Test: Devotional Paths To The Divine - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Which amongst the following are the saints of Maharashtra

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QUESTION: 2

Which temple is located in Pandharpur?

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QUESTION: 3

Who said these line ?They are Vaishnavas who understand the pain of others"

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QUESTION: 4

Sufis were

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QUESTION: 5

Muslim scholars developed a holy law called

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QUESTION: 6

Match the following 

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QUESTION: 7

House of rest for travellers, especially one kept by a religious order.

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QUESTION: 8

The Sufi masters held their assemblies in their

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QUESTION: 9

Jalaluddin Rumi was a great thirteenth-century Sufi poet from

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Rūmī, in full Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, also called by the honorific Mawlānā, (born c. September 30, 1207, Balkh [now in Afghanistan]—died December 17, 1273, Konya [now in Turkey]), the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Mas̄navī-yi Maʿnavī (“Spiritual Couplets”), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. After his death, his disciples were organized as the Mawlawiyah order.

QUESTION: 10

Who wrote Ramcharitmanas

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QUESTION: 11

Sangam literature composed

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The correct option is C.
Scholars consider this Tamil tradition-based chronology as historical and mythical. Some of these scholars suggest the historical Sangam literature era spanned from c. 300-BCE to 300-CEwhile others variously place this early classical Tamil literature period a bit later and more narrowly but all before 300 CE.

QUESTION: 12

Mirabai was a

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The correct option is D.
MiraBai (1498 - 1547) was a Rajput princess who lived in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. She was a devout follower of Lord Krishna. MiraBai was one of the foremost exponents of the Prema Bhakti (Divine Love) and an inspired poetess.Aug 26, 2016

QUESTION: 13

'They are Vaishnavas who understand the pain of others’. Who said this?

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QUESTION: 14

The sacred space created by Guru Nanak was known as dharmsal. It is now known as

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QUESTION: 15

Which amongst the following was not the Sikh Guru

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The Sikh Gurus are the spiritual masters of sikhism, who established this religion over the course of about two and a half centuries, beginning in 1469.
The ten gurus are:
1. Guru Nanak Dev JI
2. Guru Angad Dev Ji
3. Guru Amar Das JI
4. Guru Ram Das Ji
5. Guru Arjan Dev Ji
6. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
7. Guru Har Rai Ji
8. Guru Harkrishnan Sahib Ji
9. Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
10. Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Hence the correct answer is option (C).

QUESTION: 16

Surdas was an ardent devotee of

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Surdas was a 16th-century blind Hindu devotional poet and singer, who was known for his lyrics written in praise of Krishna. They are usually written in Braj Bhasha, one of the two literary dialects of Hindi. 

He was an ardent devotee of Krishna.

QUESTION: 17

Sankaradeva composed poems and plays in which language

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QUESTION: 18

Mirabai became a disciple of____, a saint from a caste considered ?untouchable

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Mirabai was a Rajput princess married into the royal family of Mewar. But she never liked the life of a palace. Hence, she left it and became a disciple of Ravidas, a saint from a caste considered "untouchable". She, devoted her life to Lord Krishna and composed innumerable bhajans expressing her intense devotion.

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Whose bhajan are preserved in the Guru Granth Sahib, Panch Vani and Bijak

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QUESTION: 20

The language of Kabir poetry was a form of spoken ___ widely understood by ordinary people

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The correct answer is option (C). Kabir’s teachings were based on a complete, indeed vehement, rejection of the major religious traditions. His teachings openly ridiculed all forms of external worship of both Brahmanical Hinduism and Islam, the pre-eminence of the priestly classes and the caste system. The language of his poetry was a form of spoken Hindi widely understood by ordinary people. He also sometimes used cryptic language, which is difficult to follow.