Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

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1. What are the names of the four Vedas?


2. Ancient Hindu scriptures were written in which language?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


15. According to Mahabharat, how were Vedas created?


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


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


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


19. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?


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


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


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  1. HI I am not sure why this test never seems to register as comp[lete, I have taken it a few times now but no luck. All the other lessons are complete so only have this one pending:

    Course Lessons
    What is Hinduism – Completed
    Hindu Denominations – Completed
    Hindu Beliefs – Completed
    Hindu Scriptures – Not completed
    Hindu Festivals – Completed
    Hindu Society and Institutions – Completed
    Hindu History – Completed
    Hindu Diaspora – Completed
    Hindu Symbols and Icons – Completed
    Hindu Rituals – Completed

    Can you please help me correct this issue.

    Thank you

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