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History – Term 2 Unit 2

Great Thinkers and New Faiths


I. Choose the correct answer:

1. What is the name of the Buddhist scripture?
(a) Angas
(b) Tripitakas
(c) Tirukkural
(d) Naladiyar
(b) Tripitakas

2. Who was the first Tirthankara of Jainism?
(a) Rishabha
(b) Parsava
(c) Vardhamana
(d) Buddha
(a) Rishabha

3. How many Tirthankaras were there in Jainism?
(a) 23
(b) 24
(c) 25
(d) 26
(b) 24

4. Where was the third Buddhist Council convened?
(a) Rajagriha
(b) Vaishali
(c) Pataliputra
(d) Kashmir
(c) Pataliputra

5. Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon?
(a) Lumbini
(b) Saranath
(c) Taxila
(d) Bodh Gaya
(b) Saranath

II. Match the statement with the Reason, Tick the appropriate answer:

1. Statement : A common man could not understand upanishads.
Reason : Upanishads were highly philosophical.
(a) Statement and its Reason are correct.
(b) Statement is wrong.
(c) Statement is true, but the Reason for that is wrong.
(d) Both Statement and Reason are wrong.
(a) Statement and its Reason are correct.

2. Statement : The Jatakas are popular tales.
Reason : Frescoes on the ceilings and walls of Ajanta caves depict the Jataka Tales.
(a) Statement and its Reason are correct
(b) Statement is wrong
(c) Statement is true; but the Reason for that is wrong
(d) Both Statement and Reason are wrong
(a) Statement and its Reason are correct

3. Find out the correct answer:
Buddha Vlharas are used for

  1. Education
  2. Stay of Buddhist monks
  3. Pilgrims stay
  4. Prayer hall

(a) 2 is correct
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2, 4 are correct
(d) Neither I nor II

4. Consider the following statements regarding the causes of the origin of Jainism and Buddhism.

  1. Sacrificial ceremonies were expensive.
  2. Superstitious beliefs and practices confused the common man.

Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I & II
(d) Neither I nor II
(c) Both I & II

5. Which of the following about Jainism is correct?
(a) Jainism denies God as the creator of universe.
(b) Jainism accepts God as the creator of universe.
(c) The basic philosophy of Jainism is idol worship.
(d) Jains accept the belief in Last Judgement.
(a) Jainism denies God as tlie creator of universe.

6. Circle the odd one:
Parsava, Mahavira, Buddha, Rishaba

7. Find out the wrong pair:
(a) Ahimsa – not to injure
(b) Satya – to speak truth
(c) Asteya – not to steal
(d) Brahmacharya – married status
(d) Brahmadiarya – married status

8. All the following statements are true of Siddhartha Gautama except:
(a) He is the founder of Hinduism,
(b) He was bom in Nepal.
(c) He attained Nirvana.
(d) He was known as Sakyamuni.
(a) He is the founder of Hinduism.

III. Fill in the blanks:

  1. The doctrine of Mahavira is called_______
  2. _______is a state of freedom from suffering and rebirth.
  3. _______was the founder of Buddhism.
  4. Thiruparthikundram, a village in Kanchipuram was once called_______
  5. _______were built over the remains of Buddha’s body


  1. Triratnas
  2. Moksha
  3. Gauthama Buddha
  4. Jinn Ranchi
  5. Sinpas

IV. True or False:

  1. Buddha believed in Karma.
  2. Buddha had faith in caste system.
  3. Gautama Swami compiled the teachings of Mahavira.
  4. Viharas are temples.
  5. Emperor Ashoka followed Buddhism.


  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True

V. Match the following:

  1. Angas       –  (a) Vardhamana
  2. Mahavira –  (b) monks
  3. Buddha    –  (c) Buddhist shrine
  4. Chaitya    –  (d) Sakyamuni
  5. Bhikshus  –  (e) Jain text


1 – (e); 2 – (a); 3 – (d); 4 – (c); 5 – (b)

VI. Answer in one or two sentences:

1. What are the Triratnas (three jewels) of Jainism?

  1. Right Faith
  2. Right knowledge
  3. Right action

2. What are the two sects of Buddhism?

  1. Hinayana
  2. Mahayana

3. What does Jina mean?
Jina means conquering self and the external world.

4. Write any two common features of Buddhism and Jainism.

  1. Both denied the authority of Vedas
  2. Both opposed blood sacrifices

5. Write a note on Buddhist Sangha.

  1. Buddhist Sangha is a missionary organization.
  2. It is an ‘association’ for the propagation of Buddhism.
  3. The members are called ‘bhikshus (monks)’.

6. Name the Chinese traveller who visited Kancheepuram in the seventh century AD (CE).
Hieun Tsang

7. Name the female jain monk mentioned in Silapathikaram.
Silapathikaram mentions that when Kovalan and Kannagi were on their way to Madurai, Gownthiyadigal a female jain monk blessed the couple and accompanied them.

VII. Answer the following:

1. Name the eight-fold path of Buddhism.
The Eight Fold Path of Buddhism is given below

  1. Right view
  2. Right Thought
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Knowledge
  8. Right Meditation

2. What are the five important rules of conduct in Jainism?
Mahavira asked his followers to live a virtuous life. In order to live a life filled with sound morals, he preached five major principles to follow. They are:

  1. Ahimsa – not to injure any living beings
  2. Satya – to speak the truth
  3. Asteya – not to steal
  4. Aparigraha – not to own property
  5. Brahmacharya – Celibacy

3. Narrate four noble truths of Buddha?
Buddha’s Four Noble Truths are given below,

  1. Life is full of sorrow and misery.
  2. Desire is the cause of misery.
  3. Sorrows and sufferings can be removed by giving up one’s desire.
  4. The desire can be overcome by following the right path (Noble eight-fold path)

4. Write any three differences between Hinayana and Mahayana sects of Buddhism?

  • Did not worship idols or images of Buddha > Practiced austerity
  • Used Prakrit language


  • Worshiped images of Buddha
  • Observed elaborate rituals
  • Used Sanskrit language

5. Jainism and Buddhism flourished in Sangam period. Give any two pieces of evidence for each.
For Jainism:

  1. There is a reference to Aravor Palli, place of living for Jain monks, in Manimegalai
  2. According to Silapathikaram, when Kovalan and Kannagi were on their way to Madurai, Gownthiyadigal a female jain monk blessed the couple and accompanied them.

For Buddhism:

  1. Manimegalai, one of the epics of the post – sangam age is Buddhist literature.
  2. Hieun Tsang who visited Kanchipuram in the seventh century A.D. noticed the presence of 100 feet stupa built by Ashoka.