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Trivia Quiz - Buddhism Basics


Try your luck by taking this quiz about the history, facts and teachings of the Buddhist religion.

Quiz Number: 150
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Quiz Categories: Buddhism
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: garrett
Average Score: 57.5 percent
Times Taken: 278 times
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1. Buddhism is based on the teachings of:
  A.   Jesus Christ
  B.   Siddhartha Gautama
  C.   Muhammad
  D.   The Indian emperor Asoka

2. Buddhism is divided into how many main schools?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   5

3. The basic doctrines of early Buddhism, includes how many "noble truths"
  A.   4
  B.   8
  C.   9
  D.   11

4. Which noble truth is a state of supreme liberation and bliss, and suggests both the end of suffering and the cessation of desires that perpetuate bondage?
  A.   dukhka
  B.   trishna
  C.   decrasha
  D.   nirvana

5. Of the five aggregates that represent experience, which is the only one that refers to material existence?
  A.   vijnana
  B.   rupa
  C.   samjna
  D.   vedana

6. This doctrine states that one's state in this life is a result of actions (both physical and mental) in past incarnations, and action in this life can determine one's destiny in future incarnations.
  A.   karma
  B.   anatman
  C.   samskara
  D.   tumpada

7. The five basic moral precepts of Buddhism are to refrain from taking life, stealing, acting unchastely, speaking falsely, and what?
  A.   speaking against the Buddha
  B.   recognizing other religions
  C.   slandering one's parents
  D.   drinking intoxicants

8. The large number of rules that regulate the lives of Buddhist monks are known as:
  A.   Dharma
  B.   Sangha
  C.   Pratimoksa
  D.   Moksa

9. Of the two great nonacademic sects, the chief practice of this sects is sitting in meditation to achieve "sudden enlightenment."
  A.   Pure Land Buddhism
  B.   Zen Buddhism
  C.   Soka Gakkai
  D.   Soka Gakkai

10. Of the two great nonacademic sects, this sect advocates repetition of the name of the Buddha Amitabha to attain rebirth in his paradise.
  A.   Pure Land Buddhism
  B.   Zen Buddhism
  C.   Soka Gakkai
  D.   Zen Gakkai


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