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Buddhism encompassed a wide array of traditions, beliefs, and spiritual practices primarily influenced by Buddha's teachings and resulted in understood philosophies. Most Buddhist practices share the goal of overcoming suffering and the cycle of death and rebirth, either by the achievement of Nirvana or Buddhahood's path. Take this quiz and go to see how much you know about Buddhism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Buddhism is based on life experiences of_________

    • A.

      Ghandi

    • B.

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • C.

      Jesus

    Correct Answer
    B. Siddhartha Gautama
    Explanation
    Buddhism is based on the life experiences of Siddhartha Gautama, who is also known as the Buddha. He was born in Nepal in the 6th century BCE and became enlightened after years of meditation and spiritual seeking. His teachings formed the foundation of Buddhism, emphasizing the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Siddhartha Gautama's life experiences, including his renunciation of worldly possessions and his search for enlightenment, are central to the philosophy and practices of Buddhism.

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  • 2. 

    When was Buddhism founded?

    • A.

      7th centuary B.C.E

    • B.

      6th centuary B.C.E

    • C.

      2nd centuary A.D

    Correct Answer
    B. 6th centuary B.C.E
    Explanation
    Buddhism was founded in the 6th century B.C.E. This is the correct answer because historical records indicate that Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, achieved enlightenment and began teaching his teachings during this time period. The 7th century B.C.E and 2nd century A.D are not correct answers as they do not align with the historical timeline of Buddhism's founding.

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  • 3. 

    Buddha is often referred to as the_____________

    • A.

      Enlightened of Awakened one

    • B.

      God of Buddhism

    • C.

      Inventor of the cricket bat

    Correct Answer
    A. Enlightened of Awakened one
    Explanation
    Buddha is often referred to as the "Enlightened or Awakened one" because he achieved enlightenment or awakening under the Bodhi tree. This title highlights his profound spiritual awakening and understanding of the nature of reality, which he then taught to others. It signifies his attainment of supreme wisdom and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

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  • 4. 

    Do Buddhists believe in reincarnation?

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    Buddhists believe in the concept of reincarnation, which is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. According to Buddhist teachings, individuals go through multiple lives, each influenced by their actions and karma from previous lives. Reincarnation is seen as an opportunity for spiritual growth and the eventual goal is to break free from this cycle through enlightenment. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    Buddhism is the 5th largest religion in the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Buddhism is not the 5th largest religion in the world. While it is a major world religion, it is not ranked as the 5th largest. The largest religions in the world, in terms of number of followers, are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism is typically ranked as the 4th largest religion. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 6. 

    Buddhists believe that humans have the capacity to eradicate suffering.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Buddhists believe that humans have the capacity to eradicate suffering because they follow the teachings of Buddha, who emphasized the concept of enlightenment and the path to liberation from suffering. Through practicing mindfulness, meditation, and following the Eightfold Path, Buddhists believe that individuals can attain enlightenment and free themselves from the cycle of suffering and rebirth. This belief in the potential for liberation is a fundamental aspect of Buddhist philosophy and practice.

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  • 7. 

    Where was Buddhism founded?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    Buddhism was founded in India. This is because Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, was born and lived in what is now modern-day Nepal and India. He achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India, and then began teaching his philosophy and spiritual practices, which eventually became known as Buddhism. India is considered the birthplace and the main center of Buddhism, with many important Buddhist sites and monuments located in the country.

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  • 8. 

    Reciprocity is the belief that you should

    • A.

      Only eat certain meats

    • B.

      Do to others as you wish to be done to you

    • C.

      Pray twice an hour

    Correct Answer
    B. Do to others as you wish to be done to you
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately defines reciprocity as the belief that one should treat others in the same way they would like to be treated. It emphasizes the importance of considering the feelings and desires of others and treating them with kindness and respect, reflecting the golden rule principle. The other options mentioned in the question, such as eating certain meats or praying twice an hour, are unrelated to the concept of reciprocity.

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  • 9. 

    How many noble truths are there?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the number of noble truths. In Buddhism, there are four noble truths, which are considered to be the foundational teachings of the Buddha. These truths are: the truth of suffering, the truth of the origin of suffering, the truth of the cessation of suffering, and the truth of the path to the cessation of suffering. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 10. 

    If someone is to reach achieve Nirvana, they would...

    • A.

      Be a well known band

    • B.

      Blow out their desires

    • C.

      Pray for hours

    Correct Answer
    B. Blow out their desires
    Explanation
    To achieve Nirvana, one must blow out their desires. Nirvana is a state of enlightenment and liberation from suffering in Buddhism. It is attained by extinguishing all desires and attachments to worldly things. By letting go of cravings and attachments, individuals can attain a state of inner peace and ultimate freedom from suffering. This process involves eliminating all desires and attachments, allowing one to transcend the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

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