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Jōdo shū: Quiz


Question 1: Depending on the viewpoint, Shinran and ________ are considered another branch of Jodo Shu.
HōnenJōdo ShinshūPure Land BuddhismBuddhism in Japan

Question 2: Hōnen was well-respected for his knowledge and for his adherence to the Five Precepts, but in time, Hōnen became dissatisfied with the ________ Buddhist teachings he learned at Mount Hiei.

Question 3: Some of Hōnen's followers were executed, while others, including ________, were exiled to other regions of Japan away from Hōnen.
Shingon BuddhismKūkaiNichirenShinran

Question 4: Hōnen did not believe that other Buddhist practices were wrong, but rather, they were not practical on a wide-scale, especially during the difficult times of the late ________.
Asuka periodKamakura periodHeian periodNara period

Question 5: Jōdo shū (浄土宗 ?, "The Pure Land School"), also known as Jodo Buddhism, is a branch of ________ derived from the teachings of the Japanese ex-Tendai monk Hōnen.
Pure Land BuddhismBodhidharmaXuanzangGuan Yin

Question 6: All of this caused concern among the religious and political elite of Kyoto and eventually the emperor ________ issued a decree in 1207 to have Hōnen exiled to a remote part of Japan, and given a criminal's name.
Emperor Go-TobaEmperor Go-ShirakawaEmperor TsuchimikadoEmperor Takakura

Question 7: Another disciple, Shinran founded the ________ sect of Buddhism, which diverges somewhat doctrinally, but otherwise is heavily influenced by Hōnen and his teachings.
Jōdo shūPure Land BuddhismBuddhism in JapanJōdo Shinshū

Question 8: It was established in 1175 and is the most widely practiced branch of Buddhism in Japan, along with ________.
HōnenPure Land BuddhismJōdo ShinshūShinran

Question 9: At the end of the ________ warfare also broke out between competing samurai clans, while people suffered from earthquakes and series of famines.
Kamakura periodHeian periodNara periodAsuka period

Question 10: The Jodo Shu school was founded near the end of the ________ when Buddhism in Japan had become deeply involved in political schemes, and some in Japan saw monks flaunting wealth and power.
Heian periodNara periodKamakura periodAsuka period


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