Cultural Practices and Beliefs Quiz

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Which type of person is described as foolish and lacking sympathy?

The fanatic

What does the text mention as a duty towards others in the world?

Sympathizing with the weak and loving the wrongdoer

What is the significance of helping the world?

It is a privilege and helps oneself as well

What is emphasized in the text regarding the nature of God in the universe?

God is ever present, undying, and active

Why does the text advise against being fanatics of any kind?

Fanaticism contradicts love

What does the text consider as a main attribute of the level-headed man?

Great sympathy and love

What made Christianity attractive to the Greek and the Roman slaves?

The belief that there would be no more slavery under the millennial religion

What is described as the modern form of millennial aspiration in the text?


What is implied by the statement 'True equality has never been and never can be on earth'?

Equality is a myth and unattainable in reality

What does the text attribute the formative forces of the universe to?

Struggling, competition, conflict

What is the state of perfect balance called?


Why does the text suggest that true equality implies total death?

Because perfect balance results in stagnation and lack of growth

What does a person fashion out of good and bad experiences?


What is described in the text as the manifestation of the will of man?

All of the above

How does the text explain the origins of a person's will and character?

By persistent work through ages

What is implied about the fathers of great individuals like Buddha or Jesus in the text?

They had no impact on mankind

How does the text suggest a person can obtain a gigantic will like that of a Buddha or a Jesus?

By persistent work through ages

What is the significance of character according to the text?

It is the cause of a person's actions

What is the primary motive for some people to prepare a tomb for a child as soon as it is born?

To ensure the child's safe passage to the afterlife

What do some people do as a penance for their wrongdoings?

Erect a temple

Why do some individuals work purely out of philanthropy and goodwill?

For the joy and satisfaction of helping others

What is emphasized as the highest ideal according to the text?

Love, truth, and unselfishness

When do motives of name and fame typically yield results?

In old age

Why does the text suggest that unselfishness is more rewarding?

It cultivates good health and well-being

According to the passage, how are waves like noise at the seashore?

Each wave is composed of many small waves that collectively create noise.

What does the passage suggest is the best way to judge the character of a man?

By observing his behavior in common, everyday actions.

What does the passage suggest about great occasions and human behavior?

Great occasions reveal the true character of a person.

How does the passage describe karma's effect on character?

Karma is a powerful force that influences a person's character.

In what way does the passage describe man as a 'centre'?

Man attracts all the powers of the universe and fuses them within himself.

Which action does the passage suggest reveals a person's true character?

Behaving in common, everyday actions.

Test your knowledge on different cultural practices and beliefs around tombs, penance, temples, priests, and the concept of obtaining a passport to heaven through beneficence.

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