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History of Buddhism in India: Quiz


Question 1: According to Tibetan sources, five great Mahaviharas stood out: Vikramaśīla, the premier university of the era; ________, past its prime but still illustrious, Somapura, Odantapurā, and Jaggadala.
RajgirBodh GayaVaishali (ancient city)Nalanda

Question 2: Vajrayana became the dominant form of Buddhism in Tibet and was also transmitted through China to Japan, where it continues to be practiced by the ________ sect.
Shingon BuddhismShinranKūkaiNichiren

Question 3: The Early Buddhist Schools were the various schools in which ________ split in the first few centuries after the passing away of the Buddha (in about the fifth century BCE).
AtthakathaKhuddaka NikayaPre-sectarian BuddhismSutta Pitaka

Question 4: Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment sitting under a pipal tree, now known as the Bodhi tree in ________, India.
NalandaRajgirKushinagarBodh Gaya

Question 5: The embassy was travelling with a diplomatic letter in Greek, and one of its members was a sramana who burned himself alive in ________ to demonstrate his faith.

Question 6: Translated into ________, Russian and Bengali.
Hindustani languageHindiPunjabi languageSanskrit

Question 7: ________ is the single remaining representative of the Early Buddhist Schools of Indian Buddhism.
Fourth Buddhist councilPāli CanonTheravadaThird Buddhist council

Question 8: These schools have in common an attitude to the scriptures, that doesn't accept the inclusion of the Mahayana Sutras as valid teachings of ________.
Ashoka the GreatBuddhismGautama BuddhaBuddhism and Hinduism

Question 9: After asceticism and meditation, he discovered the Buddhist ________—a path of moderation away from the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification.
SkandhaMiddle wayBuddhismHouseholder (Buddhism)

Question 10: Bodhisattvas like Mañjuśrī, Avalokiteśvara, ________ became the focus of popular devotional worship in the Mahāyāna sect.
Kalpa (aeon)MaitreyaKalachakraTara (Buddhism)


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