Hinduism and Buddhism Unit Test


Test Outline

Š      Multiple Choice / Matching (23 marks)

Š      Short Answer (12 marks)

Š      Essay (15 marks)

Terms and Concepts

Hinduism

Buddhism

-4 Paths of Salvation
-Milk Miracle
-Symbols
-Hindu Stories
-Mahatma Gandhi
-Sacred Writings (Rig Veda, Mahabharata, Ramayana)
-karma / samsara / moksha
-Hindu gods (polytheism, monotheism, henotheism)
-Hindu Trinity
-atman
-Arranged marriages
-caste system
-Diwali
-Hindu Milestones

-Buddha
-Wheel of Life
-Four Sights
-Four Noble Truths & Eightfold Path
-Symbols
-Buddhist Parables
-14th Dalai Lama
-Three Characteristics of Existence
-Three Baskets (Tripitaka)
-Schools of Buddhism
-karma / dharma / nirvana
-Life of Siddhartha
-Chanting mantra and meditation position
-Five Precepts



Essay


Answer ONE of the following questions in proper argumentative essay format (5 paragraphs). Make sure you have a clear introduction, thesis, 3 arguments & evidence and conclusion. (
15 marks)


1. Hinduism can be viewed as a religion with many freedoms and choices in worship, or on the other hand, as a religion that has many structures and restrictions. Argue ONE side of this issue by referring to any three aspects of Hinduism.

OR


2. Some people argue that Buddhism is atheistic or a philosophy because Buddhists do not believe in a god or creator of the universe. Prove that Buddhism CAN still be considered a religion, by referring to three aspects of Buddhism.

OR

3. How similar are the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism? Compare and contrast the origins, beliefs, goals and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism.


Reminder of Proper Essay Format

1st Paragraph
- Introduction
- background information
- thesis
-list 3 subtopics

2nd Paragraph
-introduce subtopic 1
-state evidence 
-give critical analysis of evidence and connect  to thesis
-transition to next section

3rd Paragraph
-introduce subtopic 2
-state evidence 
-give critical analysis of evidence and connect  to thesis
-transition to next section

4th Paragraph
-introduce subtopic 3
-state evidence 
-give critical analysis of evidence and connect  to thesis
-transition to next section

5th Paragraph
- Conclusion
- restate thesis
- restate 3 subtopics
- positive and moral lesson

 


TEST ESSAY CHECKLIST

Ensure that your answer…
…contains a thesis that is insightful, critical and clearly frames subtopics

contains arguments that are detailed, accurate and offer exceptional insight and analysis

contains evidence that is supportive, critical and always supports thesis

is organized and uses proper essay structure in a natural with a logical progression of ideas
…contains exceptional use of language conventions and academic language which enhances the arguments