Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 22

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  • 1. 

    He was a ruler from the Kushan dynasty. Identify him from the given options?

    • A.

      Kadphises-I

    • B.

      Vijay Aditya VI

    • C.

      Raja Raja II

    • D.

      Vira Chola Vishnu Vardhana IX

    Correct Answer
    A. Kadphises-I
    Explanation
    Kadphises-I is the correct answer because he was indeed a ruler from the Kushan dynasty. The other options, Vijay Aditya VI, Raja Raja II, and Vira Chola Vishnu Vardhana IX, do not belong to the Kushan dynasty and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Out of the following options, which is not associated with the growth of cave art?

    • A.

      Marie

    • B.

      Amarnath

    • C.

      Mahabalipuram

    • D.

      All of the above are associated

    Correct Answer
    B. Amarnath
    Explanation
    Amarnath is not associated with the growth of cave art. The other options, Marie and Mahabalipuram, are both known for their cave art. Marie refers to the Marie-Galante Island in the Caribbean, which has cave paintings dating back to pre-Columbian times. Mahabalipuram, located in India, is famous for its rock-cut temples and cave art. However, Amarnath is primarily known for its Hindu shrine and pilgrimage site, not for cave art.

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  • 3. 

    Why was Din-i-Ilahi of Akbar not a success?

    • A.

      It wasn't patronised after Akbar

    • B.

      As per Muslims, it was difficult to accept another religion

    • C.

      It wasn't suitably projected to the masses

    • D.

      All the above options are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above options are correct
    Explanation
    The reason why Din-i-Ilahi of Akbar was not a success is because it wasn't patronized after Akbar's reign, Muslims found it difficult to accept another religion, and it wasn't suitably projected to the masses.

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  • 4. 

    Out of the following mythical sages, which is attributed with bringing Sanskritic culture true to the south?

    • A.

      Pitrs

    • B.

      Gautama

    • C.

      Atra

    • D.

      Agastya

    Correct Answer
    D. Agastya
    Explanation
    Agastya is attributed with bringing Sanskritic culture true to the south. Agastya is a revered sage in Hinduism and is believed to have migrated from the north to the southern region of India. He is considered to be one of the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages) and played a significant role in spreading Vedic knowledge and culture in the southern part of the country. Agastya is also associated with various legendary stories and is highly respected in South Indian mythology and folklore.

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  • 5. 

    From which among the following rulers, the British received consent to set up their Company in India?

    • A.

      Sher Shah Suri

    • B.

      Jahangir

    • C.

      Humayun

    • D.

      Alamgir

    Correct Answer
    B. Jahangir
    Explanation
    Jahangir, the fourth Mughal emperor of India, gave his consent to the British to set up their company in India. During his reign, the British East India Company was granted permission to establish trading posts and conduct business in India. This marked the beginning of British involvement in India, which eventually led to their colonization of the country.

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  • 6. 

    Ain-i-Akbari, a historically significant writing was written by?

    • A.

      Abul Fazl

    • B.

      Humayun

    • C.

      Babar

    • D.

      Khwand Amir

    Correct Answer
    A. Abul Fazl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Abul Fazl. The Ain-i-Akbari is a historical document that was written by Abul Fazl. It is a detailed record of the administration of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and provides valuable insights into the social, political, and economic aspects of the Mughal Empire during that time. Abul Fazl was a courtier and close advisor to Akbar, and he was commissioned by the emperor to compile this extensive work. The Ain-i-Akbari is considered a significant contribution to the understanding of Mughal history and culture.

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  • 7. 

    Nazar is the term pertinent to the ancient & medieval polity and economy. What does it mean?

    • A.

      Formal gift to a superior, often in return for the grant of rights, to revenue

    • B.

      The King

    • C.

      The labourers in quest on money

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal gift to a superior, often in return for the grant of rights, to revenue
    Explanation
    The term "Nazar" refers to a formal gift given to a superior, usually in exchange for the granting of rights or revenue. This practice was common in ancient and medieval polity and economy. It was a way for individuals to show respect and gratitude to their superiors and also to gain certain privileges or benefits in return.

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  • 8. 

    Upari is the term pertinent to the ancient and medieval polity & economy. What does it mean?

    • A.

      A landless labourer, often seeking refuge due to some disturbance in his home village

    • B.

      A labourer seeking for a job

    • C.

      A merchant

    • D.

      A Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    A. A landless labourer, often seeking refuge due to some disturbance in his home village
    Explanation
    Upari refers to a landless labourer who often seeks refuge due to some disturbance in his home village. This term is specifically related to the ancient and medieval polity and economy. It implies that the individual does not own any land and is forced to migrate and find work in other areas due to unfavorable conditions or conflicts in their hometown.

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  • 9. 

    The Municipal Board known as Adhisthan-adhi-karana was an important unit of Gupta administration. Four members constituted it. Find the odd one from the given options.

    • A.

      Gaulmika

    • B.

      Sartavaha

    • C.

      Nagarasresthi

    • D.

      Prathama Kulika

    Correct Answer
    A. Gaulmika
    Explanation
    The odd one out is Gaulmika because it is not a member of the Municipal Board known as Adhisthan-adhi-karana. The other options, Sartavaha, Nagarasresthi, and Prathama Kulika, are all members of the board.

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  • 10. 

    Vedic God 'Indra' was known by different names. Push the odd one out.

    • A.

      Amresh

    • B.

      Dattey

    • C.

      Manohar

    • D.

      Devaraj

    Correct Answer
    C. Manohar
    Explanation
    The given options are all names that could potentially belong to the Vedic God 'Indra', except for Manohar. Manohar is not a name that is commonly associated with the Vedic God 'Indra'.

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