Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 31

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 31 1

1 .Kailasa Temple, one of the largest monolithic structures, is in
A.  Ajanta Caves
B.  Elephanta Caves
C.  Ellora Caves
D.  Nalanda Caves
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2 .Who possibly ruled the Indus people?
A.  an assembly of elders
B.  merchants
C.  kings
D.  priests
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3 .The term Tirthankaras is associated with
A.  Hinduism
B.  Jainism
C.  Buddhism
D.  Zoroastrianism
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4 .Which of the following was not the work of Kalidasa?
A.  Raghuvamsa
B.  SakunUtiam
C.  Kumarasambhavam
D.  Kadambari
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5 .The worship of idols started in India in the ___ period.
A.  Pre-Aryan
B.  Gupta
C.  Maurya
D.  Kushan
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6 .The last in the succession of Jaina Tirthankaras was
A.  Parsvanatha
B.  Rishabha
C.  Mahavira
D.  Manisubruta
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7 .In Jainism, 'perfect knowledge' is referred to as
A.  Jina
B.  Ratna
C.  Kaivalya
D.  Nirvana
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8 .The Buddhist sect Mahayana formally came into existence during the reign of
A.  Ajatashatru
B.  Ashoka
C.  Dharmapala
D.  Kanishka
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9 .The Indus Valley Civilisation type was found in
A.  Sumer
B.  Egypt
C.  China
D.  All the three
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10 .A 'Sabha' in the Vedic period was a/an
A.  Institution of professional men in villages
B.  Royal Court
C.  Mantri Parishad
D.  National Assembly of all Citizens of the State.
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11 .Kapilavasthu is associated with
A.  Emperor Ashoka
B.  Sri Krishnadeva Roya
C.  Lord Mahavira
D.  Lord Buddha
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12 .'Ayurveda' has its origin in
A.  Rig Veda
B.  Sama Veda
C.  Yajur Veda
D.  Atharva Veda
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13 .The ninth incarnation (Avtar) of Vishnu was
A.  Parasurama
B.  Buddha
C.  Krishna
D.  Rama
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14 .Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta Period?
A.  Saumilla
B.  Sudraka
C.  Shaunaka
D.  Susruta
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15 .Who worte 'Kiratarjuniyam'?
A.  Bhas
B.  Bhavabhuti
C.  Bhartruhari
D.  Bharavi
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16 .One of the founder kings of a ruling dynasty of North India elected by the people was
A.  Chandradeva of the Gahadavala dynasty
B.  Gopala of the Pala dynasty
C.  Ajayaraj of the Chauhan dynasty
D.  Jeja or Jejja of the Chandeka dynasty
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17 .Two great Buddhist universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila were patronised by the
A.  Palas
B.  Paramaras
C.  Chandelas
D.  All the above
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18 .Who was the author of Amuktamalyada?
A.  Bhoja
B.  Harshavardhana
C.  Krishnadeva Roya
D.  Amoghavarsha
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19 .The author of 'Sivaje-Chinthamani, considered to be a Tamil epic was a
A.  Buddhist
B.  Hindu
C.  Jaina
D.  Muslim
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20 .The single most important factor responsible for the transformation of Ancient Indian society into medieval society was the
A.  practice of land grants
B.  decline of trade
C.  proliferation of castes
D.  rigidity of the caste system
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21 .India's earliest contact with Islam was established through
A.  Turkish invasions of the 11th-12th centuries
B.  Arab invasion of Sindh in the 7th century
C.  Sufi saints and Arab travellers
D.  Arab merchants of Malabar coast
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22 .Kalhana's Rajatarangini is a work on the history of
A.  Kashmir
B.  Malwa
C.  Bengal
D.  Gujarat
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23 .Three most important cities associated with the Chandelas were
A.  Khajuraho, Mahoba (or Mahotsvanagar) and Kalanjar
B.  Dhara, Kalanjar, and Chhatarpur
C.  Tripuri, Kalanjar and Khajuraho
D.  Mahoba, Banda and Chhatarpur
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24 .The capital of the Pallavas was
A.  Madurai
B.  Mahabalipuram
C.  Kanchi or Conjeevaram
D.  Thanjavur
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25 .The Pallava king responsible for carving the Rathas of Mahaballpuram was
A.  Simhavarma
B.  Mahendravarman-I
C.  Nandivaraman-II
D.  Narsimhavarman
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