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Religion

Religion is an important aspect of any community. From beginning of the civilization every society has been following some kind of religion. Indian civilization has witnessed the evolution of several civilization such as Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism annd other sects. Further in Hindu religion we have several religious text books like Vedas, Upanishads, two epics, Ramayana and Maha Bharata, 18 Puranas and 6 Shaastras. Then there are a number of festivals and fasts which are observed in India. Apart from Dussera, Deepawali, Holi, Janmashtami, Mahashivratri, Makarsakranti etc, several non Hindu festivals like Christmas, Easter, good Friday, New Year day, Id ul zuha, Id ul Fitir, Mahavir Jayanti etc are also obsereved. It is important to know the the variou facts about these festivals as manyu questions have been asked related to the religion. Take a short test on Religion:

1."Kaivalya" or perfect knoledge is a concept of which religion

a. Jainism
b. Buddhis c. Advaitisim
d. Hinduism


2. Which religion emphasises on the "Eight fold Path" to salvation

a. Christianity
b. Islam
c. Buddhism
d. Jainism


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3. Attainment of "TriRatna" namely Right intention, Right knowledge and Right conduct has been emphasised in which religion

a. Hinduism
b. Buddhism
c. Christianity
d. Jainism


4. Which of the following were associated with Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra

1. Ramananda 2. Ramanuja 3. Tukarama 4. Ramdas 5. Kabir 6. Namadeva

a. 3, 4 and 6
b. 2, 4, and 5
3, 4 and 5
d. All of the above


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5. Out of the four vedas, the rig veda, the sam veda, the yajur veda and the Atharva veda ehich veda contains sacrificial hymns

a. Rig Veda
b. Sam Veda
c. Yajur Veda
d. Atharva Veda


6. Which of the following is true about Buddhism

1. It denies the existence of god
2. Its language was Pali
3. It recommended an eight fold path
4. Chandra Gupta Maurya had embraced Buddhism
5. Buddhism has the state patronage of Kanishka

a. 1, 2, 3 and 4
b. 1, 2, 3, and 5
c. 2, 3, 4 and 5
d. All of the above


7. What was the main principle of "Din-i-Ilahi" introduced by Akbar

a. Universal brotherhood
b. Belief in Karma
c. Universal salvation
d. universal toleration


8. A majority of Indian trbals have faith in spirits. This type of religion is called

a. Animatism
b. Animism
c. Spiritism
d. Totemism


9. At which of the following locations, the Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years in rotation

1. Haridwar 2. BadriNath 3.KedarNath 4. Prayag 5. Ujjain 6. Gaya 7. puri 8. Nasik

a. 1, 4, 5 and 8
1, 4, 6 and 8
c. 1, 4, 5 and 7
d. 4, 5, 6 and 8


10. Rig Vedic Aryans worshipped a number of nature Gods. Which one was considered as the main God

a. Indra
b. Surya
c. Rudra
d. Varuna


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