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Kushinagar: Quiz

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Question 1: It finds mention in epic Ramayana as the city of Kusha the son of Rama, the famous king of ________.
Mathura, Uttar PradeshHaridwarVaranasiAyodhya

Question 2: The Mauryan emperor ________ is known to have contributed to significant construction at this site.
BuddhismGreco-BuddhismAshoka the GreatSarnath

Question 3: In ________'s day there still existed towers and Sarighárámas erected to mark the spots connected with the Buddha's last days and obsequies at Kusinárá.
Guan YinXuanzangBodhidharmaPure Land Buddhism

Question 4: Kushinagar, Kusinagar or Kusinara is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kushinagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, near border of ________.
NepalBhutanSri LankaKathmandu

Question 5: At that time it was a small city, "a branch-township with wattle-and-daub houses in the midst of the jungle," and Ananda was, at first, disappointed that the Buddha should have chosen it for his ________.
Buddhist textsMahayana Mahaparinirvana SutraBuddhismParinirvana

Question 6: At this location, near the Hiranyavati River, ________ attained Parinirvana (or 'Final Nirvana') after falling ill from eating a meal of a species of mushroom.
BuddhismAshoka the GreatGautama BuddhaBuddhism and Hinduism

Question 7: As of 2001 India ________[1], Kushinagar had a population of 17,982.
ItalyCensusFranceSpain

Question 8: It is the place of Malla ________ who belongs to supreme kshatriya clan of Ikshvaku.
Gana sangh kshatriyaVaishali (ancient city)MahajanapadasGautama Buddha

Question 9: Many of the ruined ________ and viharas here date back to 3rd century BCE - 5th century CE when prosperity was at its peak.
Greco-BuddhismStupaBuddhist artBuddhism

Question 10: The two places most frequently visited in Kushinagar are the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, which is built on the place of Buddha's ________ (Great Nirvana or passing away), and the place of his cremation, which is 1.6 km away.
Mahayana Mahaparinirvana SutraParinirvanaBuddhist textsBuddhism







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