Jainism and Buddhism Quiz Questions and Answers for UPSC, SSC CGL

jainism and buddhism quiz
Ancient history is an important topic in the IAS exam. 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, according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha? [SSC CPO SI 2003]
  • (A) Atreya
  • (B) Maitreya
  • (C) Nagarjuna
  • (D) Kalki
2. Which among the following ‘MATH’ is related to Buddhism? [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2003]
  • (A) Dakhma
  • (B) Chaitya
  • (C) Khangah
  • (D) Angeri
3. Buddhism made an important impact by allowing two sections of society into its fold. They were : [SSC CPO SI 2006]
  • (A) Merchants and Priests
  • (B) Moneylenders and Slaves
  • (C) Warriors and Traders
  • (D) Women and Sudras
4. ‘Buddha’ means : [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2006, CGL 2014]
  • (A) The Enlightened One
  • (B) The Religious Preacher
  • (C) The Genius
  • (D) The Powerful
5. Identify the Buddhist Literature from the following : [FCI Assistant 2012]
  • (A) Tripitaka
  • (B) Upanishads
  • (C) Angas
  • (D) Aranyakas
6. The early Buddhist scriptures were composed in : [FCI Assistant 2012]
  • (A) Prakrit texts
  • (B) Pali texts
  • (C) Sanskrit texts
  • (D) Pictographic texts
7. Which language was mostly used for the propagation of Buddhism? [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999]
  • (A) Sanskrit
  • (B) Prakrit
  • (C) Pali
  • (D) Sauraseni
8. Buddha gave his first religious message at : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000, DEO 2008]
  • (A) Rajagriha
  • (B) Pataliputra
  • (C) Gaya
  • (D) Sarnath
9. Which ruler founded the famous Vikramshila University for the Buddhists? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
  • (A) Mahipala
  • (B) Devapala
  • (C) Gopala
  • (D) Dharmapala
10. During whose reign did the Gandhara School of Art blossom? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2006]
  • (A) Harsha
  • (B) Ashok
  • (C) Kanishka
  • (D) Chandragupta II
11. Where was the first Buddhist Council held? [SSC MTS 2013]
  • (A) Vaishali
  • (B) Kashmir
  • (C) Rajagriha
  • (D) Pataliputra
12. Which of the following ruler was a contemporary of Buddha? [SSC MTS 2013]
  • (A) Udayin
  • (B) Bimbisara
  • (C) Ajatshatru
  • (D) Mahapadma Nanda
13. Vardhman Mahavira is also known as : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
  • (A) Jina
  • (B) Great teacher
  • (C) Great preacher
  • (D) Jain
14. Which one of the following is not included in the ‘Eight Fold Path’ of Buddhism? [SSC Constable GD 2013]
  • (A) Right Speech
  • (B) Right Effort
  • (C) Right Desire
  • (D) Right Conduct
15. A collective term used by the Jains for their sacred books is : [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
  • (A) Prabandhas
  • (B) Angas
  • (C) Nibandhas
  • (D) Chartis
16. In which of the following mudra did Gautam Buddha delivered his rust sermon at Sarnath? [SSC CPO SI, ASI 2016]
  • (A) Abhaya Mudra
  • (B) Dhyana Mudra
  • (C) Dharmchakra Mudra
  • (D) Bhumisparasa Mudra
17. Which one of the following ruler was not contemporary to ‘Buddha’ : [SSC MTS 2013]
  • (A) Udayn
  • (B) Bimbisara
  • (C) Ajat Shatru
  • (D) Mahapadmananda
18. Who was Mahavira? [SSC CGL (T-I) 2012]
  • (A) 21st Tirthankara
  • (B) 24th Tirthankara
  • (C) 23rd Tirthankara
  • (D) 22nd Tirthankara
19. ‘Tripitakas’ are sacred books of. [SSC CGL 2016]
  • (A) Hindus
  • (B) Jains
  • (C) Parsis
  • (D) Buddhists
20. A collective term used by the Jains for their sacred books is : [SSC CGL 2016]
  • (A) Prabandhas
  • (B) Angas
  • (C) Nibandhas
  • (D) Charits

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