Devotional Paths

Extra Questions

Match Columns

Column IColumn II
(i) Tomb of Sufi saints(a) Silsilas
(ii) Assembly of Sufi masters(b) Dargah
(iii) Geneaogy of Sufi teachers(c) Khanqahs

Answer: i - b, ii - c, iii – a

Fill in the blanks

  1. Guru Angad added his own compositions in a new script called __________ .

    Answer: Gurumukhi
  2. Muslim scholars developed a new law called _____.

    Answer: Shariat
  3. _____ propounded the idea of Vishishtadvaita.

    Answer: Ramanuja
  4. The community of Sikhs, called the ______ became a political entity.

    Answer: Khalsa panth
  5. The holy scripture of Sikhs is called ____.

    Answer: Guru Granth Sahib

Multiple Choice Questions

In the early centuries of the Common Era, ____ were worshipped as supreme deities

  1. Shiva
  2. Vishnu
  3. Durga
  4. All of the above

    Answer: (d) All of the above

The ______ went from place to place composing exquisite poems in praise of the deities enshrined in the villages they visited

  1. Sufis
  2. Nayanars
  3. Alvars
  4. Both b and c

    Answer: (d) Both b and c

The Virashaiva movement began in ____

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Assam

    Answer: (b) Karnataka

‘They are Vaishnavas who understand the pain of others’. Who said this?

  1. Narsi Mehta
  2. Basvanna
  3. Kabir
  4. Mirabai

    Answer: (a) Narsi Mehta

The Ramcharitmanas, composed by Tulsidas is written in ____

  1. Tamil
  2. Bhojpuri
  3. Awadhi
  4. Hindi

    Answer: (c) Awadhi

Very Short Answer Type Questions

Name the important male saint poets of Maharashtra.

Answer: Jnaneshwar, Namdev, Eknath and Tukaram

How did new ideas regarding God begin to develop after large kingdoms emerged?

Answer: When people were brought together through the growth of towns, trade and empires; new ideas regarding God began to develop.

What were the teachings of the Buddha and Jainas?

Answer: According to the teachings of Buddhas and Jainas it was possible to break the cycle of rebirth through personal effort.

Name the holy books in which the verses composed by Kabir were collected and preserved?

Answer: Guru Granth Sahib, Panch Vani and Bijak.

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