhism because there are no absolutes

Question 12:


a) factory production
b) British authority
c) small, local technology
d) business development

Question 13:


a) has recently been recognized to exist in Inda
b) is not tolerated in India
c) is fully accepted in India
d) does not occur in India

Question 14:


a) the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell campaign
b) the It Gets Better campaign
c) the LGBTIQ Drive
d) the Bully Project

Question 15:


a) source for independent study
b) special authority over an oral tradition
c) concrete reference for newcomers to the tradition
d) complete historical account of the tradition

Question 16:


a) in Christian countries
b) in Buddhist countries
c) only in North America
d) everywhere

Question 17:


a) converse
b) discuss
c) argue
d) correspond

Question 18:


a) welcomed religious debate in his court
b) had no tolerance for other religious views
c) converted everyone in his kingdom to Islam
d) was not interested in religious understandings

Question 19:


a) 2002
b) 1995
c) 1965
d) 1948

Question 20:


a) an absolute truth
b) a perspectival truth
c) a universal truth
d) a possible truth