General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Jain Religion | Part 2

22. Which of the following place is known as a place of Pilgrimages because of being related with Parshvanath?[UPPCS (Pre) 2002 UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]

(A) Champa
(B) Pava
(C) Sammed Shikhar
(D) Urjyant

23. Which one of the following is not a part of early Jain literature? [IAS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Therigatha
(B) Acarangasutra
(C) Sutrakritanga
(D) Brihatkalpasutra

24. Who was the first founder of Shwetambar creed during the first partition of Jain creed? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Sthulabhadra
(B) Bhadrabahu
(C) Kalakacharya
(D) Deverdhi Kshama Sharaman

25. The first disciple of Lord Mahavir was [47th BPSC (Pre) 2005]

(A) Jamali
(B) Yashoda
(C) Bipin
(D) Prabhash

26. Who was the first follower of Mahavira? [UPPCS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Jamali
(B) Yashoda
(C) Aanojja
(D) Trishala

27. Svetambara Agama was finally edited at the Jain Council of [UPPCS (Mains) 2008]

(A) Vaishali
(B) Balabhi
(C) Pawa
(D) Pataliputra

28. With reference to ancient Jainism, which one of the following the statement is correct?[IAS (Pre) 2004]

(A) Jainism was spread in South India under the leadership of Sthulabhadra
(B) The Jains who remained under the leadership of Bhadrabahu were called Svetambaras after the Council held at Pataliputra
(C) Jainism enjoyed the patronage of the Kalinga King Kharavela in the first century BC
(D) In the initial stage of Jainism, the Jainas worshipped image unlike Buddhist

29. ‘Samadhi Maran’ is related to which Philosophy? [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2015]

(A) Buddhist Philosophy
(B) Jain Philosophy
(C) Yoga Philosophy
(D) Lokayat Philosophy

30. ‘Ajivika’ sect was founded by [UPPCS (Pre) 1996 39th BPSC (Pre) 1994]

(A) Anand
(B) Rahulabhadra
(C) Makkhali Gosala
(D) Upali

31. Who among these rendered that ‘Fate assigns everything, human is incapable’? [Kerala PSC (Pre) 2017 UPPCS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Jains
(B) Buddhists
(C) Aajivakas
(D) Mimansakas

32. The sect which believed in abiding nature of destiny. [RAS/RTS (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2013]

(A) Jainism
(B) Ajivikas
(C) Charvaka
(D) Buddhism

33. Who used the caves of Barabar as their shelter-house? [40th BPSC (Pre) 1995]

(A) Ajivikas
(B) Tharus
(C) Jains
(D) Tantrikas

34. Which one of the following is not true about the Barabar hill caves?[UPPCS (Pre) 2017]

(A) There are in all four caves on the Barabar hill
(B) Inscriptions of Ashoka are found on the walls of three caves
(C) These inscriptions inform us about the dedication of these caves to the Ajivikas
(D) These inscriptions date back to 6th century B.C.

35. The famous pilgrimage of Buddhists as well as of Jains in Uttar Pradesh is at [UP UDA/LDA (Mains) 2010 RAS/RTS (Pre) 2007]

(A) Sarnath
(B) Kaushambi
(C) Devipatan
(D) Kushinagar

36. Which one of the following statements is not correct? [IAS (Pre) 2002]

(A) The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola represents the last Tirthankara of Jains
(B) India’s largest Buddhist mona-stery is in Arunachal Pradesh
(C) The Khajuraho temples were built under Chandela Kings
(D) The Hoyseleswara temple is dedicated to Shiva

37. Who built ‘Gommateshwara’ statue at Sravanabelagola? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009 Assam PSC (Pre) 2017]

(A) Chamundraya
(B) Krishan-I
(C) Kumarpala
(D) Tejpala

38. Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event is associated with and done for who of the following? [IAS (Pre) 2009]

(A) Bahubali
(B) Buddha
(C) Mahavirji
(D) Natraja

39. Which of the following statements is/are applicable to Jaina Doctrine?

1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to practice penance.
2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a soul.
3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below. [IAS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Only 1
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 2
(D) 1, 2 and 3

40. Consider the following statements.

1. The Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism.
2. The Pala rulers of Eastern India were Patrons of Buddhism.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

41. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below. [UPPCS (Pre) 2017]

List-I (Tirthankara)

(a) Adinatha
(b) Mallinatha
(c) Parshavanatha
(d) Sambhavnatha

List-II (Cognizance)

1. Bull
2. Horse
3. Snake
4. Water Jar


(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 4 3 2
(B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 3 1 2 4

42. Consider the following statements.

1. Vardhaman a Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi King Chetaka.
2. Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koliyan dynasty.
3. Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara, belonged to Banaras.

Which of these statements is/are correct? [IAS (Pre) 2003]

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3


Answer Sheet:-

22. (C)
23. (A)
24. (A)
25. (A)
26. (A)
27. (D)
28. (C)
29. (B)
30. (C)
31. (C)
32. (B)
33. (A)
34. (D)
35. (B)
36. (A)
37. (A)
38. (A)
39. (D)
40. (B)
41. (A)
42. (C)


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