Afro-Asian (African-Asian) Literature Quiz

Afro-Asian Literature (Multiple-Choice Type) Quiz. This test covers various topics and literary works from Hindu (Indian) and Hebrew Literature (African and Asian Literature). Answers are currently unavailable. 

  1. It was the name given to present-day India during the medieval times.
    • Hind
    • Bharat Varsha
    • Bharat
    • Indus
  2. Which of these religions was not given birth in India?
    • Jainism
    • Buddhism
    • Hinduism
    • Taoism
  3. Mahatma Gandhi assumed leadership of protest campaigns and gradually developed his techniques and tenets of nonviolent resistance known as:
    • Grocer
    • Satyagraha
    • Harijans
    • Non-participation
  4. India’s foremost Sanskrit dramatist and poet, Kalidasa flourished around A.D. 400 during the reign of Chandragupta II. Which of these is not his play?
    • Shakuntala
    • Malavikagnimitra
    • Vikramorvasiya
    • The Toy Clay Cart
  5. What charitable institution did Rabindranath Tagore establish in 1901 which later became an international university with a wide-ranging curriculum?
    • Santiniketan
    • Missionaries of Charity
    • Gitanjali
    • Manasi
  6. Taken from book six of the Indian epic Mahabharata, it is one of the most widely studied sacred writings in Hinduism. It fictionally and poetically depicts Krishna’s response to questions posed by Arjuna concerning his responsibility in good and evil as he is about to go into battle.
    • Gitanjali
    • Maghaduta
    • Savitri
    • Bhagavad Gita
  7. It is a collection of imaginative legends concerning the 550 births of Buddha and his early life, supposedly related to himself.
    • Panchatantra
    • Jatakas
    • Hitopdesa
    • Sukasaptati
  8. It concerns Rama (an incarnation of Vishnu) and his wife Sita; Rama’s exile; Sita’s faithfulness when tempted by Ravana, an evil spirit; and Rama’s eventual destruction of Ravana.
    • Mhabharata
    • Vedas
    • Ramayana
    • Gora
  9. Tagore was also an accomplished composer, musician, and singer, as well as a painter and an actor. Which of these is one of his experimental dramas that deal with social and religious issues?
    • Shyama
    • Post Office
    • A Flight of Swans
    • Chitra
  10. A canonical collection of Vedas that contains hymns, spells, incarnations, and notions about demonology and witchcraft.
    • Rig-Veda
    • Sama-Veda
    • Yajur-Veda
    • Atharva-Veda
  11. He is considered as the Hindu Shakespeare.
    • Kalidasa
    • Tagore
    • Javadeva
    • Bezbarua
  12. The nucleus of this epic concerns the battle between two rival bands of brothers, both descendants of a common grandfather who came to war over their heritage.
    • Mahabharata
    • Ramayana
    • Savitri
    • Bhagavad Gita
  13. Indian Parliament consists of two-houses, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the ___________ (House of the People)
    • Lok Sabha
    • Urdu Sabha
    • Atman Sabha
    • Ashram Sabha
  14. It means absorption into the universal soul.
    • Maya
    • Nirvana
    • Bapu
    • Jiva
  15. Which of these is not true about Indian Caste system?
    • Marriage occurs only within the caste (endogamy).
    • Caste allows social mobility.
    • It is fixed by birth.
    • In Caste, there is order and rank of humanity by innate spiritual purity.
  16. It is the lowest of the four varnas which consists of laborers, artisans and servants.
    • Vaishyas
    • Shudras
    • Kshatriyas
    • Bhramins
  17. What social process allows a jati to increase its status through wealth and power, avoiding low or unclean work, and by adopting priestly ways such as vegetarianism?
    • Teetotalism
    • Mobilization
    • Sankritisation
    • Exogamy
  18. It is defined by Hindu tradition as the natural process of birth, death, and rebirth.
    • Immortalization
    • Rajas
    • Reincarnation
    • Tamaskarmas
  19. Which of these does not comprise the reasons provided by Hindus why the jiva (soul) takes on various physical bodies?
    • To complete one’s unfinished sadhana
    • To escape from the fruits of one’s karma
    • To fulfill a debt
    • To attain moksha
  20. Which of these statements is NOT true in Hinduism?
    • When a jiva is indebted to another jiva, it gets a human birth to fulfill its debt and receive what is owed to it.
    • The unending craving to satisfy one’s desires causes the jiva to assume new physical bodies.
    • When the cycle of rebirth thus comes to an end, a person is said to have attained liberation (moksha).
    • There is permanent heaven and hell in Hinduism.
