Siddhartha: Wisdom & Knowledge Quotes


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In the novel, Siddhartha, why does Siddhartha leave the samanas with Govinda, even though he has not completed studying with them?

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How does the following quote relate to the theme of the novel, Siddhartha, in which Siddhartha is in search of enlightenment?

''I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha.'' (p. 36)


In the novel, Siddhartha, what does Siddhartha mean when he shares the following thought regarding the value of knowledge?

''Too much knowledge had hindered him, too many sacred verses, too many sacrificial rules...He had been full of pride'' (p. 87).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ensure you have a quality understanding of the wisdom and knowledge quotes found in the novel Siddhartha by using this quiz and worksheet. Questions examine specific quotes in the novel related to enlightenment and the value of knowledge. These assessments also test your understanding of Siddhartha's journey as he sought wisdom throughout the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reason Siddhartha leaves the samanas before completing his studies
  • Quote on enlightenment that relates to the theme of the novel
  • Siddhartha's quote regarding the value of knowledge
  • Source of enlightenment for Siddhartha
  • Roles associated with Siddhartha's path to understanding wisdom

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the place Siddhartha gained enlightenment and why he left the samanas with Govinda
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read the quotes about Siddhartha's pride and being a pupil of himself and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the roles Siddhartha took on his path to understanding wisdom

Additional Learning

To learn more about the topics covered in this quiz and worksheet, review the lesson called Siddhartha: Wisdom & Knowledge Quotes. Topics covered include the following:

  • Language in which the novel was originally written
  • Focus of Siddhartha
  • Why Siddhartha was skeptical about learning from Buddha Gautama
  • Meaning of penitence