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1Which of the following was not the Veda?
The Mahabharatha
The Rig
The Sama
The Yajur

Right Answer: 1
The Mahabharatha is not a Veda however it is treated as fifth Veda.
Question ID: 78

2Where did Budha give his first sermon?

Right Answer: 3
Buddha preaching his first sermon in a deer forest at Sarnath, north of Bodhgaya, where he had experienced enlightenment some weeks prior.
Question ID: 197

3Who is author of the book Meghadoot?
Bammera Pothana

Right Answer: 1
Meghadoota is a lyric poem written by Kalidasa (4th-5th century CE) was a Classical Sanskrit author. It describes how a yaksa, who had been banished by his master to a remote region for a year, asked a cloud to take a message of love to his wife.
Question ID: 159

4Where did Lord Gautama Buddha breathe his last (Mahaparinirvan)?
Bodh Gaya

Right Answer: 2
The Parinirvana Stupa is a Buddhist temple in Kushinagar, India which is said to be the place of death of Gautama Buddha.
Question ID: 196

5Who wrote the book "Abhignana Sakuntala" the story Shakuntala and Dushyanta?
Vishnu Sharma

Right Answer: 1
Shakuntala is the wife of Dushyanta and the mother of Emperor Bharata. Her story is told in the Mahabharata and dramatized by many writers, the most famous adaption being Kalidasa's play Abhignana Sakuntala.
Question ID: 178

6Who was author of Mahabasya?

Right Answer: 2
The Mahabhasya is a great commentary by Patanjali on selected rules of Sanskrit grammar from Patanjali's treatise, the Astadhyayi, as well as Katyayana's varttika-sutra, an elaboration of Panni's grammar during the 2nd century CE.
Question ID: 177

7Who wrote the book Humayun Nama on request of emperor Akbar during his reign?
Gulbadan Begam
Ahmed Yadgar
Abbas Sarwani
Faizis Sarhindi

Right Answer: 1
Gulbadan Begum ( c. 1523-1603) was a Mughal princess and the daughter of Emperor Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. Humayun Nama was the biography of Emperor Humayun.
Question ID: 146

8Who taught the doctrine of Sunyatha?

Right Answer: 1
Nagarjuna's unique perspective which is grounded in the insight of emptiness (sunyata), a concept which does not mean “non-existence” or “nihility” (abhava), but rather the lack of autonomous existence (nihsvabhava).
Question ID: 47

9Which of the following is a Great Bath at Mohenjodaro?
Swimming pool
Great Well
Well furnished bath room
Bath tub

Right Answer: 1
The Great Bath is part of a large citadel complex that was found in the 1920s during excavations of Mohenjo-daro, one of the main centres of the Indus civilization.
Question ID: 258

10The main teachings of Buddha are called ________
Arya Satyas or Noble Truths
Pancha suthra

Right Answer: 1
The Four Noble Truths are regarded as the central doctrine of the Buddhist tradition, and are said to provide a conceptual framework for all of Buddhist thought. These four truths explain the nature of dukkha, samudaya, nirodha and marga.
Question ID: 189

11Whose period was referred to as the Golden Age of Indian history?
Gupta Period

Right Answer: 1
The period between the 4th and 6th centuries CE is known as the Golden Age of India because of the considerable achievements of Indians in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, science, religion and philosophy during the Gupta Empire.
Question ID: 2

12Who was the mother of Gautama Buddha?
Maya Devi

Right Answer: 3
Queen Maya Devi of Sakya was mother of Gautama Buddh. She died after seven days giving him birth.
Question ID: 145

13Who was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj?
Swami Dayananda Saraswathi
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Raja Rammohun Roy
Swami Vivekananda

Right Answer: 3
Brahmo Samaj was founded by Raja Ram Mohun Roy. The Brahmo Samaj was a monotheistic sect of Hinduism. The movement began through meetings of Bengalis in Calcutta in 1828
Question ID: 82

14To which of the following age, was the Indus Valley Civilization belong?
Bronze Age
Old Stone Age
Pre historic Age

Right Answer: 1
The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC), also known as the Indus Civilisation, was a Bronze Age civilisation in the north western regions of South Asia, lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE.
Question ID: 257

15Where was the Indus Valley Civilization first discovered?
Harappa and Mohenjodaro

Right Answer: 3
The civilization was first identified in 1921 at Harappa in the Punjab region and then in 1922 at Mohenjo-daro (Mohenjodaro), near the Indus River in the Sindh (Sind) region.
Question ID: 255

16Who was the wife of Gautama Buddha?
Sangha Mithra
Maya Devi

Right Answer: 4
Gautama Buddha was married to Yasodhara who was the daughter of King Suppabuddha.
Question ID: 194

17The remains of indus valley civilization are found in___________
Mohenjo Daro and Harappa
Nagarjuna Konda

Right Answer: 1
Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century BCE. It was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization.
Question ID: 44

18The medieval city of Vijayanagar is now known as

Right Answer: 3
Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century, presently known as Hampi situated in Karnataka State, India. It was identified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Question ID: 34

19Which of the following metals were not used by the Indus people?

Right Answer: 1
Metals such as copper, lead, gold, bronze and silver were used by the metallurgists of Indus Valley. Iron was not used by indus people.
Question ID: 254

20Who was thehe king of Magadha that became a disciple of Buddha?
Chandra Gupta

Right Answer: 3
Ashoka the Great was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, converted to Buddhism after witnessing the mass deaths of the Kalinga War, which he had waged out of a desire for conquest and which reportedly directly resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and 150,000 deportations.
Question ID: 144

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