Indian Philosophy Mock Test

1.    Ultimate reality according to Shankara is
a)    Atman
b)    Brahman
c)    jiva
d)    Ishvara
2.    Qualified Brahman is identified with
a)    Shakti
b)    Maya
c)    Mulvidya
d)    All of the above
3.    Jiva or the Individual is the
a)    Subject object complex
b)    Subject-subject complex
c)    Object-object complex
d)    Nirguna Brahman
4.    Individuality in jiva is caused due to
a)    Avidya
b)    The souce of internal organ
c)    Perception
d)    Nirguna nirakara Brahman
5.    Maya or avidya according to Shankara Vedanta is
a)    Positive Wrong Knowledge
b)    Neither existent nor non-existent
c)    It is false
d)    All of the above
6.    Bhavarupa, Shakti, adhyasa, sadasvilakshana and tadatmaya is
a)    Maya
b)    Brahman
c)    Atman
d)    Jiva
7.    Satyantre mithuni Krtya is
a)    It’s a cross of the real, unreal and the ultimate
b)    It’s a cross of the real and the unreal
c)    It is neither existent nor no-existent
d)    None of the above
8.    From the phenomenal point of View the world is
a)    Quite unreal
b)    Brahman
c)    Quite real
d)    Mithya 
9.    According to Shankara there should be
a)    No cause for initial activity
b)    The cause is pre-existent in the activity
c)    A cause for the initial activity
d)    All of the above
10. Shankara believes in Satkaryavada but interprets it differently, his view is known as
a)    Vivirtavada
b)    Sunyavada
c)    Asatkaryavada
d)    None of the above
11. Vivirtavada means
a)    Satkaryavada
b)    Pkartiparinamvada
c)    Akaranata
d)    Sakaranvada
12. According to the effect must
a)    Pre-exist in the cause and the effect is same as that of the cause
b)    Pre-exist in the cause and the effect is different from the cause
c)    Does-not pre-exist in the cause and is different from the cause
d)    None of the above
13. Vivirtavada is
a)    Against prakrtiparinamavada and Nyaya theory of causation
b)    In favour of prakrtiparinamavada
c)    Bheda-abheda
d)    Qualified Brahman
14. Brahma-karana-vada is called
a)    Vivirtavada
b)    Satkaryavada
c)    Bhedabheda
d)    Brahmaparinamavada
15. The world is an appearance because of
a)    Brahman
b)    Jiva
c)    Perception
d)    Maya
16. Modification of water into bubbles, waves and foam is called
a)    Vrtti
b)    Vikara
c)    Parinama
d)    Vivarta
17.  The cause of the world is
a)    Saguna Brahman
b)    Maya
c)    Ishvara or saguna brahman associated with maya
d)    Ishvara
18.  Advaita Vedanta says:
a)    Brahman is the only reality
b)    The world is ultimately false
c)    The individual soul is non-different from Brahman
d)    All of the above
19. Synonym of Maya is
a)    Mula-prakrti
b)    Anivachaniya
c)    Nama-rupa
d)    All of the above
20. The process of distinguishing avidya and maya is called
a)    Khyati
b)    Akhyati
c)    Avarana and viksepa
d)    Non- of the above
21. The unique relation of Maya and Brahman is called
a)    Neither identity nor difference nor both
b)    Tadatmaya
c)    Both a and b
d)    None of the above
22. Maya or avidya as anadi is called
a)    Something positive though not real
b)    Tadatmaya
c)    Begningless
d)    Indescribable and indefinable
23. What is viparitagrahika?
a)    Positive knowledge
b)    Wrong knowledge
c)    Positive wrong knowledge
d)    An absence of knowledge
24. Sankara, Mahayana Buddhism, Gaudapada condemns:
a)    Phenomenal world
b)    Absolute
c)    Sense perception
d)    None of the above
25. Ishvara is the
a)    Personal aspect of impersonal Brahman
b)    Impersonal aspect of Impersonal Brahman
c)    Personal aspect of personal Brahman
d)    All of the above
26. Ishvara is
a)    Absoulte in Advaita Vedanta
b)    Apara in Advaita Vedanta
c)    Lower Brahman in Advaita Vedanta
d)    Both b and c
27. Who believed God cannot be proved by finite thought
