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What do you know about Hindu culture, and do you think you can pass this quiz? One of the genuinely prominent values of the Hindu culture is known as Dharma. Dharma means attempting to obtain righteousness and adhering to moral principles. The Hindus believe it is essential to living up to one’s duties and abilities. If you want to know more about Hindu culture, this quiz can be of assistance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What Is the Never-Ending Cycle of life and death Called?

    • A.

      Brahman

    • B.

      Samsara

    • C.

      Vedas

    • D.

      Vishnu

    • E.

      Shiva

    Correct Answer
    B. Samsara
    Explanation
    Samsara refers to the never-ending cycle of life and death in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the belief that all living beings are bound to this cycle and are continuously reborn after death. This concept encompasses the idea of reincarnation and the notion that one's actions in each life determine their fate in future lives. Samsara represents the eternal journey of the soul through various forms of existence, with the ultimate goal of achieving liberation or enlightenment.

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  • 2. 

    What Does 'Dharma' mean?

    • A.

      The duties of living.

    • B.

      The hindu holy river

    • C.

      The god of beauty

    • D.

      The god of destruction

    • E.

      The soul in everything

    Correct Answer
    A. The duties of living.
    Explanation
    Dharma refers to the duties and responsibilities that individuals have in their lives. It is a concept in Hinduism that emphasizes the importance of fulfilling one's obligations and living a righteous life. Dharma guides individuals on how to lead a moral and ethical life, and it varies based on one's caste, age, gender, and occupation. It is considered essential for maintaining social order and harmony in society.

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  • 3. 

    What is the story: 'Ramayana' about?

    • A.

      Brahman: the one supreme god

    • B.

      Ganesh: the elephant god

    • C.

      Ashrama: stage in life (hindus believe there are four)

    • D.

      The river Ganges

    • E.

      Rama And Sita

    Correct Answer
    E. Rama And Sita
    Explanation
    The story of 'Ramayana' is about the epic love story of Rama and Sita. It narrates the journey of Prince Rama and his wife Sita, who are exiled from their kingdom and face various challenges. The story revolves around their love, devotion, and their ultimate triumph over evil forces, including the demon king Ravana. 'Ramayana' is considered one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient Indian literature, along with the 'Mahabharata'.

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  • 4. 

    What is 'karma'?

    • A.

      Sacred holy word

    • B.

      Non violence

    • C.

      The festival of light

    • D.

      Actions which affect rebirth

    • E.

      Its one of the four main group castes(priests)

    Correct Answer
    D. Actions which affect rebirth
    Explanation
    Karma refers to the actions and deeds that a person performs throughout their life. According to Hinduism and Buddhism, these actions have consequences that can affect the individual's future lives or rebirths. This concept suggests that one's actions in the present life will determine their fate and circumstances in future lives. Therefore, the correct answer is "Actions which affect rebirth."

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  • 5. 

    Who is 'Ganesh'?

    • A.

      The elephant God

    • B.

      The god of preservation

    • C.

      The soul in everything

    • D.

      The god of creation

    • E.

      The one supreme god

    Correct Answer
    A. The elephant God
    Explanation
    Ganesh is known as the elephant God in Hindu mythology. He is depicted with the head of an elephant and is considered to be the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom and intelligence. Ganesh is also worshipped as the god of beginnings and is often invoked before the start of any new venture or endeavor.

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  • 6. 

    What is the holy river called?

    • A.

      Moksha

    • B.

      Ganges

    • C.

      Aum

    • D.

      Dharma

    • E.

      Mandir

    Correct Answer
    B. Ganges
    Explanation
    The holy river that is referred to in the given options is called the Ganges. The Ganges is considered sacred in Hinduism and is worshipped by millions of people. It is believed to have the power to purify sins and grant moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). The Ganges is also known as Ganga and is considered one of the most important rivers in India.

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  • 7. 

    What is the Hindu temple called?

    • A.

      Samsara

    • B.

      Ganges

    • C.

      Puja

    • D.

      Mandir

    • E.

      Diwali

    Correct Answer
    D. Mandir
    Explanation
    A Hindu temple is called a "Mandir". Temples play a significant role in Hinduism as they are considered sacred spaces where devotees can worship and connect with the divine. Mandirs are beautifully designed and often adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. They serve as a place for religious ceremonies, rituals, and community gatherings. The word "Mandir" is derived from the Sanskrit word "Mandira", which means a house or dwelling place.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the one supreme god?

