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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 7

1. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
a. Pallava Dynasty      i. LingarajaTemple
b. Somavamsa           ii. VedanarayanTemple
c. Chalukya Dynasty iii. MukteshwarTemple
d. Chola Dynasty      iv. Lad Khan Temple

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


2. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Harshavardhana, according to the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, not only followed Buddhism, but also had a marked antipathy to the Brahmanical religion.
Reason (R): Some seals which refer to his elder brother as a Buddhist describe Harsha as a devoted Saiva.

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.


3. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(Ancient Towns)     (Present Site)
a. Anahilavada       1. Mandsor
b. Aihole                 2. Amaravati
c. Dhanyakatak      3. Badami
d. Dasapura           4. Patan

Codes
a          b          c          d
(A)      2          1          4          3
(B)      4          3          2          1
(C)      3          4          1          2
(D)      4          1          2          3


4. The temple of Rajarajesvara is dedicated to
(A) Kartikeya
(B) Siva
(C) Vishnu
(D) Surya


5. Identify the dynasty, the rulers of which called them Brahma- Kshatriya
(A) Pratihara
(B) Chalukya
(C) Sena
(D) Pala


6. Who among the following rulers provided financial help for the restoration of a demolished Mosque in Khambhat?
(A) Bhoja Paramara
(B) Mihira Bhoja
(C) Kumarapala
(D) Chamu araja


7. Which of the following dynasties is known for the involvement of women in its administration?
(A) Kalchuri
(B) Gahadavala
(C) Chahamana
(D) Chalukya


8. Chronologically arrange the following events and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) The collapse of Chalukya kingdom of Kalyani.
(ii) Conquest of Sri Lanka by Rajendra Chola
(iii) Annexation of Yadava kingdom of Devagiri to the Sultanate of Delhi
(iv) The visit of Marco Polo, the Venetian traveller to South India.

Codes:
(A) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(B) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(C) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(D) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)



9. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Neolithic age was followed by the age of metals.
Reason (R): For some time the use of stone implements continued side by side.

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 correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(a) Terracotta horse figure     (i) Banawali
(b) Terracotta spoked wheel  (ii) Mohenjodaro
(c) Fire altar                           (iii) Harappa
(d) Cemetery-H                     (iv) Kalibangan

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


11. The concept of ‘Oriental Despotism’ in Indian history was introduced by whom?
(A) James Mill
(B) Lamberg-Karlovsky
(C) H.G. Rawlinson
(D) C.H. Philips


12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(a) William Jones       (i) Indus Civilization
(b) James Prinsep     (ii) Indian Coins
(c) Cunningham         (iii) Decipherment of Indus Script
(d) Sir John Marshall (iv) Asiatic Society of Bengal

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


13. Match List-I (King) with List-II (Kingdom) and select the correct answer with the help of the code given below:
List – I                        List – II
(King)                          (Kingdom)
(a) Brahmadatta        (i) Kekaya
(b) Jarasandha         (ii) Kuru
(c) Janamejaya        (iii) Kāśi
(d) Asvapati             (iv) Magadha

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


14. The earliest available Indian coins were made of
(A) Gold
(B) Silver
(C) Copper
(D) Copper and Silver


15. In Mauryan period ‘Sita tax’ was imposed on
(A) Forest land only.
(B) Agricultural land under private control.
(C) Agricultural land under State control.
(D) Both (B) and (C).

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