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NTA NET Comparative-Studies December-2012 Solved Paper III

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1. The concept of sacred was first used by

(A) Emile Durkheim

(B) Mircea Eliade

(C) E.B. Tylor

(D) Paul Ricoeur

Answer: A

2. As per Durkheim Totem is not

(A) Elementary form of religion

(B) A symbol of God

(C) Sacred

(D) Profane

Answer: D

3. Which is a correct match?

Table of Author Name and Its Book
Table of Author Name And Its Book

List I

List II

a. Rudolf Otto

1. Varieties of Religious Experience

b. Paul Tillich

2. The idea of Holy

c. William James

3. The Dynamics of Faith

d. E.B. Tylor

4. Primitive Culture

Codes: a b c d

(A) 4 3 2 1

(B) 2 1 3 4

(C) 2 3 1 4

(D) 4 2 3 1

Answer: C

4. Who is not an evolutionary thinker?

(A) Auguste Comte

(B) Emile Durkheim

(C) Edward Burnett Tylor

(D) James George Frazer

Answer: B

5. Theology is a

(A) Study of religion

(B) Science of religion

(C) Philosophy of religion

(D) Comparative study of religion

Answer: B

6. Which is not a form of tribal religion?

(A) Totemism

(B) Animism

(C) Magic

(D) Belief in a God

Answer: D

7. Which is not true statement?

(A) Religion is a need of social life.

(B) Religion is essence of life

(C) Religion is useful for human life.

(D) Religion is against human life.

Answer: D

8. Which statement is incorrect?

(A) Secularization is a privatisation of religion.

(B) Secularization is a definition of religion.

(C) Secularization is a neutralization of religion.

(D) Secularization is fundamentalization of religion.

Answer: D

9. “Religion is an ultimate concern of man” who has given this statement:

(A) Mircea Eliade

(B) Paul Ricoeur

(C) Max Weber

(D) Paul Tillich

Answer: D

10. Religious pluralism means

(A) Exclusivism

(B) Fundamentalism

(C) Inclusivism

(D) None of these

Answer: D

11. Read the following:

Table of List of Religion and Its Scripture
Table of List of Religion And Its scripture

List I

List II

a. Hinduism

1. Vedas

b. Sikhism

2. Guru Granth Sahib

c. Judaiasm

3. New Testament

d. Christianity

4. Hebrew text

Find a correct combination:

Codes: a b c d

(A) 1 2 3 4

(B) 1 2 4 3

(C) 4 2 1 3

(D) 3 2 4 1

Answer: B

12. Which is correct?

1. Idea of Holy – Rudolf Otto

2. Varieties of Religious Experience – William James.

3. Primitive culture – Emile Durkheim.

(A) Only 1 is correct

(B) Only 3 is correct

(C) Both 1 and 2 are correct

(D) Both 2 and 3 are correct

Answer: C

13. Which religion has western origin?

(A) Judaism

(B) Christianity

(C) Islam

(D) None of these

Answer: D

14. Religion means belief in God. Who does not believe in the above statement?

(A) Hinduism

(B) Sikhism

(C) Islam

(D) Buddhism

Answer: D

15. Which scripture is written by its founders?

(A) Bible

(B) Koran

(C) Vedas

(D) Guru Granth Sahib

Answer: D

16. Vedic hymns where revealed in the hearts of

(A) Monks

(B) Saints

(C) R. s

(D) Acharyas

Answer: C

17. The concept of Vidya-Avidya is mentioned in

(A) Kahopani ad

(B) Isopani ad

(C) Kenopani ad

(D) Mundakopani ad

Answer: B

18. Read the following:

Table of List of Ancient Indian Sanskrit Text
Table of List of Ancient Indian Sanskrit Text

List – I

List – II

a. Veda

1. Swami Shradhanand

b. Vaiseika

2. Goudapadacharya

c. Nyaya

3. Patanjali

d. Prasna Upanishad

4. Kaada

Identify the correct Author and Scripture.

