HOW WELL DID YOU MEMORIZE FACTS ABOUT INDIA? By Dra. Cecilia Levallois H.
Label true or false each sentence, then write why it is false in case you said so.
_________1. Atman is the soul in Buddhism, and that is why Mohandas Gandhi was named Mahatma by the bard Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel prize winner of 1913.
_________2. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha had 2 wives, each gave him a son while he lived with them, and when one of them chased him out of the house, he took the road to find answers.
_________3. Hinduism was brought to India by the nomadic Aryans, they collected its teachings in the Mahabharatha.
_________4. The Vedas are books containing the largest and longest poem of all Indian literature.
________5. The Hindus believe in many gods, reincarnation and they are meat lovers.
________6. Buddhists believe that Nirvana is the state of perfection for the soul.
________7. Both Buddhism and Hinduism are very popular in India and the Far East.
________8. The Eightfold path is the basic guide for Hinduism.
________9. The system of castes is also adopted by the Buddhists, who believe it utterly necessary for faith.
_______10.You may reincarnate in an animal according to Buddhism.
_______11. Buddhists eat eggs, dairy products and vegetables.
______12. Asoka was a king from the Mauryan dynasty, after converting to Hinduism he became a great warrior.
_______13. Monsoon is like a tornado, very dry yet violent.
_______14.The Arthashastra is a book containing a very long poem so people get into trance.
______15. Karma is the sum of your actions determining what your destiny will be, in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
______16. Dharma is the obedience that humans owe divine scriptures.
______17. The Mauryan dynasty was created by a king named Chandrapushtra.
______18. Buddha died in his eighties, sweetly smiling leaning on a tree, assisted by his son by Kamala.
______19.Two important rivers cross India: the Ganges and the Nile.
______20. The Deccan is in the Himalayas, it is one of the enormous peaks along with the Everest. Asoka climbed those mountains.