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1. Which one is not among the Triple Gems?

a) the Buddha
b) the Dhamma
c) the Sangha
d) King Asoka of India
2. Who was the first monk follower (Sangha) of the Buddha?

a) Kondañña
b) Mahākassapa
c) Moggallana
d) Assaji
3. Where did the Buddha deliver his first sermon?

a) Deer Park near Varanasi
b) Sarnath now in Nepal
c) Bodhgaya in Varanasi
d) Kushinagar near Nepal
4. Which one is NOT right about Āsālha Pūjā Day ?

a) The Buddha gave his first sermon
b) The first Sangha came into existence
c) The Buddha was enlightened
d) the Triple Gems completed
5. What is the name of the first sermon of the Buddha?

a) Pathom Desanā
b) Dhammacakkappavattanasutta
c) Dhammarājika sutta
d) Isipatana Marigadāyavan
6. How long do the monks have to be in Rainy Retreat (Buddhist Lent)?

a) More than one month
b) At least seven days
c) Three months
d) More than three months
7. If the Buddha was Dhamma King (Dhammarājā), who was his general (Dhammasenāpati) ?

a) The Venerable Ananda
b) The Venerable Sārīputta
c) The Venerable Moggallana
d) The Venerable Kassapa
8. Which one is the right pair of the chief disciples of the Buddha?

a) Assaji and Ananda
b) Kassapa and Sārīputta
c) Sārīputta and Ananda
d) Sārīputta and Moggallana
9. What was the old name of the Venerable Sārīputta ?

a) Ananda
b) Sanjaya
c) Kolita
d) Upatissa
10. Who was Sanjaya ?

a) The name of Moggallana
b) The teacher of Kassapa
c) The name of one of ancient cities in India
d) The former teacher of Sārīputta
11. What does “Sārīputta” mean?

a) Sari’s son
b) the beloved son
c) the great disciple
d) the one with great mother
12. How many brothers and sisters did Venerable Sārīputta have?

a) Three brothers and two sisters
b) Two brothers and Three sisters
c) Three brothers and three sisters
d) No brother and sister
13. Where was The Venerable Sarīputta born?

a) In the district of Nālandā
b) In the district of Vārānasi
c) In the town of Krisna
d) Not far from Veluvan temple
14. 1. What was Sarīputta’s father?
What was Sarīputta’s father?

a) He was a businessman
b) He was a village headman
c) He was a religious teacher
d) He was a farmer
15. Whose appearance or manner impressed Upatissa?

a) Venerable Ananda
b) Venerable Sārīputta
c) Venerable Asssaji
d) The Buddha
16. Where did Upatissa and his friends go to see the Buddha?

a) the Bamboo Grove (Veluvan)
b) Isipatana in the town of Varanasi
c) Jetavan Mahāvihar in Sāvatthī
d) Gijjhakūta (Vulture Peak)
17. Where did Sārīputta pass away?

a) At his house
b) At his temple
c) At Kusinara
d) In the city of Rājagaha
18. The image of the Venerable Sārīputta is usually placed on WHICH side of the Buddha image?

a) right
b) left
c) a. front
front
d) back
19. How old was the Buddha when he passed away ?

a) 80 years old
b) 87 years old
c) 92 years old
d) 79 years old
20. When was the first Buddhist Council held

a) One month after the Buddha’s death
b) three month after the Buddha’s death
c) seven months after his death
d) one year after his passing away
21. Who was the leader in conducting the first Buddhist Council ?

a) Ven. Mahakassapa
b) Ven. Subhattha
c) Ven. Sārīputta
d) Ven. Yasa
22. Where was the second Buddhist Council held?

a) One year after the Buddha
b) At Vesali city
c) At Rajagaha city
d) At city of King Ashoka
23. Which one is NOT Akusalamūla ?

a) Dosa
b) Moha
c) Lobha
d) Dukkha
24. Which one refers to Lobha?

a) greed
b) aversion
c) delusion
d) hatred
25. Which one is a physical misconduct?

a) Killing
b) Lying
c) Slander
d) Gossip
26. Which is NOT mental misconduct?

a) hatred
b) ill-will
c) holding wrong views
d) harming others
27. What does Sappurisa-dhamma mean?

a) the Dhamma of a worthy man
b) the characteristics of good monks
c) the ways to be successful
d) the Dhamma of a good family
28. How many kinds of Sappurisa-dhamma are there?

