Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment


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

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1. Siddhartha Gautama grew up as the _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to learn about Siddhartha Gautama's journey to the Middle Way and to evaluate your knowledge of the concepts. You'll need to know about his early life, self-discipline, and discovery of how to live an enlightened life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review these assessments to test your knowledge on:

  • Siddhartha Gautama's early life
  • The practice of asceticism
  • The Tree of Wisdom
  • The term for the total of Buddha's teachings
  • Buddha's famous recitation that won over his first converts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you learn and understand important information shared in the Buddhism lesson
  • Interpreting information- check to see if you interpreted information about asceticism correctly
  • Defining key concepts- verify you understand key terms like Buddhism, Dharma, and the Eightfold Path

Additional Learning

To learn more about Buddhism, review the accompanying lesson on Buddhism as the Middle Way to Enlightenment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Follow the life of Siddhartha Gautama
  • Understand how Gautama conceived of the Middle Way
  • Know the impact of the Deer Park Discourse
  • Recognize the importance of the Bodhi Tree in Buddhism
  • Understand how the Wheel of Dharma functions
  • Know how followers of Buddhism follow the Eightfold Path