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Upanishads: Quiz


Question 1: The Vedas became known outside India when the Upanishads were translated from ________, first into Persian as a result of Emperor Akbar's liberal religious attitude.

Question 2: German philosopher ________ praised the mystical and spiritual aspects of the Upanishads.
AristotleJürgen HabermasFriedrich Wilhelm Joseph SchellingImmanuel Kant

Question 3: The third major school of Vedanta, ________, founded by Ramanujacharya, has aspects in common with both and seeks to reconcile them.
Advaita VedantaVishishtadvaitaHindu philosophyAchintya Bheda Abheda

Question 4: The Upanishads speak of a universal spirit (________) and of an individual Self (Atman),[12] and at times assert the identity of both.
MysticismMonotheismĀstika and nāstikaBrahman

Question 5: All these date from before the ________.
Calendar eraGregorian calendarJulian calendarCommon Era

Question 6: The Upanishads (________: उपनिषद्, IAST: upaniṣad, also spelled "Upanisad") are Hindu scriptures that constitute the core teachings of Vedanta.
Brāhmī scriptMalayalam scriptDevanagariGujarati script

Question 7: The Upanishads also contain the first and most definitive explications of the divine syllable ________ or OM, the cosmic vibration that underlies all existence.
AumBuddhism and HinduismSanskritMantra

Question 8: Two years later, in 1659, his brother ________, who was a strict Muslim, had him executed under Sharia law as an apostate from Islam.
Mughal EmpireAurangzebAkbar the GreatMughal emperors

Question 9: The German philosopher Schopenhauer read the Latin translation and extravagantly [21] praised it in his main work, The World as Will and Representation, which was published in ________, as well as in his Parerga and Paralipomena,[22] (1851).
January 61819February 61900

Question 10: The ninth chapter of the ________ says:
UpanishadsMundaka UpanishadTaittiriya UpanishadChandogya Upanishad


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