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Question 1: Buddhist gravestones from the ________ have also been found in Alexandria, decorated with depictions of the Dharma wheel[13].
History of Ptolemaic EgyptAlexander the GreatHistory of ancient EgyptPtolemaic Kingdom

Question 2: The Leshan Giant Buddha, carved out of a hillside in the 8th century during the ________ and looking down on the confluence of three rivers, is still the largest stone Buddha statue in the world.
Song DynastyTang DynastyHan DynastyMing Dynasty

Question 3: These were the ancient states of Gandhāra, ________, Parthia and Sogdia from where it spread to China.
Seleucid EmpireBactriaAchaemenid EmpireGreco-Bactrian Kingdom

Question 4: Extremely rich architectural remains are visible at the temple of ________ the largest Buddhist structure in the world, built from around 780 CE in Java, which has 505 images of the seated Buddha.
Buddhist artMaitreyaBuddhismBorobudur

Question 5: It was adopted as an official state religion by the Mongol Yuan dynasty and the Manchu Qing dynasty that ruled ________.
Time in ChinaReligion in ChinaProvince (China)China

Question 6: Buddhism was introduced around 372 CE, when Chinese ambassadors visited the Korean kingdom of ________, bringing scriptures and images.
Buyeo kingdomGojoseonBalhaeGoguryeo

Question 7: The Pāli and Sanskrit languages and the Indian script, together with Theravāda and Mahāyāna Buddhism, Brahmanism, and ________, were transmitted from direct contact and through sacred texts and Indian literature such as the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata.
JainismIndian religionsHinduismAyyavazhi

Question 8: The power of the Burmese waned with the rise of the Thai, and with the seizure of the capital Pagan by the ________ in 1287, but Theravāda Buddhism remained the main Burmese faith to this day.
BorjiginMonguorMongolsKalmyk people

Question 9: In the 2nd century CE, the Christian dogmatist, ________ recognized Bactrian Buddhists (śramanas) and Indian gymnosophists for their influence on Greek thought:
Church FathersClement of AlexandriaOrthodox ChurchOrigen

Question 10: Starting in the north eastern region of the Indian Subcontinent [1], the religion evolved as it spread through ________, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Central AsiaSouth AsiaSiberiaMiddle East

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