Friday, June 15, 2012

Important Questions for Civil Services History Prelims (History Quiz - 2)

1. The term ‘Apabhramsa’ were used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote
[A]Outcastes among the Rajputs
[B]Deviations from vedic rituals
[C]Early form of some modern Indian language
[D]Non Sanskrit verse metres

2. Which one of the following text of ancient India allows divorce to wife estranged by her husband?
[C]Sukra Nitisara

3. Match list I and II and find the correct answer using codes:
List I
[A]A4, B3, C1, D2
[B]A4, B2, C3, D1
[C]A2, B3, C4, D1
[D]A3, B4, C1, D2

4. Which of the following statements regarding Ashoka stone pillar is incorrect?
[A]These are highly polished
[B]These are monolithic
[C]The shaft of pillars is tapering in shape
[D]These are parts of architectural structures

5. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?

6. The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the:

7. Milindapanho is dialogue between king Meanander and Buddhist Monk:

8. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Asoka?
[C]Special Kalinga Edict

9. In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatya Avalokiteshwar was also known as:

10. The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called:

11. Which of the following was the corporation of merchants in ancient India?

12. The Badami rock INSCRIPTION OF Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465 if same is to be dated in Vikram samvat, the year would be:

13. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas Shakas embraced Buddhism instead of Hinduism because:
[A]Buddhism was in ascendant at that time
[B]They had renounced the policy of war and violence
[C]Caste ridden Hinduism didn’t attract them
[D]Buddhism provide easier access to Indian society

14. The Asokan major rock Edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edict:
[A]I & II
[B]I & XI

15. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Mrichchakatikam- shudraka
Buddhacharita- Vasuvandhu
Mudrarakshasha- Vishakadatta
Harshacharita- Banabhatta
Select the correct answer using the code
[A]1, 2, 3 & 4
[B]1, 3 & 4
[C]1 & 4