The Vedic and Upanishadic Periods: Description, Influences & Texts


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1. The oldest of Hinduism's sacred texts are the _____.

2. How did the Upanishads go beyond the Vedas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Vedas and Upanishads 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, ideas and influences of the texts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Harappa culture
  • Oldest of Hinduism's sacred texts
  • Formation of the Vedic period
  • Origin of the belief in Karma

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 Karma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hinduism

Additional Learning

To learn more about religion, review the lesson The Vedic and Upanishadic Periods: Description, Influences & Texts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of Hinduism
  • Understand the cultural significance of both periods
  • Differentiate Vedic and Upanishadic thought
  • Know vocabulary terms