How Well Do You Know Buddhism

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  • 1. 
    What was the real name of the founder of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Siddharta Gautama

    • B. 

      Ashoka

    • C. 

      Borobodur

    • D. 

      Suryabaya

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a popular form of Buddhism in Japan?
    • A. 

      Matsushita

    • B. 

      Totoro

    • C. 

      Zen

    • D. 

      Pikachu

  • 3. 
    The Buddhists believe in following a path to enlightenment. How many fold is this path?
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      1,000

  • 4. 
    A Sanskrit word meaning 'action' or 'fate', a lot of people equate it to 'what comes around goes around'. What is this term?
    • A. 

      Karma

    • B. 

      Bodhi

    • C. 

      Sutra

    • D. 

      Sangha

  • 5. 
    When a Buddhist individual reaches enlightenment, it is said that they reach a certain state that can be literally translated as 'snuffing out'. What is this state?
    • A. 

      Confusion

    • B. 

      Nirvana

    • C. 

      Texas

    • D. 

      Cogito, ergo sum

  • 6. 
    Buddhism is the religion of a substantial portion of the population of which of the following countries?
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Uruguay

    • C. 

      Guinea-Bissau

    • D. 

      Bhutan

  • 7. 
    Buddhism is an offshoot of what other major world religion?
    • A. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 8. 
    Buddhism had a difficult time catching on in China. Which of the following is a major reason why?
    • A. 

      Too many gods

    • B. 

      Buddhists ate a lot of meat at the time, and the Chinese did not

    • C. 

      Buddhist art was too gaudy

    • D. 

      Buddhist monks are expected to abandon family responsibilities

  • 9. 
    What leader of Buddhist Tibet was exiled after the communist Chinese invaded and conquered Tibet during the 1950s?
    • A. 

      Reg Llama (of Brixton)

    • B. 

      Panchen Lama

    • C. 

      Dalai Lama

    • D. 

      Karmapa Lama

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is Buddha also known as?
    • A. 

      The guy with a bump on his head

    • B. 

      The head honcho

    • C. 

      Mr. Know-it-all

    • D. 

      The enlightened one

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