UPSC Ancient History Quiz 04

1. Which of the following were common to both Buddhism and Jainism? [1996] 1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment 2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas 3. Denial of efficacy of rituals 4. Non-injury to animal life Select the answer using the codes given below: Codes:

 
 
 
 

2. Emperor Harsha’s southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by: [2003]

 
 
 
 

3. The following persons came to India at one time or another: 1. Fa-Hien 2. I-Tsing 3. Megasthanese 4. Hieun-Tsang [1999] The correct chronological sequence of their visits is:

 
 
 
 

4. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak: [1995]

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following historical places: [2013 – I] 1. Ajanta Caves 2. Lepakshi Temple 3. Sanchi Stupa Which of the above places is/are also known for mural paintings?

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? [1998] 1. Mrichchakatikam–Shudraka 2. Buddhacharita–Vasuvandhu 3. Mudrarakshasha–Vishakadatta 4. Harshacharita–Banabhatta Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes:

 
 
 
 

7. Assertion : The origin of feudal system in ancient India can be traced to military campaigns. Reason (R): There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the Gupta period. [2000]

 
 
 
 

8. Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire? [2006]

 
 
 
 

9. With reference to the history of ancient India, which of the following was/were common to both Buddhism and Jainism? [2012 – I] 1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment 2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas 3. Denial of efficacy of rituals Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

10. Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two? [2013 – I]

 
 
 
 


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