GK Questions and Answers on Gautama Buddha and Buddhism

The Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. He pronounced the Four Nobel Truth (Arya Satya) to get rid of sufferings. He got enlightenment on the banks of river Niranjana, modern Lilajan under a peepal tree in Gaya. His birthday is celebrated as Buddha Purnima in the countries like Sri Lanka (where it is called Vesak), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on Gautama Buddha and Buddhism for general awareness.
Created On: Jan 28, 2019 10:28 IST
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GK Questions and Answers on Gautama Buddha and Buddhism
GK Questions and Answers on Gautama Buddha and Buddhism

The Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. He pronounced the Four Nobel Truth (Arya Satya) to get rid of sufferings. He got enlightenment on the banks of river Niranjana, modern Lilajan under a peepal tree in Gaya. His birthday is celebrated as Buddha Purnima in the countries like Sri Lanka (where it is called Vesak), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia.

1. Gautama Buddha was born in 563 BC in which Kshatriya family?

A.  Shakya Kshatriya family

B. Kuru Kshatriya family

C. Yaduvansi Kshatriya family

D. Chandravansi Kshatriya family

Ans: A

2. In which place Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon?

A. Kushinagar

B. Sarnath (Banaras)

C. Patliputra

D. Rajgir

Ans: B

3. Which among the following is not 'Four Noble Truths of Buddha'?

A. World is full of suffering

B. Desire causes suffering

C. Desire best way to get moksha

D. Suffering will removed

Ans: C

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4. Where was first Buddhist Council held?

A. Kashmir

B. Gaya

C. Patliputra

D. Rajagir

Ans: D

5. Who among the following presided the first Buddhist Council?

A. Mahakasapa

B. Moggaliputta Tissa

C. Vasumitra

D. Rishab Deva

Ans: A

6. Who among the following presided the third Council which was held at Patliputra under the patronage of Asoka?

A. Mahakasapa

B. Moggaliputta Tissa

C. Vasumitra

D. Rishab Deva

Ans: B

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7. Gautama Buddha got enlightenment at the age of----- under a Bodhi Tree.

A. 25

B. 26

C. 35

D. 40

Ans: C

8. What is the literal meaning of "Buddha"?

A. Awakened One

B. The Enlightenment One

C. Sanyasi

D. Both A & B

Ans: D

9. Who among the following king was cut down the Bodhi tree in the 2nd century BC, and in 600 AD?

A. Pushyamitra Shunga and King Shashanka

B. Ashoka and Shishupala

C. Bimbisara and Bindusara

D. Jarasand and Ajatshatru

Ans: A

10.  Who among were not the disciples of Buddha?

A. Sariputta and Moggallanna

B. Ananda, Kassapa and Upali

C. Suddodhana and Rahul

D. All of the above

Ans:  C

Above 10 GK Questions and Answers (GK Quiz) on Gautama Buddha concretise the reading about Gautama Buddha and enhance the knowledge about one of oldest religion of the world.

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