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1
Jnana yoga is the spiritual discipline of knowledge and insight.
A)True
B)False
2
Rama means offerings and ritual in honor of a deity.
A)True
B)False
3
A mantra is a short sacred phrase, often chanted or used in meditation.
A)True
B)False
4
Maya is a spiritual teacher.
A)True
B)False
5
Satyagraha is "illusion," what keeps us from seeing reality correctly, or the world viewed inadequately.
A)True
B)False
6
A form of Vishnu, Puja is a god and a mythical king.
A)True
B)False
7
Harappa is the term that is translated variously as "reality force" or "truth force"; it is the term that Gandhi used to describe the power of nonviolent resistance to oppressive social structures.
A)True
B)False
8
Shiva is a god associated with destruction and rebirth.
A)True
B)False
9
Samadhi is a state of complete inner peace resulting from meditation.
A)True
B)False
10
Ashram is the spiritual essence of all individual human beings.
A)True
B)False
11
Dhyana means meditation or the experience of the mind focused only on the object of concentration.
A)True
B)False
12
Shankara is the leader of the movement toward Indian independence who advocated nonviolent methods to effect social change.
A)True
B)False
13
The Ganges is the most sacred river in India.
A)True
B)False
14
The Upanishads are written meditations on the spiritual essence of the universe and the self.
A)True
B)False
15
Brahman is the spiritual essence of the universe.
A)True
B)False
16
Trimurti means "three forms" of the divine; the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
A)True
B)False
17
Puja is the name for four collections of ancient prayers and rituals included in Hindu sacred scripture.
A)True
B)False
18
Bhakti yoga is the "royal" discipline of meditation.
A)True
B)False
19
Vishnu is a god associated with preservation and love.
A)True
B)False
20
A sannyasin is a wandering holy man.
A)True
B)False
21
Karma is the law of moral cause and effect that determines the direction of rebirth.
A)True
B)False
22
Hatha yoga is the spiritual discipline of postures and bodily exercises.
A)True
B)False
23
A brahmin is a member of the priestly caste in Hinduism.
A)True
B)False
24
Moksha means "liberation" from personal limitation, egotism, and rebirth.
A)True
B)False
25
The Harappa culture is the culture that flourished in the Indus valley before 2000 B.C.E.
A)True
B)False
26
Trimurti is a spiritual classic in Hinduism that is a conversation between Arjuna and Krishna, preserved in the Mahabharata.
A)True
B)False
27
Krishna is a god associated with divine playfulness; he is a form of Vishnu.
A)True
B)False
28
Shakti is the name of a warrior-dominated, patriarchal people who entered India from the northwest after 2000 B.C.E.
A)True
B)False
29
Kali, a goddess associated with destruction and rebirth, is a form of Devi.
A)True
B)False
30
Karma yoga is the spiritual discipline of selfless action.
A)True
B)False
31
Arjuna is a devotion to a deity or guru.
A)True
B)False
32
Mantras are the major social classes sanctioned by Hinduism.
A)True
B)False
33
Kali is the term meaning non-harm or nonviolence.
A)True
B)False
34
An Upanishad is an earthly embodiment of a deity.
A)True
B)False
35
Puja yoga is the spiritual discipline of devotion to a deity or guru.
A)True
B)False
36
Harappa is a spiritual discipline; a method for perfecting one's union with the divine.
A)True
B)False
37
Shakti describes the energies associated with the female consorts of the male deities.
A)True
B)False
38
Atman is a spiritual community.
A)True
B)False
39
Samsara is the everyday world of change and suffering, leading to rebirth.
A)True
B)False
40
Many of the gods mentioned in the Vedas were the same gods who had been worshipped in Greece and Rome.
A)True
B)False
41
Most scholars today reject the "Aryan migration theory."
A)True
B)False
42
The advanced ancient civilization discovered in the ruins found in the Indus River valley lends support to the "Aryan invasion theory."
A)True
B)False







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