Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 12

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  • 1. 

    Where was the interrogation of grant of land & its merits demerits debated for the 1st time?

    • A.

      Legend of Meghaduta

    • B.

      Legend of Aryabhatta

    • C.

      Legend of Kalidasa

    • D.

      Legend of Vishwakarma Bhauvana

    Correct Answer
    D. Legend of Vishwakarma Bhauvana
  • 2. 

    He was the ruler of Magadh. He was recognized as a contemporary of Buddha. Who was he?

    • A.

      Subrata

    • B.

      Dharma

    • C.

      Suchi

    • D.

      Bimbisara

    Correct Answer
    D. Bimbisara
    Explanation
    Bimbisara was the ruler of Magadh and was recognized as a contemporary of Buddha. This suggests that Bimbisara is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 3. 

    Vrihi, Sali and Tandula mentioned in Vedic texts refers to?

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Maize

    • C.

      Gram

    • D.

      Wheat

    Correct Answer
    A. Rice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rice. Vedic texts mention Vrihi, Sali, and Tandula, which are all different names for rice. Rice has been an important staple food in ancient India, and it is mentioned in various ancient texts including the Vedas.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following statements if correct in context of Buddhism:1. Two major branches of Buddhism are Theravada & Mahayana2. In Buddhism, Karma is a force that drives samsara (the cycle of suffering & rebirth)3. Collection of Buddhist sermons are depicted in Sutta Pitaka4. In Buddhism, karma refers to those actions of body, mind and speech that spring from mental intent & bring about the consequence or fruit and result.

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      1 and 2

    • D.

      1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer
    D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
    Explanation
    The answer is 1, 2, 3 and 4. This is because all four statements are correct in the context of Buddhism. Statement 1 is true as Theravada and Mahayana are two major branches of Buddhism. Statement 2 is true as Karma is indeed a force that drives the cycle of suffering and rebirth in Buddhism. Statement 3 is true as the collection of Buddhist sermons is depicted in Sutta Pitaka. Statement 4 is true as karma in Buddhism refers to actions of body, mind, and speech that arise from mental intent and bring about consequences or results.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the earliest name in Indian literature used to denote city?

    • A.

      Town

    • B.

      Pur

    • C.

      Municipality

    • D.

      Metropolis

    Correct Answer
    B. Pur
    Explanation
    In Indian literature, the term "Pur" is used to denote a city. This term is considered to be the earliest name used to describe a city in Indian literature. The term "Pur" has been used in ancient texts and scriptures to refer to various cities and settlements. It signifies a place of habitation or a fortified city. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pur".

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