UPSC Ancient History Quiz 08

1. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of [2012 – I]


2. Consider the following statements: 1. The Cholas defeated Pandya and Chera rulers and established their domination over peninsular India in the early medieval times. 2. The Cholas sent an expedition against Sailendra empire of South-East Asia and conquered some of the areas. Which of these statements is/are correct? [2003]


3. The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the: [1997]


4. With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following pairs : [2014 – I] Famous shrine Location 1. Tabo monastery and : Spiti Valley temple complex 2. Lhotsava Lhakhang : Zanskar Valley temple, Nako 3. Alchi temple complex : Ladakh Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


5. With reference to the history of Indian rock-cut architecture, consider the following statements: [2013 – I] 1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India. 2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. 3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. The following map shows four of the sixteen Mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India: [1997] The places marked A, B, C and D respectively are:


7. In the context of ancient Indian society which one of the following terms does not belong to the category of the other three? [1996]


8. The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the [1995, 2012 – I]


9. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? [1998] 1. Lothal : Ancient dockyard 2. Sarnath : First Sermon of Buddha 3. Rajgir : Lion capital of Ashoka 4. Nalanda : Great seat of Buddhist learning Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes:


10. Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy? [2014 – I]


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