General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Buddhism | Part 1

1. Gautam Buddha’s Mother was from which clan? [UPPCS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Shakya clan
(B) Maya clan
(C) Licchavis clan
(D) Koliyan clan

2. Gautam Buddha was born at [UPPCS (Pre) 2002; MPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Vaishali
(B) Lumbini
(C) Kapilvastu
(D) Patliputra

3. When was Gautam Buddha born? [MPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 2004]

(A) 563 B.C.
(B) 561 B.C.
(C) 558 B.C.
(D) 544 B.C.

4. Which of the events of Buddha’s life is known as ‘Mahabhinish- kramana’? [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

(A) His death
(B) His birth
(C) His departure from home
(D) His attainment of enlightenment

5. Which of these is another name of Buddha? [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2014]

(A) Parth
(B) Prachhanna
(C) Siddhartha
(D) Gudakesh

6. From which inscriptions of the following dynasty Lumbini was known as Buddha’s birthplace? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2006]

(A) Mauryan
(B) Shung
(C) Satavahana
(D) Kushan

7. Which one of the following inscriptions of Ashoka confirms the tradition that Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini? [UP UDA/LDA (Mains) 2010]

(A) Basarh Pillar Inscription
(B) Nigali Sagar Pillar Inscription
(C) Rampurwa Pillar Inscription
(D) Rummindei Pillar Inscription

8. The inscription of which one of the following kings gives the information that Sakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini? [UPPCS (Mains) 04, 07, 2011]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Kanishka
(C) Harsha
(D) Dharmapala

9. Where did Mahatma Buddha’s ‘Mahaparinirvan’ take place? [47th BPSC (Pre) 2005 UPPCS (Pre) 2011 53rd to 55th BPSC (Pre) 2011]

(A) Lumbini
(B) Bodh Gaya
(C) Kushinagar
(D) Kapilvastu

10. Gautam Buddha attained ‘Maha- parinirvana’ in kingdom of [UPPCS (Pre) 2011]

(A) Aung
(B) Magadha
(C) Malla
(D) Vatsa


(A) Kusinara
(B) Shravasti
(C) Lumbini
(D) Sarnath

12. Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in the Republic of the[UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Mallas
(B) Lichchavi
(C) Sakyas
(D) Palas

13. Mahaparinirvana Temple is locatedm at [UP Lower Sub. (Mains) 2015]

(A) Kushinagar
(B) Sarnath
(C) Bodh Gaya
(D) Shravasti

14. Who was the last person to get enlightenment from Gautam Buddha? [UPPCS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Anand
(B) Sariputta
2(C) Mogglan
(D) Subhadda


Answer Sheet:-

1. (D)
2. (B)
3. (A)
4. (C)
5. (C)
6. (A)
7. (D)
8. (A)
9. (C)
10. (C)
11. (A)
12. (A)
13. (A)
14. (D)
15. (D)


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