(b) Udraka—The First disciple of Buddha
(c) Alara Kalama—The first teacher of Buddha
(d) Ananda—The chief disciple of Buddha
Which one of the following stupas in Andhra Pradesh is a mahastupa
enshrining the mortal remains of the Buddha?
(a) Bhattiprolu stupa
(b) Amaravati stupa
(c) Jaggayapeta stupa
(d) Nagarjunakonda stupa
Consider the following statements:
(i) believed that God had created this world and exercises control over it.
(ii) regarded all objects, animate or inanimate, as endowed with various
degrees of consciousness.
(iii) rejected the authority of the Vedas and objected to the Vedic rituals and
Brahmin supremacy.
(iv) advocated severe asceticism and extreme penance for the attainment of
the highest spiritual state.
Select the answer from the codes below:
(a) All of them
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) i, iii and iv
Which one of the following dynasties never patronised Jainism?
(a) Rashtrakutas
(b) Kadambas
(c) Western Gangas
(d) Cholas
Which one of the following was not a disqualification for seeking admission
into the Buddhist Sangha?
(a) Affliction by infectious diseases like lep-rosy, consumption, etc.
(b) Retirement from the public service
(c) Conviction as a criminal
(d) Inability to pay back a debt