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Basic Buddhist Facts

written by: Growler
 
This quiz tests your knowledge of basic facts and terminology associated with Buddhism.

Question 1:


These fundamental statements have led to the formulation of the Buddhist philosophy, and contain the basic principles of the spiritual teacher, Buddha.
The Four Noble Truths
The Ten Paths
The Seven Articles of Faith
The Three Scrolls

Question 2:


What is the central theme of the teachings of religious teacher Buddha and of Buddhist philosophy as a whole?
Suffering
Achieving unity with nature
Achieving perfection
Happiness

Question 3:


What was the birth name of the historic figure known as Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion?
Siddhartha Gautama
Jakili Saruputa
Malik Mohammed
Elkini Baros

Question 4:


What is the formula to end or reduce suffering according to the principles of Buddhism?
The Ten Righteous Practices
Deep Meditation
The Six Cures
The Noble Eightfold Path

Question 5:


After completing his religious reawakening, Buddha considered himself to be which of these?
a man, who woke up to the nature of reality
pure spiritual energy
a prophet, sent by a supreme being to deliver the universal truth
a god

Question 6:


The beginning of the Buddhist religion can be traced back to the fifth century BC in which country?
Thailand
Pakistan
India
China

Question 7:


What is the Japanese variation of Buddhism, that emphasizes on the role of sitting meditation in pursuing enlightenment?
Tantric
Thervada
Zen
Mahayana

Question 8:


What is the definition of Zen Koan, one of the important aspects of Buddhist religious practices?
A clan of spiritual leaders in the Zen Buddhist religious community
A question, meant to challenge rational thinking
An robe worn by Zen Buddhist monks
A sitting pillow, used during mediation

Question 9:


Creating complex, radial, and symbolic sand paintings is a practice typical for which branch of Buddhism?
Zen Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism
Theravadic Buddhism
Nichiren Buddhism

Question 10:


Which of the following statements best describes the essence of Buddhism?
It is the legacy of a prophet, sent to earth with a message of universal love.
It is a means for people to save themselves.
It is a tradition aimed at spreading peace in the world.
It is a religion that seeks to attract and convert others.

 


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