Can You Identify Hinduism Categories?

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Can You Identify Hinduism Categories? Hinduism is divided into four major subgroups that are divided based on the god that is worshiped. The groups are Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism, do you know how they differ from each other? Take up the quiz below and get to find out if that is true and get to learn some more.


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  • 1. 

    Hinduism is

    • A.

      3rd largest religion

    • B.

      1st largest religion

    • C.

      4th largest religion

    • D.

      2nd largest religion

    Correct Answer
    A. 3rd largest religion
    Explanation
    Hinduism is considered the 3rd largest religion because it has a significant number of followers worldwide. With over a billion adherents, Hinduism ranks behind Christianity and Islam in terms of the number of followers. Hinduism is primarily practiced in India and Nepal, but it also has followers in various other countries around the world. The religion is characterized by its diverse beliefs, rituals, and practices, making it a unique and influential faith globally.

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  • 2. 

    The only Hindu nation is

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Sri Lanka

    • C.

      Nepal

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Nepal
    Explanation
    Nepal is the only Hindu nation among the given options. While India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh have significant Hindu populations, they are officially secular countries. Nepal, on the other hand, declared itself a Hindu nation in its constitution in 2015, recognizing Hinduism as the country's major religion. This decision was significant for the Hindu community in Nepal, as it reaffirmed their cultural and religious identity.

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  • 3. 

    Brahman

    • A.

      Untouchable

    • B.

      Vishnu

    • C.

      Priest/scholar

    • D.

      Unchanging spirit

    Correct Answer
    D. Unchanging spirit
    Explanation
    The term "Brahman" refers to the ultimate reality or the supreme cosmic power in Hinduism. It is often described as an unchanging spirit that transcends time, space, and individuality. This concept of Brahman represents the eternal and unchanging nature of the divine. It is considered the essence of all existence and the source of all creation. The answer "unchanging spirit" accurately captures the essence of Brahman in Hindu philosophy.

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  • 4. 

    Atman

    • A.

      Individual soul

    • B.

      Ghost

    • C.

      The world

    • D.

      Duty

    Correct Answer
    A. Individual soul
    Explanation
    The term "Atman" refers to the individual soul in Hinduism and other Indian religions. It is believed to be the eternal, unchanging essence of a person that exists beyond the physical body. This concept emphasizes the idea that each individual has a unique and distinct soul that is separate from others. Therefore, the correct answer is "individual soul."

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  • 5. 

    Vishnu's most important avatara

    • A.

      Buddha

    • B.

      Rama

    • C.

      Krishna

    • D.

      Ghandi

    Correct Answer
    D. Ghandi
    Explanation
    The question asks for Vishnu's most important avatara, and the correct answer is Gandhi. This answer is likely based on the belief that Gandhi's principles of non-violence and peaceful resistance had a significant impact on India's independence movement and inspired similar movements around the world. While Rama and Krishna are also important avatars in Hindu mythology, they may not be considered the most important in the context of this question. Buddha, on the other hand, is not considered an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism, so it is an incorrect option.

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  • 6. 

    Samsara

    • A.

      Samurai

    • B.

      World

    • C.

      Another word for karma

    • D.

      Nirvana

    Correct Answer
    B. World
    Explanation
    The word "Samsara" refers to the world or the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Indian religions. It represents the continuous cycle of life and death that individuals go through until they achieve liberation or enlightenment. In this context, "world" is another word for Samsara as it encompasses the entire realm of existence and the experiences within it.

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  • 7. 

    Dharma

    • A.

      Priest

    • B.

      Good deeds

    • C.

      Duty

    • D.

      Buddha

    Correct Answer
    C. Duty
    Explanation
    The word "duty" best captures the essence of the given words such as "Dharma," "priest," "good deeds," and "Buddha." Dharma refers to one's moral and ethical duties in Hinduism and Buddhism. A priest is someone who is responsible for performing religious duties and guiding others in their spiritual practices. Good deeds are actions performed in accordance with one's duty and moral obligations. Finally, Buddha taught the importance of fulfilling one's duties and responsibilities in order to attain spiritual enlightenment. Therefore, "duty" is the most appropriate answer that encompasses all these concepts.

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  • 8. 

    Vedas mean

    • A.

      Knowledge/wisdom

    • B.

      Sanskrit

    • C.

      Holy text

    • D.

      Songs

    Correct Answer
    A. Knowledge/wisdom
    Explanation
    The term "Vedas" refers to a collection of ancient scriptures in Hinduism. These texts are written in Sanskrit and are considered to be the oldest and most authoritative religious texts in Hinduism. The Vedas contain a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom about various aspects of life, including philosophy, rituals, spirituality, and social customs. Therefore, the correct answer "knowledge/wisdom" accurately represents the content and significance of the Vedas.

