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True / False Questions

  1. A slight majority of Jains now lives outside of India.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. Mahavira was a contemporary or near-contemporary of Gautama the Buddha.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Mahavira is the latest in the line of previous tirthankaras, and most Jains believe that he will be the last.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. According to the Shvetembara sect the nineteenth tirthankara, Malli, was a woman.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Jains believe that human nature is depraved to the point of needing assistance from the tirthankaras, and therefore they continue to appear in the world.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. The monks of the Digambara sect do not even possess clothing.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. The Digambara sect is Jain’s largest and is most prevalent in northern India.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. The three upper spokes of the wheel that represents the cycle of time are considered to be a golden age of goodness and prosperity.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. The most fortunate rebirth is considered by Jains to be a deity in one of the brightest heavens.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Jains consider the jiva of an insect to be of identical quality to that of a large animal or human being.
      a. True
      b. False
  11. Immoral actions, those that violate the principle of ahimsa and other Jain ethical teachings, bring about small quantities of light matter that neither cling to the soul nor weigh it down.
      a. True
      b. False
  12. Digambara Jains accept the possibility of women attaining kevala.
      a. True
      b. False
  13. An individual’s mindset at the moment of death is considered to be a significant factor for the prospects of rebirth.
      a. True
      b. False
  14. Fasting is a quite common practice among Jain laity, especially women.
      a. True
      b. False
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