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Question 1: The followers of ________ (dualistic) schools identify themselves as part of Brahman, and after attaining moksha expect to spend eternity in a loka (heaven),[59] in the company of their chosen form of Ishvara.
Adi ShankaraHindu philosophyDvaitaAdvaita Vedanta

Question 2: Hindū is the Persian name for the Indus River, first encountered in the Old Persian word Hindu (həndu), corresponding to Vedic Sanskrit Sindhu, the ________.
Ganges BasinIndus RiverIndus River DeltaGanges Delta

Question 3: Of the historical division into six darshanas, only two schools, ________ and Yoga survive.
VedantaAchintya Bheda AbhedaAdi ShankaraAdvaita Vedanta

Question 4: Some widely observed Hindu festivals are Maha Shivaratri, Holi, Ram Navami, Krishna Janmastami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussera, Durga Puja and ________.
DiwaliChhathVaisakhiMakar Sankranti

Question 5: Another important set of pilgrimages are the ________, where the Mother Goddess is worshipped, the two principal ones being Kalighat and Kamakhya.
GaneshaShakti PeethasShivaShaktism

Question 6: The four holy sites Puri, Rameswaram, ________, and Badrinath (or alternatively the Himalayan towns of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) compose the Char Dham (four abodes) pilgrimage circuit.
UjjainMathura, Uttar PradeshDwarkaVrindavan

Question 7: [117] The term ahiṃsā appears in the ________,[118] the epic Mahabharata[119] and Ahiṃsā is the first of the five Yamas (vows of self-restraint) in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
UpanishadsRigvedaBhagavad GitaVedas

Question 8: Pilgrimage is not mandatory in Hinduism, though many adherents undertake them[76] Hindus recognise several Indian holy cities, including ________, Haridwar, Varanasi, and Vrindavan.
KanpurAgraMathura, Uttar PradeshAllahabad

Question 9: They are, however, often distinguished from ________, a supreme personal god, with many Hindus worshiping Ishvara in a particular form as their iṣṭa devatā, or chosen ideal.
BrahmanAchintya Bheda AbhedaIshvaraSvayam Bhagavan

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet is regarded as the spiritual abode of Shiva.
  Traditional diyas and other prayer items during a Hindu wedding ceremony.
  The Naradeya Purana describes the mechanics of the cosmos. Depicted here are Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi resting on Shesha Nag. Narada and Brahma are also pictured.
  Traditional diyas and other prayer items during a Hindu wedding ceremony.

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