Religions in India: MCQ General Knowledge Questions

General Knowledge Objective Questions about Religions in India, Persons, Religious centres, temples, History of religion etc for Exams


1. In which language the holy scriptures of Hinduism is originally written?
(a) Hindi
(b) Sanskrit
(c) Magadhi
(d) Pali



2. The Dilwara temples at Mount Abu are dedicated to:
(a) Adinath
(b) Gautama Buddha
(c) Mahavira
(d) Bahubali



3. Buddha was born at:
(a) Saranath
(b) Lumbini
(c) Bodh Gaya
(d) Kushinagara



4. Guru Nanak was born in:
(a) 1469
(b) 1539
(c) 1479
(d) 1459



5. Who spread Bhakti cult in Assam?
(a) Sankaradev
(b) Chaithanya
(c) Thukkaram
(d) Dadu



6. Which is called "the religious capital of India"?
(a) Rameswaram
(b) Tirupati
(c) Dwaraka
(d) Varanasi



7. Who led Swethambara sect of Jainism after schism?
(a) Bhadrabahu
(b) Jamali
(c) Kharavela
(d) Sthulabahu



8. Which religion belongs to the Lotus Temple in New Delhi?
(a) Sikh
(b) Parsi
(c) Bahai
(d) Jain



9. Jayasamhita is the old name of:
(a) Ramayan
(b) Rig Veda
(c) Bhagavat Gita
(d) Mahabharat



10. The first human image worshipped in India:
(a) Mahavira
(b) Kanishka
(c) Buddha
(d) Asoka



11. Who is regarded as the first Thirthankara of Jainism?
(a) Mahavira
(b) Parswanatha
(c) Bhadrabahu
(d) Rishabha



12. The second Sikh Guru:
(a) Har Kishan
(b) Ram Das
(c) Angad
(d) Arjun Dev



13. The Simhachalam Temple is dedicated to:
(a) Rama
(b) Narasimha
(c) Krishna
(d) Brahma



14. Where is Meenakshi temple?
(a) Kollur
(b) Madurai
(c) Tanjavur
(d) Kanchipuram



15. The Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti is in:
(a) Ajmer
(b) Agra
(c) Fatepur Sikri
(d) Jaipur



16. Who was the patron of first Buddhist council?
(a) Ajatasatru
(b) Bimbisara
(c) Asoka
(d) Mahakasyapa



17. Suddhodhana, the father of Buddha was the ruler of:
(a) Vaisali
(b) Rajgriha
(c) Kapilavastu
(d) Saranath



18. The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Shatrunjaya hill in the state?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Bihar
(c) Uttarakhand
(d) Karnataka



19. Second largest religion in India?
(a) Christianity
(b) Islam
(c) Sikhism
(d) Jainism



20. Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle, who visited Muziris in Kerala in:
(a) AD 52
(b) BC 321
(c) AD 321
(d) BC 52


Answers
1. Sanskrit
2. Adinath 
3. Lumbini
4. A D 1469 
5. Chaithanya
6. Varanasi
7. Sthulabahu
8. Bahai
9. Mahabharat
10. Buddha
11. Rishabha
12. Angad 
13. Narasimha
14. Madurai
15. Ajmer 
16.  Ajatasatru 
17. Kapilavastu 
18. Gujarat. 
19. Islam
20. AD 52
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