Theravada Buddhism: Definition, Beliefs & Rituals


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Theravada Buddhism is _____.

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1. In Theravadin Buddhism, an arhat is _____.

2. In Theravada Buddhism _____ can achieve nirvana.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set helps you make sure you understand Theravada Buddhism. See what you know about the beliefs and practices of this Buddhist tradition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to measure your knowledge of:

  • Who is able to achieve nirvana in this tradition of Buddhism
  • What an arhat is
  • What occurs during Uposatha

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what Theravada Buddhism is
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the rituals of this tradition of Buddhism in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as arhat
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is able to attain nirvana in Theravada Buddhism

Additional Learning

To get a more complete understanding of this Buddhist tradition, read the lesson titled Theravada Buddhism: Definition, Beliefs & Rituals. You will be exposed to ideas like:

  • What sutras are
  • Where this tradition of Buddhism originated and where it is practiced today
  • The four stages required to become an arhat
  • The purpose of Theravada Buddhist temples