General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Buddhism | Part 5

61. The Stupa site which is not connected with any incident of Lord Buddha’s life, is [UPPCS (Mains) 2011 UPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Sarnath
(B) Sanchi
(C) Bodh Gaya
(D) Kusinara

62. Amravati stupa was built during the period of [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

(A) Maurya
(B) Satvahanas
(C) Gupta
(D) Harshaverdhana

63. ‘World is unstable and transient’ is related to which of the following? [Tamil Nadu PSC (Pre) 2019 UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Buddhism
(B) Jainism
(C) Gita
(D) Vedanta

64. Who among the following is known as the ‘Light of Asia’? [UPPCS (Mains) 2010]

(A) Gautama Buddha
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Mahavir Swami
(D) Swami Vivekanand

65. Who amongst the following is known as the ‘Light of Asia’?[Gujarat PSC (Pre) 2019 Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2005]

(A) Jesus Christ
(B) Lord Buddha
(C) Paigamber Mohammad
(D) Zarathustra

66. Sir Edwin Arnold’s book ‘The Light of the Asia’ is based on [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

(A) Divavadana
(B) Lalitvistar
(C) Suttapitak
(D) Abhidhammapitak

67. What is the fundamental difference between the Hinayana and Mahayana sects of Buddhism? [Karnataka PSC (Pre) 2019 UPPCS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Belief in Non-violence
(B) Caste free society
(C) Worship of God and Goddess
(D) Worship of stupas

68. Gautama Buddha was elevated to the position of God during the period of [Goa PSC (Pre) 2018 45th BPSC (Pre) 2001]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Kanishka
(C) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(D) Harsha

69. The first human statue worshipped in India were those of [Tripura PSC (Pre) 2017 RAS/RTS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Brahma
(B) Vishnu
(C) Buddha
(D) Shiva

70. Which of the following laid the foundation of idol worship in the country? [UP Lower Sub.(Pre) 2008]

(A) Jainism
(B) Buddhism
(C) Ajivikas
(D) Vedic religion

71. Name the ‘Mudra’ which is represented by the Gandharan Buddha image of Sarnath first sermon. [IAS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Abhaya
(B) Dhyana
(C) Dharm Chakra
(D) Bhumisparsha

72. The standing statue of Gautam Buddha was built in which period? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Gupta Period
(B) Kushana Period
(C) Maurya Period
(D) Guptotar Period

73. Lord Buddha’s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called; ‘Bhumisparsha Mudra’. It symbolizes. [IAS (Pre) 2012]

(A) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to watch over Mara and to prevent Mara from disturbing his meditation
(B) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara
(C) Buddha’s reminder to his followers that they all arise from the Earth and finally dissolve into the Earth, and thus life is transitory
(D) Both the statements (A) and (B) are correct in this context

74. Sarnath Buddha image of Bhumisparsha Mudra belongs to [UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

(A) Maurya period
(B) Shunga period
(C) Kushana period
(D) Gupta period

75. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known as [IAS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Vajrapani
(B) Manjusri
(C) Padmapani
(D) Maitreya


Answer Sheet:-

61. (B)
62. (B)
63. (A)
64. (A)
65. (B)
66. (B)
67. (C)
68. (B)
69. (C)
70. (B)
71. (C)
72. (B)
73. (B)
74. (D)
75. (C)


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