UPSC Ancient History Quiz 05

1. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements: [2017-I] 1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism. 2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Consider the following statements: [2006] 1. The Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism. 2. The Pala rulers of Eastern India were patrons of Buddhism. Which of the statement(s) given above is/ are correct?


3. In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the: [2002]


4. With reference to the art and archaeo-logical history of India, which one among the following was made earliest? [2015-I]


5. Lord Buddha’s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called ‘Bhumisparsha Mudra’. It symbolizes [2012 – I]


6. Which of the following characterizes / characterize the people of Indus Civilization? [2013 – I] 1. They possessed great palaces and temples. 2. They worshipped both male and female deities. 3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare. Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.


7. With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya school: [2013 – I] 1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of soul. 2. Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Match List-I (Ancient site) with List-II (Archaeological finding) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002] List-I List-II (Ancient site) (Archaeological finding) A. Lothal 1. Ploughed field B. Kalibangan 2. Dockyard C. Dholavira 3. Terrcotta replica of a plough D. Banawali 4. An inscription comprising ten large sized signs of the Harappan script Codes:


9. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? [2001]


10. Hoysala monuments are found in: [2001]


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