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Study Guide Answers

1.     The indigenous people of the Indian subcontinent are known as: a.) Indo-Aryans b.) Moghuls c.) Semites d.) Dravidians
     d.) Dravidians
2.     The __________________ are the books of knowledge that represent the basis for Hinduism.
     Vedas
3.     ___________________ is the creator of the universe, according to Hindu thought.
     Brahma
4.     The pursuit of economic and political rewards.
     Artha
5.     The pursuit of love, including pleasure and the bodily appetites.
      Kama
6.     Righteous behavior, including the observance of religious and social laws.
     Dharma
7.     Reunification with the world spirit.
     Moksha
8.     A person's caste is determined by one's conduct in a previous life. This is called _______________________________ .
     Karma
9.     The Indian religious teacher is known as "_____________________ ."
     guru
10.     The deity who represents the principle of preservation is: a.) Brahma b.) Shiva c.) Vishnu d.) Ganesa
     c.) Vishnu
11.     ____________________ is sometimes portrayed as Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance.
     Shiva
12.     The "black mother" manifestation of the goddess Parvati, who destroys her husband is: a.) Druga b.) Saraswati c.) Radha d.) Kali
      d.) Kali
13.     Ganesa, the patron of literature, bestower of riches, and bringer of good fortune is remarkable because he has the head of a(n) ____________________.
      elephant
14.     The sacred river of the Hindus is the: a.) Indus b.) Ganges c.) Brahmaputra d.) Narmada
     b.) Ganges
15.     The stone steps that lead down to the sacred river are known as: a.) ghats b.) avatar c.) pujas d.) varnas
     a.) ghats
16.     The various incarnations of Vishnu are called: a.) ghats b.) avatars c.) pujas d.) varnas
     b.) avatars
17.     The monkey king who helped Rama rescue his kidnapped wife was: a.) Ravana b.) Hanuman c.) Varaha d.) Avatara
     b.) Hanuman
18.     Krishna is famous for his love of: a.) Druga b.) Saraswati c.) Radha d.) Kali
     c.) Radha
19.     The religious reverence for all life is called ________________________ .
     ahimsa
20.     Prince Siddharta is the founder of: a.) Jainism b.) Hinduism c.) Taoism d.) Buddhism
      d.) Buddhism
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