a) four
b) seven
c) eight
d) ten
29. Which one was NOT correct ?

a) มัตตัญญุตา = Mattaññutā
b) กาลัญญุตา = Kālaññutā
c) อัตตุญญุตา = Attaññutā
d) ธัมมัญญุตา = thāmannuta
30. Which one is "knowing causes"?

a) Suffering is the result of this cause
b) An accident is the result of carelessness
c) My father is a farmer
d) I fail the final examination because of my laziness
31. Which one means "we should know how much we should have" ?

a) Mattaññutā
b) Kālaññutā
c) Atthaññutā
d) Attaññutā
32. "One should know when it is the right time for him to do" is ……………….

a) Mattaññutā
b) Kālaññutā
c) Atthaññutā
d) Attaññutā
33. He earns little and spends much, he does not have .…………………

a) Mattaññutā
b) Kālaññutā
c) Atthaññutā
d) Attaññutā
34. What is Sangahavatthu

a) the four kinds of Amicable Association
b) the four Dhammas for making friends
c) the Dhammas for destroying evil
d) a and b
35. What is NOT the benefit of Sangahavatthu ?

a) to create the unity within society
b) to promote the feeling of brotherhood
c) to enhance a person's charm
d) to make leadership
36. What is the elementary way of sharing one's happiness with others?

a) Dāna : charity
b) Sīla : morality
c) Paññā : wisdom
d) Viriya : effort
37. What is Samānattatā?

a) Being impartial and having evenness of behaviour
b) Setting oneself in right conduct
c) Being good to oneself and others
d) Sharing one's happiness with others
38. What are the Four Dhammas for Lay People called?

a) Iddhipāda
b) Sangaha-vatthu
c) Upāsaka-dhamma
d) Ghāravāsa-dhamma
39. Which one is “Khanti”

a) Honesty and sincerity
b) Compassion and love
c) Patience and forbearance
d) Loving kindness
40. How many types of Kathina Ceremony are held in Thailand?

a) Only one kind
b) Two types
c) Three types
d) Four types
41. When can we offer Kathina robes to monks in the temple?

a) Any time throughout a year
b) Three months after the beginning of the Rain Retreat
c) Three months after the end of the Rain Retreat
d) Within one month after the end of Rain Retreat
42. What is Kathina Luang?

a) Royal Kathina
b) Public Kathina
c) Government Kathina
d) Queen’s Kathina
43. What temple in Chaing Rai receives Kathina Luang ?

a) Wat Phra Kaew
b) Wat Chetuphon
c) Wat Phrathat Doi Tung
d) Wat Sri Sai Moon
44. How many Arahant monks assembled to venerate the Buddha on Māghapūjā Day?

a) 1,000 monks
b) 1,250 monks
c) 1,500 monks
d) 2,500 monks
45. What is the main benefit of religion to our life?

a) We know how our world was created
b) It teaches us to be good
c) It blesses our souls after death
d) It helps us in a trouble time
46. What religion is mono-theistic ?

a) Buddhism
b) Islam
c) Jainism
d) Hinduism
47. Who was the successor of Buddhism after the Buddha?

a) Ananda.
b) Mahakassapa
c) King Asoka the Great
d) None was appointed, but Dhamma and Vinaya
48. What does the word “Buddha” mean?

a) the Awaken One
b) the Passed away One
c) the Enlightened One
d) a and c
49. What is the former name of the Buddha when he was a young prince?

a) Krishna
b) Vishnu
c) Ananda
d) Siddhartha
50. How many Perfections (Pāramī) one has to fulfil to become a Buddha?

a) 7
b) 38
c) 108
d) 10
51. Which one is Dāna-pāramī?

a) to give everything, even his own life
b) to strictly follow precepts
c) to be kind and peaceful
d) to concentrate in meditation
52. What is the present name of the place where the Buddha was enlightened?


a) Lumbini
b) Bodhgay
c) Sarnath
d) Kushinagar
53. Who is not among Five Ascetics?

a) Bhatthiya
b) Mahānama
c) Mahākassapa
d) Assachi
54. Which one dose not relate to Visakha Puja Day?

a) The Buddha passed away
b) The Buddha went to heaven
c) The Buddha was enlightened
d) The Buddha was born
55. Where was the Third Buddhist Council held?

a) Rajgir in India
b) Pataliputra in India
c) Sri Lanka
d) Burma
56. King Asoka sent his own son to propagate Buddhism in Sri Lanka. What is his name?

