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Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 1

Chalukyas had their capital at

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Ans: a

Explanation: The Chalukya dynasty ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries. Their capital was Badami.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 2

The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the

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Ans: c

Explanation: The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the Kathopanishad.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 3

Which of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

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Ans: a

Explanation: North India was ruled by Nanda dynasty when Alexander invaded India.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 4

Who pursued the policy "Blood and Iron"

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The Delhi sultan who pursued the policy of blood and iron was Balban

The policy of blood and iron simply implies that every person should be ruthless when it comes to their enemies and in no way should hesitate while using their swords and making them bleed.

Balban served as the ninth sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty of Delhi.

The famous sultan died in 1287.
 

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 5

The main centre or meeting point of Indo-Roman trade in ancient times was

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 6

Who built a tomb for Sher Shah at Sasaram

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The correct option is D
The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar state, India. The tomb was built in memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri, a Pathan from Bihar who defeated the Mughal Empire and founded the Suri Empire in northern India.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 7

The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of

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The correct option is A.

The Junagarh/Girnar inscription of Rudradaman is the first inscription in Prakrit.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 8

Whom did king Ashoka send to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism?

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King Ashoka had sent his daughter Sanghamitra to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism. Her name is mentioned in the Buddhist text 'Mahavamsa' written in Sri Lanka.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 9

Temple architecture was most developed under

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 10

In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period, women & Sudras speak

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 11

The Hathigumpha inscription (near Bhubaneshwar, Orissa) relates to the king

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 12

Which of the following were the first rulers in India to issue coins which can be definitely attributed to the kings

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 13

Which of the following Shaka king reconstructed the Sudarshana lake

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 14

Which language was used in the literature of sangam period

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 15

What was the type of marriage in the Vedic period in which, in place of the dowry, there was a token bride price of a cow and a bull

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This is the third type of marriage as per Manusmriti. In this type of marriage, the groom gives a cow to the father of the girl. This is basically done so that the father can afford the cost of the marriage. The father, thus, gives away his daughter to the groom. The groom is supposed to take a vow to take care of the bride as well as of a householder's responsibilities that come with the marriage.

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 16

66 Who among the following Sultan of Delhi had accepted the suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh?

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 17

Who among the following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 18

How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end?

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 19

Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacture of Harappan seals?

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 20

The Meenakshi temple at Madurai is the monument of

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 21

Who amidst the following lived the earliest?

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Panini
(520 - 460 BC)
Bhasa
(200 AD-300 AD)
Ashvaghosha
(80 AD- 150 AD) 
Kalidasha
(4th -5th CE)

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 22

The main cause of the conflict between Nawab Sirajuddaulah and the East India Company was that

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 23

The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 24

'Natya - Shastra' the main source of India's classical dances was written by

Test: Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture- 2 - Question 25

 Which one of the following is not depicted on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka?

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The correct option is A.
On the wall of the cylinder the bull, the horse, the Lion and the Elephant all in the moving position are being placed in between the Chakras. These could symbolize Bull, Lion, Horse and Elephant rolling the Chakras. Pillar was built by Ashoka to mark the site of Buddha's first sermon.

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