CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Buddhism


This large statue of the Buddha is located in a park which also contains an area where legends says Buddha jumped between two stones, pushing so hard that he left his footprints in two places. Visitors now try to re-create the leap, which is over 15 feet in length. (Suzhou, China, November 2007)
Image Source: Chris Rains

Religion plays a major role in shaping the cultures of countries around the world. In CultureGrams’ World Edition and Kids Edition, each country report features a religion section with facts about a country’s major religions. This week, we are learning about Buddhism, which is the world’s fourth fastest growing religion.

Test your knowledge of Buddhism by answering these religion trivia questions. 

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1) Who is the founder of Buddhism?

2) Which country is considered the birthplace of Buddhism?

3) According to Buddhism, which part of the body is considered the most sacred?

4) Which country is not known for its large Buddhist population?

-Thailand   -Iran

-Japan         -Taiwan

5) What are the main branches of Buddhism?

6) After a person dies, Buddhists believe what happens next?

7) True or False: Buddhist believe all living things have a spirit?

8) The principle of (___) says that good deeds bring good fortune while bad deeds have negative consequences.

9) Which type of Buddhism is practiced in Bhutan?

10) Who is the most respected spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism?


Check your answers with the quiz key in the comment section. Let us know how you did by leaving a comment.

Jenni Boyle

Jenni Boyle

Jenni Boyle

is an Editor at CultureGrams and covers countries in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. She earned a BA in Middle East Studies, with an emphasis in Arabic, from Brigham Young University. She has lived and worked in Amman, Jordan and now lives in Utah. Jenni enjoys cooking Middle Eastern food, reading, and watching the LA Clippers win.
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One Response to “CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Buddhism”

  1. March 31st, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Jenni Boyle says:

    1) Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as Buddha
    2) India
    3) The head is the most sacred and should not be touched
    4) Iran is not a country known for its Buddhist population
    5) Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
    6) reincarnation
    7) True
    8) Karma
    9) Mahayana
    10) The Dalai Lama

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