a) Moggalliputta Thera
b) Sona Thera and Uttara Thera
c) Mahinda Thera
d) Sangkhamitta Theri
57. Who brought Buddhism to Suwannabhumi in Asokan period?

a) Moggalliputta Thera
b) Sona Thera and Uttara Thera
c) Mahinda Thera
d) Sangkhamitta Theri
58. What are called Sasana, the teachings of the Buddha?

a) Insight Meditation (Vipassana)
b) Discourses and Disciplines (Dhamma -vinaya)
c) Morality (Sila)
d) Visdom (Pañña)
59. When were the teachings of the Buddha inscribed on palm leaves?

a) after the Second Council, in 100 B.E.
b) after the Third Council, in 232 B.E.
c) after the Fourth Council, in 450 B.E
d) after the Fifth Council, in 2415 B.E.
60. Which king of Burma initiated inscribing Buddhist scriptures on marble slabs?

a) King Mindon of Mandalay
b) King Anuruddha of Bagan
c) King Manuha
d) King Narapatisiddhu
61. Who is a spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism at present?

a) The Dalai Lama
b) The Panchen Lama
c) The Supreme Patriarch
d) the Gyalwang Karmapa
62. Which countries follow Mahāyanā Buddhism?

a) China, Korea and Japan
b) Lao, Sri Lanka and Burma
c) a. Thailand, Cambodia and Japan
Singapore, Thailand and China
63. If you want to see Tibetan Buddhism in India, where should you go?

a) New Delhi
b) Bombay
c) Ladakh and Dhammashala
d) Varanasi and Kusinara
64. What is the family’s name of the oldest Buddhists who live in Kolkata city in India?

a) Ambedgar
b) Barua
c) Mauraya
d) Siddharth
65. What is not true about the Buddha?

a) He was a god's prophet
b) He was a human being
c) Buddha” is a title, not a name
d) He is a founder of Buddhism
66. Who was the Sangha in the Triple Gems?

a) All the monks in Thailand
b) All monks everywhere in the world
c) A community of monks and Sāmanera
d) A community of the noble ones
67. Which one is not the goal of Buddhism?

a) Enlightenment
b) Purity
c) End of all suffering
d) Living in Heaven
68. Which one is not right?

a) The word Buddhism comes from the word “Bodhi”
b) Buddhists believe in the Buddha
c) Bodhi means “to believe”
d) Buddhism originates in India
69. What does “Samudaya” mean?

a) Suffering
b) End of suffering
c) Cause of suffering
d) The Middle Way
70. What is the cause of suffering according to the Buddha?

a) Living in bad conditions
b) Tanhā or craving
c) Bad companions
d) Avijjā or illusion
71. What does “Sammāsankappa” mean?

a) Right View
b) Right Intention
c) Right Speech
d) Right Action
72. Among the Eight-fold path to cessation of suffering, which one is most important?

a) Right View
b) Right Intention
c) Right Speech
d) Right Action
73. Who protects the world according to the Buddha?

a) God and his divine staff
b) Hiri and Ottappa
c) Kataññū and Katavedī
d) Sati and Sampajañña
74. What is a very important cause for a person to have Sīla (Morality)?

a) a sense of shame and the fear of blame
b) Faith or belief
c) Association with good people
d) Wisdom and Concentration
75. What is the cause of Saddhā or Faith?

a) Wisdom and Concentration
b) Association with good people
c) Dhamma Education/Learning
d) Living in good environments
76. Which one is not Trai-Sikkhā

a) Morality (Sīla)
b) Concentration (Samādhi)
c) Wisdom (Paññā)
d) Faith (Saddhā)
77. What do three joss sticks symbolize in Buddhist ceremony?

a) the Triple Gem
b) three worlds
c) three virtues of the Buddha
d) Dāna, Sila and Paññā
78. What is the highest level in Pali studies in Thailand?

a) Pali VII
b) Pali IX
c) Pali XI
d) Pali XII
79. Which stupa is believed to be the first one in Northern Thailand?

a) Phra Thaat Doi Tung
b) Phra Thaat Doi Suthep
c) Phra Thaat Hariphunchai
d) Phra Pathom Chedi
80. Who established Dhammayutta Nikāya (sect) in Thailand?

a) King Rama II
b) King Rama IV
c) King Naray
d) King Rama IX
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