MCQs on Indian Religions & Philosophy -2

1. Which of the following is the source material about the Jain way of life?
(A) Dhammapada
(B) Karma Kanda
(C) Tripitaka
(D) Tri-ratna


2. The Schools of Vedanta are
(A) Dharma, Artha and Moksa
(B) Advaita, Dwaita and Visishtadvaita
(C) Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
(D) the orthodox and the heterodox


3. ‘Hinayana’ is the name of which School of Buddhism?
(A) Theravada
(B) Vajrayana
(C) Tantric
(D) Esoteric



4. The number of Savants [Thirthankaras] in the Jain tradition is
(A) 10
(B) infinite
(C) 24
(D) 100


5. ‘Vinaya Pitaka’ deals with
(A) rules of conduct for the Buddhist Samga
(B) rules for polite behaviour for Jain monks
(C) rules for polite behaviour for Hindu Sannyasins
(D) Emperor Ashoka’s Edicts


6. Which Philosophy says, “Don’t care to know various theories about body and soul, do good and be good, that will take you to whatever truth there is” ?
(A) Vedanta
(B) Sankhya
(C) Buddhism
(D) All of the above


7. Which Philosophy believes in the duality of existence, prakriti and soul?
(A) Buddhism
(B) Sankhya
(C) Vedanta
(D) None of these


8. The Vedas teach us that
(A) creation is without beginning
(B) creation is without an end
(C) creation is without beginning and without end
(D) creation has a definite beginning and also an end



9. Which Philosophy says, “Don’t care to know various theories about body and soul, do good and be good, that will take you to whatever truth there is” ?
(A) Vedanta
(B) Sankhya
(C) Buddhism
(D) All of the above



10. The sources of knowledge (Pramanas) in Advaita Vedanta are
(A) two
(B) three
(C) four
(D) six


11. The pathway to liberation in Buddhism consists of
(A) two steps
(B) four steps
(C) six steps
(D) eight steps


12. Which of the following philosophies claimed that Vāsna and Trishna (irrational desires and appetites) lie at the root of human suffering?
(A) Jainism
(B) Vedanta
(C) Buddhism
(D) Samkhya



13. The work which mentions Buddha’s last journey to Kushinagara, is
(A) Mahaparinirvana Sutra
(B) Lalitavistara
(C) Buddha - Charita
(D) The Jatakas


14. Which of the following is the Sri Lankan Buddhist source?
(A) Lankavatara Sutra
(B) Ashokavadana
(C) Dipavamsa
(D) None of the above



15. The hymns of which God are dedicated in the Ninth Book of Rigveda?
(A) Indra
(B) Agni
(C) Mitra
(D) Soma

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