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Hinduism 01
Diwali is the Hindu festival of what?

Hinduism 01

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.

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1.
Hinduism is unlike many other religions because of what?
It doesn't allow people to re-marry
It has no single founder
It insists that people marry
It is a very young religion
In addition, Hinduism has no single scripture and no commonly agreed set of teachings
2.
Hinduism opposes killing, violence and revenge; this principle is called what?
Ahimsa
Benevolence
Bondad
Gentilezza
Ahimsa is the avoidance of all harm
3.
Over how many days is Diwali celebrated?
Two
Three
Four
Five
Diwali takes place during October or November each year
4.
In which countries are most people Hindu?
China and Japan
India and Nepal
Iran and Iraq
Russia and Ukraine
Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism are also important in India
5.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of what?
Energy
Lights
Movement
Transformation
Amongst other things Diwali is a celebration of the joys of life
6.
The word "Dharma" is important to Hindus and it means .....
A holy day
A holy place
A holy ritual
Duty, virtue and morality
Dharma also means the power that sustains the universe
7.
The Hindu festival known as Holi welcomes which season?
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Holi is also known as the "festival of colours"
8.
Vishnu is the second God in the Hindu triumvirate but what is his role?
Preserver and protector of the universe
Preserver of righteous thoughts
Responsible for the creation
Responsible for the destruction of the world
The other Gods of the triumvirate are Brahma and Shiva
9.
Hindus believe that a person's actions determine his destiny in his next incarnation. What is the name given to this?
Brahma
Karma
Lama
Panorama
Karma is the understanding that a person's actions have consequences, even if these occur far in the future and do not otherwise appear to be connected to the original action
10.
Many Hindu homes have a ..... at which to worship.
Mantras
Murtis
Shrine
Temple
Mantras are prayers, Murtis are images
Author:  Sheri Smith

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