This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Hinduism. Hinduism has ancient roots, with some of its scriptures dating back to at least 1200 BCE. Along with being one of the oldest religions in the world, Hinduism is also one of the largest, with over a billion followers, located primarily in India and Nepal. According to the responses in the 2011 Census for England and Wales, 1.5% of the population identify as Hindu. Scotland recorded 16,000 adherents to Hinduism.
Hinduism encompasses many diverse traditions, but in principle understands the world to be divided between spirit and matter. "Spirit" differentiates further between God, the paramatman, and the individual, atman. Although clothed in a body, the soul is eternal and subject to the laws of karma. Mocksha, or liberation, brings an end to the cycle of life and rebirth and is a state of union with God.