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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ancient India- JPSC Gk History of India


Q1. The word 'Hindu' as a reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by ? - the Arabs

Q2. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas ? - Lopamudra

Q3. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak ? - Prakrit

Q4. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is ? - Priyadarshini

Q5. The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted ? - Pepper

Q6. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by ? - Jainism

Q7. According to the Mimamsa system of philosophy, liberation is possible using? - Karma

Q8. Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with ? - Four hands

Q9. Which of the temple figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasi ? - Jagannath Temple, Puri

Q10. The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is ? - Sindhu

Q11. Who is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period ? - Susrutha

Q12. Which sculptures was invariably used green schist as the medium ? - Bharhut sculptures

Q13. Which text of ancient India allows the divorce of a wife deserted by her husband ? - Arthashastra (Moksh)

Q14. which script of ancient India was written from right to left ? - Kharosthi

Q15. Milindapanho is in the form of a dialogue between king Menander and the Buddhist monk ? - Nagasena

Q16. Which edicts mention the personal name of Ashoka ? - Maski

Q17. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known as ? - Padmapani

Q18. The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called ? - Rupaka

Q19. Which was a corporation of merchants in ancient India ? - Manigrama

Q20. The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be ? - 601

Q21. The Ashoka major rock edicts tell us about the Sangam kingdom include rock edicts ? - II and XII

Q22. Which ancient Indian records are the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilized during the crisis in the country ? - Sohgaura Copper-plate

Q23. The concept of an eightfold path forms the theme of ? - Dharma Chakra Pravartana Sutta

Q24. Which was initially the most powerful city-state of India in the 6th century B.C. ? - Magadh

Q25. The Indo-Laws Kingdom set up in northern Afghanistan at the beginning of the second century B.C. was ? - Bactria

Q26. The term 'Aryan' denotes ? - a speech group

Q27. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period ? - Tamralipti

Q28. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the ? - Greeks

Q29. Which dynasties were ruling over north India at the time of Alexander's invasion ? - Nanda

Q30. Hoysala monuments are found in ? - Halebid and Belur

Q31. Which Chola kings conquered Ceylon ? - Rajendra

Q32. Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ? - Vasumitra

Q33. Emperor Harsha's southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by ? - Pulakeshin II

Q34. Which Vedas contain an account of magical charms and spells ? - Atharvaveda

Q35. Who laid the foundation of the Rashtrakuta Empire ? - Dantidurga

Q36. Between which was the ancient town of Takshashila located ? - Indus and Jhelum

Q37. With reference to the invaders in ancient India, the chronological order is ? - Greeks -> Sakas -> Kushanas

Q38. The Allahabad pillar inscription is associated with ? - Samudragupta

Q39. What does Baudhayan theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutras) relate to ? - Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle

Q40. Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of ? - Jainism

Q41. There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings ? - Bagh Caves (Nainagaon, MP)

Q42. The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by? - Universal soul

Q43. The Nagara, the Dravida, and the Vesara are the ? - three main styles of Indian temple architecture

Q44. Lord Buddha's image is sometimes shown with a hand gesture called 'Bhumisparsha Mudra'. It symbolizes ? - Buddha's calling of the earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara (demon)

Q45. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of ? - Worship of nature and Yajnas

Q46. Which describes the best concept of Nirvana in Buddhism ? - The extinction of the flame of desire

Q47. Which places are known for mural paintings ? - Ajanta caves (Aurangabad, Maharashtra) and Lepakshi Temple (Andhra Pradesh)

Q48. The national motto of India, 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from ? - Mundaka Upanishad

Q49. Which Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha ? - Kosala and Magadha

Q50. With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which was made earliest ? - Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli, Puri (Odisha)

Q51. Which books of ancient India have the love story of the founder of the Sunga dynasty ? - Malavikagnirnitra

Q52. The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at ? - Ajanta

Q53. Which was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom ? - Motupalli (Andhra Pradesh)

Q54. With reference to the religious practices in India, the 'Sthanakvasi' sect belongs to ? - Jainism

Q55. With reference to Indian history, who is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world ? - Maitreya

Q56. In which relief sculpture inscriptions is 'Ranyo Ashoka' mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka ? - Kanganahalli, Gulbarga (Karnataka)

Q57. Building 'Kalyana Mandapas' was a notable feature in the temple construction in the kingdom of ? - Vijayanagara.



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