Chapter 3 (Hinduism)

  1. The word that means "illusion" is
  2. The Vedas, the earliest Hindu Scripture
    reconcile innumerable gods as a single Ultimate
  3. The Hindu pantheon is said to include
    330 million gods
  4. A characteristic symbolic object associated with Krishna, indicative of the attractive power of the divine, is a
  5. A mantra is a
    short chant
  6. What animal is treated with special devotion and care by Hindus?
  7. The term for the divine nature of each person is
  8. The Vedic god of fire was
  9. Which of the following IS NOT part of Natural Law or Rita?
    Everything in the universe in unrelated
  10. The oldest and most important of the Vedas is
    Rig Veda
  11. The Upanishads are
    about 100 written works that discuss the nature of spiritual reality
  12. Karma Yoga is
    doing your duty without desiring any reward
  13. The Bhagavad Gita is part of a long Indian epic poem called
  14. The prince who is counseled by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is
  15. For Hindus, time
    is without beginning or end
  16. Bhakti means
    devotion to a god
  17. The god Rama is frequently paired with
  18. The Vedic god of storm and war was
  19. What god, ordinarily shown with the face of a monkey, is a
  20. The North Indian Aryans were
    devotees of gods like Indra and Agni
  21. The modern Indian who used nonviolent means to help lead India to independence in 1947 was
    Mohandas Gandhi
  22. The religious practice of ordinary Hindus is primarily
    bhakti yoga or devotion to deities
  23. The law of moral cause-and-effect is called the law of
  24. A Hindu social class, sanctioned by religion, is called a
  25. Raja yoga is the yoga of
  26. A brahmin is a
  27. This god is associated with destruction and rebirth
  28. A major city of the pre-Vedic culture of the Indus River Valley was
  29. Om is a well-known example of a
  30. What deity is often shown with dark blue skin?
  31. A guru is a
    spiritual guide
  32. Hindus believe the Devil
    doesn't exist
  33. In Hinduism, dharma refers to
    one's social duty
  34. The absolute or divine reality is known as
  35. If an elephant charges, a jnani devotee should
    get out of the way
  36. The city of India considered most sacred by the Hindus and Lord Shiva's favorite city is
    Benares (Kashi)
  37. In Hinduism, the dead body is disposed of by
  38. The river that lies northwest of India is
  39. Hinduism is the state religion of
  40. The goal of ultimate liberation from egotism and from rebirth is called
  41. Puja is
    devotional ritual
  42. Krishna is considered an incarnation of
  43. The philosopher Shankar, described God as
    "neti, neti" ("not this, not that")
  44. The elephant-headed god who is the remover of obstacles is
  45. The great warrior goddess of Hinduism is
  46. Hinduism is
    • -the 3rd largest Religious tradition in the world
    • -the most inclusive major religious tradition¬†
    • -the most complex of the World's Religions¬†
    • (all of the above)
  47. India's population is one billion souls. How many are practicing Hindus?
  48. The more traditional term for native religion in India is
    Sanatana Dharma
  49. Which of the following IS NOT one of the ten avatars of Vishnu?
    Viktor (Jack Russel Terrier)
  50. The goddess who sticks her tongue out and wears a garland of skulls and a belt of hacked limbs is
  51. Mohandas Ghandi renamed the Dalit or Untouchables as
    Children of God
  52. The Hindu greeting "Namaste" or "Namaskar" means
    I bow to the divinity in you
  53. In the four stages of life, students and enunciates are
    to be celibate
  54. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna counsels Arjuna to
    go to war
  55. The Trimurti speaks of
    creation, preservation, and destruction
  56. Transcendentalism is the name for
    an American movement in literature that was influenced by Hinduism
  57. The three main sects of Hinduism are
    Shaktism, Shivaism, and Vaishnavism
  58. Four great religions which separated from Hinduism are
    Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism
  59. Haha yoga postures were originally designed to
    Help you sit in meditation comfortably for hours
  60. The primary place of worship for Hindus is
    in their own homes
  61. Nonviolence or non harm is
  62. A spiritual teacher who often has many followers is called a
  63. A spiritual discipline or practice for attaining union with the divine
  64. Such figures as Rama and Krishna are called __________, meaning the earthly embodiment of a deity
  65. A spiritual community where devotees live and study is called a
  66. Devotional practices to a deity or teacher fall under the heading of
  67. The moral law of cause and effect that governs one's rebirth is called
  68. The great literacy work about Krishna that explains the fourth paths is
    Bhagavad Gita
  69. The state of complete inner peace emerging in the deepest meditation is called
  70. The ancient scriptures of India are called the
  71. Hinduism has a(n) ___________ system with five main social classes
  72. The word yoga means
    spiritual discipline
  73. When linked together, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are often called
  74. The everyday world of change and suffering leading to rebirth is
  75. ______________ is liberation from personal limitation, egotism, and rebirth
  76. ____________ is the spiritual essences of the universe while, ____________ is a member of the priestly caste
    • Brahman
    • Brahmin
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Chapter 3 (Hinduism)
Exam 1 (Hinduism and Buddhism)