Hinduism Unknown Facts: Quiz!

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Hinduism Unknown Facts: Quiz!

Originating in India, Hinduism is a major world religion. It is based on Dharma, which is one of the essential concepts that shape their beliefs. Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. This quiz encompasses unknown facts of Hinduism. It would help if you understood why many Hindu deities are depicted in blue, what moksha is, and who composed the Yoga Sutras. Take the quiz and learn about this significant religion.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the primary sects of Hinduism?
    • A. 

      Vaishnavism

    • B. 

      Shaivism

    • C. 

      Vedantism

    • D. 

      Smartism

  • 2. 
    What does Sanatana Dharma refer to?
    • A. 

      Another name for Hinduism

    • B. 

      “Eternal Way”, in Sanskrit

    • C. 

      The traditional fourth stage of life in Hindu thought

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 3. 
    Why are so many Hindu deities depicted in blue?
    • A. 

      Because ancient Hindus often colored their own bodies in blue

    • B. 

      Because blue symbolically represents the limitlessness of the sky

    • C. 

      Because blue was the color associated with ancient ruling families

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What is moksha?
    • A. 

      A tasty dessert served on holidays

    • B. 

      The ultimate goal of Hindu spiritual practice

    • C. 

      The practice of stilling the mind through meditation

    • D. 

      An article of clothing worn by Hindu priests

  • 5. 
    Who composed the Yoga Sutra?
    • A. 

      Valmiki

    • B. 

      Vyasa

    • C. 

      Patanjali

    • D. 

      Surdas

  • 6. 
    What does the Sanskrit word ‘Aryan’ refer to or mean?
    • A. 

      A group of people who invaded India and established Hinduism

    • B. 

      An adjective meaning noble conduct

    • C. 

      An adjective describing light skinned ancient Indians

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What is bhakti?
    • A. 

      One of the four traditional paths of yoga

    • B. 

      A medieval revivalist movement in India

    • C. 

      A Sanskrit term meaning devotion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What percentage of Hindus in India are vegetarian?
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the spiritual texts of the Hindu canon?
    • A. 

      Rig Veda

    • B. 

      Upanishads

    • C. 

      Manusmriti

    • D. 

      Bhagavad Gita

  • 10. 
    What does ‘ahimsa’ refer to?
    • A. 

      The principle of contentment

    • B. 

      The principle of not coveting

    • C. 

      The principle of avoiding harming other beings

    • D. 

      The principle of spiritual cleanliness

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