Buddhism One Liner Questions & Answers

Explore the fascinating world of the Buddhism Age with these concise one-liner questions and answers, uncovering key insights about our ancient human ancestors.

Questions Answer
1 When was Gautam Buddha born? 563 B.C.
2 Which of the events of Buddha’s life is known as ‘Mahabhinishkramana’? His departure from home
3 Gautam Buddha’s Mother was from which clan? Koliyan clan
4 Gautam Buddha was born at – Lumbini
5 Which of these is another name for Buddha? Prachhanna
6 From which inscriptions of the following dynasty Lumbini was known as Buddha’s birthplace – Mauryan
7 Which one of the following inscriptions of Ashoka confirms the tradition that Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini? Rummindei Pillar Inscription
8 The inscription of which one of the following kings gives the information that Sakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini? Ashoka
9 Where did Mahatma Buddha’s ‘Mahaparinirvan’ take place? Kushinagar
10 Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in the Republic of the – Mallas
11 Gautam Buddha attained “Mahaparinirvana” in the Kingdom of – Malla
12 Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana at which place? Bodh Gaya
13 Mahaparinirvana Temple is located at – Kushinagar
14 Who was the last person to get enlightenment from Gautam Buddha? Subhadda
15 The ruler of Suvarnabhumi, who founded a Buddhist monastery at Nalanda and requested Devapala through his ambassador to grant, five villages for its maintenance was – Balaputradeva
16 Where did Buddha reside during the last rainy season of his life? Vaishali
17 Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism? The extinction of the flame of desire
18 Who was Alara Kalama? A teacher of Buddha
19 At which place did Mahatma Buddha give his first ‘Dhammachakkhapavathana’? Sarnath
20 Where did Buddha preach his first sermon? Sarnath
21 Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at – Sarnath
22 In Buddhist text “Dharmachakra Parvartana” is known as – First Sermon at Sarnath
23 Dharmachakrapravartana’ was performed at – Sarnath
24 Gautam Buddha gave the maximum number of sermons at which place? Shravasti
25 Which philosophy accepts ‘Triratna’? Buddhism
26 What does ‘Triratna’ mean in Buddhism? Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
27 Buddha visited Kaushambi during the reign of – Udayana
28 The first Buddhist Conference after the death of Buddha was presided over by – Mahakashyapa
29 Saptaparni Cave’ is situated in – Rajgriha
30 Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir? Vasumitra
31 ‘Mahayana’ sect and Buddhism emerged during the reign of – Kanishka
32 A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at – Kashmir
33 The second Buddhist Council was held at which place? Vaishali
34 Where was the third Buddhist Council held? Pataliputra
35 The first Buddhist Council was held during the reign of – Ajatshatru
36 The first Buddhist council was held in which of the following cities? Rajgir
37 The second Buddhist- Council was organized by – Kalasoka
38 Which event of Buddha’s life is represented by the wheel with deer, in Indian Art? First preaching
39 Karmapa Lama belongs to which of the following sects of Tibetan Buddhism? Kangyupa
40 Mahabodhi Temple was built at Bodh Gaya where – Gautama Buddha received enlightenment
41 The ‘Bodhi Vriksh’ in Bodh Gaya belongs to which generation of its family – Fifth
42 Which of the following Buddhist sacred places is situated on the Bank of River Niranjana? Bodhgaya
43 The teachings of Buddha are related to – Purity and holiness of conduct
44 Who wanted to become the leader of the Sangha even during the lifetime of Buddha – Devadatta
45 After the Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha, the first Buddhist council was held at – Rajgriha (Rajgir)
46 The concept of the Eightfold path forms the theme of– Dharma Chakra Pravartana Sutta
47 The entry of women as a “Bhikshuni” into the Buddhist Sangha was allowed by Gautam Buddha at – Vaishali
48 Who is called a ‘Crypto-Buddhist’? Shankara
49 What is “Tripitaka”? Collection of the preachings of Buddha
50 Which Buddhist texts contains the rules of Monastic life? Vinaya Pitaka
51 Which Buddhist literature contains the Buddha’s sermons on matters of ethics and doctrine? Sutta Pitaka
52 “Yamaka” belongs to the Buddhist “Pitaka” – Abhidhamma
53 In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the –
Confession by monks of their offenses committed during their stay in the monasteries during the rainy season
54 Ashokaram Monastery was situated at – Pataliputra
55 The Giant Buddha statue of 80 feet at Bodhgaya was constructed by – Japanese
56 Where the word ‘Stupa’ has been used for the first time? Rigveda
57 The Stupa site which is not connected with any incident of Lord Buddha’s life, is – Sanchi
58 It was also the ancient name of the world-famous tourist destination of Sanchi – Kaknam
59 “World is unstable and transient “ is related to which of the following? Buddhism
60 Who advocated ‘Neo-Buddhism’? Ambedkar
61 Who among the following is known as the ‘Light of Asia’? Gautama Buddha
62 Sir Edwin Arnold’s book ‘The Light of Asia’ is based on – Lalitvistar
63 What is the fundamental difference between the Hinayana and Mahayana sects of Buddhism? Worship of God and Goddess
64 Gautama Buddha was elevated to the position of God during the period of – Kanishka
65 The first human statues worshipped in India were those of – Buddha
66 Which of the following laid the foundation of idol worship in the country? Buddhism
67 Name the ‘Mudra’ which is represented by the Gandharan Buddha image of Sarnath’s first Sermon – Dharm Chakra
68 The standing statue of Gautam Buddha was built in which period? Kushana Period
69 Lord Buddha’s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called; ‘Bhumisparsha Mudra’. It symbolizes.–
Buddha’s calling of the Earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara
70 Sarnath Buddha’s image of Bhumisparsha Mudra belongs to – Gupta period
71 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known as – Padmapani
72 The largest and the most evolved rock-cut Chaitya hall of the Hinayana phase is situated at – Karle
73 Which Indian Buddhist monk had been sent to China in the first century A.D.? Nagarjuna
74 The Doctrine of void (Shunyata) was propounded by the Buddhist philosopher – Nagarjuna
75 To which Buddhist School did Nagarjuna belong? Madhyamika
76 Buddhist center of learning is – Vikramshila
77 Which rulers did not contribute towards the expansion of Buddhism? Pushyamitra Shunga
78 Which state ‘Odantipur’ Education Centre was situated? Bihar
79 Vallabhi University was situated in – Gujarat
80 Who was the founder of Nalanda University? Kumargupta
81 Why was Nalanda University famous in the world? Buddhist Religious Philosophy
82 ‘Nav Nalanda Mahavihar’ is famous for – Pali Research Centre
83 Both Jainism and Buddhism believe that –
Philosophy of karma and transmigration of the soul were correct
84 Anatmavada (no-self) is the doctrine of – Buddhism
85 Who has propounded the doctrine of momentariness? Buddha
86 What is the difference between chaityas and viharas?
Chaitya is a place of worship while Vihar is a dwelling place.
87 Which form of Buddhism was prominent during the Sultanate period? Vajrayana
88 Who is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world? Maitreya