Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 29

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 29 1

1 .To whom did the term 'Macedonia's madaman' refer?
A.  Alexander
B.  Xersus
C.  Darius
D.  Phillip II
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2 .During the period of Hiuen Tsang's visit, the city most famous for the production of cotton cloth was
A.  Benaras
B.  Pataliptura
C.  Mathura
D.  Ujjain
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3 .Of the following books and their respective fields, which of the combinations is incorrect?
A.  Charaka Samhita - Architecture
B.  Malavikagnimitra - Drama
C.  Surya Siddhanta - Astronomy
D.  Mitakshara Law
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4 .The chief impact of vedic culture on Indian history has been
A.  The growth of Sanskrit
B.  The rise of an other-worldly outlook
C.  The progress of philosophy
D.  The consolidation of the caste system
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5 .Foreigners were absorbed in a large number in the Indian society during the period?
A.  Rajput
B.  Gupta
C.  Mauryan
D.  Kushan
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6 .An elaborate system of municipal administration had been established by
A.  Skanda Gupta
B.  Chandragupta Maurya
C.  Kanishka
D.  Harshavardhana
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7 .The Buddha has been eulogized as an ocean of wisdom and compassion in
A.  Buddha-Charita
B.  Jataka tales
C.  Amarakosa
D.  The Light of Aisa
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8 .Which of the following periods is referred to as the period of Hindu revival or renaissance?
A.  Period of Harsha
B.  Kushan Period
C.  Gupta Period
D.  Mauryan Period
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9 .Who among the following had popularized the theory of the Arctic region as the original home of the Aryans?
A.  BG Tilak
B.  Max Muller
C.  GK Gokhale
D.  Dr S Radhakrishnan
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10 .Who among the following is referred to as the 'Sadhu from the west'?
A.  Thomas of Cannan
B.  St Thomas
C.  St Bartholomew
D.  None of the above
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11 .The greatest Buddhist commentator of the Buddhist canonical literature has been
A.  Nagarjuna
B.  Ashvaghosha
C.  Vasumitra
D.  Buddhaghosha
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12 .The most commonly used coin during the Mauryan period was
A.  Karashopana
B.  Nishka
C.  Suvarna
D.  Kakini
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13 .The reverential title of 'The Liberator' had been earned by
A.  Alexander
B.  Chandragupta Maurya
C.  Ashoka
D.  Chandragupta Vikramaditya
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14 .Among the four works mentioned below which one is encyclopaedic in nature?
A.  Mamarakosa
B.  Siddhantasiromani
C.  Ashtangahridaya
D.  Brihat Samhita
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15 .The Arab conquest of Sind in 712 AD had taken place under the leadership of
A.  Mohammed of Ghazni
B.  Mohammed-bin-Qasim
C.  Mohammed of Ghori
D.  None of the above
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16 .The philosophical essence, The world is but God manifest and God is my own soul may be traced to the
A.  Vedas
B.  Upanishadas
C.  Puranas
D.  Manusmriti
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17 .The ritualistic precepts pertaining to the hymns of the Vedas are known as the
A.  Samhitas
B.  Aranyakas
C.  Brahmanas
D.  Upanishads
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18 .The god whose worship had not gained ground in the Rlgvedic period was
A.  Marut
B.  Lord Shiva
C.  Agni
D.  Indra
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19 .The Digambaras and Shvetambaras differ primarily with regard to their
A.  Choice of god
B.  Philosophical doctrines
C.  Dress
D.  Rituals
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20 .The script of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A.  Dravidian
B.  Persian
C.  Sanskrit
D.  Undecipherable
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21 .Which of the following pairs of various eras and the respective years they commenced from, is wrong?
A.  Saka Era; 78AD
B.  Gupta Era; 320 AD
C.  Vikram Era; 58 AD
D.  Kali Era; 3102 BC
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22 .The largest urban centre in ancient India had been
A.  Pataliputra
B.  Kausambi
C.  Taxila
D.  Kannauj
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23 .The new element of Gopurm had been encouraged in temples of southern India by the
A.  Chalukyas
B.  Pallavas
C.  Cholas
D.  Pandyas
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24 .The temples known as the Seven Pagodas had been built by the
A.  Pallavas
B.  Cholas
C.  Hoysalas
D.  Chalukyas
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25 .Ashoka's conquest of Kalinga has been described in the minor rock edict numbered
A.  I
B.  IV
C.  VIII
D.  XIII
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26 .Which of the following was common to both the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?