(A) a and 1

(B) b and 4

(C) c and 2

(D) d and 3

Answer: B

19. “Brahman is the reality, World is false” is proclaimed by

(A) Bhadracharya

(B) Madhvacharya

(C) Vallabhacharya

(D) Acharya Sankar

Answer: D

20. The number of Mahapuranas is

(A) Twelve

(B) Twenty one

(C) Eight

(D) Eighteen

Answer: D

21. Ma Ni ada Pratham Twamagamah Saswati Samah. Yat Krouncha Mithunadekam Avadh h. Kamamohitam. This verse is related to

(A) Ramayana epic

(B) Mahabharata epic

(C) Uttararamacarita

(D) Raghuvamsam

Answer: A

22. The author of S ra Sagar is

(A) Ravidasa

(B) Tulasdasa

(C) S radasa

(D) Kabrdasa

Answer: C

23. The preachings are known by the name of “Visitadvaita”, its preacher is

(A) Vallabhacharya

(B) Nimbarkacharya

(C) Madhavacharya

(D) Ramanujacharya

Answer: D

24. In modern era social and religious reform movement begins from

(A) Fifteenth Century

(B) Sixteenth Century

(C) Eighteenth Century

(D) Nineteenth Century

Answer: D

25. In 1875, the Arya Samaj was founded by

(A) Raja Ram Mohan Rai

(B) Col. Alcott

(C) Jyotiba Phule

(D) Swam Dayanand Saraswat

Answer: D

26. Lord Mahavira attained Parinirvanaat

(A) Kashi

(B) Pava

(C) Vaishali

(D) Ayodhya

Answer: B

27. Lord Parsvanatha mainly propounded the concept of Religion.

(A) Chaturyama Dharm

(B) S nyavada

(C) Niyativada

(D) Jivakadharm

Answer: A

28. These are main sects of Jainism

(A) Akali-Khalsa

(B) Heenyana - Mahayana

(C) Digambara-Swetambara

(D) Siya-Sunni

Answer: C

29. This is a Jaina Agama text

(A) Satrakratanga

(B) Setubandha

(C) Gahasaptasati

(D) Kadambari

Answer: A

30. The language of Samayasara is

(A) Sanskrit

(B) Apabhramsa

(C) Pali

(D) SauraseniPrakrit

Answer: D

31. The Acarangasutra mainly deals with

(A) The concept of Karma theory

(B) Ten types of Religions

(C) Spiritual saying of Lord Mahaveera

(D) Vows of Householder

Answer: C

32. The meaning of ‘Aparigraha’ in Jainism is

(A) Non-stealing

(B) Non-attachment

(C) Non-absolutism

(D) Not telling lie

Answer: B

33. Abhaya Dana is included in this group of Jaina Principles

(A) Tri atna

(B) Four kinds of Charity

(C) Six substance

(D) Seven fundamentals

Answer: B

34. The famous Jaina temples of Mount Abu are also known as

(A) Delawara temples

(B) Kesaryaji temples

(C) Santinatha temples

(D) Gommatesh temples

Answer: A

35. Research Institute of Prakrit Jainology and Ahimsa is situated at

(A) Delhi

(B) Vaishali

(C) Varanasi

(D) Shravanabelagola

Answer: B

36. The number of omens which Siddhartha saw before renunciation of the household life was

(A) Two

(B) Three

(C) Five

(D) Four

Answer: D

37. The Dhammacakkappavattana-Suttawas preached by the Buddha to

(A) Yasa

(B) Bhaddiya

(C) Sariputta

(D) Vimala

Answer: B

38. The third Buddhist council was held under the chairmanship of

(A) Moggaliputta Tissa

(B) Mahakassapa

(C) Revata

(D) Yashomitra

Answer: A

39. The position of Samadhi in the Attaagika Magga happens to be

(A) The first

(B) The fourth

(C) The seventh

(D) The eighth

Answer: D

40. Sammadithi is a part of this Buddhist principle

(A) Samadhi

(B) Ratnatraya

(C) A angikamarga

(D) Pancas la

Answer: C

41. Sachistp a is situated in

(A) Uttar Pradesh

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Bihar

Answer: C

42. Nagarjuna was the Acarya of

(A) Vijnanavadi

(B) S nyavadi

(C) Vaibhaikas

(D) Sautrantikas

Answer: B

43. The Nyayabindu Text was composed in

(A) Tibetan

(B) Pali

(C) Sanskrit

(D) Prakrit

Answer: C

44. These are the main principles of Buddhism

(A) Anuvrata-Mahavrata

(B) Veda-Vijana

(C) Sila-Samadhi-Prana

(D) Anekantavada and Nayavada

Answer: C

45. Buddhism was introduced in Tibet through

(A) Sri Lanka

(B) India

(C) Thailand

(D) China

Answer: B

46. Forerunner of Jesus Christ

(A) Mary

(B) Joseph

(C) Elizabeth

(D) John the Baptist

Answer: D

47. David is the author of

(A) Genesis

(B) Psalms

(C) Book of Revelation

(D) Acts of the apostles

Answer: B

48. Identify the chronological order of the great persons of the Bible

(A) Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Jesus Christ.

(B) Jesus Christ, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham.

(C) Isaac, Abraham, Jesus Christ, Jacob.

(D) Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus Christ.

