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  1. The Buddha did not preach through ……. scriptures but only through sermons and discussions.

(a). printed 

(b). writing

(c). written 

(d). printing 


  1. It was in the Fourth Buddhist Council held under the patronage of Kanishka that Buddhism got ……. into Mahayana and Hinayana.

(a). bifurcating  

(b). separated 

(c). dividing 

(d). broken 


  1. With the rise of Mahayana school of Buddhism, it started acquiring the …….. of the brahmanical religion against which it had protested in the beginning.

(a). evils 

(b). goodwill

(c). generosity

(d). skills 


  1. Jainism, that believes in the results of karma, …… emphasis on good conduct and morality and preaches ahimsa, truthfulness and austerity.     

(a). lay 

(b). lays 

(c). lies 

(d). laid  


  1. Though certain features were common to both Jainism and Buddhism, they differed in …… ways.

(a). more 

(b). much 

(c). many 

(d). negligent 


  1. The successors of Ashoka were week and could not ……. together the empire.

(a). fold

(b). held

(c). hold

(d). control 


  1. The Mauryan Dynasty came to an end in about 180-81 B.C. after its last king was …….. by a Brahman called Pushyamitra Sunga.

(a). murdered 

(b). destroyed 

(c). killed 

(d). captured 


  1. Some scholars of repute are of the opinion that the brahmanical reaction and the economic consequences of Ashoka’s policies may have …….. to the downfall of Mauryan Empire.

(a). contributed

(b). contributing

(c). contribute 

(d), contributory   


  1. One of the most important ……… of Ashoka’s reign was his war with kalinga.

(a). event 

(b). events 

(c). factors  

(d). results 


  1. Bindusara was a …….. and he maintained trade and cultural contacts with the Greeks.

(a). optimist 

(b). pessimist 

(c). humanist 

(d). pacifist       




  1. (c)
  2. (b).
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  4. (b)
  5. (c)
  6. (c)
  7. (c)
  8. (a)
  9. (b)
  10. (d)