Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 5th June 2021

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Created On: Jun 5, 2021 09:30 IST
Modified On: Jun 5, 2021 09:31 IST
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General Knowledge Quiz

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  1. What is the month of June named after?
  1. Planet Jupiter
  2. Titan Atlas
  3. Roman Goddess Juno
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: June is the sixth month of the year and consists of 30 days. It is named after the Roman goddess Juno.

June 2021: List of important National and International Days

  1. What occasion is observed on June 1?
  1. Global Day of Parents
  2. World Milk Day
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: World Milk Day is observed globally on 1st June every year to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition. It is also observed as Global Day of Parents.

  1. Which of the following statements is true about International Day of Innocent Victims of Aggression?

i) It is observed internationally on June 5

ii) This day affirms the commitment of the UN to protect the rights of children

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is celebrated on 4 June annually to highlight the pain suffered by children across the world who are the victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. The day affirms the commitment of the UN to protect the rights of children. 

  1. Which freedom fighter among the following was sent to Kala Pani for 50 years 
  1. Dadabhai Narorji
  2. Veer Savarkar
  3. Motilal Nehru
  4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Ans. b

Explanation:  In 1911, Veer Savarkar was sentenced to Kala Pani, the cellular jail of Andamans, for 50 years. 

  1. Which of the following statements stands true of Buddha?

i) He was born in Lumbini

ii) Prajapati Gautami was his foster mother

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini near Kapilavastu which is now in Nepal.Prajapati Gautami was his foster mother who brought him up after his mother’s death.

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  1. Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon?
  1. Sarnath
  2. Kapilavastu
  3. Lumbini
  4. Kushinagar

Ans. a

Explanation: Buddha delivered his first sermon at Sarnath.

  1. Choose the correct statement about the first Buddhist Council

i) First Buddhist Council was held at Rajgir 

ii) Third Council was held under the patronage of Ashok

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: First Buddhist Council held at Rajgir immediately after the death of Buddha. Third Council was held at Patliputra under the patronage of Ashoka 

  1. Which of the following reasons is considered for decline of Buddhism?

i) The revival of Brahmanism and the rise of Bhagavatism

ii) Birth of Mahayana started idol worship which was not propagated by Buddha

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The revival of Brahmanism and the rise of Bhagavatism led to the decline of the popularity of Buddhism. Also the birth of Mahayana started idol worship which was not propagated by Buddha that deteriorated the moral standards of Buddhism.

  1. Where did Mahavir breathe his last?
  1. Rajgriha
  2. Kundagrama 
  3. Vaishali
  4. Magadha

Ans. a

Explanation: Mahavir died at Pava near Rajagriha when he was 72 years of age. 

  1. Who was the first Tirthankar of Jains?
  1. Rishabhanatha
  2. Parshvanatha
  3. Adinatha
  4. Ajita

Ans. a

Explanation: Jain canons state that Rishabhanatha was the first tirthankara of Jainism. 

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