Hinduism and Buddhism Quiz

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Over 4000 years old

How old is Hinduism?

Indus River Valley, North India

Where did Hinduism begin?

Hinduism

No specific founder or prophets, combination of Brahmanism and Vedic religion

Around 970 million

How many adherents does Hinduism have?

India

What is the primary location of practicing Hindus?

80

What percent of India practices Hinduism?

The Vedas

What is the name of the Hindu collection of hymns praising the Vedic gods?

Knowledge

What does the Hindu term "veda" literally mean?

The Upanishads

What Hindu text contains the earliest reference to reincarnation?

Ramayana

What Hindu text contains long epic poems about Rama and Sita?

The Mahabharata

What Hindu text contains the Bhagavad Gita or "Songs of God"

The Puranas

What Hindu text contains a collection of stories about the different incarnations and the lives of saints?

Mandirs

What are Hindu places of worship called?

Brahman

Who is the Hindu god of creation?

Vishnu

Who is the Hindu god of preservation?

Shiva

Who is the Hindu god of destruction?

Ganesha

Who is the Hindu god that removes all obstacles?

Krishna

Who is the Hindu reincarnation of Vishnu?

Over 300

How many Hindu gods are there?

Diwali

What is the Hindu holiday that celebrates good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

Holi

What is the Hindu holiday that celebrates the coming of Spring?

Om or Aum

What is the symbol for Hinduism?

Samsara

What is the cycle of repeated birth, death, and rebirth called in Hinduism and Buddhism?

Karma

What is term for "action" in Hinduism and Buddhism (can be good or bad)?

Dharma

What are the teachings of the "Laws of Nature" called in Hinduism and Buddhism?

Atman

What is the term for the part of Brahman that is in everyone in Hinduism (similar to the soul)?

Moksha

What is the term for the soul's freedom from Samsara in Hinduism?

2500 years ago

When did Buddhism begin?

Siddhartha Gautama

Who is the founder of Buddhism?

The Buddha

What is Siddhartha Gautama called today?

Over 376 million

How many adherents does Buddhism have?

Asia

Buddhism is primarily practiced in countries on what continent?

Tripitaka

What is the Buddhist holy book?

Pagodas and Stupas

What are Buddhist places of worship called?

Wesak

What is the Buddhist holiday that celebrates the life of Siddhartha Gautama?

Dharma Wheel

What is the symbol for Buddhism?

no god

Who is the main god in Buddhism?

Nirvana

What is perfect peace and freedom from suffering called in Buddhism?

enlightenment

What is the only way to leave the cycle of life, death, and rebirth in Buddhism?

Dukka

What is the term for "suffering" in Buddhism?

Suffering exists, there is a cause for suffering, there is an end to suffering, the way to end suffering is to follow the Eightfold Path

What are the Four Noble Truths?

Right View/Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Contemplation

List the right ways of living in the Eightfold Path

No harming living things, No lying or gossip, No stealing, No relationship misconduct, No drugs/alcohol

List the 5 Precepts in Buddhism

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