    • A.

      Brahman

    • B.

      Ashrama

    • C.

      Moksha

    • D.

      Vedas

    • E.

      Brahma

    Correct Answer
    A. Brahman
    Explanation
    Brahman is considered the one supreme god in Hinduism. It is the ultimate reality and the source of all existence. Brahman is believed to be formless, infinite, and beyond human comprehension. It is the underlying essence of everything in the universe and is worshipped as the ultimate divine power. Brahman is often described as being beyond gender, time, and space, and is considered the highest truth and ultimate goal of spiritual realization.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the god of preservation?

    • A.

      Atman

    • B.

      Ahimsa

    • C.

      Karma

    • D.

      Vedas

    • E.

      Vishnu

    Correct Answer
    E. Vishnu
    Explanation
    Vishnu is considered the god of preservation in Hinduism. He is believed to be responsible for maintaining the balance and harmony in the universe. Vishnu is often depicted as a blue-skinned deity with four arms, holding various symbols representing his powers and attributes. He is believed to have incarnated on Earth multiple times to restore order and protect the world from evil forces. Vishnu's role as the preserver is highly revered and worshipped by millions of Hindus worldwide.

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  • 10. 

    What is the hindu holy book called?

    • A.

      Vedas

    • B.

      Brahma

    • C.

      Ganges

    • D.

      Mandir

    • E.

      Aum

    Correct Answer
    A. Vedas
    Explanation
    The Hindu holy book is called the Vedas. The Vedas are a collection of ancient scriptures that are considered to be the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism. They contain hymns, rituals, and philosophical teachings that guide the religious practices and beliefs of Hindus. The Vedas are highly revered and are considered to be the ultimate authority in Hinduism.

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  • 11. 

    What do hindus aim to achieve?

    • A.

      Vishnu

    • B.

      Shiva

    • C.

      Ashrama

    • D.

      Moksha

    • E.

      Ahisma

    Correct Answer
    D. Moksha
    Explanation
    Hindus aim to achieve Moksha, which refers to liberation from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. It is the ultimate goal in Hinduism and is achieved by breaking free from the cycle of Samsara and attaining union with the divine. Moksha is seen as a state of eternal bliss, where one is free from the limitations of the physical world and experiences oneness with the divine. It is believed that through spiritual practices, self-realization, and detachment from worldly desires, one can attain Moksha and achieve liberation from the cycle of reincarnation.

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  • 12. 

    Who is shiva?

    • A.

      The elephant God

    • B.

      The soul in everything

    • C.

      The god of destruction

    • D.

      The god of preservation

    • E.

      Brahmans' sister

    Correct Answer
    C. The god of destruction
    Explanation
    Shiva is known as the god of destruction in Hindu mythology. He is one of the principal deities in the Hindu pantheon and is often depicted as a fierce and powerful figure. As the god of destruction, Shiva is responsible for the dissolution and transformation of the universe, making way for new beginnings. He is also associated with regeneration and rebirth.

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  • 13. 

    What/who is Diwali?

    • A.

      The founder of Hinduism

    • B.

      A sacred hindu holy word

    • C.

      The festival of the Gods

    • D.

      The god of Creation

    • E.

      The festival of light

    Correct Answer
    E. The festival of light
    Explanation
    Diwali is a festival celebrated by Hindus worldwide, also known as the Festival of Lights. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. During Diwali, people light oil lamps and candles to illuminate their homes and streets. It is a time of joy, family gatherings, exchanging gifts, and feasting. The festival also holds religious significance for Hindus, as it commemorates the return of Lord Rama after defeating the demon king Ravana. Diwali is a time to celebrate and spread positivity, happiness, and light.

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  • 14. 

    What is the soul in everything called?

    • A.

      Atman

    • B.

      Brahma

    • C.

      Vedas

    • D.

      Vishnu

    • E.

      Puja

    Correct Answer
    A. Atman
    Explanation
    Atman is the correct answer because it refers to the concept of the soul or self in Hinduism. It is believed to be the eternal and unchanging essence within all living beings. Atman is considered to be divine and is connected to the ultimate reality or Brahman. It is often described as the innermost essence or core of a person's being, separate from the physical body and mind. The concept of Atman is central to the philosophy and spirituality of Hinduism, emphasizing the interconnectedness and unity of all living things.

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  • 15. 

    Name one of the four main castes(priests).

    • A.

      Moksha

    • B.

      Brahmin

    • C.

