Religious Movements of 6th Century BCE

Religious Movements of 6th Century BCE MCQ Questions from the previous year exam question paper. This practice set of objective question answer is very useful for the preparation of upcoming UPSC, SSC, UPSSSC competitive exams.

Religious Movements of 6th Century BCE Questions

Qns 1 : The originator of the Jain religion is ……

(a) Arya Sudharma
(b) Mahavira Swami
(c) Parshvanatha
(d) Rishabhdev

Ans : (d) Rishabhdev

Qns 2 : In Jain religion, which word is used for ‘Complete Intellect’?

(a) Jin
(b) Ratna
(c) Kaivalya
(d) Nirvana

Ans : (c) Kaivalya

Qns 3 : Which of the following is not the ‘Tri Ratna’ of Jainism?

(a) Right faith
(b) Right knowledge
(c) Right view
(d) Right conduct

Ans : (c) Right view

Qns 4 : The word Tirthankar is related to

(a) Buddhists
(b) Christians
(c) Hindus
(d) Jains

Ans : (d) Jains

Qns 5 : Who was the first Tirthankara of Jain religion?

(a) Parsvanath
(b) Rishabhanatha
(c) Mahavira
(d) Chetaka

Ans : (b) Rishabhanatha

Qns 6 : Name the last Tirthankara.

(a) Parshvanatha
(b) Mahavira
(c) Siddhartha
(d) Subhadra

Ans : (b) Mahavira

Qns 7 : Where was Mahavira Swami born?

(a) Kundagrama
(b) Pataliputra
(c) Magadha
(d) Vaishali

Ans : (a) Kundagrama

Qns 8 : Which philosophy is recognised as ‘Tri Ratna’?

(a) Vedic Philosophy
(b) Nayaya Philosophy
(c) Yoga Philosophy
(d) Jain Philosophy

Ans : (d) Jain Philosophy

Qns 9 : The sacred books of Jains are called

(a) Agama Sidhanta
(b) Angas
(c) Parvas
(d) Upangas

Ans : (b) Angas

Qns 10 : Gautama Buddha was born at

(a) Vaishali
(b) Lumbini
(c) Kapilvastu
(d) Pataliputra

Ans : (b) Lumbini

Qns 11 : Which of these is another name of Buddha?

(a) Parth
(b) Prachhanna
(c) Mihir
(d) None of these

Ans : (d) None of these

Qns 12 : Who amongst the following is known as the ‘Light of Asia’?

(a) Jesus Christ
(b) Lord Buddha
(c) Paigamber Mohammad
(d) Zarathustra

Ans : (b) Lord Buddha

Qns 13 : Gautama Buddha attained “Mahaparinirvana” in kingdom of

(a) Aung
(b) Magadha
(c) Malla
(d) Vatsa

Ans : (c) Malla

Qns 14 : Who was Alara Kalama?

(a) A disciple of Buddha.
(b) A distinguished Buddhist monk.
(c) A king of Buddha’s time.
(d) A teacher of Buddha.

Ans : (d) A teacher of Buddha.

Qns 15 : Where did Gautama Buddha deliver his first sermon?

(a) Bodh Gaya
(b) Shravasti
(c) Sarnath
(d) Vaishali

Ans : (c) Sarnath

Qns 16 : Where did Gautama Buddha attain Nirvana (enlightenment)?

(a) Lumbini
(b) Sarnath
(c) Kushinagar
(d) Bodh Gaya

Ans : (d) Bodh Gaya

Qns 17 : Sarnath is in the state of

(a) Kerala
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Gujarat
(d) Uttar Pradesh

Ans : (d) Uttar Pradesh

Qns 18 : Mahaparinirvana Temple is located at

(a) Kushinagar
(b) Sarnath
(c) Bodh Gaya
(d) Shravasti

Ans : (a) Kushinagar

Qns 19: The Stupa site which is not connected with any incident of Lord Buddha’s life, is

(a) Sarnath
(b) Sanchi
(c) Bodh Gaya
(d) Kushinagar

Ans : (b) Sanchi

Qns 20 : Name the ‘Mudra’ which is represented by the Gandharan Buddha image of Sarnath first Sermon.

(a) Abhaya
(b) Dhyana
(c) Dharmachakra
(d) Bhumisparsha

Ans : (c) Dharmachakra

Qns 21 : Who of the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?

(a) Bhadrabahu
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Parshvanatha
(d) Vardhamana Mahavira

Ans : (d) Vardhamana Mahavira

Qns 22 : Which of the following statements is/are correct about Lord Buddha?
I. He was born in Kapilvastu.
II. He attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.
III. He discarded the Vedic religion.
IV. He preached noble truths.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) II and III
(b) I and III
(c) I, II and III
(d) I, II, III and IV

Ans : (d) I, II, III and IV

Qns 23 : Match the following.

         List I                                   List II
(Event Related to Buddha)        (Place)
A.  Birth of  Buddha                1. Bodh Gaya
B.  Enlightenment                   2. Lumbini
C.  First Sermon                    3. Kushinagar(Kasia)
D.  Death of Buddha                 4. Sarnath
                                    5. Rajgriha
    A B C D            A B C D
(a) 2 1 3 4        (b) 1 3 4 5
(c) 2 1 4 3        (d) 4 2 5 3
Ans : (c) 2 1 4 3

Qns 24 : Why was Nalanda-University famous in the world?

(a) Medical Science
(b) Philosophy
(c) Buddhist Religious Philosophy
(d) Chemical Science

Ans : (c) Buddhist Religious Philosophy

Qns 25 : Who was the author of ‘Buddha Charita’?

(a) Asvaghosa
(b) Nagasena
(c) Nagarjuna
(d) Vasumitra

Ans : (a) Asvaghosa

Qns 26: ‘Tripitaka’ texts are related to which religion?

(a) Vedic religion
(b) Buddhism
(c) Jainism
(d) Shaivism

Ans : (b) Buddhism

Qns 27 : Who was the founder of Nalanda University?

(a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(b) Kumargupta
(c) Dharmapal
(d) Phushyagupta

Ans : (b) Kumargupta

Qns 28 : Who founded the Lingayat Movement?

(a) Basava
(b) Ramanuja
(c) Shankaracharya
(d) Kambar

Ans : (a) Basava

Qns 29 : Who were the first to worship Vasudeva Krishna?

(a) Bhagavatas
(b) Vedic Aryans
(c) Tamilians
(d) Abhirs

Ans : (a) Bhagavatas

Qns 30 : The Rathyatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity?

(a) Lord Rama
(b) Lord Vishnu
(c) Lord Jagannath
(d) Lord Shiva

Ans : (c) Lord Jagannath

Qns 31 : Kumbh Mela at Nasik is held on which of the following river banks?

(a) Tapti River
(b) Narmada River
(c) Koyna RIver
(d) Godavari River

Ans : (d) Godavari River

Qns 32 : The first human statue worshipped in India where those of

(a) Brahma
(b) Vishnu
(c) Buddha
(d) Shiva

Ans : (c) Buddha

Qns 33 : ‘Saptaparni Cave’ is situated in

(a) Sanchi
(b) Nalanda
(c) Rajgriha
(d) Pawapuri

Ans : (c) Rajgriha

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