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The indigenous term for the religion of India is:

Sanatana Dharma
Lingam
Omphalos
Karma
Sanatana Dharma

sanatana means eternal
Figurines or "Lingams" were usually assoc. with what representation in early vedic culture?

Indus River
fertility symbols
fire sacrafices
Vishnu
fertility symbols
Which one of the following cultues was indigenous to ancient India?

Buddhists
Chrisitians
Bengalese
Harappans
Harappans
Historians believe that highly organized farming cultures along Indus wore overrun by invaders from Europe called the:

Hindus
Aryans
Gurus
Mongolians
Aryans
In ancient Vedic worship, one of the most important rituals was the :

sacred thread
fire sacrafice
marriange ceremony
fire sacrifice
Brahmins, Vaishyas, kshayriyas, shudra, and the untouchables are ex. of the Indian:

hierarchy
priestly caste
caste system
government
caste system
The belief that one's "atman" leaves the dead body and enters a new one is called:

devapuja
atman
reincarnation
ensoulment
reincarnation
The revealed scripture, the "body of knowledge," of Hinduism is known as the

vedas
laws of manu
upishads
puranas
vedas
What famous Indian epic story tells of the adventures of Krishna and Arjuna?

Bhagavad-Gita
Brahmans
Upanishads
Bhagavad-Gita
The ancient Indian discipline that is used by ascetics to clear the mind and control the body is called:

sanatana
yoga
karma
atman
yoga
Karma yoga is concerned with:

mind over matter
action in the world
sound
body posture
action in the world
The Hindu god known as Loed of the Dance who tramples eveil and is often assoc. with destruction is:

vishnu
kapila
angi
siva
Siva
the term maya may be translated as:

liberation
nonharm
bliss
illusion
illusion
What is the Hindu term that means action and also the consequences of action?

dharma
sanatana
karma
moksha
karma
The Hindu term for god the creator is called:

vishnu
siva
Brhamin
guru
brahmin
The term atman basically relates to:

the world around us
self within us
reincarnation
the diety brahmin
self within us
What is the name for a Hindu spiritual teacher?

ashram
rishis
guru
Bhakti
guru
Juana yoga is primarily concerned w/:

relaxation
wisdom
action
posture
way of wisdom
The last stage of life in Hinduism is called:

prasad (food)
sannyasin
sati
atman
sannyasin
Saiuites worship the divine as:

Brahmin
siva
vishnu
dhrama
siva
The Hindu diety assoc. with preservation is called:

Brahmin
Raja
Vishnu
Siva
Vishnu
Raja yoga is concerned with:

sustained physical postures/meditation

action
sleep
sustained physical postures/meditation
Hiduism is tolerant of all religions
T or F
true
Mantra is a
short chant/sound
What river is seen as Holy in Hinduism?

Nile
Indus
Ganges
ganges
What colonial power ruled India and shaped its laws?

US
England
China
Spain
England
Modern Hinduism is influenced by:

Buddhism, Chrisitanity, Islam,
all of the above
all of them
Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence from British rule through the policy of:
non-violence
Reincarnation is believed by Hindus as a form of:

defeat
new form of life
yoga
new form of life
The Bhagauad Gita is part of a long Indian Epic poem called

purana
Mahabharata
Illiad
Gita Govinda
Mahabharata