General Knowledge Test on Buddhism -Part IV

buddhismVarious kings have played important role in spread of Buddhism and Jainism in India. Ashoka, Kanishka and others were instrumental in spread of these religion through out world.The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the Sakya tribe of Nepal, in approximately 566 BC. When he was twentynine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him. After six years of arduous yogic training, he abandoned the way of self-mortification and instead sat in mindful meditation beneath a bodhi tree.

</h1>Here is set of ten questions on Buddhism </h1>

Ashoka was much influenced by a Buddhist monk called:  

The Fourth Buddhist Council was held by: 

Who among the following rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years

During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at: 

The introduction of Buddhism intoChinais traditionally attributed to 

Which one of the following is the most fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddism and Hinayana Buddhism?

Which of the following statements about Mahavira is / are correct?
  1. Mahavira’s doctrines include observance of continence
  2. The division of Jainism into Svetambara and Digambara sects took place during Mahavira’s time
  3. Mahavira condemned the Varnasystem

According to Jains ,who was the founder of Jainism?

Buddha did not recognize:
  1. Idol worship
  2. Existence of soul after death
  3. Scrifice

With which religion is Kaivalya associated?

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