1. In appropriate depth and detail, and utilizing scholarly references, describe the basic characteristics of Buddhism, including but not limited to: its history, its primary beliefs (hint: be sure to address ‘The Noble Eightfold Path’ and ‘The Four Noble Truths’ along with other key concepts), its criticisms, its practices, and its organization. In your answer, be sure to answer the question, “Who was Buddha?”
2. In appropriate depth and detail, and utilizing scholarly references, compare and contrast Buddhism and Sikhism.