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Hinduism and Buddhism Quiz

Over 4000 years old
How old is Hinduism?
Indus River Valley, North India
Where did Hinduism begin?
No specific founder or prophets, combination of Brahmanism and Vedic religion
Around 970 million
How many adherents does Hinduism have?
What is the primary location of practicing Hindus?
What percent of India practices Hinduism?
The Vedas
What is the name of the Hindu collection of hymns praising the Vedic gods?
What does the Hindu term "veda" literally mean?
The Upanishads
What Hindu text contains the earliest reference to reincarnation?
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?
What are Hindu places of worship called?
Who is the Hindu god of creation?
Who is the Hindu god of preservation?
Who is the Hindu god of destruction?
Who is the Hindu god that removes all obstacles?
Who is the Hindu reincarnation of Vishnu?
Over 300
How many Hindu gods are there?
What is the Hindu holiday that celebrates good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
What is the Hindu holiday that celebrates the coming of Spring?
Om or Aum
What is the symbol for Hinduism?
What is the cycle of repeated birth, death, and rebirth called in Hinduism and Buddhism?
What is term for "action" in Hinduism and Buddhism (can be good or bad)?
What are the teachings of the "Laws of Nature" called in Hinduism and Buddhism?
What is the term for the part of Brahman that is in everyone in Hinduism (similar to the soul)?
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?
Buddhism is primarily practiced in countries on what continent?
What is the Buddhist holy book?
Pagodas and Stupas
What are Buddhist places of worship called?
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?
What is perfect peace and freedom from suffering called in Buddhism?
What is the only way to leave the cycle of life, death, and rebirth in Buddhism?
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