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Historical Vedic religion: Quiz


Question 1: During the formative centuries of Vedanta, traditions that opposed ________ and which supported the same, emerged.
VedantaHindu philosophyAdvaita VedantaAdi Shankara

Question 2: Elements of Vedic religion reach back to a Proto-Indo-Iranian religion and an earlier ________.
Norse paganismProto-Indo-European religionPolytheismGermanic paganism

Question 3: Incipient change to contemporary vegetarianism is seen as early as the late Brahmanas and Upanishads and may have continued under the influence of ________ and Buddhism.
Jain philosophyJainismIndian religionsHinduism

Question 4: [citation needed] Vedic religion also influenced Buddhism and ________.
JainismHinduismJain philosophyIndian religions

Question 5: There are also conservative schools which continue portions of the historical Vedic religion largely unchanged until today (see Śrauta, ________).

Question 6: Texts dating to the Vedic period, composed in Vedic Sanskrit, are mainly the four Vedic Samhitas, but the Brahmanas, ________ and some of the older Upanishads (Bṛhadāraṇyaka, Chāndogya, Jaiminiya Upanishad Brahmana) are also placed in this period.
AranyakaTaittiriya ShakhaRigvedaSmriti

Question 7: ________ as well as, in its Shrauta form, the Ashvamedha.
Purusha suktaSaptarshiSomaAtri

Question 8: the classical schools of ________, of which only Vedanta is extant.
Buddhist philosophyAncient philosophyIndian philosophyHindu philosophy

Question 9: According to traditional views, the hymns of the ________ and other Vedic hymns were divinely revealed to the rishis, who were considered to be seers or "hearers" (shruti means "what is heard") of the Veda, rather than "authors".
MahabharataPurusha suktaVedasRigveda

Question 10: The Vedic pantheon was interpreted by a unitary view of the universe with ________ seen as immanent and transcendent, since the Middle Upanishads also in personal forms of the deity as Ishvara, Bhagavan, or Paramatma.
MysticismMonotheismĀstika and nāstikaBrahman


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