Brahmanism: Beliefs & Evolution into Early Hinduism


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Which culture did NOT contribute to Brahmanism?

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1. Which group worships the Brahman directly and most often in Brahmanism?

2. Which of the following regions has Brahman ceremonies going back 10,000 years?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This lesson will teach you more about Brahmanism, a religion that originated in India and had many similarities to Hinduism. The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will test you on specific tenets of the religion, as well as its origin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What cultures contributed to Brahmanism
  • Who worships the Brahman directly
  • What region has held Brahman ceremonies as long as 10,000 years ago
  • Which group overshadowed Brahmanism through their writing
  • The definition of reincarnation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what reincarnation means and who most directly worshiped the Brahman
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding the historical origin of a religion and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different cultures that contributed to Brahmanism

Additional Learning

To learn more about an old Indian religion, review the corresponding lesson on the characteristics of Brahmanism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what Brahmanism is
  • Examines its origin in South India, most notably Kerala
  • Discusses the major practices and beliefs of Brahmanism
  • Explores how Brahmanism helped give rise to Hinduism