The Sermon at Benares MCQ Question Answers Class 10 English Chapter 10


The Sermon at Benaras MCQ Questions


CBSE Class 10 English Chapter 10 “The Sermon at Benaras” Multiple Choice Question Answers from First Flight Book


The Sermon at Benaras MCQs – Here is a Compilation of Class 10 English MCQs from the First Flight Book of Chapter 10 The Sermon at Benaras for students to practice. Students of Class 10 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 10 from the First Flight reader published by NCERT. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of these MCQs of The Sermon at Benaras.


For Correct Answers, see the end of the post. (below)

Q1- What was Gautama Buddha’s early name?

A) Sidhha
B) Sadhu
C) Siddhartha
D) Sidhanth


Q2- What moved him to seek out enlightenment?

A) a sick man
B) an aged man
C) a monk begging
D) all of the above


Q3- For how many years did he wander?

A) 7
B) 8
C) 9
D) 6


Q4- Where did he vow to stay until his enlightenment came?

A) his palace
B) under peepal tree
C) under banyan tree
D) under a tree


Q5- What did he name the tree?

A) Bodhi tree
B) Buddha tree
C) Gautama tree
D) Siddhartha tree


Q6- Which seed did Buddha ask Kisa to bring?

A) Pumpkin seeds
B) Mustard seeds
C) Sunflower seeds
D) Seesame seeds


Q7- What was the condition imposed upon the source of the seeds?

A) to be borrowed from a man
B) to be borrowed from a woman
C) to be borrowed from a child
D) None of the above


Q8- How did Kisa feel at first on being unable to find such seeds?

A) weary
B) hopeless
C) Motivated
D) Both A and B


Q9- What did the flickering lights made her realise?

A) she is being selfish
B) death is common to all
C) men are mortals
D) all of the above


Q10- What did Buddha tell her about life?

A) It is troubled
B) It is brief
C) combined with pain
D) all of the above


Q11- Both young and adults, fools and wise fall into the power of _____

A) life
B) death
C) food
D) all of the above


Q12- What is the meaning of lamentation?

A) expression of sorrow
B) expression of gratefulness
C) expression of joy
D) expression of laughter


Q13- What does Kisa search for from house to house in the first place?

A) mustard seed
B) a medicine to bring her son back to life
C) pumpkin seeds
D) None of the above


Q14- “Of those who, overcome by death, __________”.

A) depart from life
B) become immortal
C) become free
D) become dead


Q15- “The wise do not _____, knowing the terms of the world”

A) laugh
B) smile
C) grieve
D) all of the above


Q16- How old was Siddhartha when he renounced the princely life?

A) 22
B) 32
C) 35
D) 25


Q17- He got enlightenment after how many days?

A) 10
B) 15
C) 7
D) 1


Q18- In which city did Buddha deliver his first sermon?

A) Patna
B) Benaras
C) Lumbini
D) Gaya


Q19- What did Kisa ask for to bring her son back to life?

A) medicine
C) money
C) doctor
D) prayers


Q20- How many more children did Kisa have?

A) 5
B) 3
C) 4
D) None


Q21- Who is free from sorrow?

A) who overcomes sorrow
B) who does not see sorrow
C) who remains happy
D) who gives sorrow to others


Q22- How can one save his loved ones from death?

A) by grief
B) by crying
C) by both
D) none of these


Q23- Those who do not grieve are _____.

A) arrogant
B) proud
C) happy
D) wise


Q24- What quantity of Mustard seeds did Buddha ask for?

A) a sackful
B) a handful
C) a pinch
D) a cup


Q25- According to Buddha, what is an inscrutable kind of suffering?

A) loss of a loved one
B) beating
C) hatred
D) verbal abuse


Q26. At what age did Siddhartha renounce princely life?

  1. a) 25
  2. b) 20
  3. c) 30
  4. d) 22
Q27. Which of the following is NOT one of the suffering that he saw while he was out hunting?

  1. a) A sick man
  2. b) Monk begging for alms
  3. c) Injured man
  4. d) Funeral procession
Q28. What does “Buddha” mean?

  1. a) The wise one
  2. b) The enlightened one
  3. c) The intelligent one
  4. d) The clever one
Q29. The lesson tells us about Buddha’s sermon at Benaras. It was his ______ sermon.

  1. a) last
  2. b) first
  3. c) second
  4. d) Not mentioned
Q30. The city of Benaras is situated on which river?

  1. a) Yamuna
  2. b) Bhagirathi
  3. c) Saraswati
  4. d) Ganga
Q31. Pick the option that correctly 

classifies fact (F) and opinions (O).

  1. Buddha attained enlightenment after seven days.
  2. Gautama did his schooling at an ashram.
  3. Siddhartha was out hunting when he saw sorrows.
  4. Siddhartha had a son.


a) F – 1, 2; O- 3, 4 b) F- 1, 3, 4; O – 2
c) F – 2, 4; O – 1, 3 d) F – 3; O – 1, 2, 4
Q32. Mortals have been compared to ________.

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  1. a) books
  2. b) trees
  3. c) mountains
  4. d) fruits
Q33. How can one become free from sorrow?


  1. a) By forgetting it
  2. b) By going to a party
  3. c) By overcoming it
  4. d) We cannot get rid of it
Q34. Kisa realized that she was being ______ in her grief.


  1. a) selfish
  2. b) clever
  3. c) selfless
  4. d) loving
Q35. Who do not grieve?

  1. a) selfish
  2. b) wise
  3. c) selfless
  4. d) intelligent




1 C 11 B 21 A
2 D 12 A 22 D
3 A 13 B 23 D
4 B 14 A 24 B
5 A 15 C 25 A
6 B 16 D 26 A
7 D 17 C 27 C
8 D 18 B 28 B
9 D 19 A 29 B
10 D 20 D 30 D
31 D 32 D 33 C
34 A 35 B


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