Buddhism's Spread in India, Ceylon & Central Asia


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How did Emperor Ashoka help to spread Buddhism?

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1. Buddhism began in which country?

2. Why did China prove to be so fertile for conversion to Mahayana Buddhism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the spread of Buddhism in India, Ceylon, and Central Asia. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include the different branches of Buddhism and what country Buddhism originated in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following:

  • What emperor helped Buddhism spread
  • Branches of Buddhism
  • Buddhism's country of origin
  • Definition of a Bodhisttva
  • What countries are primarily Mahayana Buddhist

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the spread of Buddhism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding branches of Buddhism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of Buddhism

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of Buddhism, review the corresponding lesson on the Spread of Buddhism in India, Ceylon, and Central Asia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the early history Buddhism in India
  • Explore Buddhism's varieties
  • Discuss the spread of Buddhism across Ceylon and Southeast Asia
  • Learn about the rise of Buddhism in Tibet, China, Japan, and Mongolia