Answer: D

49. Official beginning of the Protestant reformation is with

(A) Henry VIII

(B) John Calvin

(C) John Hus

(D) Martin Luther

Answer: D

50. The Ten Commandments were given to

(A) Moses

(B) Abraham

(C) Isaac

(D) Jacob

Answer: A

51. Trinity according to Christian teaching means

(A) One God in one person

(B) One God in two persons

(C) Three Gods in one person

(D) One God in three persons

Answer: D

52. The author of the Book ‘City of God’

(A) Karl Rahner

(B) Joseph Ratzinger

(C) St. Thomas Aquinas

(D) St. Augustine

Answer: D

53. The most famous mystic of the Christian religion

(A) St. Theresa of Avila

(B) St. Thomas Aquinas

(C) St. Cyril of Alexandria

(D) St. Ambrose of Milan

Answer: A

54. Which is the correct match?

Table of Famous Mystic of the Christian Religion
Table of Famous Mystic of The Christian Religion

List - I

List - II

a. St. Francis Xavier

1. Mannanam

b. St. Thomas

2. Goa

c. John Brito

3. Mylapore

d. Blessed Chavara

4. Madurai

Codes: a b c d

(A) 1 2 3 4

(B) 4 3 2 1

(C) 3 4 2 1

(D) 2 3 4 1

Answer: D

55. Father in faith of the Thomas Christians

(A) Apostle John

(B) Apostle Peter

(C) Apostle Andreas

(D) Apostle Thomas

Answer: D

56. The age in which Prophet Muhammad was born known as

(A) Era of Enlightenment

(B) Golden Age

(C) Era of Holy War

(D) Jahiliya Age

Answer: D

57. Status of Prophet Muhammad was that of

(A) Mehdi

(B) Caliph

(C) Nabi

(D) Imam

Answer: C

58. In pre-Islamic Arabia Daughters of Allah were

(A) Khadija, Hafsha and Fatima

(B) Hubal, Khadija and al-Uza

(C) al-Uza, al-Manat and al-Lat

(D) Hafsha, Aiysha and Fatima

Answer: C

59. Tauhid involves belief in

(A) Duality

(B) Trinity

(C) Monothesm

(D) Polytheism

Answer: C

60. Quran comprises

(A) 104 Surahs

(B) 114 Surahs

(C) 101 Surahs

(D) 144 Surahs

Answer: B

61. Muslims believe in

I. Jinn

II. Day of Judgment

III. Idol worship

IV. Quran


(A) I and II are correct

(B) II and III are correct

(C) III and IV are correct

(D) II and IV are correct

Answer: D

62. Tasawaf means

(A) Exposition of Shariat

(B) Pilgrimage to Mecca

(C) Islamic Mysticism

(D) Holy War against the Kafirs

Answer: C

63. Which one is not correctly matched?

(A) Mecca – Kaaba

(B) Rabia – IshaqHaqiqi

(C) Allah – Shirk

(D) Bule Shah – Kasur

Answer: C

64. Identify the correct matched:

(A) Sunni – Karbala

(B) Sahih Bukhari – Hadith

(C) Hanbali – Philosophical school

(D) Mutazilites – School of Shariat

Answer: B

65. Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan was associated with

(A) Dar-ul-Ulum

(B) Ahmadiya Movement

(C) Aligarh Muslim Movement

(D) Anjum-i-Taraqi-i-Shariat

Answer: C

66. Which of the following institutions was established by Guru Nanak?

(A) Akal Takht

(B) Sarbat Khalsa

(C) Gurmata

(D) Dharmsal

Answer: D

67. The Sikhs believe in

I. Ten Gurus one spirit

II. Trinity

III. Advaita Vedanta

IV. Miri-Piri


(A) I and II are correct

(B) III and IV are correct

(C) IV and I are correct

(D) II and III are correct

Answer: C

68. Identify the correct match

(A) Guru Amar Das – Anand Sahib

(B) Guru Arjan – Akal Takht

(C) Guru Gobind Singh – Japuji

(D) Nand Lal – Gur Sobha

Answer: A

69. Janamsakhi literature deals with

(A) Exposition of Gurbari

(B) Life and Mission of Guru Nanak

(C) Sikh code of conduct

(D) Sikh-Muslim conflict

Answer: B

70. Arrange the followings in Chronological order:

I. Sarup Das Bhalla

II. Sukha Singh

III. Santokh Singh

IV. Sainapati


(A) I, II, III, IV

(B) II, III, IV, I

(C) IV, I, II, III

(D) III, IV, I, II

Answer: C

71. Khalsa code of conduct allows:

(A) Consumption of drugs

(B) Worship of Ancestors

(C) Female Infanticide

(D) Unshorn hair

Answer: D

72. Identify the correct order in which the following appeared:

(A) Minas, Ramraias, Sewapanthis, Udasis.

(B) Udasis, Minas, Ramraias, Sewapanthis.

(C) Sewapanthis, Ramraias, Minas, Udasis.

(D)Ramraias, Sewapanthis, Udasis, Minas.

Answer: B

73. Guru Manyo Granth Means belief in

(A) Personal Guruship

(B) Worship of so many Granths

(C) Mystic body of the Panth

(D) Guru Granth Sahib is the Eternal Guru

Answer: D

74. Gurudwara Reform Movement aimed at

(A) Creation of Sikh State.

(B) Government Control over Gurdwaras.

(C) Liberation of Gurdwaras from the control of Mahants.

(D) Sikh-Muslim collaboration.

Answer: C

75. Which one of the following is not associated with the Sikh Diaspora?

(A) Komagata Maru

(B) Ghadarite Movement

(C) Khalsa Diwan Society

(D) BhaiJodh Singh

Answer: D

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