Indian History-34

Assertion (A) Brahminical reaction was considered as one of the several caues that seemed to have brought about the decline and fall of the Mauryan empire.

Reason (R) Ashoka prohibited killing of animals and birds and decided superfluous rituals performed by women.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Assertion (A) Ashoka was consecrated four years after his accession to the throne.

Reason (R) Coronation was delayed for some four years as priests advised him not to celebrate the coronation.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Starting with the oldest, identify the correct chronological order of kingdom in the evolutionary phases of Magadh empire

(A) Nanda-Sisunaga-Sunga-Maurya
(B) Nanda-Sisunaga-Maurya-Sunga
(C) Sisunaga-Nanda-Maurya-Sunga
(D) Sisunaga-Maurya-Nanda- Sunga

Matchthe person or works with the statements they are associated with.

List I————- List II

A. Justin
B. Plutarch
C. Digha
D. Divyavada
List-II

1 . Andhra Kottas or Chandragupta met Alexander
2 . Sandrocottos or Chandragupta liberated the Punjab from Greek yoke
3 . Talks ofNikaya Chandragupta being the Kshatriya of Moriyan clan of Pippalivana
4 . Bindusara is namentioned as a lawfully appointed Kshatriya king

Codes

ABCD

(A) 2 1 3 4
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 2 3 1 4
(D) 4 1 3 2

Which of the following is wrong in the context of decline of Mauryan empire?

(A) The successes of Ashoka were weak and-could not control the empire properly
(B) The various regions of the empire were not often from one another by great distanced
(C) A large army and administration structure became aburden
(D) The policy of Ahimsa (or non-violence) led to the decline of Mauryan empire.

Consider the following statements
1. Chandragupta Maurya was the first king of Magadha.
2. Rajagriha was the capital of Magadha.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Assertion (A) In contrast to the Mauryan period, the period between 200 BC and AD 300′ was an age of small kingdoms; indigames in origin. Reason (R) Unlike in the Mauryan period, in to period between 200 BC and AD 300 we no longer bear of state forms worked by slaved and hired labourers under the supervision of superintended of agriculture.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

‘Arthashastra’ was written by

(A) Dhananda
(B) Kaulilya
(C) Bimbisara
(D) Pusyamitra

The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta Mauryan’s court was

(A) Kautilya
(B) Seluceus Nicater
(C) Megasthenes
(D) Itsing

The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

(A) Vishnugupta
(B) Upagupta
(C) Brahmagupta
(D) Brihadratha

The stylistic compositions of Sungas terracottas are typically

(A) handmade
(B) single-mould impressed
(C) double-mould impressed
(D) wheel-turned

The rock-cut architecture of the Ellora caves is represented by

(A) two conventional types – the Chaitya hall and the Vihara
(B) square sanctuaries fronted by small portiere
(C) a pyramidal roof with outside wall decorated with terra ultra panels
(D) large multichamber structures

The most import legacy of the Indo -Greeks was the Gandhara School of Art. This school embodied

(A) a synthesis of Greek, Roman and Indian features that are reflected in the image of Buddha
(B) indigenous tradition of Indian art
(C) a synthesis of Greek and Indian features
(D) a synthesis of Roman and Indian styles and techniques

The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the

(A) Greeks
(B) Sakas
(C) Parthians
(D) Mughals

‘Miliridapanho’

(A) contains the numerous illustration from Jain legends
(B) deals with the edge of conduct for Jain monks and jew
(C) contain the fundamental of Buddha’s teachings
(D) rewards the dialogue between the Indo – Greek ruler, Menander as the monk, Nagasena

Which of the following is/are the source/s for the study of Sunga history?

(A) ‘Gargi-Samhita’ and ‘Mahabhasya’ of Patanjaii
(B) Kalidasa’s ‘Malviskagnimitra’ and Sana’s ‘Harshacharita’
(C) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
(D) None of the above