  21. Which of these names does not attach to Buddha?
    • Siddhartha Gautama
    • The Awakened One
    • Supreme Buddha
    • Great Soul
  22. What is the nation anthem of India?
    • Jana, Gana, Mana
    • Amar Shonar Bangla
    • Kassaman
    • Yumi, Yumi, Yumi
  23. She is known as the Nightingale of India for her beautiful English poems.
    • Sarojini Naidu Subrahmanyam
    • Bharti
    • Vallathol
    • Tagore
  24. What South-Asian country was separated from India after Indian independence in 1948?
    • Pakistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bhutan
  25. Indians respectfully call him Gurudev.
    • Rabindranath Tagore
    • Siddhartha Gautama
    • Gandhi
    • Nehru
  26. Who wrote Mahabharata?
    • Valmiki
    • Lord Ganesh
    • Veda Vyasa
    • Rig Veda
  27. In Mahabharata, she is the “emerged” daughter of King Drupada of Panchala and the wife of five Pandavas.
    • Arjuna
    • Adi Parva
    • Draupadi
    • Krishna
  28. Son of Dhritarastra from vaishya maid, who fights for Pandavas in Mahabharat war; he is installed as a king of Indraprastha by Yudhisthir.
    • Vaishampayan
    • Sukracharya
    • Yuyutsu
    • Shantanu
  29. Great Poet and creator of Ramayana; Sage who helps Sita and her two sons Lava-Kush stay at her ashram:
    • Vanara
    • Vasistha
    • Valmiki
    • Urmila
  30. In Ramayana, she is the wife of sage Gautama, who turns into a stone and later becomes free from curse by the touch of Rama.
    • Bharat
    • Kausalya
    • Ahalya
    • Sita
  31. What is the capital of India?
    • New Delhi
    • West Bengal
    • Calcutta
    • Bombay
  32. This book (of Bible) deals with Hebrew’s escape from Egypt and their journey back to Palestine under the able leadership of Moses.
    • Leviticus
    • Exodus
    • Genesis
    • Deuteronomy
  33. Which of these books does not comprise the Pentateuch?
    • Genesis
    • Joshua
    • Exodus
    • Leviticus
  34. A short story (in the Bible) which contains a tactful protest against the forbidding of racial intermarriage.
    • Jonah
    • Ruth
    • Daniel
    • Esther
  35. A widely misunderstood tale about an early Jewish missionary who rebels when sent to Nineveh, who repents and carries out his mission, but who rebels a second time when God forgives Nineveh.
    • Daniel
    • Jonah
    • Ruth
    • Esther
  36. Wrongly ascribed to Solomon, this is a series of heretical essays of profound pessimism, fatalism, and skepticism. The tone is that of a disillusioned old man who has found existence to be futile and meaningless.
    • Job
    • Ecclesiastes
    • Daniel
    • Ezekiel
  37. The Bible is divided into three parts: The Old Testament, The New Testament, and _______________.
    • The Apocrypha
    • The Revelations
    • The Apocalypse
    • History
  38. A fictitious story of a God-fearing Jewess, who, when her native Bethulia is besieged by Nebuchadnezzar’s men, makes her way (by means of her beauty and wisdom) into the tent of Holofernes and succeeds in beheading him in his drunken slumber.
    • Judith
    • Esther
    • Ruth
    • Susanna
  39. This is a collection of fourteen books (of Bible) which were included in the Septuagint of the Vulgate versions of the Old Testament.
    • The Apocrypha
    • The Revelations
    • The Apocalypse
    • Deuteronomy
  40. This is a personal memoir by the political leader of the Hebrews on their return from exile in Babylon. It tells the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, and of the religious reforms.
    • Amos
    • Hosea
    • Nehemiah
    • Judges
  41. An oldest complete prophetic book in the Bible which voices a stern and uncompromising warning to the Kingdom of Israel; a warning of utter annihilation unless social reforms are immediately affected.
    • Hosea
    • Micah
    • Amos
    • Isaiah
  42. It is nevertheless, a literary masterpiece. Its mythical symbolism, its graphic accounts of the battles between Good and Evil, and its terrifying picture of the end of the world place it high in the realm of descriptive writing.
    • Revelation
    • Apocalypse
    • Apocrypha
    • Esdras
  43. In what book in the Old Testament of the Bible the passages about David’s battle with Goliath can be read?
    • I Samuel
    • II Samuel
    • I Kings
    • II Kings
  44. The Book of Job is conveniently classified under_______.
    • Drama
    • Wisdom Literature
    • Lyric Poetry
    • Prophetic Books
  45. As the Bible is considered a Written Torah, what is considered an Oral Torah?
    • Talmud
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament
    • Hexateuch
  46. It is a vivid and moving narrative of the spread of Christianity over Asia Minor, the islands of Mediterranean, Greece and Rome. It tells of Pentecost, the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr; many early miracles, the struggles of the young church; and the conversion and missionary journeys of Paul.
    • The Acts of Apostles
    • James
    • I John
    • Romans
  47. What is the capital of Israel?
    • Tel Aviv
    • Haifa
    • Ashdod
    • Jerusalem
  48. The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, contains twenty-four books divided into three parts: the five books of the Torah(“teaching” or “law”), the Nevi’im, and the Ketuvim. The last two are books on:
    • Prophets and Writings
    • Rituals and Hymns
    • Songs and Psalms
    • Parables
  49. Also called as Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is considered as the most important prophet in Judaism in Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other faiths.
    • Moses
    • Joshua
    • Abraham
    • Christ
  50. It is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible, and of the Jewish Torah/Pentateuch.
    • Leviticus
    • Joshua
    • Numbers
    • Deuteronomy