Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 24

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1 .Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the ruling dynasties of northern India, from the decline of the Mauryas to the rise of the imperial Guptas?
A.  Sungas, Indo-Greeks, Kushans, Sakas and Guptas
B.  Sungas, Kushans, Parthians, Sakas and Guptas
C.  Sungas, Kanvas, Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Parthians and Guptas
D.  Kanvas, Sungas, Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Parthians and Guptas
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2 .Kanishka is associated with an era which is known as
A.  Vikram era
B.  Saka-Shalivahan era
C.  Saka era
D.  Gupta era
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3 .The greatest conqueror among the Gupta rulers was
A.  Samudragupta
B.  Chandragupta II
C.  Kumargupta
D.  Skandagupta
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4 .The last great ruling dynasty of Magadha was
A.  Sunga
B.  Kanva
C.  Kusana
D.  Gupta
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5 .Which of the following is one of the greatest classics of the Sangam literature?
A.  Tikappiyam
B.  Kural
C.  Pattuppattu
D.  Silapadikaram or Manimekalai
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6 .The Gupta king who is known in the Indian legends as Vikramaditya was
A.  Chandragupta I
B.  Samudragupta
C.  Chandragupta II
D.  Skandagupta
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7 .The foremost astronomer and mathematician of the Gupta period was
A.  Aryabhatta
B.  Varahamihira
C.  Brahmagupta
D.  Vanabhata
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8 .The Gupta artists had attained the highest perfection in
A.  architecture
B.  sculpture
C.  terracotas
D.  painting
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9 .The Chinese traveller Fa-hien visited India and left a detailed account of the reign of
A.  Samudragupta
B.  Chandragupta II
C.  Kumargupta I
D.  Skandagupta
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10 .The famous Mehrauli Iron Pillar inscription describes the conquest of
A.  Samudragupta
B.  Chandragupta II
C.  Chandragupta Maurya
D.  Chandra of Indraprastha
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11 .The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, called the Prince of Pilgrims visited India during the reign of
A.  Harsha
B.  Chandragupta II
C.  Dharampala
D.  Devapala
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12 .After the decline of the Guptas, which of the following cities of North India emerged as the centre of political gravity of North India?
A.  Ajmer
B.  Kannauj
C.  Dhara
D.  Delhi
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13 .Harsha was the last great royal patron of
A.  Jainism
B.  Buddhism
C.  Shaivism
D.  Bhagavatism
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14 .What was Chandragupta-II also known as?
A.  Samudragupta
B.  Vikramaditya
C.  Skandagupta
D.  Raanagupta
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15 .That the Rig Vedic Aryana were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that
A.  there are many references to the cow in the Rig Veda
B.  Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows
C.  Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
D.  All of the above
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16 .After the death of Harsha, a tripartite struggle ensued between the three contemporary powers for the supremacy of Kannauj. Which of the following was not a party in the struggle?
A.  Gurjar Partiharas
B.  Rastrakutas
C.  Palas
D.  Paramaras
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17 .Harsha was defeated by
A.  Sasanka
B.  King of Valabhi
C.  Bhaskarvarman
D.  Pulkesin II
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18 .In the early Vedic-period, Varna system was based on
A.  Education
B.  Birth
C.  Occupation
D.  Talen
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19 .Coins made of metal first appeared in
A.  Harappan Civilisation
B.  Later Vedic Age
C.  Age of the Buddha
D.  Age of the Mauryas
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20 .Who was the court poet of Harsha-vardhana?
A.  Bhani
B.  Ravi Kirti
C.  Bana
D.  Vishnu Sharma
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21 .The coins of which of the following reveal their love for music?
A.  Maurya
B.  Nandas
C.  Guptas
D.  Cholas
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22 .The year of accession of Kanishka to throne was
A.  108 AD
B.  58 AD
C.  128 AD
D.  78 AD
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23 .'Prince of Pilgrims' was the name attributed to
A.  Fa-Hien
B.  I-tsing
C.  Hiuen Tsang
D.  Megasthenese
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24 .The Great Bath of Indus Valley civilisation is found at
A.  Harappa
B.  Mohenjo-Daro
C.  Ropar
D.  Kalibangan
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25 .The famous poet Kalidasa lived in the court of
A.  Chandragupta
B.  Chandragupta-II
C.  Samudragupta
D.  Kumaragupta
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