      Dharma

    • D.

      Ashrama

    • E.

      Brahma

    Correct Answer
    B. Brahmin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brahmin. In Hinduism, the Brahmins are considered to be the highest caste and are traditionally associated with priests and scholars. They are responsible for performing religious rituals, conducting ceremonies, and preserving and transmitting sacred knowledge. Brahmins are believed to have a special connection with the divine and are highly respected in society.

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  • 16. 

    How many stages in life do Hindus believe there are?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      7

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Hindus believe that there are four stages in life, known as Ashramas. These stages are Brahmacharya (student life), Grihastha (householder life), Vanaprastha (retired life), and Sannyasa (renunciate life). Each stage has its own set of duties and responsibilities, and they are seen as a progression towards spiritual enlightenment and liberation.

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  • 17. 

    What is the stage of life called?

    • A.

      Ashrama

    • B.

      Dharma

    • C.

      Ganesh

    • D.

      Ashramia

    • E.

      Ganesha

    Correct Answer
    A. Ashrama
    Explanation
    The stage of life referred to in this question is commonly known as Ashrama. In Hindu philosophy, Ashrama refers to the four different stages or phases of life: Brahmacharya (student life), Grihastha (householder life), Vanaprastha (retired life), and Sannyasa (renunciate life). These stages represent the different responsibilities and duties a person has at different points in their life.

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  • 18. 

    What is a Hindu sacred word?

    • A.

      Ahisma

    • B.

      Aum

    • C.

      Moksha

    • D.

      Puja

    • E.

      Brahma

    Correct Answer
    B. Aum
    Explanation
    Aum is considered a Hindu sacred word because it is a symbol and a mantra that represents the divine sound of the universe. It is believed to be the primordial sound from which all creation emerged. Aum is chanted during meditation and is considered a powerful spiritual vibration that connects individuals to their inner selves and the divine. It is a symbol of unity, consciousness, and the ultimate reality in Hindu philosophy.

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  • 19. 

    What is or does puja mean?

    • A.

      Its a candle

    • B.

      Its a tray With sacred hindu things on.

    • C.

      It means 'worship'

    • D.

      Non-violence

    • E.

      The goodness of the angel

    Correct Answer
    C. It means 'worship'
    Explanation
    Puja is a term used in Hinduism to refer to the act of worship or reverence towards deities or divine entities. It involves various rituals, prayers, and offerings to seek blessings and spiritual connection. It is an integral part of Hindu culture and is performed in temples, homes, and other sacred places. The term 'puja' does not refer to a candle or a tray with sacred Hindu things on, nor does it mean non-violence or the goodness of an angel.

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  • 20. 

    What is the Hindu word for non-violence?

    • A.

      Ashrama

    • B.

      Atman

    • C.

      Samsara

    • D.

      Diwali

    • E.

      Ahisma

    Correct Answer
    E. Ahisma
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ahisma. Ahisma is the Hindu word for non-violence. It is a concept that promotes the avoidance of harm or violence towards any living being, including animals and humans. Ahisma is an important principle in Hinduism and is considered a key virtue in achieving spiritual enlightenment. It encourages individuals to practice compassion, kindness, and respect towards all forms of life.

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  • 21. 

    Who is the god of creation?

    • A.

      Brahma

    • B.

      Ganesha

    • C.

      Karma

    • D.

      Vishnu

    • E.

      Diwali

    Correct Answer
    A. Brahma
    Explanation
    Brahma is considered the god of creation in Hinduism. He is one of the three major deities in the Hindu triumvirate, along with Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is believed to be responsible for the creation of the universe and all living beings. He is depicted as a four-faced deity, representing the four Vedas, and is often shown sitting on a lotus flower. Brahma's role in creation makes him the most appropriate choice for the god of creation among the options given.

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  • 22. 

    What is Moksha?

    • A.

      The end of rebirth cycle

    • B.

      Actions which affect rebirth

    • C.

      The festival of light

    • D.

      The soul in everything

    • E.

      Stage in life

    Correct Answer
    A. The end of rebirth cycle
    Explanation
    Moksha refers to the ultimate goal in Hinduism, which is the liberation from the cycle of rebirth. It is believed that through various actions and spiritual practices, one can attain Moksha and break free from the continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Moksha is considered the highest state of spiritual enlightenment and liberation, where the soul is freed from the limitations of the physical world and merges with the divine. It signifies the end of suffering and the attainment of eternal bliss and union with the divine consciousness.

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