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Buddhism Quiz


  1. By what name is Siddhartha Gautama more commonly known?
  2. What name is given to the Day of the Full Moon, the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists?
  3. The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini, which is located in which modern-day country?
  4. In Buddhism, what word describes the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, a state where suffering has been extinguished?

  5. Theravada monks of Southeast Asia have adopted which colour as their robe colour?
  6. How many noble truths are there in the fundamental teachings of Buddhism?
  7. What in Buddhism is a word or sound that is a sacred utterance usually repeated?
  8. What title is given to the foremost spiritual leader of the school of Tibetan Buddhism?
  9. The essential element of Zen Buddhism is found in the name 'zen'. What does the word 'zen' mean?
  10. What are Buddha's teachings known as?
  11. In Buddhism, which flower is associated with purity, faithfulness and spiritual awakening?
  12. Angkor Wat is a Hindu-Buddhist temple complex in which country?
  13. What is the literal meaning of the term Buddha?
  14. In which country is Adam's Peak, well known for the Sri Pada, which in Buddhist tradition is said to be Buddha's footprint?
  15. In Buddhism, what four letter word is a divine being and the highest of the possible forms of existence?


  1. Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama is Buddha's original name)
  2. Vesak
  3. Nepal
  4. Nirvana
  5. Orange
  6. Four Noble Truths
  7. Mantra
  8. Dalai Lama
  9. Meditation
  10. Dharma
  11. The lotus
  12. Cambodia
  13. Enlightened
  14. Sri Lanka
  15. Deva