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Q1. Name of the university famous in the post-Gupta Era was:
(a) Kanchi
(b) Taxila
(c) Nalanda
(d) Vallabhi

Q2. Which statements on the Harappan Civilization is correct?
(a)Horse sacrifice was known to them.
(b) Cow was sacred to them.
(c) ‘Pashupati’ was not venerated by them.
(d) The culture was not generally static.

Q3. The First Jain Tirthankara:
(b) Parshvanath
(c) Ajitanath
(d) Rishabha

Q4. The great silk-route was opened to the Indians by:
(a) Kanishka
(b) Ashoka
(c) Harsha
(d) Fa-Hien

Q5. The paintings of Ajanta inspired by?
(a) Compassionate Buddha
(b) Radha-Krishan Leela
(c) Jain Thirthankaras
(d) Mahabharata encounters

Q6. Who among the following was the first to invade India?
(a) Muhammad Ghori
(b) Alexander
(c) Darius-I
(d) Seleucus

Q7. The oldest dynasty among the following is?
(a) Maurya
(b) Kanva
(c) Kushan
(d) Gupta

Q8. Lord Buddha breathe his last at?
(a) Rajgir
(b) Bodh Gaya
(c) Sarnath
(d) Kushinagar

Q9. The Brihadeshwar Temple situated in?
(a) Kanchi
(b) Madurai
(c) Shri Shailan
(d) Thanjavur

Q10. Mahabalipuram established by which dynasty?
(a) Pallava
(b) Pandya
(c) Chola
(d) Chalukya

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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol.Nalanda was a Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. The site is located in southeast of Patna near the town of Bihar Sharif, and was a centre of learning from the fifth century CE to c. 1200 CE.It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol.The Indus Valley Civilisation, or Harappan Civilisation, was a Bronze Age civilisation mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol.The first tirthankara was Rishabhanatha, who is credited for formulating and organising humans to live in a society harmoniously.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.Kanishka I was the emperor of the Kushan dynasty in the second century (c. 127–150 CE). He is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. A descendant of Kushan empire founder Kujula Kadphises, Kanishka came to rule an empire in Bactria extending from Turfan in the Tarim Basin to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain. The main capital of his empire was located at Puruṣapura in Gandhara, with another major capital at Kapisa. His conquests and patronage of Buddhism played an important role in the development of the Silk Road, and the transmission of Mahayana Buddhism from Gandhara across the Karakoram range to China.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. The paintings in the Ajanta caves predominantly narrate the Jataka tales. These are Buddhist legends describing the previous births of the Buddha.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol.Darius embarked on a campaign to Central Asia, Aria and Bactria and then marched into Afghanistan to Taxila in modern-day Pakistan. Darius spent the winter of 516–515 BCE in Gandhara, preparing to conquer the Indus Valley. Darius conquered the lands surrounding the Indus River in 515 BCE.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol.The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power founded by Chandragupta Maurya which dominated ancient India between 322 BCE and 187 BCE.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol.Kushinagar (also known as Kusinagar, Kusinara, Kasia and Kasia Bazar) is a pilgrimage town and a Notified Area Council in the Kushinagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol.Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol.Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries.

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol.The seals give us useful information about the civilization of Indus valley. Some seals have human or animal figures on them. Most of the seals have the figures of real animals while a few bear the figure of mythical animals. The seals are rectangular, circular or even cylindrical in shape.

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol.All of the Ellora monuments were built during Hindu dynasties such as the Rashtrakuta dynasty, which constructed part of the Hindu & Buddhist caves, and the Yadava dynasty, which constructed a number of the Jain caves.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol.Ashoka, or Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol.The Ajanta Caves are 29 (approximately) rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol.A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.


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