Test: New Empires And Kingdoms - 2


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QUESTION: 1

____ was the capital of the Chalukyas, was an important trading centre

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The correct option is B.
The Chalukya dynasty was established by Pulakeshin I in 543. Pulakeshin I took Vatapi (modern Badami in Bagalkot district, Karnataka) under his control and made it his capital.Pulakeshin I changed his capital to Badami which is nearby Aihole. On the basis of the temples constructed in Aihole, Chalukya kings also built temples in Pattadakal. The construction of the temples in Aihole started in the 5th century which went to the 12th century.

QUESTION: 2

 Pataliputra is in

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Pataliputra. adjacent to modern-day Patna, was a city in ancient India, originally built by Magadha ruler Udayin in 490 BCE as a small fort (Pāṭaligrāma) near the Ganges river.

QUESTION: 3

The best known Chalukya ruler was

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QUESTION: 4

Son of the Samudragupta was

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Son of Samudragupta was Chandragupta-ll, also known as Vikramaditya.

QUESTION: 5

____ the sacred book of Islam:

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QUESTION: 6

Sarthavaha was the

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Proper rules of conduct of trade were laid by the head of trade guilds, known as Sarthavaha or Srenipramukha. The rules were called Samay and Srenidharma.

QUESTION: 7

Chief craftsman were called

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Important men such as the sreshti (Chief Banker or Merchant), the sarthavaha (Leader of Merchant Caravans), prathama-kulika (Chief Craftsman), and the head of the kayasthas (scribes) had a say in the important matters of the state.

QUESTION: 8

_______ used to stay on the outskirts of the city.

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QUESTION: 9

A sequence of powerful kings or leaders in the same family

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QUESTION: 10

Who was Pulakeshin II

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QUESTION: 11

Someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

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A warrior is a person specializing in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based warrior culture society that recognizes a separate warrior class or caste.

QUESTION: 12

Which famous Sanskrit poet lived during reign of Chandragupta II

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The correct option is Option D.
Chandragupta II (also known as Chandragupta Vikramaditya) was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta Empire in India. His rule spanned c. 380 – c. 415 CE during which the Gupta Empire reached its peak. Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Vedas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.
 

QUESTION: 13

Pulakeshin II stopped Harsha to cross the ______ to march into the Deccan

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QUESTION: 14

_____ famous play was Abhijana Shakuntalam

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QUESTION: 15

Sind is in present day

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QUESTION: 16

Which new Indian dynasty arose in Magadha in the fourth century A.D

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D is the correct option.It is believed that the Guptas raised their head as a power in Magadha and “the regions along the river Ganges”. When a territory was curbed at length, the Gupta Chief Sri Gupta by name proclaimed himself as the King or Maharaja in 240 A.D., and established a dynasty of his own, to be famous as the Gupta Dynasty.

QUESTION: 17

Aryabhata was a famous astronomer in the court of

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QUESTION: 18

Harsha belonged to the _____ dynasty.

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Nown as Harshavardhana, was an Indian emperor who ruled North India from 606 to 647 CE. He was a member of the Vardhana dynasty; and was the son of Prabhakarvardhana who defeated the Alchon Huna invaders, and the younger brother of Rajyavardhana, a king of Thanesar, present-day Haryana.

QUESTION: 19

Hiuen Tsang came to India from ____

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The correct option is Option D.
The Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang visited India during the period of emperor Harsha. When he went back to China, he wrote a detailed description of India during the reign of Harsha in his book 'Si-ya-ki' or 'Record of the Western Countries'.
 

QUESTION: 20

Xuanzang visited India in the reign of

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Hiuen Tsang (also Xuanzang, Hsuan Tsang) was the celebrated Chinese traveler who visited India in Ancient Times. He has been described therefore as the “Prince of Pilgrims.”
His visit to India was an important event of the reign of Harshavardhana. India is much indebted to this Chinese traveller for the valuable accounts he left behind with many details of political, religious, economic, social conditions of those days.

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