UPSC Ancient History Quiz 10

1. In the context of the history of India, consider the following pairs: [2016-I] Term Description (1) Eripatti Land, revenue from which was set apart for the main¬tenance of the village tank (2) Taniyurs Villages donated to a single Brahmin or a group of Brahmins (3) Ghatikas Colleges generally attached to the temples Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


2. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer (using codes given below the lists) [1995] List-I (Eras) List-II (Reckoned from) A. Vikrama era 1. 3102 B.C. B. Saka era 2. 320 A.D. C. Gupta era 3. 78 A.D. D. Kali era 4. 58 B.C. 5. 248 A.D. Codes:


3. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left? [1997]


4. Consider the following statements: [2003] 1. The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushyamitra Sunga. 2. The last Sunga king, Devabhuti was assassinated by his Brahmana Minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne. 3. The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras. Which of these statements is/are correct?


5. The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which one of the following? [2006]


6. Which one of the following statements regarding Ashoka stone pillars is incorrect? [1997]


7. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is: [1995]


8. Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India? [1997]


9. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka? [1997]


10. Which one of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband? [1996]


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