Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival

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In which country did Buddhism originate?

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1. Dharma refers to the _____ in Buddhism.

2. How does Jodo Buddhism differ from Dual Shinto Buddhism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the spread of Buddhism in 6th century Japan. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include dharma and Shintoism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Origins of Buddhism
  • Teachings of the Buddha
  • Various sects of Zen Buddhism
  • 20th century Buddhism revival in Japan

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 the history of Buddhism in Japan
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different schools of thought within Zen Buddhism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the spread of Buddhism in the East
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the practice and beliefs within Zen Buddhism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this religious system, review the accompanying lesson on Japanese Zen Buddhism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how Buddhism came to early Japan
  • Define dharma and stupas
  • Identify the key aspects of Zen Buddhism
  • Define the concepts of Jodo and Shinto
  • Compare the Rinzai and Soto Buddhist sects
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