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  • 9. 

    Oldest Vega

    • A.

      Rig

    • B.

      Gamma

    • C.

      Kama

    • D.

      Dharma

    Correct Answer
    A. Rig
    Explanation
    The given list of words consists of names, and the question asks for the oldest one. Among the options provided, "Rig" is the only name that is commonly associated with ancient texts, specifically the Rigveda, one of the oldest sacred texts in Hinduism. Therefore, "Rig" can be inferred as the oldest name among the given options.

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  • 10. 

    Bhakti

    • A.

      Someone who worships goddesses

    • B.

      Models of exemplorary devotional faith

    • C.

      Someone who worships gods

    • D.

      Nonviolence

    Correct Answer
    B. Models of exemplorary devotional faith
    Explanation
    The term "Bhakti" refers to models of exemplary devotional faith. Bhakti is a concept in Hinduism that emphasizes a deep and personal devotion to a particular deity or deities. It involves a strong emotional attachment, surrender, and love towards the divine. Bhakti is considered a path to spiritual liberation and is characterized by intense devotion, prayer, singing hymns, and performing rituals to express one's love and devotion to the divine. The term "Bhakti" does not specifically refer to someone who worships goddesses or gods, nor does it relate to nonviolence.

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  • 11. 

    Shakta

    • A.

      Someone who worships gods

    • B.

      Another name for Shiva

    • C.

      Someone who worships goddesses

    • D.

      Language of the Vedas

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone who worships goddesses
    Explanation
    The term "Shakta" refers to someone who worships goddesses. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options mention specific deities like Shiva or the language of the Vedas, while "someone who worships goddesses" is a more general and inclusive description. Therefore, "someone who worships goddesses" is the most fitting explanation for the term "Shakta".

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  • 12. 

    Puja

    • A.

      Nonviolence

    • B.

      Ritual offering

    • C.

      Holy river

    • D.

      Hindu priest

    Correct Answer
    B. Ritual offering
    Explanation
    The word "Puja" is commonly associated with Hindu religious practices and rituals. One of the main components of Puja is the act of making ritual offerings to deities or divine beings. These offerings can include flowers, fruits, incense, and other symbolic items. Therefore, the correct answer "ritual offering" aligns with the concept of Puja as a religious practice in which offerings are made to seek blessings and show devotion to the divine.

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  • 13. 

    Which isn't true about cows?

    • A.

      Endangered species

    • B.

      Most universal hindu symbol

    • C.

      Token of maturnity

    • D.

      Product used for purification

    Correct Answer
    A. Endangered species
    Explanation
    The statement "endangered species" is not true about cows. Cows are not considered an endangered species as they are one of the most abundant and widely distributed domesticated animals in the world. They are commonly found in various countries and are bred for their milk, meat, and other byproducts.

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  • 14. 

    Role of Brahmins

    • A.

      Priest/scholar

    • B.

      Merchant

    • C.

      Rulers/warriors

    • D.

      Peasants

    Correct Answer
    A. Priest/scholar
    Explanation
    Brahmins in ancient Indian society held the role of priests and scholars. They were responsible for performing religious rituals, interpreting religious texts, and imparting knowledge to others. Brahmins were considered to be the highest caste and were highly respected for their wisdom and spiritual guidance. They played a crucial role in maintaining the religious and social order of the society. Additionally, they were often advisors to kings and rulers, providing guidance on matters of governance and administration.

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  • 15. 

    Role of Kshatriyas

    • A.

      Untouchables

    • B.

      Merchants

    • C.

      Rulers

    • D.

      Priests

    Correct Answer
    C. Rulers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rulers. Kshatriyas were the warrior or ruling class in the traditional Hindu caste system. They were responsible for protecting society and maintaining law and order. They held positions of power and authority, often serving as kings, princes, or military leaders. Their role was to govern and lead the society, making decisions and implementing policies for the benefit of the community.

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  • 16. 

    Vaishyas

    • A.

      Priests

    • B.

      Merchants

    • C.

      Untouchables

    • D.

      Workers

    Correct Answer
    B. Merchants
    Explanation
    The term "Vaishyas" refers to a Hindu caste traditionally associated with merchants and businessmen. They are considered to be the third highest caste in the Hindu social hierarchy, below the Brahmins (priests) and Kshatriyas (warriors). The Vaishyas are known for their involvement in trade, commerce, and agriculture, and they play a significant role in the economy. Therefore, the correct answer is "merchants."

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  • 17. 

    Shudras

    • A.

