Hinduism Quiz: How Much You Really Know?

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How much do you know about Hinduism, and do you think you can pass this quiz? Hindus regard themselves as being culturally, ethnically, or religiously following the ideas cultivated by Hinduism. Hindus believe in their people's participation concerning spirituality and traditions but have no single governing body of authority or single founding prophet. If you want to see how much you know about Hinduism, then this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the plural of "Hindu"?
    • A. 

      "Hindi."

    • B. 

      "Hindu's."

    • C. 

      "Hindues."

    • D. 

      "Hindus."

  • 2. 
    In Hinduism, what is ultimate reality called?
    • A. 

      Brahma.

    • B. 

      Brahman.

    • C. 

      Kama.

    • D. 

      Karma.

  • 3. 
    What is the Sanskrit term for the eternal soul?
    • A. 

      Atman.

    • B. 

      Artha.

    • C. 

      Moksha.

    • D. 

      Shudra.

  • 4. 
    What is the Sanskrit term for the cycle of reincarnation?
    • A. 

      Atman.

    • B. 

      Karma.

    • C. 

      Moksha.

    • D. 

      Samsara.

  • 5. 
    What does the word karma mean literally?
    • A. 

      Action.

    • B. 

      Judgment.

    • C. 

      Righteousness.

    • D. 

      Soul.

  • 6. 
    In Hinduism, liberation from samsara is called what?
    • A. 

      Kama.

    • B. 

      Karma.

    • C. 

      Moksha.

    • D. 

      Nirvana.

  • 7. 
    What's another term for an outcaste in India? 
    • A. 

      Brahmin.

    • B. 

      Dalit.

    • C. 

      Shudra.

    • D. 

      Shakta.

  • 8. 
    What's the highest caste in the traditional Indian caste system?
    • A. 

      Brahmin.

    • B. 

      Harijan.

    • C. 

      Kshatriya.

    • D. 

      Vaishya.

  • 9. 
    What is the Indian caste of warriors and rulers?
    • A. 

      Brahmin.

    • B. 

      Kshatriya.

    • C. 

      Shudra.

    • D. 

      Vaishya.

  • 10. 
    Which is the lowest of the four main castes in the traditional Indian caste system?
    • A. 

      Dalit.

    • B. 

      Kshatriya.

    • C. 

      Shudra.

    • D. 

      Vaishya.

  • 11. 
    The caste one is born into is determined by what?
    • A. 

      Luck.

    • B. 

      One's karma.

    • C. 

      One's caste in the previous life.

    • D. 

      The judgment of Brahma.

  • 12. 
    According to the traditional Indian caste system, within a given lifetime, how can one move to a higher caste?
    • A. 

      By accumulating good karma.

    • B. 

      By marriage.

    • C. 

      One can't.

    • D. 

      Through meditation and studying the scriptures.

  • 13. 
    In Hinduism, what does dharma mean?
    • A. 

      Action.

    • B. 

      Ethical duty.

    • C. 

      Liberation.

    • D. 

      Pleasure.

  • 14. 
    What is kama?
    • A. 

      Action.

    • B. 

      Pleasure.

    • C. 

      Righteousness.

    • D. 

      Wealth and security.

  • 15. 
    In Hinduism, is it considered appropriate to try to earn lots of money?
    • A. 

      Yes, but only if you give 2.5% of your net worth to the poor each year.

    • B. 

      Yes, but only if you give all of it to the poor.

    • C. 

      Yes, if you do so within the bounds of dharma and know that it's not the only goal in life.

    • D. 

      No.

  • 16. 
    In Hinduism, is it considered acceptable to seek sense pleasures?
    • A. 

      No.

    • B. 

      Only if you are a brahmin or a kshatriya and are married.

    • C. 

      Yes, if you do so in accordance with dharma and recognize that this isn't the only goal of life.

    • D. 

      Yes, with the exception of sexual pleasure.

  • 17. 
    In Hinduism, is it considered a good thing not to follow your dharma?
    • A. 

      No.

    • B. 

      Only if you are a brahmin.

    • C. 

      Only if you are an untouchable.

    • D. 

      Only if you are seeking moksha.

  • 18. 
    What is artha?
    • A. 

      Liberation from the cycle of reincarnation.

    • B. 

      Material success and security.

    • C. 

      Sensual pleasure.

    • D. 

      The immortal soul.

  • 19. 
    What is a Sanskrit term for a path to moksha?
    • A. 

      Marga.

    • B. 

      Karma.

    • C. 

      Kshatriya.

    • D. 

      Shaiva.

  • 20. 
    Bhakti yoga is the path of what?
    • A. 

      Action.

    • B. 

      Baking.

    • C. 

      Devotion.

    • D. 

      Wisdom.

  • 21. 
    In Hinduism, devotion to the Goddess is called what?
    • A. 

      J├▒ana marga.

    • B. 

      Karma marga.

    • C. 

      Shaivism.

    • D. 

      Shaktism.

  • 22. 
    Devotion to Vishnu is called what?
    • A. 

      Shaivism.

    • B. 

      Shaktism.

    • C. 

      Vaishnavism.

    • D. 

      Vaishya.

  • 23. 
    Devotion to Rama or Krishna is called what?
    • A. 

      Karma yoga.

    • B. 

      Shaivism.

    • C. 

      Shaktism.

    • D. 

      Vaishnavism.

  • 24. 
    Good karma entails performing an action in what way?
    • A. 

      After praying to Ganesha.

    • B. 

      For the sake of oneself.

    • C. 

      In order to achieve sensual pleasure.

    • D. 

      Without attachment to the results.

  • 25. 
    The Sanskrit word jñana means what?
    • A. 

      Action.

    • B. 

      Sensual pleasure.

    • C. 

      Wealth and security.

    • D. 

      Wisdom.

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