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by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha Quiz 1

1. What is the profession of Siddhartha's father?

  • a merchant
  • a priest
  • a carpenter
  • a king

2. What is the name by which Siddhartha refers to the Divine within him?

  • Samsara
  • Atman
  • Kamala
  • Samana

3. Whose is Siddhartha's closest friend throughout part I of the novel?

  • Vishnu
  • Goatama
  • Govinda
  • Vasuveda

4. What was the name of the group of ascetics Siddhartha joined after leaving his father?

  • Shivas
  • Samanas
  • Subcontinents
  • Samsaras

5. What was Siddhartha's primary goal as an ascetic?

  • to listen to voice of the river
  • to become empty and let the Self die
  • to learn to walk on water
  • to learn hypnosis

6. What is the Buddha's real name?

  • Indira
  • Goatama
  • Nehru
  • Ghandi

7. Which of the following best describes the Buddha's countenance?

  • distressed
  • peaceful
  • happy
  • indifferent

8. Which of the following is not a belief espoused by the Buddha?

  • the world is an eternal chain linked together by cause and effect
  • life is pain
  • it is possible to eradicate pain
  • when we die, we experience either eternal bliss or damnation

9. Which of the following best describes the Buddha's response to Siddhartha's objections?

  • Siddhartha is clever but misses the point of the Buddha's teaching
  • Siddhartha is correct and has shown the Buddha his error
  • Siddhartha is foolish and incorrect
  • Siddhartha is partially correct, but is too young to fully understand

10. What does Siddhartha say is missing in the Buddha's teaching?

  • how to avoid evil
  • the secret of what the Buddha has experienced
  • the meaning of life
  • how to gain influence over other men

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