The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment


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Who was the founder of Buddhism?

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1. The state of freedom from suffering, desire, and the sense of self is known to Buddhists as _____.

2. Which of these statements adheres to the Four Noble Truths?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Four Noble Truths are the central tenets of Buddhism, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and define characteristics of the Four Noble Truths, as well as the life and teachings of Buddha.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Buddhist beliefs
  • Characteristics of the Four Noble Truths
  • The founder of Buddhism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms and phrases by their definitions, such as the term for the state of freedom from suffering, desire, and the sense of self
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Buddhism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Buddha and the Four Noble Truths

Additional Learning

To learn more about beliefs at the core of Buddhism, review the following lesson titled The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life and teachings of Buddha
  • Define an Ascetic
  • Identify of the link betwen the Four Noble Truths and a self-controlled lifestyle