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Q.1. Fill in the blanks.
(i) _______________was a great astronomer.
(ii) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the ____________.
(iii) ___________ is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
(iv) _______________ and ________________ are two Tamil epics.
(v) Both the Puranas and the Mahabharata are supposed to have been compiled by_______________.
(vi) Stories from the _________ were often shown on the railings of stupas and in paintings in places such as Ajanta.
Q.2. What was the capital of Kosala?
Q.3. What colors were used in Ajanta cave paintings?
Q.4. What does the word stupa mean?
Q.5. What do you understand by Mandapa?
Q.6. What is Shikhara?
Q.7. Who wrote Ramayana?
Q.8. What is Pradakshina patha?
Q.9. Who composed Silapadikaram?
Q.10. Where and by whom paper was invented?
Q.11. What are the two great sanskrit epics of India?
Q.12. Name two Tamil epics.
Q.13. What is Bhitargaon Temple known for?
Q.14. Who use to decide to build the stupas and temples?
Q.15. What do you understand by the term Garbhagriha?
Q.16. In which language were Puranas written?
Q.17. Whose name is inscribed on the iron pillar at Mehrauli, Delhi?
Q.18. Who wrote Meghaduta?
Q.19. What are the various kinds of stupas?
Q.20. State True (T) or false (F).
(i) The Mahabharata is about a war fought between the Kauravas and Pandavas, who were cousins. _______
(ii) Bhagavad Gita was included in the Ramayana. _______
(iii) Kannagi, the wife of Kovalan, mentioned in the Silappadikara, destroyed the city of Madurai. ________
(iv) Devotees walked around the stupa, in an anticlockwise direction, as a mark of devotion. _________