Quiz: Quiz: The art of meditation
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Quiz: The art of meditation
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Walt Whitman wrote, "I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness.” That's from "Song of the Open Road," but he could have been talking about the results of meditation. See how much you understand about meditation, as well as the effects of meditation on mind and body.

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How often do people who believe in heaven meditate?
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How many American adults have practiced meditation, at least once or twice a month?
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Which age group is more likely than others to meditate at least once a week?
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Who is more likely to meditate once or twice a month -- men or women?
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Meditation is a part of which of these practices?
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After being trained in meditation techniques, how long does it take a chronic insomniac to fall asleep?
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Which part of your nervous system is active during a "fight or flight" stress response?
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Which part of your nervous system is active in the deep relaxation of the "relaxation response"?
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Why do activities such as running, knitting or playing a musical instrument trigger the relaxation response?
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What part of the brain is affected by meditation practice?
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What part of a person's brain is bigger after 20 years of meditating than it is in a person who doesn't meditate?
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What type of thinking is meditation known to quiet down in your head?
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Which is not a form of meditation?
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Which is not one of the three marks of existence?
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Which is not a benefit of practicing meditation?
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Which style of meditation focuses on helping you find inner peace and promotes self-awareness?
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Which form of meditation focuses your attention on a single object?
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Which famous figure in the New Age movement created Primordial Sound meditation?
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Which form of meditation is a moving meditation?
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Which meditation style is meant to help release stress and negativity, and connect with suffering as a way to move beyond it?
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How successful is practicing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in preventing major depressive episode relapses?
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Which leader said part of his professional success is due to meditation?
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How many U.S. employers offered mindfulness training to their employees in 2016?
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What health conditions does some research suggest meditation may help?
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In loving-kindness (Metta) meditation, who do you begin sending love to?
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Which NBA team began working with meditation teacher George Mumford in 1993?
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How long have humans been meditating?
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How long do you need to practice meditation to produce physical changes in your brain?
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Which celebrity has not spoken out about their experience with transcendental meditation?
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What type of meditation did the Beatles practice when they traveled to the Chaurasi Kutia Ashram, in the foothills of the Himalayas, in 1968?
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Which NBA star improves his game with meditation?
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As many as 60% of people who have visited a meditation retreat suffer at least one negative side effect. Which isn't a potentially negative effect of meditation?
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What is this meditation-induced negative experience known as?
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