Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 14

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  • 1. 

    This king was referred as "a monk in a King's garb". He was the king of ancient India. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      Kharavela

    • B.

      Ashoka

    • C.

      Demetrius

    • D.

      Samudragupta

    Correct Answer
    B. Ashoka
    Explanation
    Ashoka is referred to as "a monk in a King's garb" because after witnessing the bloodshed and destruction caused by his conquests, he converted to Buddhism and adopted a peaceful and non-violent approach to ruling. He renounced his previous ways and dedicated himself to spreading the teachings of Buddhism and promoting welfare and harmony within his kingdom. This transformation from a ruthless conqueror to a compassionate and enlightened ruler earned him the title of "a monk in a King's garb."

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  • 2. 

    Tandula, Vrihi & Sali in the Vedic texts refer to?

    • A.

      Maize

    • B.

      Nuts

    • C.

      Gram

    • D.

      Rice

    Correct Answer
    C. Gram
    Explanation
    Tandula, Vrihi, and Sali are terms mentioned in the Vedic texts. These terms do not refer to maize, nuts, or rice. The correct answer is gram. Gram is a type of legume commonly used in Indian cuisine and is also mentioned in the Vedic texts.

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  • 3. 

    Match the following books with their writers:A. Nagananda            :   1. JayadevB. Naishadhacharita   :   2. SudrakaC. Mrichhakatika       :    3. Sri HarshaD. Gitagovinda           :    4. Harshvardhana

    • A.

      A-1, B-4, C-2, D-3

    • B.

      A-3, B-2, C-4, D-l

    • C.

      A-4, B-3, C-2, D-l

    • D.

      A-1, B-4, C-3, D-2

    Correct Answer
    C. A-4, B-3, C-2, D-l
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1. This is because Nagananda is written by Harshvardhana (option A-4), Naishadhacharita is written by Sri Harsha (option B-3), Mrichhakatika is written by Sudraka (option C-2), and Gitagovinda is written by Jayadev (option D-1).

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  • 4. 

    From which of the following was Harappan seals made?

    • A.

      Zinc

    • B.

      Terracotta

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Cotton

    Correct Answer
    B. Terracotta
    Explanation
    Harappan seals were made from terracotta. Terracotta is a type of clay that is fired at high temperatures to create a hard and durable material. The Harappan civilization, which existed around 2600-1900 BCE, used terracotta extensively in their art and architecture. The seals were important artifacts that were used for various purposes, such as marking ownership or validating documents. The use of terracotta for making these seals highlights the advanced craftsmanship and artistic skills of the Harappan people.

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  • 5. 

    Rigveda consists of how many hymns?

    • A.

      1000 hymns

    • B.

      2000 hymns

    • C.

      1028 hymns

    • D.

      1056 hymns

    Correct Answer
    C. 1028 hymns
    Explanation
    The Rigveda consists of 1028 hymns. This sacred text of Hinduism is one of the oldest known religious texts in the world. It is divided into ten books, known as Mandalas, and each book contains a collection of hymns composed in Vedic Sanskrit. These hymns are dedicated to various deities and cover a wide range of topics including prayers, rituals, cosmology, and philosophy. The Rigveda is considered to be a significant source of knowledge about ancient Indian culture, religion, and language.

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