General Knowledge Questions and Answers : History about Gautama Buddha
1. When did Buddha live?
Ans : 560-480 BC
2. Buddha means?
Ans : awakened one/enlightened one
3. Where was Buddha born?
Ans : Lumbini/Kapilavastu (Nepal)
4. Where did Buddha die?
Ans : Kushinagar
5. Buddha belongs to which clan?
Ans : – Sakya/Shakya
6. What was the Buddha’s original name?
Ans : Siddhartha Gautama
7. Parents of Gautama Buddha ?
King Suddodhana & Queen Maha Maya
8. Buddha was married to ?
Ans : Yasodhara
9. Who was Buddha’s son?
Ans : Rahula
10. What was the name of Buddha’s horse?
11. Buddhacarita was written by?
Ans : Asvaghosa
12. What Mauryan ruler was the first to adopt Buddhism?
Ans : Ashoka
13. Who spread Buddhism in Korea?
Ans : Wonhyo Daisa
14. Buddha attained enlightenment under_____ ?
Ans : pipal tree in Bodh Gaya, India
15. The world’s largest monolithic statue Buddha is in?
Ans : Bamiyan
16. How old was Buddha when he attained enlightenment?
Ans : 35
17. Who asked Buddha to share his kingdom?
Ans : Bimbisara
18. Where did Buddha attain enlightenment?
Ans : Bodh Gaya
19. Where did Buddha have first disciples?
Ans : Sarnath
20. Who donated the Jetavana monastery to Buddha?
Ans : Anathapindada
21. How many years did Buddha preach?
Ans : 45
Five Great Events of Buddha’s
Life and their Symbols
1. Birth: Lotus and Bull
2. Great Renunciation: Horse
3. Nirvana: Bodhi tree
4. First Sermon: Dharmachakra or wheel
5. Parinirvana or Death: Stupa
Four Noble Truths
1. The world is full of sorrows.
2. Desire is root cause of sorrow.
3. If Desire is conquered, all sorrows can be removed.
4. following the eight-fold path.
Eight Fold Path
1. Right understanding
2. Right speech
3. Right livelihood
4. Right mindfulness
5. Right thought
6. Right action
7. Right effort
8. Right concentration