Test: Religious Movements - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Mahyana Buddhism originated in

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QUESTION: 2

Mahayanism has faith in

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QUESTION: 3

Early schism in Buddhism divided the Buddhist order into

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QUESTION: 4

Who is regarded as the founder of ‘Shunyavada’?

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QUESTION: 5

Which of the following Buddhist text declares the cattle to be givers of food, beauty and happiness (annada , vannada , sukhada), and thus pleads for their protection?

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QUESTION: 6

The Buddhist doctrine of ‘Pratityasamut Pada’ or dependent origination contained in the Second Noble Truth explains

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QUESTION: 7

Which element of Mahayana Buddhism particularly distinguishes it from the Hinayana?

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QUESTION: 8

Match the following according to the occasion for the Councils


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QUESTION: 9

Which one of the following Councils made Sanskrit the vehicle of Buddhist scriptures?

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QUESTION: 10

Which one of the following was added to Buddhist canonical texts by the Fourth Council?

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QUESTION: 11

Match the following:

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QUESTION: 12

Match the following:

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QUESTION: 13

Who of the following wrote Madhyamika Karika?

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QUESTION: 14

Match the following:


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QUESTION: 15

Which one of the following is considered the most important vehicle of Buddhist ethical teachings?

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QUESTION: 16

Name the greatest Buddhist commentator of the Buddhist canonical literature who wrote Visuddhimagga, the first famous systematic and philosophical treatise on Buddhist doctrine.

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QUESTION: 17

Shankaracharya, during Vikramaditya’s period,was a very famous personality.Which of the following statements is not true of Shankaracharya ?

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QUESTION: 18

Which one of the following places can be regarded as the largest monastic establishment in western India (cointaining 130 caves)?

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QUESTION: 19

Which one of the following statements correctly describes the difference between achaitya and astupa?

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QUESTION: 20

While one of the following has been the richest source of the well-known smooth images in black state and has also yielded an extensive series of Buddhist bronzes?

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QUESTION: 21

Who of the following was the most renowned Buddhist scholar of Indian origin to propagate Madhyamika Buddhism in China?

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QUESTION: 22

At which one of the following places the earliest example of the Buddhist stupa architecture has been found?

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QUESTION: 23

To which one of the following schools of art do the earliest images of the Buddha in human form belong?

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QUESTION: 24

The best images of Prajnaparamita, belongs to

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QUESTION: 25

Name the place where the colossal figures of the Buddha modelled on an earlier Gandhara type, belonging to the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. has been found.

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QUESTION: 26

Which statement regarding Buddha is true?

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QUESTION: 27

Who of the following Buddhist philosophers is said to have visited Nepal in the 4th century in order to propagate his own doctrine?

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QUESTION: 28

Who of the following monarchs of Tibet is credited with introduction of Buddhism in Tibet in the 7th century A.D.?

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QUESTION: 29

The Shailendra kings of Indonesia were followers of Mahayana Buddhism. They established monasteries at Nalanda and Nagapattinam and the Pala and the Chola emperors granted villages for their maintenance. Which one of the following stupas built by them in Java is most renowned?

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QUESTION: 30

Which one of the following nurtured an individualistic tradition in Buddhism?

A. Shudras asserting their rights
B. Growing urbanisation
C. Decaying brahminism
D. Republican background

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