Pratyaksha Pramana Practice Question
Q1 What does the term ‘Pratyaksha Pramana’ mean in Indian philosophy?
a) Supernatural power
c) Direct perception
d) Ultimate truth
Answer: c) Direct perception
Q2 Pratyaksha Pramana is a significant concept in which of the following philosophies?
c) Both Nyaya and Yoga
d) Neither Nyaya nor Yoga
Answer: c) Both Nyaya and Yoga
Q3 According to Nyaya philosophy, which of the following is considered as the primary and the most accurate source of knowledge?
a) Inference (Anumana)
b) Direct Perception (Pratyaksha)
c) Scriptural Testimony (Sabda)
d) Comparison (Upamana)
Answer: b) Direct Perception (Pratyaksha)
Q4 In Nyaya Philosophy, how many types of Pratyaksha Pramana are recognized?
Answer: b) Two
Q5 What are the two types of Pratyaksha Pramana recognized in Nyaya philosophy?
a) Nirvikalpa and Savikalpa
b) Inference and Comparison
c) Inductive and Deductive
d) Prama and Aprama
Answer: a) Nirvikalpa and Savikalpa
Q6 Which type of Pratyaksha Pramana is described as ‘non-discriminative’ perception?
Answer: a) Nirvikalpa
Q7 Which type of Pratyaksha Pramana is described as ‘discriminative’ or ‘determinate’ perception?
Answer: b) Savikalpa
Q8 According to Nyaya and Vaisheshika philosophies, Pratyaksha Pramana arises from the contact of which of the following?
a) Soul, Mind, Sense and Object
b) Body, Soul, Mind and Object
c) Mind, Body, Object and Time
d) Soul, Body, Time and Object
Answer: a) Soul, Mind, Sense and Object
Q9 Which other philosophical system besides Nyaya considers Pratyaksha Pramana as the foremost reliable source of knowledge?
Answer: b) Samkhya
Q10 Which statement best describes the term ‘Alaukika Pratyaksha’ in Indian philosophy?
a) Perception obtained through ordinary senses
b) Perception obtained through extraordinary senses
c) Perception obtained through divine intervention
d) Perception obtained through intuition
Answer: b) Perception obtained through extraordinary senses