The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts


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Which of the following is the best definition of the Vedas?

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1. Which of the following aspects of the Vedas is not agreed upon and is debated by scholars?

2. Which Veda is a collection of poetry and hymns and is considered the most important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Vedas are the sacred texts of Hinduism, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the history, collections and contents of the Vedas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Language in which Hinduism's sacred texts are written
  • Most important Veda
  • Veda composed of chants usually used by priests

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world religion lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Rig-Veda
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Vedas

Additional Learning

To learn more about religion, review the accompanying lesson titled The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of the Vedas
  • Understand the cultural significance of the Vedas
  • Differentiate the four collections of the Vedas