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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 15

1. Match List – I (Officer) with List – II (Department) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Officer)                                (Department)
(a) Sannidhata              (i) Incharge of revenue collection
(b) Samaharta              (ii)Incharge of commerce department
(c) Pa .nyadhaksa        (iii) Incharge of the harem guards
(d) Antarava.msika       (iv) Incharge of the treasury

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


2. Match List – I (Ruler) with List – II (Associated person) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Ruler)                         (Associated person)
(a) Bimbisara               (i) Deimachus
(b) Bindusara              (ii) St. Thomas
(c) Ajatasatru              (iii) Jivaka
(d) Gondopharnes       (iv) Vassakara

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


3. It is generally accepted that a special feature of the period between 200 B.C. and 300 A.D. is the increase in external trade. Which of the following factors did not assist in the increase?
(A) From a political point of view India had become one.
(B) The Mauryas had constructed various roads and introduced uniform system of administration and this helped in increase in trade.
(C) Indo-Greek rulers helped by establishing close relations with countries of the Mediterranean and West Asia.
(D) The Saka, Parthian and Kuana rulers helped by establishing close ties with Central Asian rulers.


4. Match List – I (Ancient Monument) with List – II (Characteristic feature) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                                        List – II
(Ancient Monument)                        (Characteristic feature)
(a) Sa~nchi Stupa                    (i) Tallest Buddhist structure
(b) Nalanda                             (ii) Represents Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina religions
(c) Junnar                                (iii) Contained the relics of Sariputra and Maudgalyayana
(d) Ellora                                 (iv) Rock-cut Chaityahall with circular plan
Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iii) (i)  (iv) (ii)
(B)  (ii) (iii)  (i) (iv)
(C)  (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(D)  (i)  (iv) (iii) (ii)


5. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
         (Ruler)                         (Figure shown on his coin)
(A) Kumaragupta I –               Chakrapuru.sa
(B) Kani. ska –                        Ardokso
(C) Agathocles –                     Balarama
(D) K. satrapaRajuvula–         Pallas


6. Match List – I (Ancient City) with List – II (Modern Representative) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                     List – II
(Ancient City)                (Modern Representative)
(a) Dasapura                     (i) Halebid
(b) Dvarasamudra            (ii) Mandsor
(c) Madhyamika               (iii) Nagari
(d) Samapa                      (iv) Jauga. da

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


7. Who among the following assumed the title of ‘Dharmamaharaja’ which was justified by the performance of numerous Vedic sacrifices including the Asvamedha?
(A) Pu. syamitra
(B) Sarvatata
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Pravarasena I


8. The seat of third Sangam of Tamil poets was located at
(A) Uraiy–ur
(B) Madura
(C) Tanjoreü
(D) Ka~nchi


9. Which one of the following Indian rulers had donated five villages to a Vihara built at Nalanda by Sailendra King Sri Balaputra?
(A) Kumaragupta I
(B) Harsa
(C) Devapala
(D) Bha. S karavarman


10. The rulers of which dynasty of the Deccan have been described by the Arab writers as the four great sovereigns of the world?
(A) Chalukyas of Vatapi
(B) Chalukyas of Kalya. ni
(C) Mauryas of Ko .nka .n
(D) Ra. s. trakutas of Manyakhe. ta



11. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Rajasekhara – Viddhasalabhanjika
(B) Sri Har. sa – Nai. SadhiyaCharita
(C) Mahendravarman– Kavirajamarga
(D) Sudraka – Mrichchaka.tikam



12. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                             List – II
a. Al-Biruni                    i. McCrindle
b. Megasthenes           ii. Beal
c. Faxian                      iii. Legge
d. Xuanzang                iv. Sachau

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


13. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): North India between 750 A.D. and 1200 A.D. witnessed the emergence and full growth of a new politico-socio- economic structure.
Reason (R): There is total unanimity among historians to describe this new structure as ‘feudalism’.

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




14. Which, one of the following, is not the anthology of Sangam literature?
(A) Ettutokai
(B) Tirrukkurala
(C) Pattupattu
(D) Ahinanuru


15. In which year the first English translation of Arthashastra was published?
(A) 1905
(B) 1909
(C) 1915
(D) 1960

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