Review sheet RS100 Final midterm Multiple choice
The test is 50 multiple choice questions. It will be marked out of 100%. The test itself is worth
20% of the final grade. Make certain that you fill in the scantron card properly. IN PENCIL, put
RS 100: Hinduism Test Notes
The word Hindu comes from medieval Muslim invaders, who refer to the in
dus river valley sind and the river Indus Sindhu
The country east of the river Indus is India- the people are Hindus o
Animism: based on belief that theres one reality and its living. Believes theres
spirit in inanimate objects. Practice of divination (you can learn about one part of
reality from another) arises from this.
Five classics: heart of the Confucian scriptures.
Tiantai - school of Mahayana Buddhism in China, based on Lotus Sutra
Huayan - school of Mahayana Buddhism in China, based on Garland Sutra
Garland Sutra Lotus Sutra - important early Mahayana scripture - where Buddha revealed full and
Ahimsa - nonvioelence
Kevela - highest state of enlightenment, according to Jainism
Jain Sacred Story
Path of the Jains - Everything has a soul. Everything in the universe is alive;
including many things that we t
Adi Granth - holy book of the Sikhs. Also considered a Guru. (Original Collection)
Started by Amar Das. Completed by Arjan.
Granth Sahib - another name for Adi Granth. Means Sacred Collection.
Gurdwara - buildings for worship and meeting togeth
Shramana - Hermits
Nirvana - State beyond birth and death. It is the ultimate goal of all Buddhists.
Five aggregates Bhikkhu - Buddhist monk
Bhikkuni - Buddhist nun
Sangha - community following the path to enlightenment.
Brahmo Samaj - Founded by Ram Mohan as a religious society advocating rational,
humanistic religion without all the Hindu rituals and customs.
Arya Samaj - Founded by Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, representing another
attempt to restore the original purity o
Veda - Hymn and ritual verses composed by the Aryans, transmitted orally in priestly families.
Samsara - Endless round of birth and death.
Karma - Law that every action has its effect.
Moksha - Liberation for the atman from the cycle of samsa
Elements of the path religion provides to connect us with the Sacred:
1) Myths - narratives/stories that touch the core of our being; that touch the deepest values in
our lives; stories abt forgiving, truth, love, sacrifice, beauty.
2) Symbol - shorthand
What is Religion?
Religion is about beliefs.
Rituals are the first thing about religions that babies are introduced to.
Religion is about community - not about an individual having an experience of the divine. It i
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Because religion refuses to diesorry.
Central Beliefs of Sikhism
God is one
Akal Purakh (Eternal Being)
Vahiguru (Wonderful Sovereign)
Humans are self-reliant, egobound
Attraction to a finite thing inste
Hinduism and Ultimate
Shankaracarya (ca. 800 CE):
Brahman and Atman are identical: only
Maya (illusion) keeps us from seeing
Ultimate reality (Brahman) can be
experienced but not
Does Hinduism exist?
derives from medieval Muslim invaders who call
Indus River Valley "Sind" and the river Indus "Sindhu.
Hindu = Indian or non-Muslims
definition in 19th c.: "Hinduism" as western
Puranas - Ancient stories describing the various gods and devotion to them.
Chaitanya - Revived Krishna worship and kirtan in Bengal
ISKCON - Intl Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Key for RS 100 midterm #1, multiple choice section
11. A 21. A 31. A 41. c
12. C 22. B 32. C 42. a
13. A 23. A 33. C 43. b
14. C 24. A 34. A 44. a
15. C 25. B 35.b
16. B 26. B 36. A 46. c
17. B 27. C 37. B 47. d
18. B 2
Religious Studies 100A: Religions of the East
Instructor: Mavis L. Fenn
Office: St. Pauls College
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Intro to Shinto
Shinto means way of the gods
13th century term used to describe
indigenous religious traditions of
Confucianism and Buddhism
It is a way of life
Intro to Shinto : Kami
Kami refers to Japans cou