Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

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1. Sutras are like a theorem where in a knowledge has been distilled into a few words? yes/No

 
 

2. The word Tantrism can be found in ancient Indian texts? Yes/No

 
 

3. Ancient Hindu history can be found in Mahabharata, Ramayan and Puranas? Yes/No

 
 

4. Each Smriti text was written by an author and they have gone through many revisions?

 
 

5. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?

 
 
 
 

6. Do Nāstika (heterodox) philosophies such as the Cārvākas accept the authority of the śrutis?

 
 

7. Which of the following Hindu texts are classified as Shruti texts?

 
 
 
 
 
 

8. Ancient Hindu scriptures were written in which language?

 
 
 
 
 

9. Vedas were written about 4,500 years ago? Yes/No

 
 

10. The three main branches of Agama texts are Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism? Yes/No

 
 

11. Shruti texts are considered as core scriptures of Hinduism?

 
 

12. The Upanishads contain philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism and Jainism? Yes/No

 
 

13. Sankhya, Nyaya, Yoga, Vedanta and other schools of Hindu philosophy all have the same core scriptures? Yes/No

 
 

14. A Stotra is a piece of prose describing a difficult concept for lay readers? Yes/No

 
 

15. According to Mahabharat, how were Vedas created?

 
 
 

16. What are the names of the four Vedas?

 
 
 
 

17. Shastaras mean a treatise on a certain area of expertise? Yes/No

 
 

18. Shruti texts were never revised and passed are one from one generation to next as it is? Yes/No

 
 

19. Atharva Veda is the oldest record of  practices in medicine and healing of Indo-European antiquity?

 
 

20. Puranas contain history and geography of ancient Hindu land? Yes/No

 
 

21. Chandogya Upanishad and Kena Upanishad are embedded in the Vedas? Yes/No