Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 20

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  • 1. 

    He was a sultan. He made victorious effort to free himself from ulemas control. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      Qutub-ud-din Aibak

    • B.

      Ghiyas ud din Balban

    • C.

      Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah Khilji

    • D.

      Alauddin

    Correct Answer
    D. Alauddin
    Explanation
    Alauddin is the correct answer because he was a sultan who made a victorious effort to free himself from ulemas control. This suggests that he was a strong ruler who sought to assert his own authority and limit the influence of religious leaders in his kingdom.

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  • 2. 

    In which of the following does the greatness of Sher Shah lies?

    • A.

      Generalship

    • B.

      Administrative reforms

    • C.

      Victories against Humayun

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Administrative reforms
    Explanation
    Sher Shah's greatness lies in his administrative reforms. He implemented various measures to improve governance, such as introducing a standardized currency, establishing a postal system, constructing roads and rest houses, and reforming the revenue system. These reforms played a significant role in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the administration during his reign.

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  • 3. 

    Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital back to Delhi from Deogiri because?

    • A.

      The arrangement had been temporary

    • B.

      He thought Delhi as a capital was better

    • C.

      The conditions became unsettled

    • D.

      He realized that he could never hope to triumph over the whole peninsula

    Correct Answer
    D. He realized that he could never hope to triumph over the whole peninsula
    Explanation
    Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital back to Delhi from Deogiri because he realized that he could never hope to triumph over the whole peninsula. This suggests that he recognized the difficulty in controlling and ruling over a vast territory like the Deccan region and decided to move his capital back to Delhi, which was a more strategic and manageable location. By doing so, he could focus his efforts on consolidating his power in the northern regions of his empire.

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  • 4. 

    Name the powers that competed for preeminence with the Rashtrakutas in Northern India.

    • A.

      Palas & Pratiharas

    • B.

      Pratiharas & Pallavas

    • C.

      Pallavas & Palas

    • D.

      Pallavas & Pratiharas

    Correct Answer
    A. Palas & Pratiharas
    Explanation
    The powers that competed for preeminence with the Rashtrakutas in Northern India were the Palas and Pratiharas. These two dynasties were prominent during the 8th to 12th centuries and played significant roles in the political and cultural landscape of the region. The Palas ruled over Bengal and Bihar, while the Pratiharas held power in present-day Rajasthan and parts of central India. Both dynasties were known for their military prowess and patronage of art, literature, and religion. They often clashed with the Rashtrakutas in their quest for dominance in Northern India.

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  • 5. 

    Among the following, identify the principles of Bhakti movement of 16th century.1. Devotion is the means to attain God.2. Man's equality before God3. Respect for mankind4. Pilgrimage

    • A.

      1 and 2

    • B.

      1, 2 and 3

    • C.

      1, 2 and 4

    • D.

      1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1, 2 and 4
    Explanation
    The principles of the Bhakti movement of the 16th century include devotion as the means to attain God, man's equality before God, and pilgrimage. These principles emphasize the importance of personal devotion and the belief that anyone, regardless of their social status, can have a direct connection with God. Pilgrimage is also seen as a way to deepen one's devotion and strengthen their spiritual connection. Respect for mankind is not specifically mentioned as a principle of the Bhakti movement in this question.

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  • 6. 

    The last ruler of the Mauryan Kingdom was?

    • A.

      Brihadratha

    • B.

      Ashoka

    • C.

      Bindusara

    • D.

      Chanakya

    Correct Answer
    A. Brihadratha
    Explanation
    Brihadratha is the correct answer because he was indeed the last ruler of the Mauryan Kingdom. After his assassination, the Mauryan Empire collapsed and the Sunga dynasty took over. Ashoka, Bindusara, and Chanakya were all significant figures in the Mauryan Empire, but they were not the last rulers.

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  • 7. 

    The founder of the Gupta dynasty was?

    • A.

      Chandragupta I

    • B.

      Chandragupta II

    • C.

      Skandgupta

    • D.

      Samudragupta

    Correct Answer
    A. Chandragupta I
    Explanation
    Chandragupta I is considered the founder of the Gupta dynasty. He established the dynasty by marrying a Licchavi princess, which helped him gain political and military support. Chandragupta I ruled from around 320 to 335 CE and laid the foundation for the Gupta Empire, which would later become one of the most powerful and influential dynasties in ancient India. He is also known for his patronage of the arts and his efforts to promote Hinduism.

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  • 8. 

    Asoka waged the battle of Kalinga in?

    • A.

      250 B.C

    • B.

      255 B.C

    • C.

      261 B.C

    • D.

      266 B.C

    Correct Answer
    C. 261 B.C
    Explanation
    Asoka waged the battle of Kalinga in 261 B.C. This battle was a turning point in his life as it led to a profound change in his policies and beliefs. The battle resulted in a massive loss of life and made Asoka realize the futility of war and the importance of peace and non-violence. After the battle, he embraced Buddhism and became a compassionate and just ruler, focusing on the welfare of his people rather than conquest. The battle of Kalinga thus marked a significant transformation in Asoka's reign and had a lasting impact on the history of ancient India.

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  • 9. 

    The word coromandal cost has been derived from the kingdom of?

    • A.

      Cholas

    • B.

      Cheras

    • C.

      Pandayas

    • D.

      Pallavas

    Correct Answer
    A. Cholas
    Explanation
    The word "Coromandal" is derived from the kingdom of Cholas. The Chola dynasty was a prominent ruling dynasty in South India, known for their naval power and trade dominance. The Coromandal Coast refers to the eastern coastal region of South India, which was under the influence of the Chola kingdom. The Cholas played a significant role in the maritime trade and cultural exchange in this region, hence the name "Coromandal" is associated with their kingdom.

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  • 10. 

    _______ wrote Priyadarshika?

    • A.

      Agattiyar

    • B.

      Harshavardhana

    • C.

      Andal

    • D.

      Badarayana

    Correct Answer
    B. Harshavardhana

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