GK History Quiz – 5

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1. Buddhism split up into the Hinayana and Mahayana sects at the Buddhist Council held during the reign of:
(a) Harsha
(b) Kanishka
(c) Ashoka
(d) Chandragupta Maurya

2. Jainism was divided into two sects known as:
(a) Kapalika and Kalamukha
(b) Mahayana and Hinayana
(c) Ajivika and Nyaya Vaisesika
(d) Svetambara and Digambara

3. The phrase ‘The Light of Asia’ is applied to :
(a) Alexander
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Mahavira
(d) Buddha

4. Ashoka was much influenced by a Buddhist monk called:
(a) Upagupta
(b) Vasubandhu
(c) Asvaghosha
(d) Ambhi

5. Who among the following rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years?
(a) Ashoka
(b) Kanishka
(c) Harshavardhana
(d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya

6. During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at:
(a) Patliputra
(b) Nalanda
(c) Prayag
(d) Purushapura

7. Who, according to Jains, was the founder of Jainism?
(a) Rishabha
(b) Mahavira
(c) Arishtanemi
(d) Parsavanatha

8. The meaning of ‘Buddha’ is:
(a) anything beyond God
(b) soul after death
(c) the Enlightened one
(d) the ultimate Path for moksha

9. Gandhara school of art came into existence in:
(a) Hinayana sect
(b) Mahayana sect
(c) Vaishnava sect
(d) Shaiva sect

10. With which religion is Kaivalya associated?
(a) Buddhism
(b) Jainism
(c) Hinduism
(d) Sikhism



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