UPSC Ancient History Quiz 09

1. Consider the following statements: [2003] 1. Vardhaman Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka 2. Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshalan dynasty 3. Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara, belonged to Benaras Which of these statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. The Ashoka major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts: [1998]

 
 
 
 

3. What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India? [1998] 1. Gold coins 2. Punch marked silver coins 3. Iron plough 4. Urban culture Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer: [1996] List-I List-II A. Vishakhadatta 1. Medicine B. Varahamihira 2. Drama C. Charaka 3. Astronomy D. Brahmagupta 4. Mathematics Codes:

 
 
 
 

5. The given map relates to : [1998]

 
 
 
 

6. With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country’s economy, which of the following statements is/are correct? [2012 – I] 1. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the State and the king was the chief administrative authority on them. 2. The wages, rules of work, standards and prices were fixed by the guild. 3. The guild had judicial powers over its own members. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

7. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because: [1998]

 
 
 
 

8. According to Mimamsa system of philosophy, liberation is possible by means by: [1995]

 
 
 
 

9. Regarding the Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements : 1. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene 2. During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India [2011 – I] Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by [2011 – I]

 
 
 
 


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