Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 19

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  • 1. 

    Bhasa, the famous dramatist has immortalized the love affair between Udayan, the king of Vatsa & Vasavadatta, the princess in his play 'Swapanvasadatta'. The princess in the play belonged to?

    • A.

      Aror

    • B.

      Ayodhya

    • C.

      Bairat

    • D.

      Avanti

    Correct Answer
    D. Avanti
    Explanation
    In Bhasa's play "Swapanvasadatta," the princess Vasavadatta belonged to the kingdom of Avanti.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following Indian Schools of thought & their exponents are correctly matched?1. Vyasa - yoga2. Pakshilasvamin Vatsyayana - Vaisheshika3. Shankaracharya - Vedanta4. Prashastrapada - NyayaSelect the code for correct statements:

    • A.

      1 and 3

    • B.

      2 and 4

    • C.

      1 and 4

    • D.

      1, 2 and 4

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 and 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 and 3. Vyasa is correctly matched with yoga, as Vyasa is considered the author of the Yoga Sutras. Shankaracharya is correctly matched with Vedanta, as he is one of the most influential philosophers and exponents of Advaita Vedanta.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following Mahajanapadas and their capitals are correctly matched?1. Assaka - Potana2. Matsya - Viratanagara3. Surasena - Mathura4. Vajji – Vaishali

    • A.

      Only 1

    • B.

      Only 2

    • C.

      1 and 2

    • D.

      1, 2, 3 & 4

    Correct Answer
    D. 1, 2, 3 & 4
    Explanation
    The answer 1, 2, 3 & 4 is correct because all the Mahajanapadas and their capitals are correctly matched. Assaka is correctly matched with Potana, Matsya is correctly matched with Viratanagara, Surasena is correctly matched with Mathura, and Vajji is correctly matched with Vaishali.

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  • 4. 

    During Ashoka’s reign, the 3rd Buddhist council took place at Pataliputra. Among the following Pitakas, which one was added to the existing two in this Buddhist council?

    • A.

      Abhidhamma Pitaka

    • B.

      Vinay Pitaka

    • C.

      Sutta Pitaka

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Abhidhamma Pitaka
    Explanation
    During Ashoka's reign, the 3rd Buddhist council took place at Pataliputra. The Abhidhamma Pitaka was added to the existing two Pitakas (Vinay Pitaka and Sutta Pitaka) in this council. The Abhidhamma Pitaka is a collection of philosophical and psychological analysis of Buddhist teachings. It delves deeper into the nature of reality and provides detailed explanations and classifications of various aspects of the Buddhist doctrine. This addition to the existing Pitakas helped in further expanding and organizing the Buddhist teachings during Ashoka's reign.

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  • 5. 

    Harappan seals were made of which of the following?

    • A.

      Zinc

    • B.

      Terracotta

    • C.

      Seeds

    • D.

      Steel

    Correct Answer
    B. Terracotta
    Explanation
    Harappan seals were made of terracotta. Terracotta is a type of clay that is fired at high temperatures to create a hard, durable material. The Harappan civilization, which existed around 2500-1900 BCE in the Indus Valley region, used terracotta to create various objects, including seals. These seals were typically square or rectangular in shape and featured intricate designs and symbols. They were used for various purposes, such as marking ownership, indicating trade, or serving as amulets. The use of terracotta for making seals highlights the advanced craftsmanship and artistic skills of the Harappan civilization.

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  • 6. 

    In which language was Buddhist literature written?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Marathi

    • C.

      Hindi

    • D.

      Pali

    Correct Answer
    D. Pali
    Explanation
    Buddhist literature was written in Pali. Pali is a language that belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of languages and is closely related to Sanskrit. It was the language used for the earliest Buddhist scriptures, known as the Pali Canon, which contains the teachings of the Buddha. Pali was widely used in ancient India and is still used as a liturgical language by Theravada Buddhist communities.

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  • 7. 

    Where is an image of dancing girl found?

    • A.

      Mohenjodaro

    • B.

      Dwarka

    • C.

      Hampi

    • D.

      Hansi

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohenjodaro
    Explanation
    Mohenjodaro is the correct answer because it was one of the major cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Archaeological excavations at Mohenjodaro have revealed various artifacts and structures, including a famous bronze statue of a dancing girl. This statue is considered one of the most iconic and well-known images from the site, showcasing the artistic and cultural achievements of the people who lived there.

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  • 8. 

    Manu Smriti deals with which of the following?

    • A.

      Arts

    • B.

      Science

    • C.

      Law

    • D.

      Commerce

    Correct Answer
    C. Law
    Explanation
    Manu Smriti is an ancient Hindu legal text that deals with various aspects of law, including social, moral, and legal codes. It provides guidelines for personal conduct, social organization, and the administration of justice. It is considered one of the most important texts in Hindu law and has influenced legal systems in many parts of South Asia.

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  • 9. 

    By what traditional means was the accession of a king done during the sultanate period?

    • A.

      Casting of votes

    • B.

      Battle between probable candidates

    • C.

      Nomination

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Battle between probable candidates
    Explanation
    During the sultanate period, the accession of a king was traditionally done through a battle between probable candidates. This means that different contenders would engage in a physical conflict to determine who would become the king. This method was used to establish the strength, courage, and leadership skills of the candidates, ensuring that the most capable individual would ascend to the throne.

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  • 10. 

    What did Guru Nanak preached?

    • A.

      The unity of Sikhs

    • B.

      About training Sikhs as a militant organisation

    • C.

      Sikhism as a religion

    • D.

      The brotherhood of man

    Correct Answer
    D. The brotherhood of man
    Explanation
    Guru Nanak preached the brotherhood of man. He emphasized the importance of treating all individuals as equals, regardless of their social status, caste, or religion. Guru Nanak believed in the fundamental unity of humanity and advocated for love, compassion, and equality among all people. This concept of brotherhood is a central tenet of Sikhism, promoting harmony and inclusivity in society.

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