General Studies: Important for Exam: Ancient Indian History MCQ Part 2

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Q. Assertion (A) :

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

Reason (R) :

He was a follower of Humeanism 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) :

Asoka spent all his energy and money in spreading Buddhism in India and abroad.

Reason (R) :

He was a follower of Buddhism.

Q. Assertion (A) :

All the Asoka pillars are in prating language.

Reason (R) :

A Asoka inscription in a language other than prating has been found as yet.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Gandhara School of Art greatly influenced 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 era was marked by the tremendous growth in Indo – Roman trade.

Reason (R) :

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

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Maryann Empire gradually disintegrated after the death of Asoka.

Reason (R) :

Asoka followed a policy of peace and non – violence.

Q. Assertion (A) :

Asoka pillars contain the principals of Asoka՚s policy of Dharma.

Reason (R) :

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

Q. Assertion (A) :

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

Reason (R) :

He was a follower of Buddhism.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Gupta king were the followers of Vaishnavism.

Reason (R) :

They described them- selves 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 temples in Negara style.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The bronze image of ‘Natarajan’ forms the best specimen of the Cholas art.

Reason (R) :

The concept of ‘Natarajan’ image was envisaged first by the Cholas artists.

Q. Assertion (A) :

The Alvaro saints of South India 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 MaryAnn՚s lacked inter – regional trade contacts.

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