Review for Hinduism Chapter 3 TEST A
Parts A,B,C
A Brahmin is a member of the priestly caste.
The British controlled most of the sub-continent from late 16th century
till 19th.
The Mahabhrata, is an epic poem, is about a great battle.
The books of the _________, written 600 BCE indicate the emergence
of a speculative, philosophical strand in the Vedic tradition.
Shankara emphasized monism - the oneness of everything.
The second ranking caste (Ksatriyas) consists of nobles and warriors.
The fourth stage in a devout Hindu’s life is called Renunciate/Sannyasin.
A short phase, often chanted or used in meditation - mantra.
The real focus of the Bhagavad Gita is ______, or worship to one’s god.
Samasara is the cycle of the everyday world of change and suffering.
The earliest sacred texts of Hinduism are the Vedas.
A guru is often the “holy teacher” in an Ashram.
The Goddess Saraswati is a patron of music and the arts.
The goal of most Hindu paths is moksha, release from the cycle of
death and rebirth.
Durga is “awe-inspiring, distant” a goddess that is a form of Devi.
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An Ashram leads to the development of a spiritual community.
The word Upanishads means “sitting near” a disciples master.
Swami Vivekananda was a disciple of _______________; who tried to
make Hinduism a missionary religion 1893 in Chicago’s World Fair.
________ was the founder of the philosophers in the Vedanta school.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna counsels _______ to go to war and fight.
The third stage of life for devote Hindu’s is called ______________.
The Vedic scriptures are almost entirely ______ and rituals written for
priestly purposes.
The most holy river for bathing in northern India is the ________ River.
George Harrison (Beatles) studied under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and
wrote a song entitled _______ ______ _______ (Krishna)
Mohandas Gandhi was the leader toward Indian independence who’s
movement involved ______- ___________ methods and tactics.
Swami __________ fought for modern Hinduism to return it to the
purity of the early Vedic scriptures.
Shankara taught that ________ is the impersonal groundless ground of
all reality.
The Upanishads teach that all beings are but expressions of Brahman
and that people’s real problem is ___________.
Hindu’s who follow is called _________-_______ the way of devotion.
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Maya is “__________” keeps us from seeing reality correctly.
The term meaning non-violence or non-harm is ____________.
The most complicated of the ________ gods, Shiva.
The basic Vedic ritual of _____ _______ gives rise to the yoga practices
Respect is shown to ___________ through the massaging of their feet.
______ embodies the tension between erotic and ascetic powers.
The spiritual discipline of ___________ and insight is jnana yoga.
The creative force that made the universe is embodied in __________.
Puja can be performed with such things as ________ and _________.
Krishna is a god associated with divine energies, a form of __________.
In the four stages of life, _________, the first stage are to be celibate.
The name for the three forms of the divine is _____________.
Rama and Krishna are the best known __________ of Vishnu.
Martin Luther King, Jr. learned his method of non-violence from _____.
The one animal this is most sacred to all Hindu’s is a _________
Kali is a form of Devi, a _______ associated with destruction and rebirth
The Dharma _______are centrally concerned with the eternal order of
The elephant head god is _____________.
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The main hero of the classical Hindu epics is Rama, a prince who is an
avatar of __________.
Samadhi is a state of inner peace resulting from __________.
One of the most worshipped deities, is male or female, namely _____.
Mahandas Gandhi went to England and studied _________.
__________ in the 20th century was practiced by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
_________ was the ancient language of India and the Vedas.
___________ are centers through which energy rises from the spine.
The ________ system is a division of society into economic classes.
The ________ ________ ________ is possibly the earliest civilization.
A good example of Ghandhi’s non-violent protest happened in _______
and was called the ________ _________.
1992 Hindu activist destroyed a Muslim _________ in Ayodhya
Northern India and fighting broke out all over.
Which of the Vedic Gods is recognized by his flute ___________.
The best known Indian stringed instrument is a ____________.
Ghandhi lived for a while in what two countries other than India ____________- and ___________ __________.
Hinduism does not have a ____________.
The lowest of the caste system workers is called an __________.