Ch 28: WEST History: Buddhism

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to help you study for the section of the WEST History exam that covers Buddhism and other great religions. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will allow you to reinforce what you already know and perhaps gain new information.

WEST History: Buddhism - Chapter Summary

These lessons review the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha in order to prepare you for questions in the corresponding section of the WEST History test. The lessons cover the following material:

  • The life of Buddha and birth of Buddhism
  • Nirvana
  • The Eightfold Path and Four Noble Truths
  • The Middle Way
  • Buddhism's Triple Gem

Our brief, enjoyable video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes help you reinforce your memory of the material. Our subject-matter experts are available to answer questions too, should you need them, and our Timeline feature enables you to review effectively without replaying an entire lesson, thus maximizing the use of your time.

WEST History: Buddhism Chapter Objectives

The WEST History exam tests your understanding of world and United States history from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Its purpose is to evaluate your knowledge as part of the prerequisites for teacher certification or a history teaching endorsement in Washington State. The topics in this chapter on Buddhism may be found within the world history domain area of the test, which constitutes about 36% of the overall test.

There are 110 questions on the WEST History test. The exam is computer based and the questions are in a multiple-choice format. You must read a short paragraph and then select the response that best answers the question from the choices shown.

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