2013 September UGC NET Examination in Comparative Study of Religions, Paper II: Previous Years Solved Question Paper Along With Answer Keys

1. The correct statement is
(A) Religion is the basic essence of life.
(B) Religion is against the nature of life.
(C) Religion is a modern concept.
(D) Religion is an ancient concept and not relevant today.
Answer: (A)

2. Who among the following prophets is known as the son of God?
(A) Jesus Christ
(B) Muhammad
(C) Mahatma Buddha
(D) Mahavira
Answer: (A)

3. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Guru Nanak – India
(B) Muhammad – Arabia
(C) Christ – China
(D) Zarthustra – Iran
Answer: (C)

4. One of the following religion does not believe in God as ultimate reality.
(A) Buddhism
(B) Islam
(C) Sikhism
(D) Judaism
Answer: (A)

5. This religion includes keeping hairs as code of conduct
(A) Islam
(B) Sikhism
(C) Hinduism
(D) Judaism
Answer: (B)

6. The Book “The Cultural Heritage of India” is about
(A) Judaism
(B) Christianity
(C) Islam
(D) Hinduism
Answer: (D)

7. The following Sukta of the Vedas describes the theme of equalism
(A) Samanjasya Sukta
(B) Brahmcharya Sukta
(C) Pavaman Sukta
(D) Yam-Yami Sukta
Answer: (A)

8. “Ishavasyamidam Sarvam Yatkinch Jagatyam Jagat” is mentioned in
(A) Chhandogya Upnishad
(B) Kenopanishad
(C) Mundakopanishad
(D) Ishopanishad
Answer: (D)

9. The concept of “Ashtang Yoga” is related to
(A) Sankhya Philosophy
(B) Yoga Philosophy
(C) Meemansa Philosophy
(D) Nyaya Philosophy
Answer: (B)

10. The number of scriptures of Puranic literature is
(A) Ten
(B) Eight
(C) Fifteen
(D) Eighteen

Answer: (D)

11. The main presiding deity of worshipable of shaivism is related to
(A) Brihaspati
(B) Vishnu
(C) Shiva
(D) Shakti
Answer: (C)

12. Read the following lists:www.netugc.in
List – I                                                                                    List – II
(a) Kabir Dohavali                                                                  (i) Kabir Das
(b) Valmiki Ramayan                                                              (ii) Valmiki
(c) Rigveda-dibhashyabhumika                                              (iii) Sur Das
(d) Sura Sagar                                                                         (iv) Dayanand
Identify the correct combination
(A) (a) and (iv)
(B) (b) and (i)
(C) (c) and (ii)
(D) (d) and (iii)
Answer: (D)

13. The founder of Brahma Samaj is
(A) Raja Rammohan Rai
(B) Swami Vivekanand
(C) Swami Ramtirth
(D) Iswar Chandra Vidhya Sagar
Answer: (A)

14. The real meaning of the word ‘Jina’ in Jainism is
(A) Victor of countries
(B) Victor of competitions
(C) Victor of women folk
(D) Victor of passions
Answer: (D)

15. Match the items in List-I with those in the List-II:
List – I                                                                                    List – II
(i) R. abhadeva                                                                        (a) Shravanabelagola
(ii) Bhadrabahū                                                                       (b) wetambara Sect
(iii) Sthānakavasi                                                                     (c) Padarthas
(iv) Sa vara                                                                              (d) Marudevi
Select the correct code answer.
(A) (ii) + (a)
(B) (i) + (b)
(C) (iii) + (c)
(D) (iv) + (d)
Answer: (A)

16. The ‘Kāla’ is included in this group according to Jainism
(A) Seven fundamentals
(B) Four Dānas
(C) Twelve vows of Householders
(D) Six substances
Answer: (D)

17. The famous Jaina Khajuraho Temples belong to the
(A) 11th Century A.D.
(B) 8th Century A.D.
(C) 13th Century A.D.
(D) 7th Century A.D.
Answer: (A)

18. The actual meaning of ‘Syādavāda’ term in Jainism is
(A) Doubtfulness
(B) Explanation of matter through its seven aspects
(C) Multiple sidedness of the reality
(D) Final judgement about reality
Answer: (B)

19. The practice of giving four kinds of charity (Dāna) in Jainism is mainly associated with
(A) Political impact activity
(B) Caste protection act
(C) Social and religious service
(D) Temple protection activity
Answer: (C)

20. The main demand of the followers of Jaina religion today in India is
(A) To be recognised as the only true religion.
(B) To be recognised as a minority community.
(C) To be recognised as a sect of Hinduism.
(D) To be recognised as Universal religion.

Answer: (B)

21. The ‘Ahi sā yātrā was performed by the famous Jaina Saint in present timewww.netugc.in
(A) Achārya Vidyananda
(B) Achārya Padmasāgar
(C) Achārya Mahāpragya
(D) Achārya Nānesh
Answer: (C)

22. According to the Theravada Tradition, the Buddha delivered his discourses in
(A) Sankrit
(B) Pali
(C) Vedic Dailects
(D) Prakrit
Answer: (B)

23. According to the Simhalese tradition, the Khuddaka Nikāya comprises
(A) 15 Texts
(B) 16 Texts
(C) 17 Texts
(D) 18 Texts
Answer: (A)

24. The first convention of the MAHĀSĀ GHIKA-S was held at
(A) Kosamb
(B) Vesali
(C) Pātaliputta
(D) Rajagaha
Answer: (A)

25. The author of the Buddhist text known as the ‘Visuddhimagga’ is
(A) Anuruddhācariya
(B) Buddhaghosa
(C) Dhammapāla
(D) Buddhadatta
Answer: (B)

