Multiple Choice Question on Buddhism

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GK Questions on Buddhism

Q.8 Where did Buddha attain Parinirvana?

(A) Bodh Gaya

(B) Kushinagar

(C) Rajgriha

(D) Vaishali

Ans .  B

Q.9 The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

(A) Vishnu Gupta

(B) Upa Gupta

(C) Brahma Gupta

(D) Brihadratha

Ans .  B

Q.10 Mention the place where Buddha attained enlightenment

(A) Sarnath

(B) Bodhgaya

(C) Kapilvastu

(D) Rajgriha

Ans .  B

Q.11 In which of the following countries were Buddha's idols disfigured and removed a few years back?

(A) Pakistan

(B) Turkey

(C) Afghanistan

(D) Iran

Ans .  C

Q.12 What was the Kutagarashala - literally, a hut with a pointed roof?

(A) A place where intellectual debates among Buddhist mendicants took place

(B) A place where animals were kept

(C) A place where weapons were stored

(D) A place to sleep

Ans .  A

Q.13 Lord Buddha's image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called Bhumisparsha Mudra. It symbolizes

(A) Buddha's calling of the Earth to watch over Mara and to prevent Mara from disturbing his meditation

(B) Buddha's calling fo the Earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara

(C) Buddha's reminder to his followers that they all arise from the Earth and finally dissolve into the Earth, and thus this life is transitory

(D) Both the statements (a) and (b) are correct in this context

Ans .  B

Q.14 With reference to the history of ancient India, which of the following was/were common to both Buddhism and Jainism?

1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment

2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas

3. Denial of the efficacy of rituals

4. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2 and 3

Ans .  B

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