1. What does not form a part of the Noble Eight-fold path of Buddhism?
(A) Right Livelihood
(B) Right Effort
(C) Right Speech
(D) Right Direction

2. In which temple did Ramanuja teach?
(A) Madurai
(B) Srirangam
(C) Mamallapuram
(D) Somanathapura

3. Khutba is:
(A) The right to coin money.
(B) The recital of sermon after the congregational Friday prayer.
(C) A role of honour
(D) None of the above

4. Sama shows the liberal outlook and it was mainly practiced by:
(A) Sufis of Suhrawardisilsilah
(B) Sufis of Chishtisilsilah
(C) Sufis of Naqshbandisilsilah
(D) Sufis of Firdausiasilsilah

5. Which edible is not mentioned in the Rigveda?
(A) Apupa
(B) Curd
(C) Salt
(D) Yava

6. Match List – I (Samhitas) with List – II (Brahmanas) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(Samhitas)                   (Brahmanas)
(a) Rigveda                 (i) Taittiriya
(b) Yajurveda              (ii) Aitereya
(c) Samaveda              (iii) Gopatha
(d) Atharvaveda          (iv) Jaimini

       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(B)  (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(C)  (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(D)  (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

7. The earliest mention of Chandala is found in
(A) Atharvaveda
(B) Vajasaneyi Sahita
(C) Chhandogya Upanishad
(D) Apastaba Dharmasutra

8. The officer responsible for collection of taxes (bali) in the later Vedic period was
(A) Akavapa
(B) Antarvasika
(C) Bhagadudha
(D) Sangrahita

9. Which Buddhist text refers to numerous ancient Indian scripts?
(A) Abhidharmakosa
(B) Divyavadana
(C) Lalitavistara
(D) Mahavastu

10. The permission for the establishment of Bhikshuni Sangha was given by the Buddha at
(A) Sarnath
(B) Sravasti
(C) Vaisali
(D) Kapilavastu

11. Who among the following were saints of the Varkari sect?
(i) Chakradhara
(ii) J~nanesvara
(iii) Namadeva
(iv) Ram Das

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (ii) and (iii)
(C) (i) and (iii)
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

12. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): The spread of Vaisnavism contributed a great deal to the growth of regional literature.
Reason (R): Jayadev, Vidyapati, Mirabai, Tulsidas, Sankaradev have been great authors.

Now select the correct answer from the code given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

13. Plough is the iconographic feature of
(A) Parasurama
(B) Lakulisa
(C) Balarama
(D) Vasudeva

14. Arrange the following Bhakti Saints in chronological order:
(i) Nam Dev
(ii) Tuka Ram
(iii) Ramanuja
(iv) Chaitanya

Select your answer from the code given below:
(A) (ii), (i), (iv), (iii)
(B) (iii), (i), (iv), (ii)
(C) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
(D) (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)

15. The policy of Sulh-i Kul manifested Akbar’s
(A) Political acumenship
(B) Synthesis of different rival cultures
(C) Tolerance for other religions
(D) All of the above