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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