Quiz on Hinduism - Multiple Choice

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Hinduism
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1. Hindu practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma. What does it mean?
Righteous path
Eternal way
Religious path
Holy Way
Sanātana Dharma or Eternal Way refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history
2. Which of the following is not present in Hinduism?
Prophet(s)
Governing body
Unquestionable religious authorities
Ecclesiastical order
Binding holy book
All of the above
Hinduism includes a diversity of ideas on spirituality and traditions, but has no ecclesiastical order, no unquestionable religious authorities, no governing body, no prophet(s) nor any binding holy book
3. Can the follower of Hinduism be an atheist?
Yes
No
Depending on how one defines Atheism, 4 to 9 out of 10 schools of thought in Hinduism are Atheist.
4. Hinduism, along with Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, are called __________ religions.
Oriental
Karmic
Dharmic
Spiritual
Dharmic religions are the family of religions consisting of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism from India.
5. Which of the philosophical school of Hinduism prescribe "Bhakti" or Worship?
Vedānta (Post Veda) School
Mīmāṃsā (Critical investigation) School
Nyāya (Logic or Law) School
Samkhya (Enumerationist) School
While worship is present in many schools of Hinduism it is strongly associated with Vedanta school.
6. The Mughal invader, Babur, demolished the temple at the birthplace of this Hindu deity, in Ayodhya city, to built a mosque
Krishna
Rama
Ganesh
Hanuman
The Babri Masjid or Masjid-i Janmasthan was demolished in 1984. The court battle which started in British India was concluded in 2020 with verdict to restore the temple.
7. Which sacred symbol of Hinduism resembles the Nazi icon of hooked cross?
AUM
Padma
Swastika
Shatkona
The right-facing swastika was adopted by several organizations in pre–World War I Europe, and later by the Nazi Party and Nazi Germany before World War II
8. How can the followers of Hinduism classified as?
Polytheistic
Henotheistic
Monistic
Monotheistic
Humanist
Any of the above
Hindus can choose to be polytheistic, pantheistic, panentheistic, pandeistic, henotheistic, monotheistic, monistic, agnostic, atheistic, humanist and so on
9. Who among the Hindu Trinity is considered as the Preserver of universe?
Bramha
Vishnu
Shiva
Ganesh
Vishnu is the Preserver, Bramha is the creator and Shiva is the destroyer
10. A branch of Yoga, a meditation technique of Hinduism, is popular worldwide as?
Physical Exercise
Healing Technique
Spiritual Life
Dance Routine
Though Yoga has healing and spiritual aspects, it is more popular as exercise technique worlwide.
11. From which mythological bird of Hinduism is the national emblem of Indonesia derived from?
Kalia
Sampati
Jatayu
Garuda
Garuda Pancasila, the national emblem of Indonesia, is an eagle bird, derived from Garuda, the mythical bird vehicle of Vishnu.
12. Which Hindu temple complex, also an UNESCO world heritage site, is know for its erotic sculptures on temple walls?
Khajuraho
Chandela
Yogini
Chattarpur
About 10% of the sculptures at Khajuraho are erotic in nature while 90% are about daily life and symbolic values in ancient Indian culture.
13. The tongue logo of Rolling Stone band was inspired by which Hindu deity?
Ganesh
Durga
Kali
Krishna
The designer's inspiration was a newspaper cutting that he'd seen that showed the Indian goddess Kali
14. Which country has the highest percentage of Hindu population?
India
Nepal
Mauritius
Bhutan
Nepal's population has 81.3% Hindus just above 79.8% of India
15. Which country, outside South Asia, has highest number of people practicing Hinduism?
USA
Thailand
Myanmar
Indonesia
Based on various estimates there are 4.4 million to 10 million Hindus in Indonesia
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Level 76
May 20, 2021
Educational quiz. I like the use of Multiple Choice here.
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Level 57
May 26, 2021
Thanks. That was the idea :)
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Level 62
Jun 23, 2021
Great quiz! Did not know about the idea behind the Rolling Stones logo was from Kali's tongue. Om is more recognisable than Aum, however both are correct and widely used.
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Level 57
Jun 23, 2021
Thanks. Agree Om is more widely used than AUM.
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Level 70
Jun 16, 2022
14/15. I'm not Hindu personally, but I am Bangladeshi so I'm pretty happy to see I know quite a lot about the religion. Tough questions but very educational (like Aficionado, I found it interesting that the Rolling Stones logo is based off Kali's tongue). Nominated!
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Level 57
Jun 17, 2022
Thanks