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Question 1: It was only towards the end of the 18th century that the European merchants and colonists referred collectively to the followers of ________ in Hindustan—which geographically referred to most parts of the northern Indian subcontinent—as Hindus.
BuddhismIndian religionsHinduismJainism

Question 2: Commonly this swa-dharma or varna is misunderstood as ________, the class identity in Hindu society.
CasteReligious intoleranceRacial segregationRacism

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  A young Nepali Hindu devotee during a traditional prayer ceremony at Kathmandu's Durbar Square.
  The Bhagavad Gītā, a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra war, is one of the foremost Hindu scriptures[21] and is described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and beliefs.[22]
  Sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet is regarded as the spiritual abode of Shiva.
  A young Nepali Hindu devotee during a traditional prayer ceremony at Kathmandu's Durbar Square.

Question 4: ________ is an important connection for a Hindu to his religious and historical heritage.
Bhagavad GitaRaja YogaSwami VivekanandaYoga

Question 5: [13] ________'s commentaries on the Upanishads led to the rise of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential sub-school of Vedanta.
Adi ShankaraVyasaRamanujaHindu philosophy

Question 6: The most famous is at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna in ________ which is known as "Sangam".
Uttar PradeshPilibhitLucknowKanpur

Question 7: [21] This conceptualization of Hinduism, has led to establishment of Hindutva as the dominant force in ________ over the last century.
Sangh ParivarMadhav Sadashiv GolwalkarHindu nationalismVinayak Damodar Savarkar

Question 8: Perhaps the most popular Hindu scripture is the ________, depicting a civil war within a family that takes on dimensions of the struggle between dharma and adharma.
Bhagavad GitaKrishnaKurukshetra WarMahabharata

Question 9: [11] The ________ are the oldest sacred books of Hinduism and lay the foundation of several schools of Hindu thought.
VedasRigvedaIndian epic poetrySanskrit literature

Question 10: One of the accepted views is that ism was added to Hindu around ________ to denote the culture and religion of the high-caste Brahmans in contrast to other religions.
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