KS3 RE Quiz
Buddhism 01
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Buddhism 01

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader of Buddhism. To Buddhists (those who follow Buddhism), all life is interconnected and therefore compassion is extremely important.

Test your knowledge with the following Religious Education quiz on this gentle religion.

  1. With which of the following words could Buddhist best be associated?
    Try searching Google images for "Buddhist" and you will see that colour is very important to Buddhists
  2. With which religion is Buddhism most closely associated?
    Both originated in India, both emphasise compassion and non-violence and both stress the importance of karma
  3. Buddhism teaches that we should .....
    "Consciousness" might also be thought of as "awareness"
  4. The Dalai Lama (the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people) is noted for his campaigning on what subject?
    He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989
  5. The Dalai Lama says that the purpose of life is to:
    He teaches that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being
  6. Karma is the belief that people's present actions will affect them in the future. Which of the following might be called "bad karma"?
    Negative actions are believed to result in a negative reaction
  7. A particular branch of Buddhism attempts to understand the meaning of life without being misled by logical thought. What is the name given to this?
    Zen Buddhism emphasises meditation and is associated with Japan
  8. A mandala is used for what purpose?
    It's worth a Google image search to see how wonderfully intricate and colourful mandalas are!
  9. The goal of Buddhists is to be free from suffering, greed, hatred and delusion. What is the name given to this state?
    Nirvana is understood as the end of attachment in life and therefore freedom from karma
  10. Siddhartha Gautama was the founder of Buddhism. How is he most usually referred to:
    Siddhartha Gautama was an ordinary human being who become enlightened. Buddhists look back to him as the person who found the truth of reality and this inspires them to find the truth

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