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Buddhism in the United States: Quiz

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Question 1: The methods and techniques he developed for teaching Westerners he termed ________.
Buddhist textsChögyam TrungpaShambhala BuddhismShambhala Training

Question 2: Olcott's; and Chandradat Chudhadharn, a brother of King ________ of Thailand.
JessadabodindraVajiravudhPrajadhipokChulalongkorn

Question 3: Jack Kornfield had also been in the Peace Corps in Southeast Asia, after which he studied and ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition under ________, who was perhaps the most influential figure in 20th century Thai Buddhism.
Ajahn MunindoAjahn BrahmAjahn ChahAjahn Sumedho

Question 4: The most prominent Korean Zen teacher in America was ________.
Seung SahnDae GakTaizan MaezumiShunryu Suzuki

Question 5: The Dalai Lama maintains a North American headquarters at Namgyal Monastery in ________.
Binghamton, New YorkSyracuse, New YorkIthaca, New YorkTompkins County, New York

Question 6: As the exiled political leader of ________, he has become a popular cause célèbre.
TaiwanTibetHong KongArunachal Pradesh

Question 7: Another Buddhist university is the ________, which is affiliated with Hsi Lai Temple and was, until recently called Hsi Lai University.
University of the WestUniversity of Southern CaliforniaOccidental CollegeLos Angeles Pierce College

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  The Zen Buddhist Temple in Chicago, part of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom
  Covering 15 acres (61,000 m²), California's Hsi Lai Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the western hemisphere.
  One of the oldest images of the Buddha, from the Greco-Buddhist period in Central Asia, 1st-2nd century CE.
  Covering over 480 acres (1.9 km2) of land and located in Talmage, California, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is geographically the largest Buddhist community in the western hemisphere.

Question 9: Consecrated in 2001, it is the largest stupa in the ________.
United StatesAlaskaCanadaPhilippines

Question 10: For instance, the first Japanese temple in Hawaii was built in 1896 near Paauhau by the Honpa Hongwanji branch of ________.
HōnenBuddhism in JapanShinranJōdo Shinshū







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