50+ Jainism Buddhism MCQ Questions and Answers of Indian History

Jainism Buddhism Questions and Answers MCQ
 Jainism and Buddhism is an important topic in Ancient History. On which many questions have been asked in the initial examination. Therefore, it is very important to practice ancient history quiz based on the pattern of UPSC examination. Here we have provided a quiz based on Jainism and Buddhism on ancient history. In the IAS Preliminary Examination, two questions will be asked.

1. Who was the last ruler of India that adopted Jainism in his last days? [SSC CHSL 2011]
(A) Samudra Gupta (B) Bidusara
(C) Chandra Gupta Maurya ✔ (D) Ashoka

2. The first Buddhist Council was held at. [SSC CGL 2016]
(A) Kashmir (B) Rajagriha ✔
(C) Pataliputra (D) Vaishali

3. In which Indian Religion, there are 24 tirthankaras?
(A) Jainism ✔ (B) Buddhism
(C) Hinduism (D) Sikhism

4. The first Tirthankara of the Jains was : [SSC CGL 1999]
(A) Arishtanemi (B) Parshvanath
(C) Ajitanath (D) Rishabha

5. With which of the following is the classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil associated? [SSC CGL 2002]
(A) Jainism ✔ (B) Buddhism
(C) Hinduism (D) Christianity

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6. Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists? [SSC CGL 2005]
(A) Upanishad (B) Vedas
(C) Tripitaka ✔ (D) Jatakas

7. Ashoka called the Third Buddhist Council at : [SSC CGL 2005]
(A) Pataliputra ✔ (B) Magadha
(C) Kalinga (D) Sarnath

8. Name the clan Buddha belonged to : [SSC CGL 2008]
(A) Gnathrika (B) Maurya
(C) Shakya ✔ (D) Kuru

9. Gautama Buddha was born at : [FCI Assistant 2012]
(A) Kusinagar (B) Sarnath
(C) Bodha Gaya (D) Lumbini

10. Who was the mother of Mahavira? [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999]
(A) Yasoda (B) Anojja
(C) Trishala ✔ (D) Devanandi

11. Mahavira was born in a Kshatriya clan by the name of : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
(A) Shakya (B) Janatrika
(C) Mallas (D) Lichhavis

12. The Third Buddhist Council was patronised by : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
(A) Kanishka (B) Ashoka
(C) Mahakashyap Upali (D) Sabakarni

13. Vaishakha Poornima has a great significance because it was on this day : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2006)
(A) Buddha was born (B) Buddha got enlightened
(C) Buddha died (D) All of the above

14. What is ‘Milind Panho’? [SSC MTS 2013]
(A) A Buddhist place (B) One of the names of Buddha
(C) A Buddhist Specimen of Art (D) Buddhist text

15. The Buddhist monk who spread Buddhism in Tibet was : [SSC CGL 2013]
(A) Nagarjuna (B) Ananda
(C) Asanga (D) Padmasambhava

16. The site of birth (nativity) of Gautam Buddha is marked by : [SSC CGL 2014]
(A) a monastery (B) a “Rummindei Pillar” of Ashok Maurya
(C) a statue (D) a Peepal Tree

17. With which religion is Kaivalya associated? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Buddhism (B) Jainism
(C) Hinduism (D) Sikhism

18. To which Ganarajya Gautam Buddha belonged? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Shibi (B) Shakya
(C) Sakura Sena (D) Shabara

19. Who was the founder of Jainism in India? [SSC CHSL 2014]
(A) Gautama (B) Mahavira
(C) Chandra Gupta (D) Ashoka

20. Which of the following is Parinirvana place of Mahavira? [SSC CHSL 2015]
(A) Pava ✔ (B) Sarnath
(C) Vaishali (D) Shravanabelagola

21. The language in which Buddha preached?
(A) Hindi (B) Urdu
(C) Pali ✔ (D) Hebrew

22. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last? [SSC CGL 2002]
(A) Rajgir (B) Bodh Gaya
(C) Sarnath (D) Kushinagar

23. Gandhara school of art came into existence in : [SSC CPO 2003]
(A) Hinayana sect (B) Mahayana sect
(C) Vaishnava sect (D) Shaiva sect

24. The tutor of Alexander, the Great was : [SSC CGL 2005]
(A) Darius (B) Cyrus
(C) Socrates (D) Aristotle

25. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of misery of mankind? [SSC CGL 2005]
(A) Mahavir (B) Gautam Buddha
(C) Adi Shankaracharya (D) Kabir

26. Mention the place where Buddha attained enlightenment : [SSC CGL 2011]
(A) Sarnath (B) Bodh Gaya
(C) Kapilavastu (D) Rajgriha

27. Which one of the following was the last Buddhist text produced In India? [SSC CPO SI 2011]
(A) Divya Vandana (B) Dohakosa
(C) Vjrachedika (D) Vamsathapakasini

28. The paintings of Ajanta depict the stories of : [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999, CHSL 2011]
(A) Ramayana (B) Mahabharata
(C) Jataka ✔ (D) Panchatantra

29. Lord Mahavira died at : [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999]
(A) Saravana Belagola (B) Lumbini Garden
(C) Kalugumalai (D) Pavapuri

30. In which language was the Buddhist-texts ‘Pitakas’ composed? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
(A) Sanskrit (B) Ardhamagadhi
(C) Pali ✔ (D) Prakrit

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