The Three Baskets and the Dhammapada: Description & Overview


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

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1. The teachings of Buddha are known collectively as _____.

2. Which basket contains a collection of rules given to the Buddhist community of believers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the sacred texts of Buddhism. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the three sections of Buddhist texts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Collective name for the three sections of Buddhist sacred texts
  • The name for the collected teachings of Buddha
  • Rules given to the Buddhist community of believers
  • Buddhist exposition of the law
  • Buddhist basket that seeks to describe reality, time, and matter

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the three baskets of Buddhism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Philosophy basket
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Vinaya Pitaka and Dhammapada

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled The Three Baskets and the Dhammapada: Description & Overview to find out more about this subject. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the division of sections in Buddhist sacred texts
  • Identify the importance of rules given to Buddhist believers
  • Know the most important of Buddhism's three baskets
  • Recognize the collection that focuses on philosophy