UPSC Ancient History Quiz 11

1. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century B.C. ? [1999]

 
 
 
 

2. The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from

 
 
 
 

3. India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia across the Bay of Bengal. For this pre-eminence of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/explanations ? [2011 – I]

 
 
 
 

4. The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted: [1995]

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements: 1. The Chinese pilgrim Fa-Hien attended the fourth Great Buddhist Council held by Kanishka. 2. The Chinese pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang met Harsha and found him to be antagonistic to Buddhism. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadutt has its subject on: [2002]

 
 
 
 

7. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period? [1996]

 
 
 
 

8. The concept of Eight fold path forms the theme of: [1998]

 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following statements is/are applicable to Jain doctrine? [2013 – I] 1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to practice penance. 2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a soul. 3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

10. Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ? [2001]

 
 
 
 


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