Tuesday, July 13, 2010

History: Religious Movement





History: Religious Movement


Which of the following was a saint of the Bhakti movement in Bengal ?
(a) Tulsidas
(b) Vivekananda
(c) Chaitanya
(d) Kabir


Answer: Chaitanya


 Shankaracharya, during Vikramaditya's period, was a very famous personality. Which of the following statements is not true of Shankaracharya ?
(a) He countered the spread of Buddhism and Jainism
(b) He established four religious centres in different parts of India.
(c) He defined Vedanta.
(d) He propounded Vishistadvaitya?


Answer: He countered the spread of Buddhism and Jainism


Who among the following was not an exponent of Bhakti movement ?
(a) Nanak
(b) Shankaracharya
(c) Ramanada
(d) Kabir


Answer: Shankaracharya


Sri Perumbudur, a temple town in south, is the birthplace of
(a) Adi Shankaracharya
(b) Madhavacharya
(c) Vidyaranya
(d) Ramanuja


Answer: Ramanuja


The pioneer in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India was
(a) Vallabhacharya
(b) Sri Chaitanya
(c) Ramananda
(d) Namadeva


Answer: Ramananda


Who amongst the following Acharyas is regarded as having combated the absolute monoism of Sankara in the 12th century ?
(a) Udyotaka
(b) None of these
(c) Ramanuja
(d) Hemachandra


Answer: Ramanuja


Who amongst the following was an exponent of Virashaiva ?
(a) None of these
(b) Basavaraja
(c) Shankaracharya
(d) Ramanuja


Answer: Basavaraja


Which of the following does not belong to Nirgun cult ?
(a) Kabir
(b) Ravidas
(c) Nanak
(d) Meera


Answer: Meera


The saint from Gujarat, who preached non-sectarianism in medieval times was
(a) Ramanand
(b) Dadu
(c) Raghunandan
(d) Tukaram


Answer: Dadu


The Bhakti literature by the Nayanmars and Alvars
(a) Opposed the practice of image worship.
(b) Advocate the austerities preached by the Buddhist and Jains
(c) Preached personal devotion of God as a means of salvation.
(d) Stressed the rigidities of traditional rituals.


Answer: Preached personal devotion of God as a means of salvation.


The philosophy of Vishishtadvaita was preached by
(a) Ramanuja
(b) Shankaracharya
(c) Kapila
(d) Madhwa


Answer: Ramanuja


Who amongst the following was a blind poet who worshipped Krishna and spread Krishna Bhakti cult ?
(a) Kabir
(b) Raskhan
(c) Bihari
(d) Surdas


Answer: Ramanuja


The earliest seeds of the Bhakti movement in India are found in
(a) Jain philosophy
(b) Sufi philosophy
(c) The Vedas
(d) Buddhist philosophy


Answer: Sufi philosophy


Who established 4 math in the four corners of India ?
(a) Ramanujacharya
(b) Madhvacharya
(c) Shankaracharya
(d) Bhaskacharya


Answer: Shankaracharya


Banis were the hymns and poems composed by
(a) Guru Nanak
(b) Dadu
(c) Kabir
(d) Raskhan


Answer: Dadu


 Sufi sect developed in the religion
(a) Hinduism
(b) Jainism
(c) Sikhism
(d) Islam


Answer: Islam


Ramanuja preached
(a) Dvaita
(b) Gnana marga
(c) Ahimsa
(d) Bhakti


Answer: Bhakti


Who among the following was the founder of Vaishnava school ?
(a) Shankaracharya
(b) Ramanuja
(c) Kabir
(d) Ramakrishna Paramhansa


Answer: Bhakti


What was the term used by the Sufis for the successor nominated by the teacher of a particular order or silsilah ?
(a) Wali
(b) Murid
(c) Khanqah
(d) Pir


Answer: Wali


 In which region of India was the Suharawadi order of Sufism popular ?
(a) Around Ajmer
(b) Punjab and Sind
(c) Delhi and Bihar
(d) Delhi and Doab region


Answer: Punjab and Sind


In which region of India was the Firdausi order of Sufism popular ?
(a) Bihar and eastern U.P.
(b) Deccan
(c) Sind
(d) In and around Delhi


Answer: Bihar and eastern U.P.


