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Trivia Quiz - Hinduism Basics


Hinduism is one of the major religions is south Asia. How much do you know about its history, people and teachings?

Quiz Number: 1138
Date Submitted: April 26, 2007
Quiz Categories: Hinduism
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: nut_meg
Average Score: 61.6 percent
Times Taken: 690 times
Taken by Registered Users: 16

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1. How many Hindu Gods are there?
  A.   1
  B.   5
  C.   500
  D.   300,000 or more depending on how you count them

2. Which of the following is a Hindu holy book?
  A.   Mahabharat
  B.   Ramayana
  C.   Quran
  D.   both A and B

3. Which animal do Hindus treat as scared?
  A.   pig
  B.   dog
  C.   cow
  D.   cat

4. For marriage ceremonies, which of the following elements are necessary?
  A.   sacred water
  B.   sacred fire
  C.   sacred air
  D.   sacred earth

5. What color does a Hindu bride traditionally wear on her wedding day?
  A.   white
  B.   pink
  C.   black
  D.   red

6. What color are you supposed to wear to a Hindu funeral?
  A.   black
  B.   white
  C.   red
  D.   not specific

7. At a Hindu funeral, what is traditionally done with the body of the deceased?
  A.   bury the dead
  B.   burn the dead
  C.   mummify the dead
  D.   put them in a mauseloum

8. By what name is a Hindu priest known?
  A.   pundit or pandit
  B.   rabbi
  C.   imam
  D.   amir

9. What is karma as defined by Hindu holy books?
  A.   your deeds
  B.   your life
  C.   your ambition
  D.   your family

10. Who would, most likely in a funeral ceremony, light the funeral pyre?
  A.   the pandit
  B.   the son or male member of the family
  C.   the daughter or female member of the family
  D.   the spouse or parent


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