Indian Worship Traditions: Vishnu, Shiva & Devi


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Which of these gods, who can incarnate into many forms, is referred to as the Preserver?

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1. Which of these gods is referred to as the Destroyer?

2. Which of these is known as the tender, welcoming great mother goddess?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vishnu, Shiva and Devi are Hindu gods, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on their different characteristics and significance to the Hindu faith.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The main attributes of Vishnu, Shiva and Devi
  • The nicknames for Vishnu, Shiva and Devi based on their main characteristics
  • The most famous incarnation of Vishnu
  • The forms taken by Devi

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Vishnu, Shiva and Devi
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of incarnation as it applies to Vishnu, Shiva and Devi
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the main characteristics of Vishnu, Shiva and Devi

Additional Learning

To learn more about Vishnu, Shiva and Devi, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the relationships between Vishnu, Shiva and Devi in the Hindu faith
  • Identify incarnations of Vishnu and their importance
  • Know the unique traits Devi has because she's a goddess