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Sarnath: Quiz


Question 1: To the south-west were the remains of a stone stupa built by King ________.
BuddhismSarnathAshoka the GreatGreco-Buddhism

Question 2: Sarnath is located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, ________.
Lok SabhaIndiaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 3: In the 7th century by the time ________ visited from China, he found 30 monasteries and 3000 monks living at Sarnath.
BodhidharmaPure Land BuddhismXuanzangGuan Yin

Question 4: Singhpur, a village one km away from the site, was the birth place of Shreyansanath, the eleventh ________ Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini), and a temple dedicated to him, is an important Jain pilgrimage.
JainismIndian religionsHinduismJain philosophy

Question 5: ________ quotes the Nigrodhamiga Jātaka (J.i.145ff) to account for the origin of the Migadāya.
BodhidharmaPure Land BuddhismXuanzangGuan Yin

Question 6: Isipatana is the name used in the ________, and means the place where holy men (Pali: isi, Sanskrit: rishi) fell to earth.
Pāli CanonSutta PitakaBuddhismParivara

Question 7: For Buddhists, Sarnath (or Isipatana) is one of four pilgrimage sites designated by Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, ________, and Lumbini.
Buddhist pilgrimageBodh GayaRajgirNalanda

Question 8: Sarnath became a major centre of the Sammatiya school of Buddhism, one of the ________.
TheravadaEarly BuddhismThird Buddhist councilEarly Buddhist schools

Question 9: However, the presence of images of Heruka and Tara indicate that ________ Buddhism was (at a later time) also practiced here.
Tibetan BuddhismVajrayanaLineage (Buddhism)Samaya

Question 10: Sarnath or Sarnātha (also Mrigadava, Migadāya, Rishipattana, Isipatana) is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the ________, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

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