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A Quiz About Hinduism

Name these facts about the world's third-largest religion.
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: August 15, 2019
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Clue
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Predominantly Hindu countries
India
Nepal
Holy scriptures
Vedas
Language of the above
Sanskrit
Most sacred river
Ganges
Most sacred animal
Cow
"Trimurti" gods
Brahma
Vishnu
Shiva
God with an elephant head
Ganesh
Clue
Answer
Multi-headed serpent who controls the rainfall
Nāga
Term for a Hindu faction
Caste
Animal embodiment of a God
Avatar
Sect that believes in the attractive Supreme Lord
Hare Krishna
Indonesian island with a majority of Hindus
Bali
Notion about the course of a life depending on anterior deeds and actions
Karma
Migration of the soul into another body
Reincarnation
World's largest Hindu temple
Angkor Wat
Practice of stretching exercices
Yoga
Meditation syllable
Om
8 Comments
+5
Level 76
Apr 2, 2016
Nice quiz. Angkor Wat is a bit of a tricky answer because it was originally built as a Hindu temple, but changed over time to become a Buddhist one.
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Level 35
Mar 27, 2018
Good for revision at school 👍
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Level 61
Oct 31, 2020
Never heard Naga controls rainfall.
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Level 59
Jan 30, 2023
Accept Ganga
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Level 81
Mar 5, 2024
The word "faction" in the clue for "caste" is an extremely odd use of that term, and I would argue is incorrect. (Or maybe the answer is incorrect, I dunno; the point is that the clue and the answer are two quite different things and don't go together.)

A faction - in the religious sense - is a self-organizing (or self-selected) subdivision of the larger group that exists in ideological opposition to that main group.

Whereas a caste is basically a theologically related tier on a social class system. It is not self-organizing (is rather imposed by the dogma of the religion overall) and does not exist in any sense of ideological opposition to the other castes (but rather in parallel to them).

The castes in Hinduism are not factions of Hinduism.

That clue/answer could stand some refinement, IMHO.

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Level 74
Mar 5, 2024
Is Mauritius not Hindu as well?
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2024
Mauritius is around 50% Hindu.
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Level 85
Mar 5, 2024
Which makes it predominantly Hindu, right?

49% Hindu 33% Christian 17% Muslim