Test: Important Question (Ancient India) - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Which one of the following terms refers to a land measure?    

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QUESTION: 2

Consider the following quotation;

"A person turning fallow into arable land, or cultivating a field when the owner was unable to do the same, or was dead or was unheard of, is entitled to the enjoyment of its produce (less eight part) for a period of seven or eight years."

This law was enunciated during :    

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QUESTION: 3

Which one of the following sets truly reflects the approved forms of marriage for Brahmins?    

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QUESTION: 4

According to Matsya Purana, the Brahmins of Orissa, Andhra, Punjab (Thatta), Dravida  and Konkan were NOT to be invited to a funeral repast because, they     

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QUESTION: 5

Which one of the following was NOT a product of the Malaya  mountain region?    

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QUESTION: 6

Funan was an Indianised  State located in the modern     

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QUESTION: 7

Important archaeological evidence on the functions of Sreni is found in the 

I. Clay seals from Bhita and Basarh
II. Indore copper plate inscription of the time of Skandagupta
III. Harisena's prasasti at Allahabad
IV. Remains from Arikamedu

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QUESTION: 8

The Tamil text authored by Seethalai Satthanar in the later Sangam period was     

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QUESTION: 9

Social relations in ancient India were based on     

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QUESTION: 10

In the post Gupta period, which one of the following social groups started competing with the Brahmins for power and position?    

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QUESTION: 11

The term Nanadesis in the  early medieval period referred to     

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QUESTION: 12

The first Indian King to claim to be the destroyer of Saka power was    

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QUESTION: 13

Which one of the following Buddhist sites does not have rock cut architecture ?    

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QUESTION: 14

Mahasabha in the Chola Kingdom was local assembly of     

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QUESTION: 15

The religion established by Ramanuja was called Sri Vaishnavism because    

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A is the correct option.Vaishnavism is the worship and acceptance of Vishnu (Sanskrit: “The Pervader” or “The... The various sects of worshippers of Vishnu pray to him in different ways. For some, the goal of religious devotion (bhakti) to Vishnu is liberation (moksha) from the cycle of birth and death (samsara).

QUESTION: 16

Zakat tax was imposed by the Muslim rulers on     

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QUESTION: 17

The Delhi Sultan who introduced plebian elements in his nobility was     

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QUESTION: 18

During the Vijayanagar period     

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QUESTION: 19

Which one of the following is in the correct descending order of administrative divisions of the Vijayanagar kingdom?

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QUESTION: 20

The Vijayanagar empie was divided into provinces each having as its head a

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QUESTION: 21

Mirabai was a queen of the

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QUESTION: 22

Which  one of  the following regions of the Tughlaq Empire was best served by the irrigation system of Firuz shah Tughlaq?

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QUESTION: 23

The foreign visitors to the Vijayanagar testify to the fact that     

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QUESTION: 24

Iltutmish, on his accession to the throne, obtained an investiture from the Caliph of Baghdad to

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QUESTION: 25

Those who were strongly opposed to the interference of the Ulema in the affairs of the State included

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QUESTION: 26

Who, among the followng, is said to have persecuted Mahadavis?    

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QUESTION: 27

Which one of the following orders believed in Pantheism?    

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QUESTION: 28

Match the following:

I. Langahs           (A) Thattan 
II. Muzaffarid       (B) Gujarat 
III. Jams              (C) Multan
IV Karranis          (D) Bengal

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The Muzaffarid dynasty, sometimes referred as Ahmedabad dynasty, were sultans of Gujarat in western India from 1391 to 1583.The Thattan are jewelers by tradition who live in Kerala. They are Hindus by religion.The Karrani dynasty ruled over all of Bengal, as well as Orissa and parts of Bihar. It was the last dynasty of the Bengal Sultanate. The Karrani were defeated by the Mughals, losing all their territory to the latter by the seventeenth century.

QUESTION: 29

The mansabdars, who were placed in six months scale by Shah Jahan, were required to    

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QUESTION: 30

Which one of the following Mughal princes is credited with maintaing an album of Mughal paintings?  

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