Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism


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Asceticism can be understood as _____

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1. Nirvana can be defined as _____ .

2. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects the life of Siddhartha Gautama?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As one of the world's oldest religions, Buddhism has a long history. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of Buddhism's origins and the man who would become known as Buddha.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the:

  • Founding of Buddhism
  • Concept of asceticism
  • Tree known as the Tree of Wisdom
  • Meaning of the name Buddha
  • Ultimate goal of Buddhist practice

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 lesson on Buddhism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the founder of Buddhism and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the definition of asceticism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the desired state of freedom related to Buddhism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this popular religion, review the accompanying lesson on Gautama Buddha & the Founding of Buddhism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the biography of Buddha
  • Define Buddha, asceticism, Nirvana, and other related terms
  • Identify the purpose behind the practice of Buddhism