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Buddhism Quiz


Buddhism Quiz

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#1. In which of the following countries were Buddha's idols disfigured and removed in 2001?

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th-century monumental statues of Gautama Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley of central Afghanistan.

In 1999 Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar issued a decree protecting the statues, but the statues were blown up in March 2001 when Swedish monument experts proposed to perform restorative work on them during a humanitarian crisis.

#2. The monk who influenced Emperor Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

Upagupta (c. 3rd Century BC) was a Buddhist monk. According to some stories in the Sanskrit text “Ashokavadana”, he was the spiritual teacher of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka.

#3. Which state in India has the largest number of Buddhists?

According to the 2011 census, the largest concentration of Buddhism is in Maharashtra (6,530,000), where 77% of the total Buddhists in India reside.

#4. Mahayan sect of Buddhism emerged during the reign of

#5. In May 2014, Archeological Survey of India team visited which country to examine the authenticity of Buddha's begging bowl (bhikshapatra) kept in a museum?

#6. Mention the place where Buddha attained enlightment.

#7. Which of the following contain Buddhist teachings?

#8. Where is Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha located?

#9. The largest Buddhist temple in the world is located in

#10. What does "Buddha" mean?

#11. Among the following who was the personal physician of Gautam Buddha?

#12. The Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as 'Turning of the wheel of law' at

#13. Who among the following was contemporary of Gautam Buddha?

#14. In which State is the Buddhist Tabo Monastery located?

#15. The earliest Buddhist literature which deals with the stories of the various births of Buddha are called


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