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Who amongst the following Acharyas is regarded as having combated the absolute monoism
of Sankara in the 12th century ?
(a) Udyotaka (b) Hemachandra (c) Ramanuja (d) None of these
2. The saint fromGujarat, who preached non-sectarianismin medieval times was
(a) Ramanand (b) Dadu (c) Raghunandan (d) Tukaram
3. Who among the following was not an exponent of Bhakti movement ?
(a) Nanak (b) Shankaracharya (c) Ramanada (d) Kabir
4. The pioneer in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India was
(a) Vallabhacharya (b) Sri Chaitanya (c) Ramananda (d) Namadeva
5. Which of the following was a saint of the Bhakti movement in Bengal ?
(a) Tulsidas (b) Vivekananda (c) Chaitanya (d) Kabir
6. Who amongst the following was an exponent of Virashaiva ?
(a) None of these (b) Basavaraja (c) Shankaracharya (d) Ramanuja
7. Shankaracharya, during Vikramadityas period, was a very famous personality. Which of
the following statements is not true of Shankaracharya ?
(a) He countered the spread of Buddhismand J ainism
(b) He established four religious centres in different parts of India.
(c) He defined Vedanta. (d) He propounded Vishistadvaitya
8. Which of the following does not belong to Nirgun cult ?
(a) Kabir (b) Ravidas (c) Nanak (d) Meera
9. The Bhakti literature by the Nayanmars and Alvars
(a) Opposed the practice of image worship.
(b) Advocate the austerities preached by the Buddhist and J ains
(c) Preached personal devotion of God as a means of salvation.
(d) Stressed the rigidities of traditional rituals.
10. Who established 4 math in the four corners of India ?
(a) Ramanujacharya (b) Madhvacharya
(c) Shankaracharya (d) Bhaskacharya
11. The philosophy of Vishishtadvaita was preached by
(a) Ramanuja (b) Shankaracharya (c) Kapila (d) Madhwa
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12. Sri Perumbudur, a temple town in south, is the birthplace of
(a) Adi Shankaracharya (b) Madhavacharya
(c) Vidyaranya (d) Ramanuja
13. Sufi sect developed in the religion
(a) Hinduism (b) J ainism (c) Sikhism (d) Islam
14. Banis were the hymns and poems composed by
(a) Guru Nanak (b) Dadu (c) Kabir (d) Raskhan
15. The earliest seeds of the Bhakti movement in India are found in
(a) J ain philosophy (b) Sufi philosophy
(c) The Vedas (d) Buddhist philosophy
16. In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufismpopular ?
(a) Around Ajmer (b) Punjab and Sind (c) Delhi and Bihar (d)Delhi&Doab region
17. The most famous and the earliest biographer of Chaitanya, who wrote Chaitanya
Charitamrita, was
(a) Madhavacharya(b) Krishnadas Kaviraj (c) Sunderdas (d) Kritivasa
18. What was the termused by the Sufis for the successor nominated by the teacher of a
particular order or silsilah ?
(a) Wali (b) Murid (c) Khanqah (d) Pir
19. The Systemof philosophy with which the name of Kapila is prominently associated is
(a) Samkhya (b) Purva Mimamsa (c) Uttara Mimamsa (d) Nyaya
20. The sage who is said to have Aryanised South India was
(a) Vasishtha (b) Yagyavalkya (c) Vishwamitra (d) Agastya
21. Sudhavaita is the philosophy of
(a) Ramanuja (b) Chaitanya (c) Vallabha (d) Kabir
22. Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowing, for once cremated, there is no
