Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

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

 
 

2. Ancient Hindu scriptures were written in which language?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 

4. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

18. What are the names of the four Vedas?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

21. According to Mahabharat, how were Vedas created?

 
 
 


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