Rel 152 Fall 1998 Quiz #4 makeup 11/19/98Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Mon., Nov. 30. Remember to attach a copy of your valid excuse for missing the quiz, or an approved explanation.

1. Who was Nataputta Vardhamana? Briefly describe his journey toward enlightenment. What are some of the aspects of his behavior that set him apart from other wandering ascetics of his age?

2. Describe the basic beliefs of Islam. Why has Islam often been at odds with Hinduism during the periods when Muslims ruled in India? Have Muslims fared better under Hindu rule than Hindus did under Muslim rule? Explain.