Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 23

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 23 1

1 .Which of the following works of Kalidasa gives information about the Andhras?
A.  Sakuntala
B.  Malavikagnimitra
C.  Meghaduta
D.  Kumarasambhava
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2 .The first ruler of the Satavahanas was
A.  Simuka
B.  Govinda
C.  Sri Satakarni
D.  Nahapana
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3 .The Sunga period saw the growth of one of the following religions. Identify.
A.  Brahmanism
B.  Saivism
C.  Buddhism
D.  Nature worship
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4 .Who erected the Garuda pillar at Besnagar?
A.  Bhagabhadra
B.  Heliodorus
C.  Menander
D.  Antialkidas
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5 .Which among the following was not affected by the invasion of the Persians on India?
A.  Script in the North-West
B.  Coinage
C.  Court Ceremonies
D.  Sculpture
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6 .During the pre-Gupta age the foreign trade was most extensive with
A.  South East Asian Countries
B.  China
C.  Central Asia
D.  Roman Empire
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7 .Whose general was Appolodotus?
A.  Euthydemus
B.  Demetrius
C.  Diodotus
D.  Antichos
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8 .In whose court did Asvaghosa live?
A.  Harsha
B.  Samudra Gupta
C.  Kanishka
D.  Ashoka
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9 .The ancient Chola kingdom existed in the delta of the river
A.  Tungabhadra
B.  Cauvery
C.  Krishna
D.  Godavari
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10 .What is said to be the original home of the Sungas?
A.  Kalinga
B.  Vidisa
C.  Berar
D.  Bharhut
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11 .Milindapanho is a
A.  History of a dynasty
B.  Prakrit drama
C.  Sanskrit play
D.  Religious conversation
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12 .Which of the following statements about Arthasastra is not true?
A.  It prescribes the duty of a king
B.  It describes the then economic life of the country
C.  It lays down the principles of politics
D.  It highlights the need for financial reforms
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13 .Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?
A.  Slavery
B.  Rigidity of Caste
C.  Prostitution
D.  Widow remarriage
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14 .Alexander the great, was obliged to go back because
A.  he fell ill
B.  he suffered defeat in India
C.  his forces refused to go further
D.  he did not like India
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15 .The principles of Ashoka's Dharma (Dhamma) were taken from
A.  Buddhism
B.  Jainism
C.  Brahmanism
D.  The moral virtues of all Indian religions of that period
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16 .Which social evil was conspicuously absent in ancient India?
A.  Polygamy
B.  Sati system
C.  Devadasi system
D.  Purdah system
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17 .The one most important feature of the Mauryan Administration was
A.  wide powers enjoyed by the provincial governors
B.  the presence of a 'council of ministers'
C.  the presence of vast, numerous powers of the bureaucracy
D.  an extensive network of spy-system
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18 .The first Persian ruler who occupied part of Indian territory was
A.  Cyrus
B.  Cambyses
C.  Darius
D.  Xerxes
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19 .The fourth and the last Buddhist Council was convened by
A.  Ashoka
B.  Menander
C.  Kanishka
D.  Huvishka
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20 .The first image of the Buddha-was carved out during the reign of
A.  Ashoka
B.  Pusyamitra Shunga
C.  Kanishka I
D.  Menander
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21 .The greatest Kushana ruler whose contribution to Buddhism was even greater than that of Ashoka, was
A.  Kadphises
B.  Kanishka I
C.  Vasishka
D.  Huvishka
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22 .The worship of images (of Buddha) in India began during the period
A.  Mauryan
B.  Sunga
C.  Kushana
D.  Gupta
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23 .During the Sangam Age brisk and nourishing foreign trade was conducted from the south Indian ports of Muziris, Kaveripattnam or Poom-Puhar and Arikamedu to
A.  West Asia
B.  South East Asia
C.  Roman World
D.  Central Europe
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24 .The earliest stratum of the history of the Tamils is known as
A.  Chola Age
B.  Pandyan Age
C.  Sangam Age
D.  Pallava Age
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25 .Who of the following was the personal physician of Kanishka and also the author of a famous treatise on the Indian system of medicine?
A.  Charaka
B.  Susruta
C.  Nagarjuna
D.  Jevaka
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