The most famous and the earliest biographer of Chaitanya, who wrote Chaitanya Charitamrita, was
(a) Madhavacharya
(b) Krishnadas Kaviraj
(c) Sunderdas
(d) Kritivasa


Answer: Kritivasa


The sage who is said to have Aryanised South India was
(a) Vasishtha
(b) Yagyavalkya
(c) Vishwamitra
(d) Agastya


Answer: Agastya


Kabir was the disciple of
(a) Ramananda
(b) Vallabhacharya
(c) Chaitanya
(d) Shankaracharya


Answer: Ramananda


The System of philosophy with which the name of Kapila is prominently associated is
(a) Samkhya
(b) Purva Mimamsa
(c) Uttara Mimamsa
(d) Nyaya


Answer: Samkhya


To which Sufi did the famous saint of Bihar, Makhdum Sharfuddin Maneri belong ?
(a) Kubrawi
(b) Suhrawardi
(c) Firdausi
(d) Chisti


Answer: Firdausi


Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowing, for once cremated, there is no return This rejection of after - life is an aphorism of the
(a) Sunyavada of Nagarjuna
(b) Charvakas
(c) Ajivikas
(d) Kapalika Sect


Answer: Sunyavada of NagarjunaNagarjuna


In the systems of philosophy created by Indians, we find elements of materialistic philosophy in which of the following systems ?
(a) Yoga
(b) Vaisesika
(c) Samkhya
(d) Karm Mimamsa


Answer: Samkhya


Sudhavaita is the philosophy of
(a) Ramanuja
(b) Chaitanya
(c) Vallabha
(d) Kabir


Answer: Vallabha


Of the following , who visited the court of Krishnadeva Raya ?
(a) Ramananda
(b) Ramanuja
(c) Kabir
(d) Vallabha


Answer: Vallabha


Let no man ask a man's sect or caste whose dictum was this ?
(a) Ramanuja
(b) Chaitanya
(c) Ramananda
(d) Kabir


Answer: Ramananda


During his pilgrimage, Chaitanya received enlightenment at
(a) Rameswaram
(b) Allahabad
(c) Gaya
(d) Kanchipuram


Answer: Gaya


Devotion to Lord Krishna was preached by
(a) Madhva
(b) Ramananda
(c) Vallabha
(d) Kabir


Answer: Vallabha


The Bhakti Movement was first organised by
(a) Ramanuja
(b) Nanak
(c) Kabir
(d) Ramananda


Answer: Ramanuja


The author of Sri Bhashya is
(a) Vallabha
(b) Ramanuja
(c) Kabir
(d) Sankara


Answer: Ramanuja


 In him within whose heart is truth doth God Himself abide, said
(a) Kabir
(b) Vallabha
(c) Chaitanya
(d) Madhya


Answer: Kabir


Swami Vivekananda was well known in the religious Conference held at
(a) London
(b) Berlin
(c) Chicago
(d) Paris


Answer: Chicago


 Who were the most popular Sufis ?
(a) Hallaj
(b) None of these
(c) Ghazali
(d) Rabin


Answer: Rabin


 The birthplace of Swami Vivekananda is in which of the following cities ?
(a) Balasore
(b) Kushinagar
(c) Calcutta
(d) Cuttack


Answer: Calcutta


 Which of the following Bhakti saints used the medium of dance and songs (Kirtans) to make one feel the personal presence of God near him ?
(a) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
(b) Jnanadeva
(c) Shankaradeva
(d) Chandidasa


Answer; Chaitanya Mahaprabhu


Who said, Ram and Rahim are the two different name of the Same God?
(a) Ramdas
(b) Ramanuja
(c) Chaitanya
(d) Kabir


Answer: Kabir


Ajivika sect was founded by
(a) Upali
(b) Anand
(c) Makkhli Gosala
(d) Raghulabhadra


Answer: Makkhli Gosala

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