UNIT I Quiz - Study Guide

Section I: Matching (10 terms = 20 points)

Amdo

Kham

Samsara

Bodhisattva

Lost Horizon

Sera

Bön (Bonpo)

Mahayana

Shambala

Chorten

Mantra

Songtsen Gampo

Dakini (khandro)

Marpa

Theravada

Dharma

Nirvana

Tonpa Shenrab

Dorje

Nongnu (The Serf)

Trisonog Detsen

Gelug

Nyingma

U-Tsang

Golden Urn

Om Mani Padme Hum

Vajrayana

Heinrich Harrer

Peta

White Jewel

Kagyu

 Red Hats

Zomia

Karma

 Sakya

 

Section II – Required Essay (80 pts) –

Instructions:  Your essay should be thoughtfully constructed and display more than a superficial level of analysis.  You will be allowed to write on the bottom and backside of this sheet but NO other additional space will be provided or accepted.  Specific examples to support your analysis is expected (this does not mean simply describing the scenes but also explicitly revealing the meaning).

1.  Tibet is often described in overly broad strokes in order to portray a heavily stylized notion of Tibetan culture, life and religion.  Using scenes from Lost Horizon, Seven Years in Tibet, Nongnu (The Serf), Valley of the Heroes or The Life of Milarepa select two examples [FROM TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES] in which you feel  Tibet is commonly mischaracterized, discuss why you believe it has been presented in this way, and critique why you feel it is inaccurate.