return This rejection of after - life is an aphorismof the
(a) Sunyavada of Nagarjuna (b) Charvakas
(c) Ajivikas (d) Kapalika Sect
23. Kabir was the disciple of
(a) Ramananda (b) Vallabhacharya (c) Chaitanya (d) Shankaracharya
24. Devotion to Lord Krishna was preached by
(a) Madhva (b) Ramananda (c) Vallabha (d) Kabir
25. Of the following , who visited the court of Krishnadeva Raya ?
(a) Ramananda (b) Ramanuja (c) Kabir (d) Vallabha
26. During his pilgrimage, Chaitanya received enlightenment at
(a) Rameswaram (b) Allahabad (c) Gaya (d) Kanchipuram
27. Swami Vivekananda was well known in the religious Conference held at
(a) London (b) Berlin (c) Chicago (d) Paris
28. Who were the most popular Sufis ?
(a) Hallaj (b) None of these (c) Ghazali (d) Rabin
29. Who said, Ramand Rahimare the two different name of the Same God?
(a) Ramdas (b) Ramanuja (c) Chaitanya (d) Kabir
30. The birthplace of Swami Vivekananda is in which of the following cities ?
(a) Balasore (b) Kushinagar (c) Calcutta (d) Cuttack
31. In himwithin whose heart is truth doth God Himself abide, said
(a) Kabir (b) Vallabha (c) Chaitanya (d) Madhya
32. The Bhakti Movement was first organised by
(a) Ramanuja (b) Nanak (c) Kabir (d) Ramananda
33. Ajivika sect was founded by
(a) Upali (b) Anand (c) Makkhli Gosala (d) Raghulabhadra
34. Who delivered his first sermon at Sarnath ?
(a) None of these (b) Buddha (c) Mahavira (d) Shankaracharya
35. Which one of the following is a doctrine said to have been added by Mahavira to the four
other doctrines propounded by previous teachers ?
(a) Observe brahmacharya (b) Do not acquire property
(c) Do not commit violence (d) Do not speak a lie
36. The phrase The Light of Asia is applied to
(a) Buddha (b) Mahavira
(c) Alexander (d) Chandragupta Maurya
37. With which religion is Kaivalya associated ?
(a) Buddhism (b) Sikhism (c) Hinduism (d) J ainism
38. The Great Buddhist Council in 483 B.C. was held at
(a) Kashmir (b) Rajagriha (c) Ujjain (d) Pataliputra
39. The extreme formof Ahimsa or non-violence is practiced in
(a) Buddhism (b) None of these (c) Hinduism (d) J ainism
40. The district line of demarcation between Digambaras and Shvetambaras is about
(a) Existence of god (b) Wearing of dress
(c) Doctrine (d) Sacred texts
41. Buddhismand J ainism both gave stress on
(a) Worship of God(b) None of these (c) Self-mortification (d) Non-violence
42. A well-known patron of the Mahayana formof Buddhism was
(a) Kanishka (b) Ashoka (c) Ajatashatru (d) Bimbisara
43. The first discourse of Buddha at Deer Park in Sarnath is called
(a) Mahabhiniskraman (b) Mahamastabhisheka
(c) Mahaparinirvana (d) Dharmachakrapravartan
44. In India, J ainismspread during the reign of
(a) Harshavardhana (b) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(c) Samudragupta (d) Chandragupta Maurya
45. Right belief, Right knowledge and Right action are the three jewels of
(a) Buddhists (b) Kabir Panthis (c) J ains (d) Shaivites
46. Lord Buddha was born in
(a) Bodh Gaya (b) Pataliputra (c) Lumbini (d) Vaishali
47. In which of the following languages were the original Buddhist religious texts written ?
(a) Sanskrit (b) Magadhi (c) Pali (d) Brahmi
48. Which of the following statements about Buddha and Mahavira is not correct ?
(a) Both advocated a simple, puritan and austere life.
(b) They were Kshatriyas by birth.
(c) Both had the same attitude towards the concept of Varnas.
(d) They were born in the same century.
49. The famous ruler of ancient India who, towards the end of his life, is said to have converted
to J ainism was
(a) Samudragupta (b) Ashoka
(c) Bindusara (d) Chandragupta Maurya
50. Gautama Buddha was brought up by
(a) Sangamitra (b) Mahaprajapati (c) Mayadevi (d) Kundavi
51. The first Buddhist Council was held in the reign of
(a) Bimbisara (b) Kanishka (c) Ashoka (d) Ajatashatru
52. Who was the greatest Buddhist commentator of the Bhuddhist canonical literature ?
(a) Vasumitra (b) Nagarjuna (c) Ashvaghosha (d) Buddhaghosha
53. Which of the following Buddhist texts lays down the regulations for management of Sangha
and rule of conduct for the monks ?
