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BASIC GENERAL KNOWLEDGE SET - 3 Time:30 minutes Marks: 100 1. Whoamongst thefollowingAcharyas is regardedas havingcombatedtheabsolutemonoism of Sankara in the 12th century ? (a) Udyotaka (b) Hemachandra (c) Ramanuja (d) None of these 2. The saint from Gujarat, who preached non-sectarianism in 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 Vikramaditya’s period, was a very famous personality. Which of the following statements is not true of Shankaracharya ? (a) He countered the spread of Buddhism and Jainism (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 andAlvars (a) Opposed the practice of image worship. (b) Advocate the austerities preached by the Buddhist and Jains (c) Preached personal devotion of God as a means of salvation. (d) Stressed therigidities 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 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)Jainism (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) Jainphilosophy (b)Sufiphilosophy (c) The Vedas (d)Buddhist philosophy 16. In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufism popular ? (a) Around Ajmer (b) Punjab and Sind (c) Delhi and Bihar (d)Delhi&Doabregion 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 term used 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 System of 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 haveAryanised South India was (a) Vasishtha (b) Yagyavalkya (c) Vishwamitra (d) Agastya 21. Sudhavaita is thephilosophyof (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 aphorism of 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, Ram and Rahim are 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 him within 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) Jainism 38. The Great Buddhist Council in 483 B.C. was held at (a) Kashmir (b) Rajagriha (c) Ujjain (d) Pataliputra 39. The extreme form of Ahimsa or non-violence is practiced in (a) Buddhism (b) None of these (c) Hinduism (d) Jainism 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. Buddhism and Jainism 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 form of 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, Jainism spread 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) Jains (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 haveconverted to Jainism 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. WhichofthefollowingBuddhist texts lays down theregulations 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) Jains (d) Buddhists 55. Jainism had the patronage of (a) Pushyamitra Sunga(b) Samudragupta (c) Kanishka (d) Kharavela 56. Which of the following was not common to Jainsim and 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 Mahavira’s Triratna ? (a) Right conduct (b) Right recollection (c) Right Faith (d) Right knowledge 58. Whichoneofthefollowingis themost fundamentaldifferencebetweenMahayanaBuddhism 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) Jains (b)Ajivikas (c) Budddhists (d) Brahmins 62. Ambapali whose name occurs in the early Buddhist literature was (a) A courtesan of Pataliputra (b) Anum from Vaishali (c) The author of the work Buddhacharita (d) None of these 63. Jainism was 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 Jain 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) Jain (d) Pantheistic 67. TheintroductionofBuddhismintoChina is traditionallyattributedto (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) Jainism (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) Jainism (d)Hinduism 73. Which of the following is known as the Jain 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) Jainism (d)Hinduism 75. Which of the following features is not associated with Buddhism and Jainism ? (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. Buddhism became 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 onritualism (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 Jainism in 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. Buddha’s 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) Jainism 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) Japan (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) Jataka tales (d) Buddhacharita 93. Which of the following is said to be the oldest Jain 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,BodhGaya, Kushinagar (c) Sarnath, Kushinagar, BodhGaya, 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 theAjivikas byAshoka 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. Buddhism became 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 ANSWERS BASICGENERALKNOWLEDGESET-3 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)
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