Test: Devotional Paths To The Divine - 1


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QUESTION: 1

The great Sufis of Central Asia were following except

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 Sufis were Muslim mystics. It is believed that they adopted many ideas of each other. They rejected outward religiosity, elaborate rituals and codes of behavior demanded by Muslim religious scholars.

They advocates: Devotion to God; Union with God just like a lover seeks his beloved with a disregard for the world; Compassion towards all fellow human beings.

They also composed poems like the saint-poets. Even their poems expressed their feelings. By including anecdotes and fables, a rich literature in prose developed around them. Ghazzali, Rumi and Sadi were the great Sufis of Central Asia.

QUESTION: 2

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QUESTION: 3

Which deities were came to be worshipped through elaborate rituals

Solution:

 Shiva, Vishnu and Durga as supreme deities came to be worshipped through elaborate rituals. At the same time, gods and goddesses worshipped in different areas came to be identified with Shiva, Vishnu or Durga.

QUESTION: 4

Sangam literature is the

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QUESTION: 5

Hagiography

Solution:

A hagiography is a biography of a saint or an ecclesiastical leader. The term hagiography may be used to refer to the adulatory and idealized biography of a founder, saint, monk, nun or icon in any of the world's religions. Hence the answer is option (B). 

QUESTION: 6

Nayanars

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QUESTION: 7

There were ____ Nayanars and ___ Alvars

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There were 63 Nayanars who belonged to different caste backgrounds. There were 12 Alvars who came from equally divergent backgrounds.

QUESTION: 8

Who was born in Tamil Nadu in the eleventh century, was deeply influenced by the Alvars

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Ramanuja was born in Tamil Nadu in the eleventh century. He was deeply influenced by the Alvars. He firmly believed that intense devotion to Vishnu was the best means to attain salvation.

QUESTION: 9

Virashaiva movement began in

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QUESTION: 10

The Ramcharitmanas, composed by Tulsidas is written in ____

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