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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

IAS IES History Objective Questions Answers (History Quiz - 5)

1. Mrichchhakatika an ancient Indian book written by Shudraka deals with:
[A]The love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan
[B]Victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of western India
[C]The military expedition and Exploits of Samundragupya
[D]The Love affair between a Gupta king and princess of Kamrupa


2. Consider the following statement :
1. Vardhaman Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka
2. Gautam Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshalan dynasty
3. Parshavanath the 23rd Tirthankara belonged to Banaras
4Which of the following is true:
[A]Only 1
[B]Only2
[C]Both 2 & 3
[D]All 1, 2 & 3


3. Consider the following statement
1. The last Mauryan ruler Brihadrath was assassinated by his commander –in chief
2. The last Sunga king was assasinted by his Brahamana Minister Vasudev Kanva who up surged the throne
3. The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras
Which of the following statements are true?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]All 1, 2 & 3


4. Which of the following Vedas contain an account of charms and magical spells:
[A]Rigveda
[B]Yajurveda
[C]Atharvaveda
[D]Samaveda


5. Which of the following sequence indicates the correct chronological order?
[A]Shankaracharya-Ramanuja-Chaitanya
[B]Rananuja-Shankaracharya-Chaitanya
[C]Shankaracharya- -Chaitanya- Ramanuja
[D]Chaitanya- Ramanuja –Shankaracharya


6. Which one of the following is not a contemporary of the other there-
[A]Bimbsara
[B]Gautam Buddha
[C]Milinda
[D]Prasenjit


7. Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?
[A]Amostghavarsha I
[B]Dantidurga
[C]Dhruva
[D]Krishna I


8. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshila located?
[A]Indus and Jhelum
[B]Jhelum and Chenab
[C]Chenab and Ravi
[D]Ravi and Beas


9. With reference to the invaders in ancient history, which one of the following is in the correct chronological order
[A]Greeks-Shakas-Kushanas
[B]Greeks -Kushanas- Shakas
[C]Shakas -Greeks-Kushanas
[D]Kushanas- Greeks-Shakas


10. Consider the following statements:
The Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic toward Buddhism
The Pala rulers of Eastern India were Patrons of Buddhism
Which of the above is correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]None


11. The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which of the following?
[A]Mahapadma Nanda
[B]Chandragupta Maurya
[C]Ashoka
[D]Samundragupt


12. What does the Baudhayan theorem (Baudhaya Sulva Sutra) relate to?
[A]Lengths of the sides of a right angled triangle
[B]Calculation of the value of pi
[C]Logarithmic calculations
[D]Normal distribution curve


13. Anekantavada is the core theory and philosophy of which one of the following:
[A]Buddhism
[B]Jainism
[C]Sikhism
[D]Vaishnav


14. There are two main examples of cave painting of the Gupta period in ancient India. Which is the other surviving example of the cave paintings?
[A]Bagh caves
[B]Ellora caves
[C]Lomas rishi caves
[D]Nasik caves


15. Why Buddhism did started declining in the medieval times?
1. Buddha was by that time considered an incarnation of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism
2. The invading tribes from Central India till the time of the Gupta king adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists
3. The Kings of Gupta dynasty were strongly opposed to the Buddhism
Which of these statements is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Both 1 & 3
[C]Both 2 & 3
[D]All 1, 2 & 3


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