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WEST History: Buddhism Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Nirvana can be defined as _____ .

Question 2 2. Why should an arhat live a life that is free from ego, pride and selfishness?

Question 3 3. In Western terms, Nirvana is _____.

Question 4 4. Why did Siddhartha Gautama turn to a life of asceticism?

Question 5 5. Which of the following individuals could also be considered an arhat?

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Question 6 6. What is another term for the Triple Gem of Buddhism?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is TRUE of the first jewel of the Triple Gem of Buddhism?

Question 8 8. Which tree is known in Buddhism as the Tree of Wisdom?

Question 9 9. A person who follows severe self-discipline through his or her life is living a life of _____.

Question 10 10. Who was the founder of Buddhism?

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Question 11 11. One of Buddhism's most sacred texts is the _____.

Question 12 12. What is the mnemonic device that helps new converts remember the ORDER of the Triple Gem of Buddhism?

Question 13 13. Which term is used to signify the total of Buddha's teachings?

Question 14 14. During a Buddhism lecture, your classmates talk about a tree that signifies wisdom to Buddhists. They are probably talking about the _____.

Question 15 15. Buddha can be translated as the

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Question 16 16. A person who has the ability to attain Nirvana but delays it in order to help others is known as a _____.

Question 17 17. The _____ refers to Buddha's teachings.

Question 18 18. One of Buddha's famous recitations, in which he won fellow ascetics as his first converts, was the _____.

Question 19 19. A Buddhist temple would be a place to practice which of the jewels from the Triple Gem of Buddhism?

Question 20 20. Who is considered the founder of Buddhism?

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Question 21 21. Asceticism can be understood as _____

Question 22 22. The Middle Path is most closely associated with a life of _____.

Question 23 23. The state of freedom from suffering, desire, and the sense of self is known to Buddhists as _____.

Question 24 24. Which of these statements adheres to the Four Noble Truths?

Question 25 25. Siddhartha Gautama grew up as the _____.

WEST History: Buddhism Chapter Exam Instructions

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