A Concise Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition: Chapter 8

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Question 1:


a) Theravada
b) Chan-Zen
c) Pure Land
d) Yogicara

Question 2:


a) The Dharma
b) The Sangha
c) The Buddha
d) The Bodhisattva

Question 3:


a) It is a “merit-making” ritual.
b) Merit transfer is part of it.
c) Priests give alms to the poor.
d) Laypeople give alms to monks.

Question 4:


a) Suffering
b) Soul
c) Impermanence
d) No-self

Question 5:


a) 1935
b) 2000
c) 1965
d) 1975

Question 6:


a) Life stories
b) Warrior stories
c) Birth stories
d) Hero stories

Question 7:


a) Vajrayana
b) Theravada
c) Mahayana
d) Mahavira

Question 8:


a) They are burial mounds.
b) Devotees walk around them in clockwise direction.
c) Monks pour water on them daily for purification.
d) Building them is a merit-making ritual.

Question 9:


a) Enlightened being
b) Enlightened god
c) Worthy one
d) Saint

Question 10:


a) Bhikshus
b) Bhikshunis
c) The Sangha
d) Arhats

Question 11:


a) Thich Nhat Hanh
b) The Dalai Lama
c) Daisetsu T. Suzuki
d) Shaku Soyen

Question 12:


a) Shakyamuni
b) Tathagata
c) Mahamaya
d) Siddhartha

Question 13:


a) Ngo Dinh Diem
b) The Dalai Lama
c) Siddhartha
d) Ashoka

Question 14:


a) Bardo Thodol
b) Bardo Ngawang
c) Bardo Gyaltsen
d) Bardo Chogye

Question 15:


a) Mahavira
b) Mara
c) Maya
d) Mahayana

Question 16:


a) It is a Theravada mantra.
b) It is a Mahayana mantra.
c) It means “O the jewel in the lotus.”
d) It means “Homage to the Lotus Sutra.”

Question 17:


a) Three gems
b) Three baskets
c) Three bodhisattvas
d) Three buddhas

Question 18:


a) Theravada
b) Mahayana
c) Pure Land
d) Zen

Question 19:


a) 15
b) 80
c) 112
d) 32

Question 20:


a) Zen
b) Pure Land
c) Theravada
d) Tibetan