Indian History-29

Assertion (A) The merchants, called Setthis, made handsome gifts to Gautam Buddha and his disciples.

Reason (R) Gautam Buddha and his disciples preached non-violence, which would 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 the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatva Avalokitesvar was also known as

(A) Vajrapani
(B) Manjusri
(C) Padmapani
(D) Maitreya

Which of the following are causes of religious movements
1. The vedic philosophy had lost its original purity.
2. Supremacy of the Brahmains.
3. Introduction of a new agricultural economy in the Eastern India.
4. The desire of Vaishyas to emptier their social position.

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1 and 3
(D) All of these

Which of the following is correctly matched?

List I ——————- List II

1. Kumarajiva : Buddhist scholar of Indian origin who ropogatedmadhyamika Buddhism ;in China
2.Mahavamsa : Non-canonical work of Buddhism providing information on history of India and Sri Lanka
3. Digha Nikaya Sutta Pitaka : Contains of Sutta Mahaparinirvana which is detailed on account of the last days of Buddha
4. KhuddakaNikaya : Contains Jataka stories dealing with previous births of Buddha


(A) 1 and 3
(B) 1, 3 and 4
(C) 2 and 5
(D) All of these

The concept of eight-fold path forms the theme of

(A) Dipavamsa
(B) Divyavadana
(C) Mahaparinirvana Sutta
(D) Dharma Chakra Pravartana Sutta

Which one among the following principles was not propagated by the Theosophical Society?

(A) Belief at karma and rebirth
(B) Belief in universal brotherhood and humanity
(C) Belief in Vedantic Philosophy
(D) Belief in the eradication of untouchability

In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the

(A) occasion to elect the Sanghaparinayaka and two speakers one on Dhamma and the other on Vinaya
(B) confession by monks of their offences committed during their stay in the monasteries during the rainy season
(C) ceremony of initiation of new person into the Buddhist Sangha in which the head is shaved and when yellow robes are offered
(D) gathering of Buddhist monks on the next day to the full-moon day of Ashadha when they take up a fixed abode for the next four months of rainy season

The doctrine of three jewels – Right belief, Right conduct and Right knowledge – is the crowning glory of

(A) Buddhism
(B) Christianity
(C) Jainism
(D) None of these

The Vikramshila Mahavinara, a great centre of education, was founded by

(A) Baladitya
(B) Harsha
(C) Gopala
(D) Dharmapala

The Lumbini was the birth place of Buddha is attested by an inscription of

(A) Ashoka
(B) Pushyamitra Sung
(C) Kanishka
(D) Harsha

Sarnath is in the State of

(A) Kerala
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Gujarat
(D) Uttar Pradesh

Vikramshila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of

(A) Pushyabhuti dynasty
(B) Barman dynasty
(C) Sen dynasty
(D) Pala dynasty

Consider the following statements
1.The Buddhists in Deccan excavated rock-cutChaityas andVaishnavas, Shaivas and Jainas imitated these in later centuries.
2. The Vaishnavas, ShaivasBrid Jainas excavated temples at sites far distant from rock-cut Chaityas.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

In Buddhism ,what does Patiomokkha 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

Consider the following kings
1. Ajatasatru
2. Birnbisara
3. Prasenjit
Which of was/werethecontemporary/contemporariesofGautam Buddha?

(A) Only 1
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) All of these

Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following?

(A) Bahubali
(B) Buddha
(C) Mahavir
(D) Nataraja