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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ancient History Question Paper for Civil Services (History Quiz - 1)

1. The word Hindu as referred to the people of Hind (India)was first used by-
[A]The Greeks
[B]The Romans
[C]The Arabs
[D]The Chinese


2. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of Vedas?
[A]Lopamudra
[B]Gargi
[C]Leelavati
[D]Savitri


3. In Sanskrit plays written during Gupta period women and shudras speak-
[A]Sanskrit
[B]Prakrit
[C]Pali
[D]Sauraseni


4. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscription is-
[A]Chakravarti
[B]Dharmaveda
[C]Dharmakriti
[D]Priyadarsi


5. The Nagara, the Dravids the Vesara are-
[A]The three main racial groups of Indian subcontinent
[B]The three main linguistic divisions into which Indian languages can be divided
[C]The three main styles of Indian temple architecture
[D]The three main musical gharanas prevent in India


6. The term “Yavanapriya” mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted-
[A]A fine variety of Indian Muslim
[B]Ivory
[C]Damsel sent to the Greek court for dance performance
[D]Pepper


7. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by:
[A]Mahayana Buddhism
[B]Himayana Buddhism
[C]Jainism
[D]Lokayata School


8. According to ancient cosmogonic ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four acons (yugas) is:
[A]Dvapar Krita Treta and Kali
[B]Krita Dvapar Treta Kali
[C]Krita Treta Dvapar Kali
[D]Treat Dvapar Krita Kali


9. Which one of the following temples figured in the news regarding the institution of Devdasis?
[A]Jagganath Temple Puri
[B]Pasupathinath Temple Kathmandu
[C]Kandariyamahadev Temple Khajuraho
[D]Chaunsathyogini Temple, Bheraghat


10. The river most mentioned in early Vedic Literature is
[A]Sindhu (Indus)
[B]Sutudri
[C]Sarasvati
[D]Ganga


11. Which of the following is not a part of early Jains Literature?
[A]Therigatha
[B]Acarangasutra
[C]Sutrakritanga
[D]Brihatkalpasutra


12. Which of the following were common to Buddhism and Jainism?
Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
Indifference to authority of Vedas
Denial of efficiency of rituals
Non injury to life
[A]1,2,3,4
[B]2, 3, 4
[C]1, 3, 4
[D]1, 2


13. In the context of ancient Indian society which one of the following does not belong to the category of other three?
[A]Kula
[B]Vamsa
[C]Kosa
[D]Gotra


14. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine in the Gupta period
[A]Saumilla
[B]Sudraka
[C]Shaunaka
[D]Susrutha


15. Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green shiest as the medium inspired by Greeks?
[A]Maurya sculptures
[B]Mathura sculptures
[C]Brahut sculptures
[D]Gandhara sculptures


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