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WEST History: Hinduism Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the primary goal of the Hermit stage of life?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the best definition of the Vedas?

Question 3 3. During the Vedic Period, which two cultures fused to form ancient Hinduism?

Question 4 4. In which Hindu period was the belief in Karma formed?

Question 5 5. What famous Hindu text exemplifies the importance of dharma?

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Question 6 6. How were Gandhi's actions in South Africa and India similar?

Question 7 7. The oldest of Hinduism's sacred texts are the _____.

Question 8 8. A Hindu's ultimate goal is freedom from the cycle of rebirth and death, which is also known as moksha. This occurs during which stage?

Question 9 9. The three main deities of Hinduism are collectively known as the _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following aspects of the Vedas is not agreed upon and is debated by scholars?

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Question 11 11. Why did Gandhi adhere to brahmacharya, the act of abstaining from sexual activity?

Question 12 12. The Hindu goal of kama, from which we get the Kamasutra, makes it permissible to seek _____.

Question 13 13. How did the Aryan invasion influence the Hindu faith?

Question 14 14. Those who follow the Hindu religion believe that all of reality and creation is part of a vague, yet divine, entity known as _____.

Question 15 15. Name the Hindu deity whose actions often bring pain and suffering. This deity can be full of careless passion and extreme emotion, but he also makes way for perfection.

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Question 16 16. How did the Upanishads go beyond the Vedas?

Question 17 17. How does the Atharva-Veda differ most from the other Vedas?

Question 18 18. Which of these is the ultimate goal of Hinduism?

Question 19 19. The four stages of Hindu life are known as the _____.

Question 20 20. The generation of Americans that care for both their children and parents at the same time is often called the 'Sandwich Generation' What Hindu stage of life is similar?

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Question 21 21. The term 'swaraj' can be translated as _____.

Question 22 22. According to Hinduism, how does karma determine the quality of the next life and the lives to come?

Question 23 23. What is moksha to the Hindu faith?

Question 24 24. Hinduism is believed to have originated in the _____ River Valley.

Question 25 25. Gandhi organized the Salt March in 1930 in order to _____.

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Question 26 26. Wealth and power are permissibly sought for through the Hindu goal of _____.

Question 27 27. How does Hinduism approach the concept of reality?

Question 28 28. A young Hindu man is beginning to think of marriage and family. He is most likely at the end of the _____ stage of life.

Question 29 29. How would you describe Hinduism in terms of its morality?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is FALSE about dharma?

WEST History: Hinduism Chapter Exam Instructions

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