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Ancient History Test-6

Que.1

Which of the following statements is/are true about Harshavardhana?
1.  He supported Buddhism, Vedism and Jainism.
2.  Fa-hein , a Chinese traveller came to India during the times of Harsha.
3.  He patronized the University of Nalanda.
   Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 3

C.

None

D.

All

Que.2

Which of the following statement related to the Indus valley civilization is incorrect?

A.

Houses and other structures were made of baked bricks which were joined in interlocking pattern.

B.

Clay, copper and bronze was used for making pots.

C.

People of Harappa domesticated cattle, sheep, goat, buffalo and pig.

D.

Dockyards have been discovered in Dholavira and Lothal.

Que.3

Which of the following statements is/are true about the Gupta Age?
1. The largest number of gold coins were issued at that time.
2. Sati was in practice during this age.
3. The Sanskrit language became prominent during the Gupta period which gave rise to Nagari script.
 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A.

1 and 2

B.

Only 2

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.4

Consider the following statements related to the Post Mauryan Empires:
1. Satvahanas: promoted the growth of Vaishnavism and the Sanskrit language. 
2. Sunga dynasty: patronized Buddhism and Brahmanism and built chaityas and viharas.
3. Kushans: sent missionaries to Central Asia and China for the propagation of the Buddhism.
  Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

A.

1 and 2

B.

Only 3

C.

All

D.

None

Que.5

Which of the following statements is/are true about Samudragupta?
1. He believed in the policy of Ashoka i.e. policy of peace and non-aggression.
2. The inscriptions about his glory are engraved in the Allahabad pillar which carries the same of King Ashoka also.
 Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Both

D.

None

Que.6

Which of the following statements is/are true about the knowledge based developments in ancient India?
1. Panini was credited with the systematization of the rules governing the Sanskrit in his Ashtadhyayi.
2. Indians got the knowledge of decimal system from the Chinese travellers coming to India.
3. The famous book on astronomy Brihatsamhita was written by Varahamihira.
 Codes:

A.

1 and 3

B.

Only 2

C.

1 and 2

D.

None

Que.7

Which of the following statements is/are true about administrative path of Satavahanas rules?
1. Senapati: He was appointed as provincial governer.
2. Gaulmika: He was the administrative head of the rural areas.
3. Uparakshita: He was charged with the duty of building caves etc. for the monks. 
       Codes:

A.

1 and 3

B.

2 and 3

C.

All

D.

None

Que.8

Match the following:
The Mahajanpadas      Capital
1. Kamboja                   A. Champa
2. Gandhara                 B. Rajapura
3. Vatsas                      C. Kaushambi
4. Anga                        D. Taxila
  Codes:
 1 2 3 4

A.

B   D  C  A

B.

C   D  B  A

C.

A   C  B  D

D.

C   B  D  A

Que.9

Which of the following statements is/are true regarding position of women in Later Vedic period?
1. The status of women improved in later vedic period relative to early vedic period.
2. There was an attempt towards establishment of social stratification on the gender lines.
3. Women often performed Sati and were deprived of the right to attend assemblies.
 Codes:

A.

1 and 3

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 1

D.

2 and 3

Que.10

Which of the following is/are the cultural contribution of the Vijayanagar?
1. Vijayanagar period is known for the origin of Carnatic Music under Purandhar Das.
2. Different languages such as Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil flourished in the regions.
3. Hazara Ramaswamy temple and Vitthala Temple were built during this age.
  Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

Only 3

D.

All

Que.11

Historians refer "Kannauj  Triangle" for struggle of among which three dynasties?

A.

Gurjara Pratiharas, Palas and Rastrakata.

B.

Rajputs, Chauhons and Ghantella.

C.

Rastrakatas, Chalukyas and Pallavas.

D.

Palas, Chantellas and Rajputs.

Que.12

Consider the following statements related to the Vedic Literature:
1. The Brahmanas give discourses on different spiritual and philosophical problems.
2. The Aranyakas and the Upanishads elaborate Vedic rituals. 
3. The Puranas was composed primarily in Sanskrit and regional languages.
  Which of the above given statements is/are incorrect?

A.

 2 and 3

B.

1 and 2

C.

Only 3

D.

None

Que.13

Which of the following pairs is/are correct?
       Age                                     Tools
1. Lower Palaeolithic age        : Crude Chipping
2. Middle Palaeolithic age       : Flakes          
3. Upper Palaeolithic age        : Blades and burin
  Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

Only 3

D.