26. This Indian scholar had worked for the propagation of Buddhism in Tibet
(A) Vimalkirti
(B) Dharmakirti
(C) Śāntarak ita
(D) Buddhadatta
Answer: (C)

27. The first split in the Buddhist order occurred in the form of these two sects
Answer: (D)

28. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar embraced Buddhism in this year
(A) 1960
(B) 1955
(C) 1950
(D) 1956
Answer: (D)

29. Jesus instituted the Eucharist
(A) At Bethania
(B) At the Last Supper
(C) At Galilee
(D) At Bethlehem
Answer: (B)

30. Jesus died on the cross at
(A) Nazareth
(B) Bethlehem
(C) Jerusalem
(D) Galilee

Answer: (C)

31. The main churches of Christianity are in this group
(A) Angliean church, World council of churches and Roman catholic church
(B) Roman catholic church, Orthodox churches and Angliean church
(C) Orthodox churches, Angliean church and American churches
(D) Roman catholic church, Jewish church, and Angliean church
Answer: (B)

32. Identify and Old Testament Prophet from among the following:
(A) David
(B) Solomon
(C) Isaac
(D) Isaiah
Answer: (D)

33. Find out the chronological order of the following personalities using the codes:
I St. Francis of Assissi
II St. Augustine
III St. Paul
IV Martin Luther
(A) II, III, I, IV
(B) III, I, II, IV
(C) III, II, I, IV
(D) I, III, IV, II
Answer: (C)

34. Christians believe in one of the following:
(A) Pantheism
(B) Rebirth of the soul
(C) Resurrection of the dead
(D) Body as devil’s creation
Answer: (C)

35. The most ancient Christian group of India iswww.netugc.in
(A) St. Thomas Christians of India
(B) Christians of Goa in India
(C) Angliean Christians of India
(D) Orthodox Christians of India
Answer: (A)

36. Name of the Prophet Muhammad’s father was
(A) Abdullah
(B) Abdul Muttalib
(C) Khalid
(D) Mahmud
Answer: (A)

37. The Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina in the year
(A) 610 AD
(B) 615 AD
(C) 622 AD
(D) 628 AD
Answer: (C)

38. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(A) Hud – Banu Issrael
(B) Salih – Thamud
(C) Baitul Maqdis – Cairo
(D) The Prophetic Mosque – Mecca
Answer: (B)

39. Sahih Bukhari is
(A) Collection of pre-islamic Arabic poetry.
(B) Collection of historical events.
(C) Collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.
(D) Collection of Juridical decisions.
Answer: (C)

40. Arrange the following thinkers in chronological order. Use the codes given below:
I. Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
II. Imam Abu Hanifah
III. Imam Malik Ibn Anas
IV. Imam Muhammad Ibn Idris
(A) I, II, IV, III
(B) II, I, III, IV
(C) III, II, I, IV
(D) II, III, IV, I

Answer: (D)

41. Author of the book Al-Madinatul-Fadilah was
(A) Ibn Bajjah
(B) Ibn Rushad
(C) Abu Nasr al-Farabi
(D) None of the above
Answer: (C)

42. The tomb of Abdul Qadir Jilani is situated in
(A) Damascus
(B) Herat
(C) Baghdad
(D) Cairo
Answer: (C)

43. ‘Char Dhunas’ is associated with the sect
(A) Udasis
(B) Nirmalas
(C) Suthrashahi
(D) Sewapanth
Answer: (A)

44. Bhai Lalo lived in
(A) Talwandi
(B) Chuharkana
(C) Saidpur
(D) Tulamba
Answer: (C)

45. Match the following List-I with List-II and identify the correct combination:
List – I                                                                                    List – II
(1) Janamsakhi                                                                       (a) Guru Arjan
(2) Jaitsari Di Var                                                                    (b) Guru Gobind Singh
(3) Bhatt                                                                                  (c) 11 (Eleven)
(4) Zafarnama                                                                                     (d) B-40
Identify the correct combination:
       (1) (2) (3) (4)
(A) (d) (a) (c) (b)
(B) (d) (a) (b) (c)
(C) (a) (d) (c) (b)
(D) (a) (b) (d) (c)
Answer: (A)

46. ‘Kuchajee’ iswww.netugc.in
(A) Sister of Kalyug.
(B) A pious lady.
(C) A composition of Dasam Granth.
(D) A composition of Guru Granth.
Answer: (D)

47. Match the following List-I with List-II and identify the correct combination:
List – I                                                                                    List – II
(a) Kabir                                                                                  (1) Guru Nanak
(b) Majh di Var                                                                       (2) Begampura
(c) Shabdarth Pothian                                                             (3) Bavan Akhree
(d) Ravidas                                                                             (4) Gur Sewak Sabha
Identify the correct combination:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (2) (1) (4) (3)
(B) (3) (1) (2) (4)
(C) (3) (1) (4) (2)
(D) (4) (2) (3) (1)
Answer: (C)

48. Choose the correct route of first Journey of Guru Nanak:
(A) Talwandi, Multan, Mecca, Kabul.
(B) Sultanpur, Saidpur, Tulamba, Kurukshetra.
(C) Talwandi, Haridwar, Achal, Sumer.
(D) Sultanpur, Laddakh, Tibet, Haridwar.
Answer: (B)

49. Which one of the following is not correct?
(A) Nam Japo – Kirt Karo – Vand Chhako.
(B) Tej Bhan was father of Guru Amardas.
(C) Nanaki was mother of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
(D) Number of Bhagats whose Bani is incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib is eleven.
Answer: (D)

50. Which one of the following is not the composition of Guru Nanak?
(A) Patti
(B) Barahmah
(C) Var Ramkali
(D) Japji

Answer: (C)