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Tibetan Buddhism

written by: rangzen
 
Tibetan Buddhism is one of the many forms of Buddhism practiced in Asia and around the world. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of this ancient form of Buddhism.

Question 1:


The esoteric tradition known as Tantra originated in Tibet and is unique to Tibetan Buddhism.
False
True

Question 2:


Which of the following is not one of the four main forms of Tibetan Buddhism?
Nying
Sakya
Chan
Gelug

Question 3:

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Which Tibetan word, meaning "the presence", is often used by Tibetans to refer to His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 4:


What is the title of the leader of the Kagyu, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism?
Karmapa
Chogyum Trungpa
Pachen Lama
Dalai Lama

Question 5:


What is the name of the Tibetan King who is said to have brought and solidified Buddhism in Tibet?
Songtsen Gampo
Tilopa
Genghis Khan
Marpa

Question 6:


Which word refers to a Tibetan Buddhist lama or other religious figure, who has consciously decided to be reborn, in order to continue his/her religious pursuits?
Terma
Lama
Tulku
Terton

Question 7:


Who was the founder of the first Tibetan Buddhist Dharma center in the West?
Pema Chodren
Chogyam Trungpa
Thich Nhat Hanh
Dalai Lama

Question 8:


Who is the second highest lama in the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism?
Karmapa
Khenpo Gangshar Rinpoche
Panchen Lama
Dalai Lama

Question 9:


What year did the XIVth Dalai Lama escape Tibet?
1960
1959
1989
1949

Question 10:


The Potala is traditionally the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in Tibet.
True
False

Question 11:

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What country houses the Tibetan government-in-exile and gives residence to the XIVth Dalai Lama?
United Kingdom
India
Canada
Switzerland


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Question 12:


Padmasambhava, a widely revered Indian Buddhist master who founded the Tantric school of Buddhism in the 8th century, is known by what other name?
Shakyapa Rinpoche
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche
Totally Awesome Indian Dude

Question 13:


The Dalai Lama and the Karmapa are believed to be emanations of what deity?
Dorje Shug-dun
Tara
Chenrenzig
Palden Lhamo

 


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