Chapter-10: The Sermon at Benares

1. The speaker of these lines is _____________.

  • Sant Kabirdas
  • ¬†Gautama Buddha
  • ¬†Lord Mahavira
  • Sant Surdas
Answer
Gautama Buddha

2. Why was Kisa Gotami sad?

  • ¬†her only son had died.
  • ¬†her all property was snatched.
  • ¬†she was beaten up.
  • ¬†None of the Above
Answer
 her only son had died.

3. He who seeks ____________ should draw out the arrow of lamentation, complaint and grief.

  • ¬†solitude
  • ¬†knowledge
  • worldly pleasures
  • peace
Answer
peace.

4. Where did Buddha preach his first sermon?

  • ¬†Haridwar
  • ¬†Benares
  • ¬†Chennai
  • ¬†Patliputra
Answer
Benares

5. What is the world afflicted with?

  • Love
  • Diseases
  • ¬†Death and decay
  • ¬†None of the Above
Answer
 Death and decay

6. Where did Budhha sit?

  • Peepal Tree
  • ¬†Fig Tree
  • ¬†Mango Tree
  • Deodar cedar
Answer
   Fig Tree

7. Those who do not grieve are _____.

  • arrogant
  • ¬†proud
  • ¬†happy
  • ¬†wise
Answer
  wise

8. What did Kisa ask for to bring her son back to life?

  • ¬†medicine
  • money
  • doctor
  • prayers
Answer
 medicine

9. He got enlightenment after how many days?

  • ¬†10
  • ¬†15
  • ¬†7
  • ¬†1
Answer
 7

10. Both young and adults, fools and wise fall into the power of _____

  • ¬†life
  • ¬†death
  • ¬†food
  • all of the above
Answer
 death

11. What was Gautama Buddha’s early name?

  • ¬†Sidhha
  • ¬†Sadhu
  • Siddhartha
  • ¬†Sidhanth
Answer
Siddhartha

12. For how many years did he wander?

  • ¬†7
  • 8
  • ¬†9
  • ¬†6
Answer
   7

13. What did he name the tree?

  • ¬†Bodhi tree
  • Buddha tree
  • Gautama tree
  • ¬†Siddhartha tree
Answer
   Bodhi tree 

14. What was the condition imposed upon the source of the seeds?

  • ¬†to be borrowed from a man
  • ¬†to be borrowed from a woman
  • to be borrowed from a child
  • ¬†None of the above
Answer
 None of the above

15. What did the flickering lights made her realise?

  • ¬†she is being selfish
  • ¬†death is common to all
  • men are mortals
  • ¬†all of the above
Answer
 all of the above
Answer
 death

16. ‚ÄúThe wise do not _____, knowing the terms of the world‚ÄĚ

  • laugh
  • ¬†smile
  • ¬†grieve
  • all of the above
Answer
 grieve

17. Who is free from sorrow?

  • ¬†who overcomes sorrow
  • ¬†who does not see sorrow
  • ¬†who remains happy
  • who gives sorrow to others
Answer
who overcomes sorrow

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