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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.
True
False

Question 2:


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

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?
Pachen Lama
Chogyum Trungpa
Dalai Lama
Karmapa

Question 5:


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

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
Tulku
Terton
Lama

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:

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


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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?
Guru Rinpoche
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Shakyapa Rinpoche
Totally Awesome Indian Dude

Question 13:


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

 


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