UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Which of the following is/are correct statements regarding status of Buddhism during Gupta period?
    1. Buddhism ceased to receive royal patronage during the Gupta period.
    2. In reality Buddhism was not as important as it had been before.
    3. Some Stupas and Viharas were constructed.
    4. Nalanda became a centre of Buddhist education.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)         2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] All of these statements are true regarding Buddhism during Gupta period. Fa-Hien gives the impression that this religion was flourishing, but in reality it was not as important during the Gupta period as it had been in the days of Ashoka and Kanishka. However, some Stupas and Viharas were constructed and Nalanda became a centre of Buddhist education. So, all of the statements are correct.

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