Social Studies 18

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Social Studies 18 - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What happened to the Indian subcontinent in the time period between the Mauryan and Gupta empires?
    • A. 

      It went through a golden age

    • B. 

      It experienced a great famine

    • C. 

      It was filled with small kingdoms

    • D. 

      It was conquered by the Sumerians

  • 2. 
    How did the first Gupta ruler form alliances with other rulers?
    • A. 

      By giving them land

    • B. 

      Arranging marriages

    • C. 

      By killing them in battle

    • D. 

      By sending wise advisers

  • 3. 
    How was Gupta Empire different from the Mauryan Empire?
    • A. 

      It got rid of the caste system

    • B. 

      It was governed with harsh laws

    • C. 

      It was made up of five kingdoms

    • D. 

      It gave local areas a lot of independence

  • 4. 
    Which factors in the Gupta Empire most helped the growth of the kingdom?
    • A. 

      Peace and stability

    • B. 

      Poverty and hunger

    • C. 

      Power and conquest

    • D. 

      Change and rebellion

  • 5. 
    Which of these finds by an archeologist would be evidence of a golden age?
    • A. 

      Walled cities

    • B. 

      Fine sculptures

    • C. 

      Metal weapons

    • D. 

      Animal skeletons

  • 6. 
    The images of Gupta kings on coins show that the empire had people who were skilled in...
    • A. 

      Writing literature

    • B. 

      Planning buildings

    • C. 

      Conducting warfare

    • D. 

      Working with metals

  • 7. 
    How did individuals in the Gupta Empire learn the skills listed below?
    • Question patients.
    • Make cures from bark and root.
    • Stitch up wounds.
    • A. 

      By making a palm-leaf book

    • B. 

      By praying to the deity of doctors

    • C. 

      By studying medicine at a university

    • D. 

      By journeying abroad with a merchant

  • 8. 
    What change took place in Hinduism during the Gupta empire?
    • A. 

      Many of its laws were improved

    • B. 

      Many of its legends were written down

    • C. 

      Many of its complex rituals were abandoned

    • D. 

      Many of its sacred temples were destroyed

  • 9. 
    Which is the best title for the list below?
    • Puranas
    • Mahabharata
    • Bhagavad Gita
    • A. 

      Gupta paintings

    • B. 

      Hindu Sculptures

    • C. 

      Buddhist Folklore

    • D. 

      Sanskrit Literature

  • 10. 
    The famous ancient paintings in a Buddhist monastery at Ajanta were painted on the...
    • A. 

      Walls of caves

    • B. 

      Robes of monks

    • C. 

      Covers of books

    • D. 

      Ceilings in a temple

  • 11. 
    In the Gupta Empire, what was an important use for all the following materials?
    • Stones
    • Wood
    • Bronze
    • Terra-cotta clay
    • A. 

      Weapons

    • B. 

      Sculptures

    • C. 

      Cooking pots

    • D. 

      Wheeled carts

  • 12. 
    Which sense correctly describes the level of technology in the Gupta Empire?
    • A. 

      They did not yet know how to work copper

    • B. 

      They used copper but did not yet know how to make bronze

    • C. 

      They made bronze but did not yet know how to work iron

    • D. 

      They had skill in working with iron

  • 13. 
    Which feature of modern arithmetic came from ancient India in the way of the Arabs?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Addition

    • C. 

      Counting

    • D. 

      Subtraction

  • 14. 
    Which of the following groups of people mad it possible to construct complex buildings like this one?
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Monks

    • C. 

      Astrologers

    • D. 

      Mathematicians

  • 15. 
    Which achievement of the Gupta Empire most encouraged long-distance trade?
    • A. 

      Astronomy

    • B. 

      Large schools

    • C. 

      Well-built roads

    • D. 

      Large monasteries

  • 16. 
    Why were wells constructed along trade routes?
    • A. 

      So deities would be pleased

    • B. 

      So roads would not get mad muddy

    • C. 

      So travelers could cook and drink

    • D. 

      So merchants could pay for water

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