a)    Shankara and Kant
b)    Hegel and Kant
c)    Shankara and Kanada
d)    None of the above
28. Pratibimbavada and avachchhedavada are the theories related to the concept of
a)    Brahman and Atman
b)    Jiva and ajiva
c)    Maya and avidya
d)    Ishvara and God
29. Parmarthikam vastu is the ultimate reality and it
a)    Can be asserted but cannot be denied
b)    Can be attained
c)    Cannot be denied  
d)    Cannot be asserted or denied by knowledge
30. Vivirtavda is the theory of
a)    Creation
b)    Illusionary modification of any substance
c)    Destruction
d)    Both a and b
31. Shankara critizes
a)    Prakrti-parinamvada and asat karyavada
b)    Parmanukarana-vada and Brahmaparinamvada
c)    Syadvada and Categories of Nyaya- Vaisesika
d)    All of the above
32. Ramanuja Vedanta is
a)    Monism
b)    Absolutism with personal theism
c)    Theism
d)    Atheism
33. Yatriraja is
a)    Ramanuja
b)    Shankara
c)    Nimbarka
d)    Gaudapada
34. Shrutprakashika wrote a
a)    Commentary on Tattvatika
b)    Commentary on Shribhasya
c)    Shribhasya of Nyaysiddhanjana
d)    None of the above
35. Who wrote Vedarthasangrha
a)    Shankara
b)    Gaudapada
c)    Nimbarka
d)    Ramanuja
36.          is subject to Qualitative Monism and quantitative pluralism
a)    Monads of Leibnitz
b)    Souls of Ramanuja
c)    Purusa
d)    All of the above
37. In evolution
a)    Purusa becomes prakrti
b)    The equilibrium of prakrti is disturbed
c)    Purusa serves the cause of prakrti
d)    All of the above
38. According to Sankhya there are how many kinds of pain
a)    Two
b)    Five
c)    Three
d)    Innumerable
39. Sankhya
a)    Believes in the authority  of the Upanisads
b)    Does not believe in the authority of the Upanisads
c)    Believes in the authority of Veda
d)    Does not believe in the authority of Veda
40. Santanvada is also known as
a)    Ksanabhangavada
b)    Pratityasamutpada
c)    Four Noble truth
d)    Skandhas
41. The theory of momentairiness can be
a)    Equated with Heraclitus
b)    Opposed to Hume
c)    Neither a nor b
d)    Both a and b
42. Who believes in ‘copy theory of ideas’?
a)    Locke and Sautrantika
b)    Descartes and Vaibhasika
c)    Both a and b
d)    Neither a nor b
43. Bahyanumedha implies that
a)    The external objects cannot be perceived
b)    The external objects can sometimes be perceived
c)    The external objects cannot be directly perceived but only indirectly inferred
d)    The external objects can be perceived directly and be inferred indirectly
44. Nirvana is the
a)    Dissolution of the five skandhas
b)    Blowing out
c)    Identified with positive bliss
d)    All of the above
45. Sarvastivada is
a)    Radical monism
b)    Monism
c)    Radical pluralism
d)    Pluralism
46. Sunya is indescribable, beyond the four categories of intellect and empirically it means relativity respectively. Which of the following is the correct with reference to Sunya
a)    Avachya, samsara and pratityasamutpada
b)    Vedna, anabhilapya and pratityasamutpada
c)    Chatuskoti- vinirmukta, vijana, pratityasamutpada
d)    Avachya, Chatuskoti vinirmukta, pratityasamutpada
47.  The Sutras of              have been divided into Destructive dialectic and the Constructive Dialectic
a)    Mahayana
b)    Hinayana
c)    Sautrantika
d)    Vaibhasika
48. Truth is of two types the empirical and the absolute, the teachings of Buddha relate to the
a)    Empirical truth
b)    Absolute truth
c)    Both empirical and absolute
d)    Neither empirical nor absolute
49. Pravrttivijana and alayavijana are the kinds of
a)    Reality
b)    Equality
c)    Spirituality
d)    Consciousness 
50. Individual consciousness is divided into
a)    Seven types
b)    Six types
c)    Five types

d)    Three types
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