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Indian History mock Test – 47

Question No:1

Where did Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as Dharma Chakra Pravartan (i.e. Turning of the wheel of the law) ?

A. Sanchi
B. Sarnath
C. Sravasti
D. Bodh Gaya



Question No:2

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists :

List-I(Events related to Buddha) List-II (Places)
A. Birth of Buddha 1. Bodh Gaya
B. Enlightenment 2. Lumbini
C. First sermon 3. Kushinagar (Kasia)
D. Death of Buddha 4. Sarnath
Rajgriha

Codes : ABCD

A. 2 1 3 4
B. 1 3 4 5
C. 2 , 1 4 3
D. 4 2 5 3



Question No:3

Assertion (A): The merchants called Setthi made handsome gifts to Mahavira and his disciples.

Reason (R) : Mahavira and his disciples preached non-violence which put an end to wars and promote trade and commerce.

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true



Question No:4

Consider the following—

1. Pitakas
2. Angas
3. Jataka
Which of the above is/are branches of Buddhist literature ?

A. 1 and 3 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1,2 and 3
D. 1 only



Question No:5

Who among the following taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad) ?

A. Nagarjuna
B. Shankaracharya
C. Harisena
D. Vallabhacharya



Question No:6

Who of the following kings was an ardent follower of Jainism ?

A. Bimbisara
B. Mahapadmananda
C. Kharavela
D. Pulkeshin II



Question No:7

Among the following who is given the credit of carrying Jainism in South India ?

A. Sudharmana
B. Indrabhuti
C. Bhadrabahu
D. Sthulabhadra



Question No:8

In Buddhism, what does Patimokkha stand for ?

A. A description of Mahayana Buddhism
B. A description of Hinayana Buddhism
C. The rules of the Sangha
D. The questions of king Menander



Question No:9

Which one of the following is NOT common in Buddhism and Jainism ?

A. Non-violence (Ahims
B. Indifference to Vedas
C. Self-mortification
D. Rejection of rituals



Question No:10

The first Buddhist Council was held in which of the following cities ?

A. Nalanda
B. Gaya
C. Rajgriha
D. Bodh Gaya



Question No:11

Mahavira Jaina breathed his last at—

A. Rajgir
B. Ranchi
C. Pawapuri
D. Samastipur



Question No:12

Gautama Buddha was elevated to the position of God by the time of—

A. Ashoka
B. Kanishka
C. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
D. Harsha



Question No:13

Mahabodhi Temple has been built at Bodh Gaya where—

A. Gautama Buddha was born
B. Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment
C. Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon
D. Gautama Buddha passed away



Question No:14

Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang studied at the University of—

A. Taxila
B. Vikramshila
C. Magadh
D. Nalanda



Question No:15

Where was the third Buddhist Council held ?

A. Vatsa
B. Pataliputra
C. Kosambi
D. Kashmir



Question No:16

Where was Mahavir Swami born ?

A. Kundagram
B. Pataliputra
C. Magadh
D. Vaishali



Question No:17

Which of the following places is considered a Jain Siddha Kshetra on account of its association with Parsvanatha ?

A. Champa
B. Pava
C. Sammed Sikhar
D. Urjayanta



Question No:18

Buddha was born at—

A. Vaishali
B. Lumbini
C. Kapilvastu
D. Pataliputra]



Question No:19

Consider the following statements and select the difference between a Chaitya and a Vihara :

A. Chaitya is a place of worship whereas Vihara is a living place for Buddhist saints
B. Vihara is a place of worship where as Chaitya is a living place for Buddhist saints
C. Chaitya and Vihara both can be used as a living place
D. There is not much difference between the two



Question No:20

Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Kushinagar was the capital of Malla Republic.

Reason (R) : Mahatma Buddha got Mahaparinirvana at Kushinagar.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true