Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 119 of 130)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Asvalayana

    2. Apastamba

    3. Maitrayana

    4. Yaska

    1. Samhita

    2. Grihyasutra

    3. Nirukta

    4. Dharmasutra

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  2. Which of the following were Vedic assemblies?

    1. Sabha

    2. Vidatha

    3. Samiti

    4. Parishad

    Which is correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. During the Sangam age the Mahabharata in Tamil was composed by

    1. Perundevanar

    2. Villiputhur Alvar

    3. Kamban

    4. Kuttan

  4. Which of the following did the Buddha not believe in?

    1. The authority of Vedas.

    2. Superiority of the Brahmana.

    3. The efficacy of sacrifices.

    4. The theory of rebirth

    Which is correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Event) List-II (Place)
    1. First Buddhist Council

    2. Second Buddhist Council

    3. Third Buddhist Council

    4. Fourth Buddhist Council

    1. Vaisali

    2. Rajagriha

    3. Pataliputra

    4. Kashmir

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  6. In Buddhist terminology, the word “Dharmachakrapravartana” indicates the

    1. belief in the cycle of life and death

    2. attainment of nirvana by Buddha

    3. first sermon by Buddha

    4. the personal religion of the Chakravarti

  7. Which one of the following, according to the Buddha. Would lead to nirvana?

    1. To be constantly in the state of a stithaprajna

    2. Pursuit of the ashtangika marga

    3. Observance of asceticism and penance

    4. Adoration of Stupa

  8. “Decay is inherent in all component beings. Work out your own salvation with diligence.” These words are attributed to

    1. Krishna

    2. Mahavira

    3. the Buddha

    4. Sankaracharya

  9. Which one of the following was introduced by Mahavira?

    1. Ahimsa

    2. Aparigraha

    3. Brahmacharya

    4. Satya

  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Name of the Jinas) List-II (Their cognizance)
    1. Parsvanatha

    2. Adinatha

    3. Mahavira

    4. Santinatha

    1. Bull

    2. Lion

    3. Snake

    4. Goat

    5. Deer

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  11. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. There are Jaina temples at Khajuraho

    2. There are Jaina caves at Udaygiri in Orissa

    3. There was a Jaina stupa at Mathura

    4. There are Jaina Monasteries at Vaisali

  12. The two Indian deities described by Megasthenes as Dionysus and Heracles are identified respectively with

    1. Surya and Kartikeya

    2. Siva and Krishna

    3. Indra and Yama

    4. Agni and Varuna

  13. Which one of the following is mentioned in the Besanagar Pillar inscription as Bhagavata?

    1. Dion

    2. Heliodoro

    3. Antialkidas

    4. Kasiputra Bhagabhadra

  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Concept of Ardhanarisvara

    2. Worship of five deities

    3. The theory of “May be”

    4. Hero worship

    1. Bhagavatism

    2. Smartas

    3. Jainism

    4. Saivism

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  15. Which one of the following is the most important feature of Bhagavatism?

    1. Stress on devotion to a personal God

    2. Stress on penance

    3. Stress on rituals

    4. Stress on knowledge