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Monday, June 18, 2012

General Studies - Ancient History for Prelims (History Quiz - 3)

1. Which is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India?
Gold coins
Punched marked silver coins
Iron plough
Urban culture
[A]3,4,1,2
[B]3,4,2,1
[C]4,3,1,2
[D]4,3,2,1


2. Assertion (A): According to Asoks’s edicts social harmony among the religion was more important than religious devotion
Reason (R): he spread the idea of equity instead of promotion of religion
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is 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. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched:
Lothal
[A]1,2,3,4
[B]3&4
[C]1, 2&4
[D]1&2


4. Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food grains to be utilised during crises in the country?
[A]Sohagaura copper plate
[B]Rummindei Pillar edicts of Asoka
[C]Pragaya Prasasti
[D]Mehrauli Pillar inscription by Chandra


5. The concept of Eight fold path forms the theme of:
[A]Dipavamsa
[B]Divyavadana
[C]Mahaparinibban
[D]Dharma chakra pravartana sutta


6. From the 3rd century AD when Hun invasion ended the Roman Empire, the Indian merchant reled more and more on the :
[A]African trade
[B]West European trade
[C]South East Asian trade
[D]Middle Eastern trade


7. The following persons came to India at one time or the other
Fa-Hein
I-Tsing
Megasthenes
Hieun-Tsang
The correct chronological order of their visit is:
[A]3,1,2,4
[B]3,1,4,2
[C]1,3,2,4
[D]1,3,4,2


8. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century BC:
[A]Gandhar
[B]Kamboj
[C]Kasha
[D]Magadh


9. The Indo-Laws kingdom set up in North Afghanistan in the beginning of 2nd century BC?
[A]Bacteria
[B]Scythia
[C]Zedrasia
[D]Aria


10. The term ‘Aryan’ denotes
[A]An ethnic group
[B]A nomadic group
[C]A speech group
[D]A superior race


11. Which one of the following ports handled the North Indian trade during Gupta period?
[A]Tamralipti
[B]Broach
[C]Kalian
[D]Cambray


12. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by:
[A]Greeks
[B]Shakas
[C]Parthians
[D]Mughals


13. Which of the following dynasties were ruling over India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?
[A]Nanda
[B]Maurya
[C]Sunga
[D]Kanva


14. Hoysala monuments are found in:
[A]Hampi and Hosper
[B]Halebid and Belur
[C]Mysore and Bangalore
[D]Sringeri and Dharwar


15. Which one of the following are correctly matched:
[A]Harrapan civilisation- painted Gray ware
[B]The Kushanas- Gandhara School of Arts
[C]The Mughals- Ajanta paintings
[D]The Marathas- Pahari School of Painting


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