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Religions
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A story that teaches a moral or a lesson

What is a parable?

100

The oldest known religion

What is Hinduism?

100

The genre of Gilgamesh

What is an epic?

100

Genre of "Numskull and the Rabbit"

Fable

100

Gilgamesh's best friend who dies

Enkidu

200

to modernize text, making sense of it, at its original length

What is paraphrase?
200

Believe in a "go with the flow" mentality

What is Taoism?
200

What text did Lao Tzu write?

What is the Tao de Ching?

200

Name the three tastes that the vinegar tasters mention

What are sour, bitter, and sweet

200

Religion of Sibi

What is Hindu?

300

Contradictory statement that has a truth to it

What is paradox?
300

Name the 3 forms of Brahman

What is Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva?

300

Major themes in "Numskull and the Rabbit"

What are greed, pride, cleverness, karma, and dharma

300

The lesson from "A Parable" in Zen Parables

Enjoy life to it's fullest

300

Part of the hero's journey in which Gilgamesh goes back to Uruk to show Urshanabi the city

What is the return?

400

Define archetype

What is a basic plot, character, symbol, or idea that recurs in literature of many cultures?

400

The first five books of the Hebrew bible

What is the Torah?

400

Why did Sibi achieve Dharma?

He upheld his moral obligation to all living things

400

Text known for the idea of not non-existence

Creation Hymn

400

Founder of Taoism

Who is Lao Tzu?

500

Define Epic

What is long narrative poem about a hero's life with his people and culture?

500

The reason Muslims go to Mecca

What is that they must take a pilgrimage to the place where Muhammad gave his farewell speech?

500

What is the lesson in "The Fisherman and the Jinnee?"

Do not act too quickly out of anger or frustration

500

Why did the Ancient Egyptians daydream about love?

Because they wanted to daydream about a simpler life

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How does freedom relate to solitude in Rumi's "What is Worth More?"

When someone is alone, they have independence from demands of the powerful

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