General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 54

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Q. The Buddhist Singhal stands for or means:

(a) The assembly of lay disciples of the Buddha

(b) Monastic order of Buddhist monks and nuns

(c) Buddhist Assemblies to re solve disputed issues

(d) Religious congregation of the followers of Buddhism

Q. The Buddhist scripture (s) containing the teachings of Buddha is / are:

(a) Vijaya Pitka

(b) Sutra Pitka

(c) Abhidhamma Pitka

(d) All the above

Q. Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayanism during the reign of:

(a) Asoka

(b) Kanishka

(c) Menander

(d) Harsher

Q. The original Buddhism preached by the Buddha was Hinayanism, Mahayanist stood for:

(a) Deification of the Buddha and his image worship

(b) Faith in the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas

(c) Belief in collective Nirvana

(d) Belief in action and devotion

(e) All the above

Q. The great exponent of Mahayana Buddhism was:

(a) Asvaghosha

(b) Vasubandhu

(c) Nagarjuna

(d) Magazine

Q. Jatakas are the stories of:

(a) Buddha’s life

(b) Buddha’s previous lives

(c) The lives of the future Buddha’s

(d) Great saints of Buddhism

Q. The greatest legacy of Buddhism to India is: (a) Introduction of image war ship in India

(b) Development of Indian art

(c) Development of education and literature

(d) Development of close con tact’s with the outside world

Q. Outside India, Buddhism was first accepted in:

(a) China

(b) Japan

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Tibet

Q. In the sixth century B. C. northern India was divided into:

(a) Sixteen great states

(b) Eight (r) and (b) above

(c) Eight republican states

(d) Amga and Magadha

Q. Of all the states in northern India in 6th century B. C. which of the following states emerged as the most powerful?

(a) Amga

(b) Magadha

(c) Kais

(d) Koala

Q. When Alexander invaded India, Magadha was being ruled by the:

(a) Haryana’s

(b) Sisunagas

(c) Nanas

(d) Maury’s

Q. Alexander, who had left Macedonia with a desire to conquer the world, returned from the Punjab without making any further conquests, because:

(a) His soldiers were getting homesick

(b) Alexander had been wounded during his war with the Malla

(c) His soldiers were feeling demoralized in fighting against the mighty Nanas

(d) All the above

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