Test: Important Question (Medieval India) - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Which one of the following is a commentary on the Arthasastra?

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QUESTION: 2

Which one of the following inscriptions mentions the names of both  Chandragupta Maurya and Asoka?

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QUESTION: 3

Match List I with List II and select the answer using the codes given below the lists

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QUESTION: 4

Consider the following map

The places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively are 

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QUESTION: 5

Of all the events of Buddhism mentioned in the Buddhist sources, the only one that appears to be corroborated by the inscription of Asoka is that of the    

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QUESTION: 6

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : The city of Taxila revolted twice during the Mauryan period

Reason (R) : The Mauryan emperors were despots

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct

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QUESTION: 7

Which of the following is/are not correct regarding the trade and commerce in the Mauryan empire?

I. Tax was exempted in some of the manufactured goods
II. Date was stamped on the manufactured goods in order to distinguish the old and new
III. Prices were controlled to prevent too great a profit in the part of the merchants
IV. Money-lending was not approved by all the contemporary texts

Select the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 8

The well known trade route ‘Uttar patha’ in the time of Kushanas was running between the following two urban settlements

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QUESTION: 9

Which of the following terms denote land measurement of different sizes?

I. Nivartana
II. Nivesa
III. Hala
IV. Pranaya
V. Pataka
VI. Mauli

Select the answer from the codes given below.

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QUESTION: 10

Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below


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QUESTION: 11

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : A guild of silk weavers migrated from Gujarat to Malwa in AD 473 and adopted nonproductive professions

Reason (R) : There was not much demand for the cloth produced by them as foreign trade declined

In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following pairs is incorect?    

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following statements are correct about the Dharmasutras?

I. The sutra phase roughly coincides with the Buddhist age
II. The sutras deal with the social usages and customs of everyday life
III. The genesis of civil and criminal law can be traced back to the Dharmasutras
IV. The Dharmasutras were uniform throughout the Indian subcontinent

Select the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 14

Match List I with List II and select the corr ect answer from the codes given below


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QUESTION: 15

The terms vaidh, avantya, satvant etc refer to    

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following works attest to the existence of the Rajanya tribe?    

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QUESTION: 17

Lakshamanasena's court was adorned by

(a) Dhoji
(b) Rajshekhara
(c) Jaydev
(d) Dhananjay

Choose the answer from the codes below:

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QUESTION: 18

Which of the following temples of the Nagara style are located at Khajuraho?

(a) Kandarya Mahadev temple
(b) Devi Jagdamba temple
(c) Duladeo temple
(d) Parasvanatha temple
(e) Nilakanthesvara temple

Select the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 19

The king of Dahala-mandala are popularly known as    

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QUESTION: 20

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : the Rajput kingdoms of the early medieval India included large areas dominated by defeated and subordinate rulers.

Reason (R) : According to the prevalent notion of the period, it was a sin to deprive even a defeated ruler of his lands.

In the context of above two statements which one of the following is correct.

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QUESTION: 21

Match List I with List II and select the answer using the code given below.

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QUESTION: 22

Who planted a pillar of victory with the tiger emblem on it in commemoration of his victory over the Kalyani Chalukyas?    

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QUESTION: 23

Given below are the two statements —, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Lokamaha devi, the queen of Rajaraja I, performed the hiranya garbha ceremony, i. e passing one's body through a golden cow.

Reason (R) : The Chola religion is significant for laying greater stress on Yajna or sacrifice than on dana or gift.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct

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QUESTION: 24

Who was the later Chalukyan king who drowned himself in the Tungabhadra river at Kuruvatti in 1086 performing paramyoga?    

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QUESTION: 25

Which of the following statements about the ‘Ayyavoli’, a prominent trade guild of early medieval India are true?

I. It dominated the internal trade of Tamil Nadu
II. It controlled the internal trade of Deccan
III. In the field of external trade it concentrated on trade with West Asia
IV. It had trading stations in South-east Asia

Select the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 26

Outbuddin Aibak is said to have built besides the Outub mosque and the Outb Minar    

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QUESTION: 27

Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below:



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QUESTION: 28

Which of the following new techniques in the cotton textile industry were introduced in India by the Turks?

I. Spinning jenny
II. Supinning wheel
III. Water frame
IV. Cotton-carder bow
V. Weaver, treadles    

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The correct option is B.
Spinning wheel technique was introduced by the Turks in the textile sector in india.

Carding is a mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web or sliver suitable for subsequent processing.This is achieved by passing the fibres between differentially moving surfaces covered with card clothing. It breaks up locks and unorganised clumps of fibre and then aligns the individual fibres to be parallel with each other. In preparing wool fibre for spinning, carding is the step that comes after teasing.

A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.

QUESTION: 29

The following words are inscribed to which Delhi Sultan? “The Hindu passes beneath the wall of royal palaces in processions, dancing and beating drums to immerse the idols in the Jamuna and I am helpless”    

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The correct option is A.
Jalal-uddin-Khalji - “The Hindu passes beneath the wall of royal palaces in processions, dancing and beating drums to immerse the idols in the Jamuna and I am helpless” 

QUESTION: 30

Consider the following map

The places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 are respectively the capitals of

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The correct option is Option A.

  1. Yadava dynasty, rulers of a 12th–14th-century Hindu kingdom of central India in what is now the Indian state of Maharashtra. Originally a feudatory of the Eastern Chalukyas of Kalyani, the dynasty became paramount in the Deccan under Bhillama (c. 1187–91), who founded Devagiri (later Daulatabad) as his capital.

  2. The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty whose capital was Orugallu, now known as Warangal. It was eventually conquered by the Delhi Sultanate.

  3. Hoysala dynasty, family that ruled in India from about 1006 to about 1346 ce in the southern Deccan and for a time in the Kaveri (Cauvery) River valley. The first kings came from the hills northwest of Dwarasamudra (present-day Halebid), which became their capital about 1060.

  4. The capital of the Early Pandyan kingdom was initially Korkai, Thoothukudi and was later moved to Koodal (now Madurai) during the reign of Nedunjeliyan I. The kingdom lay to the south of the Maurya Empire of India.