Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 25

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 25 1

1 .When did the best productions of Gandhara sculpture appear?
A.  Mauryan Period
B.  Gupta Period
C.  Kushana Period
D.  Harsha Period
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2 .The caves of Ajanta and EIlora belonged to
A.  Jains
B.  Hindus
C.  Buddhists
D.  Sikhs
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3 .Which one of the following vedas contains sacrificial formulae?
A.  Sama Veda
B.  Yajur Veda
C.  Rig Veda
D.  Athrva Veda
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4 .The first Grammarian of the Sanakrit language was
A.  Kalhana
B.  Panini
C.  Maitreyi
D.  Kalidasa
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5 .The worship of images in India began during the _____ period.
A.  Mauryan
B.  Sunga
C.  Kusana
D.  Gupta
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6 .The Camoua ruler of ancient India who is said to have been converted to Jainism, towards the end of his life, is
A.  Bindusara
B.  Samudragupta
C.  Chandragupta
D.  Ashoka
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7 .The harappan economy was primarily___ in nature.
A.  Rural
B.  Industrial
C.  Urban
D.  Capitalist
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8 .The concept of Eight-Cold Path forms the theme of
A.  Dipavamsa
B.  Divyavadana
C.  Mahaparinibban Sutta
D.  Dharmachakrapravartana Sutta
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9 .The greatest Kushana ruler whose contribution to Buddhism was even greater than that of Ashoka was
A.  Kadphises
B.  Kanishka I
C.  Vaishka
D.  Huvishka
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10 .The Upanishads are a series of books devoted to
A.  Yoga
B.  Social law
C.  Religious rituals
D.  Philosophy
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11 .Whom was Ashvaghosha a contemporary of?
A.  Menander
B.  Harsha
C.  Kanishka
D.  Ashoka
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12 .Name the later Gupta ruler who had performed the Ashvaghosha Yajna (Horse Sacrifice) and assumed the Imperial title of Maharajadhiraj?
A.  Kamarupa
B.  Mahasena Gupta
C.  Adityasen
D.  Kumaragupta III
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13 .Which of the following temples has acquired the name of the Black Pagoda?
A.  Sun Temple
B.  Lingaraj Temple
C.  Bhuvaneshwari Temple
D.  Jagannathdeva Temple
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14 .Who, from among the following rulers, had ruled over the largest part of India?
A.  Kanishka
B.  Chandragupta I
C.  Chandragupta Maurya
D.  Ashoka
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15 .Emperor Harsha's southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by
A.  Pulakesin-I
B.  Pulakesin-Il
C.  Vikramaditya-I
D.  Vikramaditya-II
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16 .The aim of Ashoka's Dhamma was
A.  Subtle conquest
B.  Religious domination
C.  A casteless society
D.  Non-violence and peace
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17 .By whom had the stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh been built?
A.  Ashoka
B.  Harshavardhana
C.  Kanishka
D.  Chandragupta
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18 .The Buddha's Eight Fold Path did not include
A.  Right Resolve
B.  Right Views
C.  Right Speech
D.  Right Table Manners
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19 .The Mauryan administration was highly
A.  Decentralized
B.  Bureaucratic
C.  Centralized
D.  Despotic
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20 .The Indus Valley Civilization has been assigned the period 2500-1800 BC on the basis of
A.  Mystical insight by modern seers
B.  Markings on seals
C.  Radio carbon dating
D.  Travellers written accounts
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21 .The concluding portions of the Brahmanas are called the
A.  Vedas
B.  Agamas
C.  Tantras
D.  Satpathas
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22 .What does the Yajur Veda contain?
A.  Only hymns
B.  Spells and charms
C.  Hymns and rituals
D.  Commentaries on society
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23 .Which of the following are essentially books of rituals?
A.  The Vedas
B.  The Upanishads
C.  The Aranyakas
D.  The Brahmanas
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24 .In the Rigvedic period, after the king the next most Important functionary of the State was the
A.  Senani
B.  Revenue collector
C.  Magician-doctor
D.  Purohita
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25 .What did the Devadana type of a land tenure signify?
A.  Villages donated to Brahmins
B.  Villages donated to the King
C.  Villages donated to the gods
D.  Villages not normally lived in
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