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Question 1: When Buddhism was introduced to Korea in the 4th century CE, the Korean peninsula was politically subdivided into three kingdoms: Goguryeo in the north, ________ in the southwest, and Silla in the southeast.
Buyeo kingdomBalhaeBaekjeGojoseon

Question 2: Wonhyo's friend Uisang (義湘) went to ________, where he studied under Huayan patriarchs Zhiyan (智儼; 600–668) and Fazang (法藏; 643–712).
Han DynastyChang'anXi'anTang Dynasty

Question 3: A significant historical event of the Goryeo period is the production of the first woodblock edition of the ________, called the Tripitaka Koreana.
Pāli CanonAbhidhamma PitakaTripiṭakaBuddhism

Question 4: The Japanese Buddhist custom of allowing Buddhist priests to marry contradicted the lifestyle of Korean Buddhist monks and nuns, who traditionally lived in ________.
Catholic ChurchOrthodox ChurchClerical celibacyCelibacy

Question 5: After ________, the Seon school of Korean Buddhism once again gained acceptance.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 6: The most noteworthy of these was the ________, who, as a devout Buddhist, took control of the government in the stead of her young son Myeongjong (r.
ChangdeokgungQueen MunjeongSeoulDae Jang Geum

Question 7: Moreover, a new and rapidly growing ________ ideological movement of stridently anti-Buddhist inclination gained political power.
Zhu XiChinaMing DynastyNeo-Confucianism

Question 8: ________ held three spirits in especially high regard: Sanshin (the Mountain Spirit), Toksong (the Recluse) and Chilsong (the Spirit of the Seven Stars, the Big Dipper).
SeoulKorean PeninsulaKorean shamanismSouth Korea

Question 9: Although there is resistance to change within the ranks of the Jogye order, with the last three Supreme Patriarchs' stance that is in accordance with ________, there has been a gradual change in the atmosphere of Korean Buddhism.
Edward ConzeHenepola GunaratanaAjahn ChahSeongcheol

Question 10: Monks of the period brought back numerous scriptures from abroad and conducted missionary activity throughout Korea and ________.
CambodiaUnited KingdomJapanCanada


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