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CultureGrams―World Religion Quiz: Hinduism

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A Hindu man rests along the stairs of a ghat (bath) in Varanasi. Thousands of men like him come to the holy Hindu city each day to meditate, pray, and bathe in the waters of the Ganges River. (Varanasi, India, January 2008) Source: CultureGrams Photos

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 highlighting fun facts about Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion with about one billion followers. Many Hindus believe Hinduism is more than just a religion, but is a way of life.

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

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1) Which country is the birthplace of Hinduism?

2) The word “Hinduism” is derived from what ancient language?

3) True or False: Vishnu is the founder of Hinduism.

4) What animal is considered especially sacred by Hindus?

5) What colorful Hindu festival welcomes the spring season?

6) Which of the below is not a Hindu god?

-Shiva      -Brahma

-Rama      -Sikh

7) Where do Hindus worship their gods?

8) The statue of what god is said to bring prosperity if placed by the front door of a home?

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

10) True or False: Hindus believe that they will be reincarnated after they die.

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: Hinduism”

  1. September 29th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Jenni Boyle says:

    1) India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism
    2) Sanskrit
    3) False. Hinduism is unlike other religions as it has no specific founder or prophet.
    4) All animals are considered holy but cows are especially sacred.
    5) Holi or the Festival of Color
    6) A Sikh is not a god but a follower of Sikhism
    7) Hindus may worship in a temple or at altars in their homes
    8) The elephant-headed god, Ganesh, is the god of wisdom
    9) Karma
    10) True. Hindus believe they will be reincarnated until they reach moksha (liberation)

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