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Founders of Faith: Hinduism (Grade 9)

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Founders of Faith: Hinduism

Instructions: Answer these questions about Hinduism. Although Hinduism has no recorded founder, there are individual Hindus who have had a great influence on the history and development of this religion.

Who founded Hinduism?
  1. Jesus
  2. Abu-Bakr
  3. No Founder
  4. Moses
Hinduism started somewhere between                                        in the Indus Valley.
  1. 2300 BC and 1500 BC
  2. 3100 BC and 2900 BC
  3. 300 AD and 700 AD
  4. 800 AD and 1200 AD
Where was Hinduism founded?
  1. China
  2. India
  3. Arabia
  4. U.S.
Hinduism is a major religion in which country?
  1. Argentina
  2. India
  3. Thailand
  4. Zimbabwe
Who was the most famous Hindu of the 20th century whose teachings about non-violent resistance to oppression were aimed at British rule in India?
  1. Indira Gandhi
  2. Sri Chinmoy
  3. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  4. Mahatma Gandhi
Although his first name was Mohandas, Gandhi was called Mahatma, a title derived from two Sanskrit words meaning                               .
Although a Hindu, Mahatma Gandhi tried to embrace all the major world religions.
  1. True
  2. False
According to Tulane Univ. religion professor Guy Beck, most scholars of Hinduism and Indian history accept                   was a real person who lived thousands of years before the common era and was the source of the Bhagavad Gita, one of Hinduism's most sacred texts.
  1. Sri Ramachandra
  2. Sri Krishna
  3. Mirabai
  4. Swami Vivekananda
Sri                 was an influential 19th-century Bengali mystic and spiritual guru.
  1. Chaitanya
  2. Chinmoy
  3. Ramakrishna
  4. Krishna
                      was a popular spiritual teacher and guru, who came to the West in the 1920s and was responsible for the early spread of Hindu yoga in the United States.
  1. Paramahansa Yogananda
  2. Swami Vivekananda
  3. Sri Ramachandra
  4. Jiddu Krishnamurti
                      founded the Transcendental Meditation movement and brought it to the Western world where he introduced it to the Beatles.
  1. Sri Chinmoy
  2. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  3. Swami Vivekananda
  4. Nisargadatta Maharaj
Many Hindu religious leaders have the honorific "               " before their names which is similar in meaning to "Mr."
  1. Sri
  2. Swami
  3. Mahatma
  4. Guru

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