General Studies: Important for Exam: Ancient Indian History MCQ Part 1

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Directions:

The following items consist of two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason ® are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion.

Select your answer to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet according.

(a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Rig-Veda is the earliest of the Aryan texts.

Reason (R):

The Rig-Veda mention that the Septal – Sridham’ region was the original homes of the Aryans.

Q. Assertion (A):

Agriculture was an important activity of the Harappan people.

Reason (R):

A copper replica of a plough has been found at Banawal.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Harappan people were the worshippers of ‘Shiva – Pasu.pati’.

Reason (R):

The Siva – Pasupathi seal have been found all over the region covered by their Harappan civilization.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Harappan people had brisk trade with Mesopotamia.

Reason (R):

The Mesopotamian inscriptions refers to a number of commodities of import and export from Melham.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Buddhist Singhal included a number of females.

Reason (R):

Buddha wanted nuns to play an important role in the spread of Buddhism.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Jain worship the image of Tirthankara.

Reason (R):

According to Jain philosophy God plays an important role in creating and maintaining the human beings.

Q. Assertion (A):

A number of Roman antiquities have been found from the duhsama territories.

Reason (R):

The Kushner’s had trade contacts with the Roman Empire.

Q. Assertion (A):

Pushy Mitra Sunga wanted to root out Buddhism from India.

Reason (R):

He performed two horse – sacrifices.

Q. Assertion (A):

Tara was an important deity worshipped by the followers of Mahayana Buddhism.

Reason (R):

Mahayanists believed in the worship of images.

Q. Assertion (A):

A number of schools of Philosophical though developed in the 6th Century (B. C.) in India.

Reason (R):

The origin was rooted in the changing socio – economic condition in the Gang etic valley.

Q. Assertion (A):

The stupas formed an important feature of the Buddhist architecture.

Reason (R):

The custom of erecting a dome – Shaped structure as a form of memorial to the dead was pre – Buddhis in.

Q. Assertion (A):

The ancient Indian law – book favored Varna – samara.

Reason (R):

The Varna system envisaged a vertical division in society.

Q. Assertion (A):

The principal occupation of the Megalithic people in peninsular India was agriculture.

Reason (R):

The Varna system envisage a vertical division in society.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Principal occupation of the Megalithic people in peninsular India was agriculture.

Reason (R):

The had the knowledge of iron.

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