General Awareness Quiz For Upcoming 2016-17 Exams


1.The first Tirthankara, according to Jaina tradition, was 
(a) Hemchandra
(b) Rishabha
(c) Sthulabahu 
(d) Augisara

2.Which of the following is NOT among the ‘three ratnas’ or gems of Jainism? 
(a) Full knowledge 
(b) Action 
(c) Liberation
(d) Belief in God 

3.What was the name of the Jaina monk under whose leadership a large Jain community migrated from Magadha (South Bihar) to Shravanabelagola in Karnataka in the fourth century BC? 
(a) Nagarjuna 
(b) Samghadasa 
(c) Haribhadra 
(d) Bhadrabahu 

4.Which of the following were NOT one of the royal patrons of Jainism? 
(a) Satvahanas 
(b) Gangas 
(c) Chalukyas of Gujarat 
(d) Rashtrakutas 

5.At which of the following places did Mahavira’s death take place?
(a) Kusinagara 
(b) Vaishali 
(c) Rajagriha 
(d) Pava 

6.Find out the point which was not a similarity between Buddhism and Jainism. 
(a) Both had equal faith in ahimsa. 
(b) Both believed in the Law of Doctrine or Karma. 
(c) Both accepted followers without any caste distinction. 
(d) Both were agnostic and rejected the Vedic thoughts. 

7.The real founder of Jainism was: 
(a) Vardhaman Mahavira 
(b) Neminath 
(c) Parsvanath 
(d) Rishabhanath 

8.Match the following 
List I                                          List II 
1. Gosala Maskariputra         A. Leader of the Digambaras
2. Bhadrabahu            B. A Jaina monk for whom a huge statue was installed at Shravanabelagola
3. Bahubali  (Gomateswara)  C. Chairman of the second Jaina Council 
4. Devardhi (Kshamasraman) D. Leader of the Svetambaras 
5. Sthulabahu                       E. Collegue of Mahavira for six years during his wandering.
(a) 1–E, 2–A, 3–B, 4–C, 5–D
(b) 1–A, 2–C, 3–D, 4–E, 5–B
(c) 1–A, 2–B, 3–C, 4–D, 5–E
(d) 1–B, 2–C, 3–A, 4–D, 5–E

9.Vardhamana was said to have attained Nirvana under the 
(a) Sal tree
(b) Pipal tree
(c) Neem tree
(d) Banyan tree

10.During his lifetime, Mahavira’s teachings were confined to the Ganga Valley. But in later centuries, they spread to many regions. Which of the following was not such region?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Karnataka
(d) West Bengal