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. “The wise do not _____, knowing the terms of the world”

  • 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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