General Studies: Important for Exam: Ancient Indian History MCQ Part 7

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Q. Assertion (A) :

The Jain worship the image of Tirthankara.

Reason (R) :

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

Reason (R) :

Q. Assertion (A) :

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

Reason (R) :

The Keshena՚s had trade contacts with the Roman Empire.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Pushy Mitra Sunga wanted to root out Buddhism from India.

Reason (R) :

Mahayanists believed in the worship of images.

Q. Assertion (A) :

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

Reason (R) :

Their origin was rooted in the changing socio – economic conditions in Gang etic valley.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The stupa formed an important feature of the Buddhist architecture.

Reason (R) :

The customs of erecting a domes – shaped structure as a form of memorial to the dead was pre- Buddhisin.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The ancient Indian law – books favored vernal – Sakkara.

Reason (R) :

The vernal system envisaged a vertical division in society.

Q. Assertion (A) :

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

Reason (R) :

They had the knowledge of iron.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Asoka is known to have built a number of stupas in his dominion.

Reason (R) :

He was a follower of Hinayanism Buddhism.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Mathura artists produced Buddhist and non – Buddhist sculptures.

Reason (R) :

Mathura was an important center of art during the early centuries of the Christian era.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Maryann Empire declined a few decades after the death of Asoka.

Reason (R) :

Asoka՚s policy of peace and non – violence had weakened the empire.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Asoka edicts are mostly in Procrit language

Reason (R) :

Asoka wanted his message of peace՚s to reach the masses.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Gandhara School of Art was greatly influenced by the Mathura art.

Reason (R) :

Both Mathura and Gandhara schools of art developed under the Keshena՚s.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The early centuries of the Christian ear were marked by tremendous growth in Indo – Roman trade.

Reason (R) :

A large number of Indian coins and antiquities have been recovered from Rome.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Harappan civilization extended up to north Afghanistan.

Reason (R) :

The area covered by Harappan civilization was larger than that of any ancient civilization in the world.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Asoka pillars contain the principles of his policy of Dharma.

Reason (R) :

These pillars have been found in northern as well as southern India.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Harsh built number of stupas and Buddhist temples in northern India.

Reason (R) :

He was a follower of Buddhism.

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