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Hinduism Quiz

  1. Which celebration is known as the Hindu festival of lights?
  2. Which passed down social classification system has dictated almost every aspect of Hindu life?
  3. Name the three forms of God that make up the Hindu trimurti?
  4. Which Hindu god is depicted as having the head of an elephant?

  5. Some texts suggest that Lord Brahma was born from what sacred flower?
  6. Commonly used in Hinduism, what is a japamala?
  7. Which Indian river is sacred to followers of Hinduism?
  8. Which country has the world's second-highest Hindu population?
  9. Hindu prayers often start with which sacred word?
  10. A Sanskrit word meaning 'knowledge', what name is given to the oldest scriptures of Hinduism?
  11. In Hinduism, what name is given to the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract some particular evil?
  12. Which word for a spiritual teacher in contemporary India, has come into English useage to mean a person who's an expert?
  13. What word according to Hindu philosophy means every action has a reaction or outcome?
  14. Sarasvati is a Hindu goddess who is described as the inventor of spoken and written what?


  1. Diwali
  2. Caste system
  3. Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer)
  4. Ganesha
  5. Lotus flower
  6. A loop of prayer beads
  7. The Ganges
  8. Nepal
  9. Om or Aum
  10. The Vedas
  11. Avatar
  12. Guru
  13. Karma
  14. Sanskrit