(a) Adhibhamma-pitaka (b) None of these
(c) Vinaya-Pitaka (d) Sutta-Pitaka
54. Gave women an important place in their cult.
(a) Kalmukhas (b) Ajivikas (c) J ains (d) Buddhists
55. J ainismhad the patronage of
(a) Pushyamitra Sunga(b) Samudragupta (c) Kanishka (d) Kharavela
56. Which of the following was not common to J ainsimand Buddhism?
(a) Both regarded rigid penance and austerity essential for salvation.
(b) Both were antagonistic to the practice of animal sacrifices.
(c) Both were started by members of Kshatriya caste.
(d) Both denied the authority of the Vedas.
57. Which of the following beliefs doesnt belong to Mahaviras Triratna ?
(a) Right conduct (b) Right recollection (c) Right Faith (d) Right knowledge
58. Which one of the following is the most fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism
and Hinayana Buddhism?
(a) Casteless Society (b) Worship of Stupa
(c) Worship of gods and goddesses (d) Emphasis on ahimsa
59. Ashoka was much influenced by a Buddhist monk called
(a) Ambhi (b) Upagupta (c) Vasubandhu (d) Asvaghosha
60. Buddha was born in the year
(a) 576 B.C. (b) 534 B.C. (c) 567 B.C. (d) 581 B.C.
