How Much Do You Know About Buddhism? Quiz!

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How Much Do You Know About Buddhism? Quiz!

Do you know about Buddhism? And that is a path and practice of spiritual enlightenment in which the goal is to achieve a nirvana state. When this is accomplished, the person is free from suffering. Buddhism is also centered around the belief that karma is imminent, or what goes around comes around. This quiz will educate you about the religion of Buddhism. Good luck with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What happened under the tree known as the "Bodhi Tree"?
    • A. 

      Siddhartha was born.

    • B. 

      Siddhartha was enlightened.

    • C. 

      The Buddha died.

    • D. 

      The Buddha gave his first teaching.

  • 2. 
    What are the Three Treasures of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Aging, illness, and death.

    • B. 

      Greed, anger, and ignorance of no-self.

    • C. 

      The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

    • D. 

      The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Precepts of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Do not kill.

    • B. 

      Do not misuse sexuality.

    • C. 

      Do not steal.

    • D. 

      Honor your father and mother.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT included in the Five Precepts of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Do not lie.

    • B. 

      Do not steal.

    • C. 

      Do not take intoxicants.

    • D. 

      Do not worship idols.

  • 5. 
    What does the word "buddha" mean literally?
    • A. 

      "Awakened one."

    • B. 

      "Holy one."

    • C. 

      "Prince."

    • D. 

      "Teacher."

  • 6. 
    Where was the Buddha born?
    • A. 

      A part of northern India that is now Nepal.

    • B. 

      A part of northwestern India that is now Pakistan.

    • C. 

      Bhutan.

    • D. 

      Budapest.

  • 7. 
    The Buddha was born into which caste?
    • A. 

      Brahmin.

    • B. 

      Kshatriya.

    • C. 

      None. He was a dalit.

    • D. 

      Vaishya.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following do Buddhists believe about the Buddha?
    • A. 

      He was the creator of the universe.

    • B. 

      He is the god of all people.

    • C. 

      He taught a path to nirvana.

    • D. 

      He was an avatar of Shiva.

  • 9. 
    Siddhartha's "Four Visions" were of what?
    • A. 

      An old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a holy man.

    • B. 

      Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and Ganesha.

    • C. 

      Suffering, craving, nirvana, and the Eightfold Path.

    • D. 

      The hell realm, the animal realm, the human realm, and the god realm.

  • 10. 
    Buddhism is the "Middle Way" between what and what?
    • A. 

      Taoism and Confucianism.

    • B. 

      The material and the spiritual.

    • C. 

      Theism and atheism.

    • D. 

      Self-indulgence and extreme asceticism.

  • 11. 
    What does "bodhi" mean literally?
    • A. 

      "Enlightenment."

    • B. 

      "Fig."

    • C. 

      "Meditation."

    • D. 

      "Tree."

  • 12. 
    What is the Sangha?
    • A. 

      Another name for the Buddha.

    • B. 

      Another name for the Eightfold Path.

    • C. 

      The Buddhist community.

    • D. 

      The Buddhist teachings.

  • 13. 
    In Buddhism, the term "Dharma" refers to what?
    • A. 

      One's ethical duty, based on the divine order of reality.

    • B. 

      One's immortal soul.

    • C. 

      The Buddhist community.

    • D. 

      The Buddhist teachings.

  • 14. 
    What is duhkha?
    • A. 

      Craving.

    • B. 

      Liberation from samsara.

    • C. 

      Suffering.

    • D. 

      The Buddhist teachings.

  • 15. 
    What are the "Three Poisons"?
    • A. 

      Aging, illness, and death.

    • B. 

      Greed, anger, and ignorance.

    • C. 

      Duhkha, suffering, and dissatisfaction.

    • D. 

      The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

  • 16. 
    According to the Second Noble Truth, what is the origin of suffering?
    • A. 

      Bad karma.

    • B. 

      Craving.

    • C. 

      Idolatry.

    • D. 

      Sin.

    • E. 

      Final exams.

  • 17. 
    The First Noble Truth is the truth of what?
    • A. 

      Anatman.

    • B. 

      Nirvana.

    • C. 

      Suffering.

    • D. 

      The Buddha's divinity.

  • 18. 
    The Third Noble Truth is the truth of what?
    • A. 

      The path to the cessation of suffering.

    • B. 

      The cessation of suffering.

    • C. 

      Duhkha.

    • D. 

      The Sangha.

  • 19. 
    The Eightfold Path is a path that ultimately leads to what?
    • A. 

      Heaven.

    • B. 

      Nirvana.

    • C. 

      Moksha.

    • D. 

      Summer vacation.

  • 20. 
    What does anatman mean?
    • A. 

      "Dissatisfaction."

    • B. 

      "No-self."

    • C. 

      "Soul."

    • D. 

      "Teachings."

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