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Mini-Quiz: Historical Basis of Buddhism

by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 December 2009)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Is Buddha a god?

Yes, and He is the maker of the Universe

It is uncertain, since no one could prove otherwise

No, he was a philosopher on spiritual awakening

2. Why did Buddha leave a comfortable life?

He felt his life was shallow and meaningless

His father forced him out

He never let go of the wealth he had accumulated

3. What is unique about Buddhism?

It advocates force and military action to spread the religion

It is the only religion in India

It has spread peacefully

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Religion. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Mapping the Dharma: A Concise Guide to the Middle Way of the Buddha by Paul Gerhards; Parami Press (2007) $15.95 - For people interested in learning the basics of Buddhism; easy to read and follow

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