KS3 RE Quiz
Hinduism 01
Diwali is the Hindu festival of what?

Hinduism 01

Karma and dharma are part of Hinduism - but what are they? Among Hinduism's roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India, and as such it is often called the 'oldest living religion'. It is an important minority religion in the UK.

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  1. Vishnu is the second God in the Hindu triumvirate but what is his role?
    The other Gods of the triumvirate are Brahma and Shiva
  2. The word "Dharma" is important to Hindus and it means .....
    Acting virtuously means different things to different people and there is no rigid definition of it
  3. Hinduism opposes killing, violence and revenge; this principle is called what?
    In its most literal translation Ahimsa treats all life as sacred even insects and bacteria
  4. The Hindu festival known as 'Holi' welcomes which season?
    Holi is the most energetic of all Indian festivals
  5. In which countries are most people Hindu?
    Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism are also important in India
  6. Diwali is the Hindu festival of what?
    Amongst other things Diwali is a religiously sanctioned celebration of the joys of life
  7. Many Hindu homes have a ..... in which to worship at home.
    Mantras = prayers, Murtis = images
  8. Hindus believe that a person's actions determine his destiny in his next incarnation. What is the name given to this?
  9. Which British city is particularly noted for its celebration of Diwali?
    Falling sometime during October or November (dates vary) it is a great favourite of children because of the lights, fireworks and sweets involved!
  10. Hinduism is unlike many other religions because of what?
    In addition, Hinduism has no single scripture and no commonly agreed set of teachings

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