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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 8

1. Arrange the following rulers in the chronological order:
(I) Agnimitra
(II) Pushyamitra
(III) Sumitra
(IV) Sujeshta

Codes:
(A) (I) (II) (III) (IV)
(B) (II) (I) (IV) (III)
(C) (III) (IV) (I) (II)
(D) (IV) (III) (II) (I)


2. The Romaka Sidhānta in Indian astronomy shows signs of
(A) Roman influence
(B) Greek influence
(C) Iranian influence
(D) Arabian influence



3. Match the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                               List – II
(a) Vikramashila          (i) Gujarat
(b) Valabhi                  (ii) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Besnagar              (iii) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Nagarjunakonda   (iv) Bihar

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


4. Which one of the following inscriptions provides the earliest epigraphical evidence of Sati?
(A) Mathura Inscription of Huvishka.
(B) Junagarh Inscription of Rudradaman.
(C) Eran Pillar Inscription of Bhanugupta.
(D) Banskhera Inscription of Harsh.


5. Match List-I (Rulers) with List-II (Inscriptions) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(a) Kumaragupta I       (i) Uttaramerur Inscription
(b) Kumargupta II       (ii) Bilsad Inscription
(c) Budhagupta          (iii) Sarnath Inscription
(d) Parantaka II          (iv) Eran Inscription

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


6. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Simha Vishnu
(ii) Parameswaravarman II
(iii) Narasimhavarman I
(iv) Mahendravarman I

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


7. The rulers of South India constantly fought with each other, because of
(A) Imperialistic ambition.
(B) Old dynastic rivalry.
(C) Desire to control the rivers like Godavari, Krishna and their valleys.
(D) Monopolistic ambition to control sea routes.



8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(a) Kodumanal         (i) Pallava Temple
(b) Gangaikondan   (ii) Port City
(c) Mahabalipuram  (iii) Trade Centre
(d) Poompuhar        (iv) Chola Seat of Power

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


9. With which of the following eras was the Malava-reckoning identical?
(A) Vikrama
(B) Śaka
(C) Gupta
(D) Kali


10. In which among the following a reference to the trading activities of the Tamils is found?
(A) Mullaippattu
(B) Nedunalvadai
(C) Silappadigaram
(D) Manimekhalai



11. The writer of Kural, the famous Deccan epic was
(A) Kamban
(B) Ottakuttan
(C) Puglenid
(D) Tiru-Valluvar


12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List – I                         List – II
(a) Tolkāppiyama     (i) Jain Philosophy
(b) Tir–ukkural         (ii) Love Story
(c) Silappadikāram  (iii) Tamil Grammar
(d) Paripā ′ dal         (iv) Philosophy

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


13. Which Indian epigraph yields the first evidence of zero?
(A) Apsad inscription of Adityasena.
(B) Gwalior inscription of Bhojdeva.
(C) Nasik inscription of Gotamiputra Satkarni.
(D) Hathigumpha inscription of Kharvela.


14. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Pallava King Mahendra-Varman I built some of the finest rock-cut Hindu temples, including, those at Mahabalipuram.
Reason (R): Mahendra-Varman I began life as a Jaina but was converted to Shaivism.

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.


15. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) RajarajaChola I
(ii) AdityaChola
(iii) RajendraChola
(iv) ParantakaChola I

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

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