Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 26

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 26 1

1 .What was the extent of Harsha's empire?
A.  The entire Indian subcontinent
B.  The whole of India
C.  The entire Deccan region
D.  A part of northern India
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2 .The Rigvedic Aryans were governed by a
A.  Tribal republic
B.  Form of democracy
C.  Monarchical government
D.  Rule by elders
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3 .Which of the following is not famous for temples marked by erotic sculptures?
A.  Khajuraho
B.  madhurai
C.  Halebid
D.  Konark
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4 .Which of the following forms of land tenure denoted an entire village being donated to Brahmins?
A.  Jagir
B.  Zamindari
C.  Brahmadeya
D.  Devadana
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5 .In which century did the first movement against vedic ritualistic practices start?
A.  19th century BC
B.  14th century BC
C.  5th century AD
D.  600 BC
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6 .Which of the following rulers had reigned in the third century BC?
A.  Jehangir
B.  Ashoka
C.  Samudragupta
D.  Akbar
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7 .Who was the founder of the Sankhya School of philosophy?
A.  Ramanuja
B.  Manu
C.  Swami Vivekananda
D.  Kapila
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8 .The Ajanta cave paintings mostly belong to the period of the
A.  Mughals
B.  Mauryas
C.  Chalukyas
D.  Guptas
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9 .What is the present name of Dwara Samudra, the ancient capital of the Hoysalas?
A.  Mathura
B.  Halebid
C.  Raourkela
D.  Belur
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10 .Who is credited with having written the immortal classic treatise Raja Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms on Meditation)?
A.  Panini
B.  Kapila
C.  Patanjali
D.  Manu
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11 .Of the following dynasties, only the dynasty was not a patron of temple architecture?
A.  Paramar
B.  Yadava
C.  Chalukya
D.  Chandella
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12 .Which of the following is not an important work of Kalidasa?
A.  Shakuntala
B.  Kumarasambhava
C.  Gita Govinda
D.  Meghadoot
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13 .The earlier Buddhist sculptures had shied away from depicting the image of the Buddha, except through such symbols as
A.  Footprints
B.  The Bodhi Tree
C.  Stupas
D.  All of the above
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14 .Where in India have traces of megalithic culture predominantly been found?
A.  Southern India
B.  Northeastern India
C.  Central India
D.  Northern India
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15 .Which important industry show signs of having thrived in Lothal?
A.  Pottery
B.  Shipbuilding
C.  Terracota toys
D.  Aircraft manufacture
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16 .Which of the following Indus Valley sites is presently in Pakistan?
A.  Kalibangan
B.  Harappa
C.  Alamgirpur
D.  Lethal
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17 .The Harappan site that had a dock is
A.  Alamgirpur
B.  Harappa
C.  Lothal
D.  Mohenjo-Daro
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18 .The archaeologist to initially discover the Mohenjo-Daro site of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A.  Sir John Marshall
B.  Daya Ram Sahni
C.  Sir Martimir Wheeler
D.  Rakhal Das Banerji
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19 .Which of the following is not a category into which Ashoka's monuments may be grouped?
A.  Stupas
B.  Pillars
C.  Viharas
D.  Caves
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20 .Which of the following was not an Indus Valley site?
A.  Pataliputra
B.  Rangpur
C.  Sukatagendor
D.  Lothal
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21 .The Atharva Veda does not discuss the ideal of
A.  Karma
B.  Jnana
C.  Upasana
D.  Moksha
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22 .The Aryans did not practise the craftsmanship of
A.  Blacksmithry
B.  Pottery
C.  Jewellery
D.  Carpentry
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23 .The institution of varna appeared in the
A.  Rigvedic period
B.  Later vedic period
C.  Period of the Manava Dharm Shastra
D.  Period of consolidation of text of the Mahabharata
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24 .The Vedic deity Indra was the god of
A.  Fire
B.  Rain and Thunder
C.  Eternity
D.  Wind
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25 .Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon?
A.  Aditya I
B.  Rajendra
C.  Rajaraja I
D.  Vijayalaya
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