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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 13

1. According to Al-Beruni, the antyajas were
(A) Hadi, Dom and Chandala caste of people
(B) Prostitutes
(C) Eight guilds of people below the Sudras
(D) Foreigners


2. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Term)                                (Meaning)
(a) Jajamani system     (i) Cultivable land
(b) Kakini                     (ii) Land measurement
(c) Kshetra                  (iii) Remuneration paid in kind for services
(d) Nivartana               (iv) Copper coin

Codes:
(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)
(A)      (i)         (iii)       (ii)        (iv)
(B)      (ii)        (iv)       (i)         (iii)
(C)      (iii)       (iv)       (i)         (ii)
(D)      (iv)       (ii)        (iii)       (i)



3. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
     List – I                                         List – II
    (Author)                                        (Work)
a. Mammata                            i. Kumarapalacharita
b. Sandhyakara Nandi            ii. Ramacharita
c. Hemachandra                     iii. Kavyaprakasha
d. Bhatti                                  iv. Ravanavadha

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      i           ii          iv         iii
(B)      ii          iv         iii         i
(C)      iii         ii          i           iv
(D)      iv         iii         ii          i



4. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Subinfeudation gave rise to a hierarchy of landlords, different from the actual tillers of the soil.
Reason (R): From 8th century onwards, hierarchical control over land was created by large scale sub infeudation.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.



5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
          List – I                                   List – II
(a) Kirtivarman                           (i) Vatapi
(b) Simhavishnu                        (ii) Tanjaur
(c) Dantivarman                        (iii) Kanchipuram
(d) Vijayalaya                            (iv) Manyekheta

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(B)  (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(C)  (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(D)  (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)


6. In which one of the following ancient literary works a separate section of painting is found?
(A) Panchasiddhantika
(B) Vishnudharmottara Purana
(C) Panchatantra
(D) Natyashastra


7. Which one of the following was the revenue officer of the Chola dynasty?
(A) Aulnayak
(B) Sherundaram
(C) Varitppottagakka
(D) Perumakkal



8. Match List – I (Archaeological Site) with List – II (Identification) and select the correct answer with the help of the code given below:
List – I                                          List – II
(Archaeological Site)              (Identification)
(a) Bagore                            (i) Chalcolithic site of Madhya Pradesh
(b) Brahmagiri                      (ii) Megalithic site of Karnataka
(c) Maheshwara                   (iii) Mesolithic site of Rajasthan
(d) Tekkalakota                    (iv) Neolithic site of Karnataka

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (i)  (iii) (iv) (ii)
(B)  (iii) (ii) (i)  (iv)
(C)  (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(D)  (ii)  (i) (iv) (iii)


9. Which proto-historic site has yielded the evidence of threads of raw silk?
(A) Ahar
(B) Inamgaon
(C) Navadatoli
(D) Nevasa



10. Match List – I (Vedic rivers) with List – II (Present counterparts) and select the correct answer with the help of the code given below:
List – I                                List – II
(Vedic Rivers)                (Present Counterparts)
(a) Vipas                       (i) Jhelum
(b) Paru.s. ni                (ii) Ravi
(c) Vitasta                    (iii) Beas
(d) Sutudri                   (iv) Sutlej

Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)   (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(B)   (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(C)   (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(D)  (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)


11. The BoghazKeui inscription from Asia Minor refers to the following Vedic deities:
(A) Indra, Varu. na, Agni and Surya
(B) Indra, Varu. na, Mitra and Agni
(C) Indra, Mitra, Varu. na and Nasatyas
(D) Indra, Mitra, Dyuas and Nasatyas


12. To which of the following tribes did King Sudasa, described in the. Rig-Veda as having defeated ten Kings, belong?
(A) Anu
(B) Druhyu
(C) Tritsu
(D) Yadu


13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The Greek historian Herodotus tells us that ‘India was the twentieth and most prosperous satrapy (province) of the Persian empire’.
Reason (R): By the time of Alexander’s invasion (327-326 B.C.) all the Persian impact on India had become non-existent.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


14. Who had made the following statement?
‘Bhagavapi Khatrioahampikhatrio’ (Bhagawan [Buddha] was a Kshatriya I too am a kshatriya).
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Prasenjit
(C) Ajatasatru
(D) Sisunaga


15. Which one of the following Sangam poets has mentioned about the hoarded wealth of the rulers of the Nanda dynasty?
(A) Avvaiyar
(B) Mamulanar
(C) Parnar
(D) Ilango Adigal

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