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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 Three Scrolls
The Four Noble Truths
The Seven Articles of Faith
The Ten Paths

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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 god
a prophet, sent by a supreme being to deliver the universal truth

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


Which of the following statements best describes the essence of Buddhism?
It is a tradition aimed at spreading peace in the world.
It is a religion that seeks to attract and convert others.
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.

 


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