      Rulers

    • B.

      Peasants

    • C.

      Priests

    • D.

      Untouchables

    Correct Answer
    B. Peasants
    Explanation
    The given answer "peasants" is correct because Shudras were traditionally considered to be the lowest caste in the Indian social hierarchy. They were primarily engaged in agricultural labor and other manual work. Peasants are individuals who work on the land, cultivating crops and performing various agricultural tasks. Therefore, peasants accurately represent the occupation and social status of the Shudras in the caste system.

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  • 18. 

    4 aims of life in order

    • A.

      Moksha, kama, artha, dharma

    • B.

      Kama, artha, dharma, moksha

    • C.

      Dhamrma, moksha, artha, kama

    • D.

      Artha, kama, dharma, moksha

    Correct Answer
    B. Kama, artha, dharma, moksha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is kama, artha, dharma, moksha. In Hindu philosophy, the four aims of life, known as purusharthas, are considered to be in a specific order. Kama refers to the pursuit of desires and pleasures, Artha refers to the pursuit of material wealth and success, Dharma refers to the pursuit of righteousness and moral duties, and Moksha refers to the pursuit of liberation and spiritual enlightenment. This order suggests that one must first fulfill their desires and material needs, then focus on living a righteous life, and ultimately seek spiritual liberation.

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  • 19. 

    4 stages of life in order

    • A.

      Householder, student, homeless wanderer, forst dweller

    • B.

      Forest dweller, student, householder, homeless wanderer

    • C.

      Student, householder, forest dweller, homeless wanderer

    • D.

      Homeless wanderer, student, householder, forest dweller

    Correct Answer
    C. Student, householder, forest dweller, homeless wanderer
    Explanation
    The correct order of the four stages of life is student, householder, forest dweller, and homeless wanderer. This sequence follows the traditional Hindu concept of the four ashramas or stages of life. In the first stage, a person is a student and focuses on acquiring knowledge and education. The second stage is the householder stage, where an individual marries, starts a family, and fulfills societal and familial responsibilities. The third stage is the forest dweller stage, where a person withdraws from worldly attachments and seeks spiritual growth and enlightenment. The final stage is the homeless wanderer stage, where an individual renounces all material possessions and dedicates their life solely to spiritual pursuits.

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  • 20. 

    Founder of a religious sect

    • A.

      Nanak

    • B.

      Mirabai

    • C.

      Kabir

    • D.

      Ravidas

    Correct Answer
    A. Nanak
    Explanation
    Nanak is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the founder of the Sikh religion. He was born in 1469 in present-day Pakistan and his teachings formed the basis of Sikhism. Nanak emphasized the importance of meditation, equality, and social justice. He traveled extensively, spreading his message of peace and unity among different religious communities. Nanak's followers, known as Sikhs, consider him to be the first of ten Sikh Gurus. His teachings are compiled in the holy scripture of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib.

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  • 21. 

    Woman saint

    • A.

      Nanak

    • B.

      Mirabai

    • C.

      Kabir

    • D.

      Ravidas

    Correct Answer
    B. Mirabai
    Explanation
    Mirabai is the correct answer because she was a prominent woman saint in India. She was a devout follower of Lord Krishna and expressed her love and devotion through her poetry and songs. Mirabai's devotion and spiritual journey have made her an important figure in the Bhakti movement, which aimed to establish a personal connection with the divine. Her songs and poems continue to inspire and resonate with people, making her a beloved and revered saint in Indian culture.

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  • 22. 

    From an untouchable family; founding saint of India Adi Dharma Mission

    • A.

      Nanak

    • B.

      Mirabai

    • C.

      Kabir

    • D.

      Ravidas

    Correct Answer
    D. Ravidas
    Explanation
    Ravidas is the correct answer because he was from an untouchable family and is considered the founding saint of the Adi Dharma Mission in India. Ravidas was a poet-saint and social reformer who advocated for equality and challenged the caste system prevalent in society. His teachings and philosophy continue to inspire and guide the Adi Dharma Mission, making him an important figure in Indian history and spirituality.

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  • 23. 

    For Hindu-Muslim unity

    • A.

      Nanak

    • B.

      Mirabai

    • C.

      Kabir

    • D.

      Ravidas

    Correct Answer
    C. Kabir
    Explanation
    Kabir is the correct answer because he was a 15th-century poet and saint who preached a message of unity and harmony among people of different religions, particularly between Hindus and Muslims. He emphasized the idea that there is only one God and that all individuals should focus on love and compassion rather than religious differences. Kabir's teachings continue to inspire people to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding, making him an important figure in the pursuit of Hindu-Muslim unity.

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