Important questions on Buddhism

1. What is the Buddhist scripture containing the teachings of Gautama Buddha called?

A) Vedas

B) Upanishads

C) Tripitaka

D) Bhagavad Gita

2. What is the primary language used for Buddhist scriptures in Theravada tradition?

A) Pali

B) Sanskrit

C) Tibetan

D) Chinese

3. What is the significance of the Bodhi Tree in Buddhism?

A) It is the tree under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.

B) It symbolizes the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

C) It represents the wheel of life and the Noble Eightfold Path.

D) It is used in Buddhist rituals and ceremonies.

4. Which Buddhist festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha?

A) Vesak

B) Diwali

C) Holi

D) Navaratri

5. Who was the chief disciple of Gautama Buddha?

A) Ananda

B) Sariputta

C) Moggallana

D) Mahakasyapa

6. What is the meaning of the term "Dharma" in Buddhism?

A) Wheel of Life

B) Noble Truths

C) Path to Enlightenment

D) Universal Law

7. Which branch of Buddhism emphasizes the importance of meditation and mindfulness?

A) Theravada

B) Mahayana

C) Vajrayana

D) Zen

8.  Which of the following is not one of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?

A) Life is suffering.

B) The cause of suffering is desire.

C) The cessation of suffering is attainable.

D) Non-violence is the highest virtue.

9. What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism?

A) Moksha

B) Nirvana

C) Samsara

D) Tao

10. What is the symbol of Buddhism?

A) Om

B) Star of David

C) Cross

D) Dharma Wheel

Answers :  1. C) Tripitaka.    2. A) Pali.   3. A) It is the tree under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.    4. A) Vesak    5.B) Sariputta.   6. D) Universal Law   7. D) Zen   8.D) Non-violence is the highest virtue.   9. B) Nirvana   10. D) Dharma Wheel

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