Extract Based Questions
Question 1 : Gautama Buddha (563 BC – 483 BC) began life as a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, in Northern India. At twelve, he was sent away for schooling in the Hindu sacred scriptures and four years later he returned home to marry a princess. They had a son and lived for ten years as befitted royalty.
i) Who was Gautama Buddha?
a) A prince
b) A Peasant
c) A trader
d) A robber
ii) What did Gautama Buddha study?
a) The Bible
b) The Quaran
c) The Hindu sacred scriptures
iii) When did Gautama Buddha marry?
a) At the age of twelve years
b) At the age of sixteen years
c) At the age of eighteen years
d) At the age of twenty years
iv) ………………in the extract means ‘people of the royal family’
Answer : i) a) A prince
ii) c) The Hindu scared scriptures
iii) b) At the age of sixteen years
iv) d) Royalty
Question 2 : At about the age of twenty-five, the Prince, heretofore shielded from the sufferings of the world, while out hunting chanced upon a sick man, then an aged man, then a funeral procession , and finally a monk begging for alms. These sights so moved him that he at once went out into the world to seek enlightenment concerning the sorrows he had witnessed.
i) What did Gautama Buddha witness while hunting?
a) Sufferings of the people in various forms
b) Joy of the life outside palace
c) Beauty of nature
d) The pleasure of hunting
ii) What did Buddha finally see?
a) A sick man
b) An aged man
c) A funeral procession
d) A monk begging for alms
iii) What impact did all these sights had on Buddha?
a) He went to seek enlightenment?
b) He renounced the life
c) He became very indifferent
d) He conquered the world
iv) …………… in the extract means ‘a state of high spiritual knowledge’.
Answer : i) a) Sufferings of the people in various forms
ii) d) A monk begging for alms
iii) a) He went to seek enlightenment
iv) c) Enlightenment