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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 Ten Paths
The Four Noble Truths
The Seven Articles of Faith

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


After completing his religious reawakening, Buddha considered himself to be which of these?
pure spiritual energy
a god
a man, who woke up to the nature of reality
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?
China
Thailand
Pakistan
India

Question 7:


What is the Japanese variation of Buddhism, that emphasizes on the role of sitting meditation in pursuing enlightenment?
Thervada
Tantric
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 sitting pillow, used during mediation
A question, meant to challenge rational thinking
An robe worn by Zen Buddhist monks

Question 9:


Creating complex, radial, and symbolic sand paintings is a practice typical for which branch of Buddhism?
Theravadic Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Nichiren Buddhism
Tibetan 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 religion that seeks to attract and convert others.
It is a tradition aimed at spreading peace in the world.

 


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