Jainism and Buddhism GK Questions

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Jainism and Buddhism GK Questions

Jainism and Buddhism, two ancient Indian religions, have had a profound impact on the cultural and spiritual landscape of the world. Rooted in the teachings of spiritual leaders Mahavira and Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), these belief systems have shaped the way millions perceive life, morality, and enlightenment. 

Jainism and Buddhism GK

In this article Jainism and Buddhism GK Questions, we delve deep into the essence of Jainism and Buddhism, exploring their origins, core beliefs, and practices. Through a series of enlightening General Knowledge (GK) questions, readers will unravel the intricacies of these philosophies, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their fundamental principles and historical significance. Join us on this journey to uncover the wisdom that has endured through centuries, shaping the minds and hearts of people across the globe.

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Jainism and Buddhism GK Questions

Q :  

Who organized the fifth Buddhist council?

(A) Ashoka

(B) Kanishka

(C) Harsha

(D) Bindusara


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The fifth Buddhist Council was held at Kannaj during the Reign of Harsha, while third was during the reign of Ashoka and fourth was held during the reign of Buddha.


Q :  

Which one of the following ruler was not contemporary to ‘Buddha’– 

(A) Udayn

(B) Bimbisara

(C) Ajat Shatru

(D) Mahapadmananda


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

Ajat Shatru, Bimbisara and Udayin were contemporary to Buddha. Mahapadmananda was not contemporary ruler to Buddha.


Q :  

Fatehpur Sikri was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire by ______.

(A) Jahangir

(B) Akbar

(C) Babur

(D) Humayun


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

1. Fatehpur Sikri was founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar.

2. He planned to make this city as his capital, but lack of water forced him to abandon the city.

3. Fatehpur Sikri was built between 1571-1585 AD.


Q :  

In which year Budha died- 

(A) 483 B.C.

(B) 438 B.C.

(C) 453 B.C.

(D) 468 B.C.


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Gautam Buddha died at Kushinagar in 483 B.C., this is called Mahaparinirvana in Buddism.


Q :  

The famous Jain centre in South India is situated at---- 

(A) Rameshvaram

(B) Kanchi

(C) Madurai

(D) Shravanabelogola


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The famous Jain centre is Shravanabelogola, which is situated in Mysore (Karnataka), there is a statue of Gommateshwara, which is Built by Chavrendaray


Q :  

In which one of the following era, Kshatriya had their specific Identity? 

(A) In the Times of Buddha

(B) In Mauryan’s Era

(C) Later Mauryan’s Times

(D) Gupta’s Period


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Kshatriya had their specific identity in Budha’s times. Mahatama Buddha and Mahavira swami, both were related to Kshatriya’s clan. There is a list of Mahajanapadas in Buddhist Texts ‘Angutarnikaya’ whose maximum ruler was related to Kshatriya’s Clan.


Q :  

Who was the last ruler of India that adopted Jainism in his last days? 

(A) Samudra Gupta

(B) Bidusara

(C) Chandra Gupta

(D) Aashoka


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Chandragupta Maurya adopted Jainsim in his last days. He went to South India (Shravanabelogola, near Mysore, Karnataka), under the leadership of Bhadrabahu, where he died observing Fast


Q :  

Who was Mahavira?

(A) 21st Tirthankara

(B) 24th Tirthankara

(C) 23rd Tirthankara

(D) 22nd Tirthankara


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Mahavira was the 24th Tirthankara of Joins and original Founder of Jainism. The 23rd tirthankar of Jains was Pasravnath.


Q :  

Which of the following is Parinirvana place of Mahavira? 

(A) Pava

(B) Sarnath

(C) Vaishali

(D) Shravanalelagola


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

God Mahavira got ‘Parinvirvan’ in the capital of Mallas Mahajanapadas ‘Pava’ or ‘Parapuri’. Pavapuri is situated in Nalanda district of Bihar. Mahavira swami was 24th tirthankara of Jainism. The first tirthankara was Aadinath and 23rd was Pasarvanath.


Q :  

Hemispherical Dome structure that’s built on the sacred ruins of Buddhist is called –

(A) Cavin (Stupa)

(B) Religious Order

(C) Pillar

(D) Monalith


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The spherical dome structure is built on the sacred ruins of Buddhist is called ‘Stupa’ (cairn). This stupa is called ‘Chaitya’ also


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