General Studies: Important for Exam: Ancient Indian History MCQ Part 8

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Q. Assertion (A) :

The Gupta King are known to have been the followers of Vaishnavism.

Reason (R) :

They described themselves as ‘puram Bhagwat’ .

Q. Assertion (A) :

The practice of untouchability was widely prevalent in the 10th – 11th century A. D.

Reason (R) :

It finds mention in the Alberuni՚s account of India.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The post – Gupta period witnessed the expansion of the Kayastha caste in north India.

Reason (R) :

The number of land grants had substantially increased.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Cholas inherited the tradition of temple art and architecture from the Pal lavas.

Reason (R) :

The Cholas built massive temple in Naggers style.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The bronze images of ‘Natarajan’ form the best specimen of the Chula art.

Reason (R) :

The concept of ‘Natarajan’ images was envisaged first by the palaver artists.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Altar saints of South Indian did not believe in caste or gender discrimination.

Reason (R) :

They permitted ladies to join their order.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The difference among Buddha՚s followers became apparent in the second Buddhist Council.

Reason (R) :

One group wanted to Buddha to be worshipped in form of images.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Maryann monetary system was based on “Punch – marked Coins” .

Reason (R) :

The Marians lacked inter – regional trade contacts.

Q. Assertion (A) :

There was no sati system in India during the Gupta period.

Reason (R) :

Prabhavati Gupta, widow of a Vakatakas king, ruled the empire as a regent to her son.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The king Menander was a follower of Buddhism.

Reason (R) :

He was persuaded by Nagarjuna to embrace Buddhism.

Q. Assertion (A) :

“The battle of ten kings” is mentioned in the Rig Veda.

Reason (R) :

This battle refers to fight between the Harappan and the early Aryans.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Visakhadatta in his “Mudrarakshas” refers to the dethronement of the Nanas by Chandragupta Maury.

Reason (R) :

He was the contemporary of Kantilla.

Q. Assertion (A) :

An important feature of the Cholas period was the growth and expansion of the Devarai system.

Reason (R) :

The Devadasis were paid and maintained out of the temple resources.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Both Fabien and Heian Tsang, the Chinese travelers stayed and studied at Nalanda.

Reason (R) :

Nalanda was the most important Buddhist University in the eastern World.

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