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Question 1: According to legend, the Emerald Buddha was created in ________ in 43 BC by Nagasena in the city of Pataliputra (today's Patna).
India and the Non-Aligned MovementLok SabhaIndiaResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 2: However, some art historians describe the Emerald Buddha as belonging to the Chiang Saen Style of the 15th Century AD, which would mean it is actually of ________ origin.
Sukhothai KingdomAyutthaya KingdomNakhon Si Thammarat KingdomLanna

Question 3: King Sam Fang Kaen of Lannathai wanted it in his capital, ________, but the elephant carrying it insisted, on three separate occasions, on going instead to Lampang.
Chiang MaiThailandBangkokKuala Lumpur

Question 4: In 1564, King Setthathirath moved it to his new capital at ________.
Phnom PenhVientianeBangkokJakarta

Question 5: Historical sources indicate that the statue surfaced in northern ________ in the Lannathai kingdom in 1434.
MalaysiaPapua New GuineaCambodiaThailand

Question 6: The Buddha was dug out, and the people believed the figurine to be made of ________, hence its name.

Question 7: In 457, King Anuruth of ________ sent a mission to Ceylon to ask for Buddhist scriptures and the Emerald Buddha, in order to support Buddhism in his country.

Question 8: These requests were granted, but the ship lost its way in a storm during the return voyage and landed in ________.
CambodiaMalaysiaCanadaPapua New Guinea

Question 9: The legends state that after remaining in Pataliputra for three hundred years, it was taken to ________ to save it from a civil war.
Sri LankaPakistanMaldivesMalaysia

Question 10: The Emerald Buddha remained in Chiang Mai until 1552, when it was taken to Luang Prabang, then the capital of the ________ kingdom of Lan Xang.

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