Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 18

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 18 1

1 .The philosophy propounded in the Upanishads is known as
A.  Advaita
B.  Vedanta
C.  Yoga
D.  Samkhya
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2 .Bhagavatiam refers to worship of
A.  Vasudeva Krishna
B.  Brahma
C.  Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva
D.  Durga as Shakti
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3 .Vaishnavism, a later development of Bhagavatism, advocates the worship of
A.  Vishnu
B.  Ram and Krishna
C.  Vishnu and his incarnations
D.  Vishnu and Lakshmi
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4 .After the growth of the Vedic religion the most important development in the history of the so-called Hinduism was the development of
A.  Shaivism
B.  Saktism
C.  Bhagavatism
D.  Tantricism
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5 .Which of the following was the first metal to be discovered and used as tools by humans?
A.  Iron
B.  Gold
C.  Tin
D.  Copper
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6 .Vardhamana Mahavira the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism was born at ____ and died at ____.
A.  Vaishali and Rajagriha
B.  Kusinara and Pava
C.  Kundagrama and Pava
D.  Kashi and Champa
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7 .Of the five vows (Panch Anuvratas) of Jainism, four existed before Mahavira. The one which he added was
A.  not to kill (non-injury)
B.  not to steal
C.  non-attachment to worldly things
D.  celibacy
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8 .In Jainism the aim of life is to attain Nirvana or Moksha for which one has to
A.  follow three jewels and five vows
B.  practice, non-violence and non-injury to all living beings
C.  renounce the world and attain right knowledge
D.  believe in the Jains and absolute non-violence
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9 .The 'Three Jewels' (Triratnas) of Jainism are
A.  right faith or intentions, right knowledge and right conduct
B.  right action, right livelihood and right effort
C.  right thoughts, non-violence and non-attachment
D.  right speech, right thinking and right behaviour
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10 .The founder of Jainism was
A.  Rishbha
B.  Neminath
C.  Parsvanatha
D.  Vardhaman Mahavira
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11 .Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana during the reign of
A.  Asoka
B.  Kanishka
C.  Menander
D.  Harsha
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12 .The name Buddha means
A.  enlightened
B.  learned
C.  divine
D.  sacred
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13 .Outside India, Buddhism was first accepted in
A.  China
B.  Japan
C.  Sri Lanka
D.  Tibet
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14 .Of all the states in northern India in 6th century BC which of the following states emerged as the most powerful?
A.  Anga
B.  Magadha
C.  Kashi
D.  Kosala
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15 .When Alexander invaded India, Magadha was being ruled by the
A.  Haryankas
B.  Sisunagas
C.  Nandas
D.  Mauryas
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16 .Jatakas are the stories of
A.  Buddha's life
B.  Buddha's previous lives
C.  The lives of the future Buddhas
D.  Great saints of Buddhism
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17 .Kautilya (also known as Vishnugupta and Chanakya) is the author of Arthasastra which has been compared with
A.  Plato's State
B.  Machiavelli's Prince
C.  Karl Marx's Das Kapital
D.  Hitler's Mein Kampf
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18 .Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Ashoka?
A.  Sri Lankan chronicles Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa
B.  Buddhist works Divyavadana and Ashokavadana
C.  Inscriptions of Ashoka
D.  Archaeological Sources and the Puranas
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19 .The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanakrit play written by Kalidasa
A.  Mudrarakshas
B.  Devichandragupta
C.  Malavikagnimitram
D.  Mrichhakatika
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20 .Ashoka's claim to be one of the greatest rulers in world history life in the fact that
A.  his aims covered both the religious and secular aspects of life
B.  he worked for the material moral and spiritual uplift of the people
C.  after a single conquest he dedicated himself completely to the cause of peace
D.  he attempted to unify the people of different castes and communities into a bound of common moral ideal
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21 .The Mauryan sculptors had attained the highest perfection in the carving of
A.  floral designs
B.  pillars
C.  animal figures
D.  yaksha figures
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22 .The most striking feature of the Ashokan pillars is their
A.  monolithic structure
B.  carving
C.  polish
D.  uniformity of workmanship
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23 .The moat important official post with vast responsibilities created by Asoka was
A.  Rajuka
B.  Yukta
C.  Dharamamahamatya
D.  Prativedaka
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24 .In his inscriptions Ashoka called himself
A.  Devanampriya Priyadarshi King
B.  Ashoka Priyadarshi
C.  Dhammasoka (Dharmasoka)
D.  Daivaputra
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25 .The most famous Indo-Greek ruler of India, famous for his sense of Justice and dialogues with a Buddhist monk Nagasena (as described in the Buddhist work Milinda Panho) was
A.  Demetrius
B.  Menander
C.  Eukratises
D.  Heliocles
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