A.  Horse
B.  Female deities
C.  Urban centres
D.  Iron implements
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27 .In which script were the Ashokan inscription were written in North West Frontier Province?
A.  Prakrit
B.  Brahmi
C.  Sanskrit
D.  Kharoshti
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28 .Madurai had been the capital of the
A.  Cholas
B.  Pallavas
C.  Rashtrakuta
D.  Pandyas
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29 .Which one of the following ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period?
A.  Kalyan
B.  Cambay
C.  Tamralipti
D.  Broach
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30 .The lowest unit of Chola administration was the
A.  Kottam
B.  Mandalam
C.  Kurram
D.  Valanadu
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31 .The Modi script had been employed in the documents of the
A.  Hoysalas
B.  Zamorins
C.  Marathas
D.  Wodeyaras
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32 .What was the original name of Euthydemia?
A.  Gondhara
B.  Sakala
C.  Kapisa
D.  Purushapura
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33 .In whose reign did the visit of Saint Thomas take place?
A.  Maues
B.  Gondophernes
C.  Kanishka
D.  Menander
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34 .One of them was not conquered by Kaniahka from China Identify.
A.  Khotan
B.  Yarkand
C.  Kashgar
D.  Kapisa
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35 .In whose coins was the wheel round?
A.  Menander
B.  Demetrius
C.  Kanishka
D.  Nahapana
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36 .What is the name of the preaching mudra of gesture, in which the Buddha is depicted delivering his first sermon, In the Gandhara Sculptures?
A.  Abhaya
B.  Dharmachakra
C.  Dhyana
D.  Bhumisparsha
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37 .The ramous Vedic river which had long ago become extinct and now supposed to be flowing underground In Rajasthan is
A.  Sindhu
B.  Sabastu
C.  Shatudri
D.  Saraswati
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38 .The word Jina from which the Jain(ism) has originated stands for
A.  great
B.  detached
C.  non-violence
D.  conqueror (of senses)
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39 .The most important craftsman in the Vedic period was the
A.  blacksmith
B.  goldsmith
C.  carpenter
D.  barber
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40 .In the Rigveda the term Dasas and Dasyus refers to
A.  robbers
B.  tribals
C.  non-Aryans
D.  menials
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41 .The rulers of a dynasty of the Deccan who were supposed to be Brahmanas and staunch supporters of Brahmanism were
A.  Satavahanas
B.  Vakatakas
C.  Rashtrakutas
D.  Chalukyas
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42 .The painting In the Ajanta Caves shows an Indian king receiving an embassy from the king or Persia. The king receiving the embassy has been identified with
A.  Pulakesin I
B.  Pulakesin II
C.  Rajendra Chola
D.  Dhruva IV
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43 .The successors of the Satavahanas in the Deccan were the
A.  Vakatakas
B.  Kadambas
C.  Rashtrakutas
D.  Chalukyas of Badami
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44 .The Sanskrit drama which triumph over the Nanda is
A.  Mrichhakatika
B.  Mudrarakshasa
C.  Devichandragupta
D.  Prabodhchadrodaya
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45 .River Chenab was known is ancient times as
A.  Parushni
B.  Satudri
C.  Himadri
D.  Asikru
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46 .Mahabharata was also known as
A.  Brihat Katha
B.  Jaya Samhita
C.  Rajatarangini
D.  Purana
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47 .'Abhijnanasakuntalam' has been reckoned as a masterpiece of
A.  Bhasa
B.  Kalidasa
C.  Asvaghosha
D.  Sudraka
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48 .Who, among the following rulers, organised the Second Buddhist Assembly?
A.  Ajatashatru
B.  Kalasoka
C.  Ashoka
D.  Ananda
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49 .The Pallava king who adopted the epithet of Vichitrachitta of curious minded was
A.  Mahendravarman I
B.  Narasimhavarman I
C.  Narasimhavarman II
D.  Simhavishnu
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50 .Among the following four works, which one is encyclopaedic in nature?
A.  Amarakosa
B.  Ashtangahrudaya
C.  Brihat Samhita
D.  Siddhanta Siromani
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