Asian History Religion Quiz

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Asian History Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The years ___ - ___ BCE comprise one of the most creative & influential eras in world history. This era was known as the _________.
  • 2. 
    What is the oldest of the major religions of the world?
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 3. 
    The basic tenets of Hinduism were brought to India by the ______ who settled along the banks of the _____ river.
  • 4. 
    There is priesthood authority in Hinduism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Hindus believe that good & evil are contained in all things, except the gods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ______ is an Indian spiritual & religious term that means the selfless execution of ones earthly duties.
    • A. 

      Kama

    • B. 

      Artha

    • C. 

      Dharma

    • D. 

      Moksha

  • 7. 
    ________ ("Great Hero" 546-468 BCE) is often credited with founding Jainism as an ascetic faith in India.
    • A. 

      Buddha

    • B. 

      Siddhartha Gautama

    • C. 

      Mahavira

    • D. 

      Mohammad

  • 8. 
    Jainism probably originated the concept of ______ (non-violence): to cause no harm to living beings.
    • A. 

      Satya

    • B. 

      Aparigraha

    • C. 

      Asteya

    • D. 

      Ahimsa

  • 9. 
    Buddhism was founded in 563 BCE by _________________, a prince, who was born in _____.
  • 10. 
    Buddhism became widely accepted & spread throughout Asia after the rule of Emperor ______________.
    • A. 

      Kunala 132 BCE

    • B. 

      Ashoka 232 BCE

    • C. 

      Kunala 232 BCE

    • D. 

      Ashoka 132 BCE

  • 11. 
    Theravada "Way of Elders" Buddhism believes that salvation comes from __________.
    • A. 

      Good works

    • B. 

      Prayer

    • C. 

      Dharma

    • D. 

      The gods

  • 12. 
    Theravada Buddhism has been the prominent religion of southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos) and Sri Lanka.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Mahayana "Greater Vehicle" Buddhism spread to which of the following
    • A. 

      Tibet

    • B. 

      Korea

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Pakistan

    • E. 

      China

  • 14. 
    _______________ provided the moral & social foundation of China.
  • 15. 
    Confucianism had many philosophical similarities with ________ ethical teachings, both men taught "virtue ethics".
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Augustine

    • C. 

      Decartes

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 16. 
    Although popular, Confucianism has not had as much of an impact on the belief & behavior of Asians than any of the great religions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The rulers main function in the Confucian state was to _______ & _________ the people. 
  • 18. 
    Confucianism stressed the vital importance of ________________ and education as the only true assurance of morality or "________________".
  • 19. 
    The founder of Daoism was _____ "The Old One" in 3rd century BCE
    • A. 

      Muhammad

    • B. 

      Ghandi

    • C. 

      Laozi

    • D. 

      Fuzi

  • 20. 
    As it acquired a mass following Daoism developed a pantheon of gods and immortals offering help to people in trouble.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The first serious Islamic attack on India came when the _____ attacked repeatedly under the leadership of ______________________ 971-1030 known as "Sword of Islam"
  • 22. 
    Mamluks were protected non-muslims.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The _____ is a head tax paid by protected non-muslims.
  • 24. 
    Please list the 5 pillars of Islam