Buddhist Art

 

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Buddhist Art

Question 1
This object, now in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, is an example of what kind of Tibetan Buddhist art?
A
An illuminated manuscript
B
A prayer flag
C
A thangka
D
A vajra

Question 2
Which of the following is false about the Dalai Lama?
A
His traditional home is located in the Samye Monastery.
B
He is the religious and political leader of Tibet.
C
His name means "Oceanic Lama."
D
When the old lama dies, he is replaced by a special child born later in the same year who through tests is proven to be the reincarnation of the old lama.

Question 3
Which of the following is true about Thangka paintings?
A
They follow strict roles of iconography.
B
They must be consecrated in a ceremony by an ordained lama.
C
They must be framed in silk brocade.
D
All of the above

Question 4
The rulers of what dynasty initiated the building of Buddhist caves at Yungang?
A
Northern Wei
B
Sui
C
Northern Liang
D
Tang

Question 5
Which of the following is true about Nepalese painting?
A
Newar artists made mostly illuminated manuscripts, book covers, and devotional paintings on cloth.
B
Nepalese paintings are conservative in technique, style, and iconography, but subtle changes occurred in composition, palette, style, and motifs over time.
C
The decoration of illuminated manuscript covers usually do not relate to the text inside.
D
All of the above

Question 6
Which of the following is false in regard to Buddhism in Southeast Asia?
A
All Buddhists in Southeast Asia are Mahayana Buddhists.
B
During many periods, Buddhism and Hinduism coexisted in areas of Southeast Asia.
C
Buddhism had spread to Southeast Asia by the seventh century CE.
D
Indigenous and pantheistic beliefs survived and were integrated alongside Buddhism in Southeast Asia.

Question 7
What complex does this image show?
A
Boudhanath Stupa
B
Ananda Palace
C
Gyantse Palace
D
Potala Palace

Question 8
What art form is most closely identified with Zen Buddhism?
A
Ink monochrome painting
B
Blue and green landscapes
C
Bird and flower paintings
D
Gold leaf folding screens

Question 9
Which of the following is NOT depicted on the gates of the Great Stupa at Sanchi?
A
Jataka tales
B
Iconic representations of the Buddha
C
Fertility figures
D
All of the above

Question 10
Which of the following Buddhist pilgrimages sites is famous for its stupas?
A
Sanchi
B
Barhut
C
Amaravati
D
All of the above
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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