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Samkhya: Quiz

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Question 1: Like other major systems of Indian philosophy, Sankhya regards ignorance as the root cause of bondage and suffering (________).
SaṃsāraKarmaReincarnationMoksha

Question 2: Almost all modern scholars are of view that the concept of Ishvara was incorporated into the nirishvara (atheistic) Samkhya viewpoint only after it became associated with the Yoga, the Pasupata and the ________ schools of philosophy.
Svayam BhagavanKrishnaismKrishnaBhagavata

Question 3: Samkhya was one of the six orthodox systems (astika, those systems that recognize vedic authority) of ________ philosophy.
RamaVaishnavismHinduismHindu

Question 4: This text (in karika 70) identifies Sankhya as a ________[2] and its philosophy was one of the main influences both on the rise of the Tantras as a body of literature, as well as Tantra sadhana[3].
MantraTantraBuddhismBuddhism and Hinduism

Question 5: Unlike ________ and like Purva-Mimamsa, Samkhya believes in plurality of the Purushas.
VishishtadvaitaAdvaita VedantaVyasaAdi Shankara

Question 6: The evolution obeys ________ relationships, with primal Nature itself being the material cause of all physical creation.
AristotleDeterminismImmanuel KantCausality

Question 7: This theistic Samkhya philosophy is described in the Mahabharata, the Puranas and the ________[14]
VyasaKrishnaVyadha GitaBhagavad Gita

Question 8: Other forms of Sankhya teach that Moksha is attained by one's own development of the higher faculties of discrimination achieved by meditation and other yogic practices as prescribed through the Hindu ________.
RigvedaIndian epic poetryVedasSanskrit literature

Question 9: Sankhyan cosmology describes how life emerges in the universe; the relationship between Purusha and Prakriti is crucial to ________'s yoga system.
AtriSamadhiHinduismPatañjali

Question 10: Once it becomes free of this false identification and the material bonds, ________ ensues.
KarmaMokshaDeva (Buddhism)Dharma







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