61. Apabhramsa is a work of the
(a) J ains (b) Ajivikas (c) Budddhists (d) Brahmins
62. Ambapali whose name occurs in the early Buddhist literature was
(a) A courtesan of Pataliputra (b) A numfromVaishali
(c) The author of the work Buddhacharita (d) None of these
63. J ainismwas divided into two sects known as
(a) Ajivika and Nyaya Vaisesika (b) Svetambara and Digambara
(c) Kapalika and Kalamukha (d) Mahayana and Hinayana
64. The last of the 24 J ain Trithankaras was
(a) Parsva Nath (b) Arishtanemi (c) Rishabha (d) Mahavira
65. The Fourth Buddhist Council was held at
(a) Rajagriha (b) Kundalavana (c) Vaishali (d) Patliputra
66. Atman is everything and everything is Atman is the ??.doctrine.
(a) Buddhist (b) Zoroastrain (c) J ain (d) Pantheistic
67. The introduction of Buddhisminto China is traditionally attributed to
(a) Nagarjuna (b) None of these
(c) Samprati (d) Kashyapa Mantanga
68. The First Buddhist Council met at
(a) Rajagriha (b) Kanauj (c) Kashmir (d) Pataliputra
69. The Fouth Buddhist Council was held by
(a) Ashoka (b) Harashvardhana (c) Chandragupta (d) Kanishka
70. Nirvana is associated with
(a) J ainism (b) Sikhism (c) Buddhism (d) Hinduism
71. Both Vardhamana Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preached their doctrines during the
reign of
(a) Ajatashatru (b) Harshavardhana (c) Udayi (d) Bimbisara
72. Tripitakas are the sacred books of
(a) Shaivism (b) Buddhism (c) J ainism (d) Hinduism
73. Which of the following is known as the J ain Temple City ?
(a) Girnar (b) Allahabad (c) Rajagriha (d) Varanasi
74. Which of the following religions got spread in different parts of Asia ?
(a) None of these (b) Buddhism (c) J ainism (d) Hinduism
75. Which of the following features is not associated with Buddhismand J ainism?
(a) Emphasis on rituals and sacrifices (b) Rejection of the authority of Vedas
(c) Rejection of the caste system (d) Atheism
76. During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at
(a) Nalanda (b) Purushapura (c) Pataliputra (d) Prayag
77. Mahavira was born at
(a) Sravasti (b) Rajagriha (c) Vaisali (d) Pataliputra
78. Buddhismbecame a world wide religion with the efforts of
(a) Kanishka (b) Harsha (c) Ashoka (d) Bindusara
79. Which of the following is not a feature of Hinduism?
(a) Belief in God (b) Emphasis on ritualism
(c) Doctrine of ahimsa (d) Reverence for Veda
80. Buddha attained Nirvana at?..
(a) Sarnath (b) Kushinagar (c) Bodh Gaya (d) Sanchi
81. The spread of J ainismin Karnataka is attributed to
(a) Ashoka (b) Narasimhavarma Pallava
(c) Kanishka (d) Chandragupta Maurya
82. Who among the following rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years ?
(a) Ashoka (b) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(c) Kanishka (d) Harshavardhana
83. The crux of early Buddhism was
(a) Rigorous penance (b) Idol worship
(c) Belief in fatalism (d) Renunciation of desire
84. Buddhas preachings were mainly in regard to
(a) Idol worship (b) Practice of rituals
(c) Belief in one God (d) Purity of thought and conduct
85. The famous Indo Greek king who embraced Buddhism was
(a) Menander (b) Alexander (c) Strato I (d) Democritus
86. Which of the following rulers did not embrace Buddhism?
(a) Kanishka (b) Samudragupta (c) Ashoka (d) Harsha
87. Who amongst the following was not sent to Sri Lanka for the propagation of Buddhism?
(a) Bhadrasara (b) Sona (c) Rashtriya (d) Uttriya
88. During the period of Sangas there was a revival of
(a) Zoroastrainism (b) Brahminism (c) Buddhism (d) J ainism
89. Which one of the following places was famous as a seat of Mahayana learning ?
(a) Taxila (b) Sarnath (c) Varanasi (d) Nalanda
90. Idol worship in India can be traced to the period of
(a) Kushans (b) Pre-Aryan (c) Vedas (d) Mauryans
91. Buddhist historian Taranath belonged to
(a) Tibet (b) J apan (c) China (d) Mongolia
92. Buddha has been described as an ocean of wisdom and compassion in
(a) The Light of Asia (b) Amarakosa
(c) J ataka tales (d) Buddhacharita
93. Which of the following is said to be the oldest J ain scripture ?
(a) Twelve Upangas (b) Fourteen Uparvas
(c) Fourteen Purvas (d) Twelve Angas
94. Mark the correct sequence of places with regard to Buddha.
(a) Kapilavastu, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar
(b) Kapilavastu, Sarnath,Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar
(c) Sarnath, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, Kapilavastu
(d) Bodh Gaya, Kapilavastu, Sarnath, Kushinagar
95. In his teaching, the Buddha attacked
(a) Vedic rituals (b) The concept of God
(c) The varna system (d) Ascetism
96. Which of the following statements regarding Buddha and Mahavira is wrong ?
(a) Both were born in the same century. (b) Both believed in simple and neat living.
(c) Both were Kshatriyas. (d) Both had same views about varnas.
97. The gifts bestowed upon the Ajivikas by Ashoka are recorded in the inscription at
(a) Sanchi (b) Sarnath (c) Barbara (d) Bhabru
98. Buddha died during the reign of
(a) Udayi (b) None of these (c) Bimbisara (d) Ajatashatru
99. Buddhismbecame the state religion during the reign of
(a) Ashoka (b) Kumaragupta-I
(c) Chandragupta Maurya (d) Samudragupta
100.Relics of Buddha are preserved in a
(a) Vihara (b) Monastery (c) Chaitya (d) Stupa
1.(b) 2. (b) 3. (b) 4. (c) 5. (c) 6. (b) 7. (a) 8. (d) 9. (c) 10. (c)
11. (a) 12. (d) 13. (d) 14. (b) 15. (b) 16. (b) 17. (d) 18. (a) 19. (a) 20. (d)
21. (c) 22. (a) 23. (b) 24. (c) 25. (d) 26. (c) 27. (c) 28. (d) 29. (d) 30. (c)
31. (a) 32. (a) 33. (c) 34. (b) 35. (a) 36. (a) 37. (d) 38. (b) 39. (a) 40. (b)
41. (d) 42. (a) 43. (d) 44. (d) 45. (c) 46. (c) 47. (c) 48. (c) 49. (d) 50. (b)
51. (d) 52. (c) 53. (c) 54. (a) 55. (d) 56. (a) 57. (b) 58. (c) 59. (b) 60. (c)
61. (a) 62. (d) 63. (b) 64. (d) 65. (b) 66. (d) 67. (d) 68. (a) 69. (d) 70. (c)
71. (d) 72. (b) 73. (a) 74. (b) 75. (b) 76. (a) 77. (c) 78. (c) 79. (c) 80. (b)
81. (d) 82. (d) 83. (d) 84. (d) 85. (a) 86. (b) 87. (b) 88. (b) 89. (d) 90. (b)
91. (a) 92. (b) 93. (d) 94. (a) 95. (c) 96. (d) 97. (c) 98. (d) 99. (a) 100. (d)