1, 2 and 3

Que.14

Which of the following work during the Mauryan Dynasty is/are correct?
1. Kautilya's Arthasastra tells about war and diplomacy.
2. Visakadatta's Mudrarakshasa informs about Mauryan culture and society.
3. The Indika written by Megasthenes gives details about the Kalinga War.
4. Asoka's Edicts provide information on the decline of the Mauryan Empire.
  Select the correct statement from below given codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

2 and 3

C.

1, 2 and 4

D.

1 and 3

Que.15

Which of these is/are the salient features of the economy of Indus valley civilization?
1. Barter system of trade.
2. Standard weights and measures.
3. Trade with Mesopotamia.
4. Navigation in Arabian Sea.
  Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A.

1 and 2

B.

1, 2 and 3

C.

1, 2 and 4

D.

All

Que.16

Which of the following books mentioned two royal ceremonies of Rajasuya and Vajpeya  ?

A.

Maha Upanishad

B.

Mundaka Upanishad

C.

Arthashashtra

D.

Yajurveda

Que.17

Which of the following is/are true ?
1. Copper is the first metal to be used in India.
2. Mauryan Empire was at the time of Bronze Age.
3. The large number of gold coins were issued by Guptas.

A.

Only 1&3   

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

All of the above.

Que.18

Which ruling dynasty of India sent an embassy to Roman Emperor Augustus?

A.

Cholas

B.

Rashtrakutas

C.

Mauryan dynasty

D.

Pandyas

Que.19

In ancient India which of the following refers to Gram Bhojaka ?

A.

Village Headman  

B.

Village Guard

C.

Village Moneylender

D.

Village Priest

Que.20

Which of the following text allows divorce to a women deserted by her husband ?

A.

Artha Shashtra

B.

Kalpa Sutra

C.

Manduka Upanishad

D.

Manusmriti

Que.21

Which of the following pair(s) is/correct?
1. Adimai           : Landless labourers 
2. Kadaisiyar     : Revenue Collector 
3. Uzavar          : Big Merchants

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

None of these.

Que.22

Which of the following pair is/are correct with their meaning ?
1. Vibhatra      :Tolerance towards all sect
2. Rudra         :War strategy
3. Shanti         :Peace

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

None of these.

Que.23

What is Shrenis in ancient India ?

A.

A group of village headmen

B.

A particular religion in Indian society

C.

A gang of robbers

D.

Association of craftsmen & Merchants

Que.24

Which of the following is the artificial made material used to make bangles and beads?
1. Lapis Lazuli 
2. Faience 
3. Gold

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

None of these.

Que.25

Which of the following is/are true about Sulvasutra ?
1. It is one of the earliest book in Medicine.
2. Charak and Sushruta both have contributed in this
3. Bandhyan is the writer here.

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2&3

C.

Only 3

D.

All of the above.

Rank List

 
Rank
Name
Marks Obtained
Yashwant Kishore Singh
1
Yashwant Kishore Singh
28.72
rajnish
2
rajnish
24.72
Chirag madan
3
Chirag madan
24.04
Harsha ojha
4
Harsha ojha
24.00
akash gupta
5
akash gupta
20.04
ADITYA A MOGHE
6
ADITYA A MOGHE
18.08
megha
7
megha
14.06
Sukhbir
8
Sukhbir
12.74
Surya Kumar Shukla
9
Surya Kumar Shukla
0.00
V D Srikar
10
V D Srikar
0.00
Atul
11
Atul
0.00
DARPAN
12
DARPAN
0.00
mvssp
13
mvssp
0.00
Sinas k
14
Sinas k
0.00
Satish Kumar
15
Satish Kumar
0.00
jadeja pruthvirajsinh
16
jadeja pruthvirajsinh
0.00
rahul gautam
17
rahul gautam
0.00
Saumil Agarwal
18
Saumil Agarwal
0.00
anil
19
anil
0.00
Jyoti Sharma
20
Jyoti Sharma
0.00
priya
21
priya
0.00
aditya kumar jha
22
aditya kumar jha
0.00
ravi kumar
23
ravi kumar
0.00
RATIKANTA  PRADHAN
24
RATIKANTA PRADHAN
0.00
Yatindra
25
Yatindra
-0.66
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