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World Religion: Buddhism Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. According to tradition, why did Asoka convert to Buddhism?

Question 2 2. One of your friends is a Buddhist. She is likely to believe that _____.

Question 3 3. The teachings of Buddha are known collectively as _____.

Question 4 4. Which of these can be translated to mean suffering?

Question 5 5. In which country did Buddhism originate?

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Question 6 6. Emperor Wuzong aimed to _____

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is true about women in ancient Buddhist and Hindu religions?

Question 8 8. Which sect of Zen Buddhism emphasizes an abrupt and rapid path to enlightenment?

Question 9 9. During a Buddhism lecture, your classmates talk about a tree that signifies wisdom to Buddhists. They are probably talking about the _____.

Question 10 10. How are the Tripitaka utilized in Theravada Buddhism?

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Question 11 11. Buddhism's sacred texts are compiled in three sections known collectively as the _____.

Question 12 12. After the death of a sitting Dalai Lama, how is the next Dalai Lama chosen?

Question 13 13. Nirvana can be defined as _____ .

Question 14 14. A person who follows severe self-discipline through his or her life is living a life of _____.

Question 15 15. Which empire did Asoka rule?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following terms refers to a Buddhist nun?

Question 17 17. How did the Tang Dynasty react to Buddhism's growing power?

Question 18 18. The _____ refers to Buddha's teachings.

Question 19 19. What is the mnemonic device that helps new converts remember the ORDER of the Triple Gem of Buddhism?

Question 20 20. A person who has the ability to attain Nirvana but delays it in order to help others is known as a _____.

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Question 21 21. Who is considered the founder of Buddhism?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an ancient Indian language?

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 the following individuals could also be considered an arhat?

Question 25 25. What position did the Dalai Lama hold in Tibet until the Chinese took over?

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Question 26 26. After converting to Buddhism, Asoka passed many peaceful edicts known to history as the _____.

Question 27 27. How does Jodo Buddhism differ from Dual Shinto Buddhism?

Question 28 28. In Western terms, Nirvana is _____.

Question 29 29. What does the word 'nirvana' mean?

Question 30 30. Sutra is a name for the _____.

World Religion: Buddhism Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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