Indian History-35

The trade with Roman brought large numbers of Roman gold coins to Southern India. The contrast with the Kushanas who melted down all Roman coins and reissued them in their own name. The rules of South India did not do this but simply defaced the coins. A sharp cut across the face of the Roman emperor indicated that his sovereignty was not recognised but his coins were welcome and would be accepted according to their own intrinsic value.
Based on the passage answer the question given below
Roman coins were reused in South India by a process of

(A) melting and reissued in the name of Roman rulers
(B) defacing the coins by a sharp cut across the face of the Roman emperor only
(C) melting and reused in the name of the rulers of South India
(D) defacing the coins by a sharp cut across the face of the Roman Emperor and then melting them and reused

Which one among the following statements regarding Satavahanas is not correct?

(A) The Satavahanas are identified with the Andhras of the Puranas
(B) The Satavahanas claimed Brahmana descent and followed Brahanical Vedic tradition
(C) Satavahanas and Shaka were involved in prolonged conflict
(D) Vasishthiputra Satakarni defeated Shaka ruler Rudradaman I

Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir?

(A) Parsva
(B) Nagarjuna
(C) Sudraka
(D) Vasumitra

Arrange the following dynasties in chronological order of their arrival in past Mauryan period
1. Shakas
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) 1,2, 3, 4
(B) 2, 1,3, 4
(C) (0)1,3,4,2
(D) 2, 3, 1,4

The first ever inscription in short Sanskrit has issued by which king?

(A) Chastana
(B) Jayadanan
(C) Rudradaman I
(D) Nahapana

In which year Kharvela is said to have defeated the ruler of Magadha?

(A) Twelfth year
(B) Thirteenth year
(C) In the very first year
(D) None of the above

Who is the author of ‘Satasai’?

(A) Hala, a Satvahana ruler
(B) Harshvardhana
(C) Pushyamitra Sunga
(D) Vasudeva Kanva

Which one of the following sites can be identified with Samapa, an administrative centre under the Mauryas?

(A) Brahmagiri
(B) Jaugada
(C) Ujjain
(D) Maski

Mahendra was the General of which of the following rulers?

(A) Demetrives
(B) Eutugdemes
(C) Diodotve
(D) None of these

Which Greek King issued bilingual coins?

(A) Demetrives
(B) Autaalioker
(C) Mander
(D) Alexander

The old Stupa at Amravati was repaired during to reign of which Satavahana ruler?

(A) Gautamiputra Satakarni
(B) Sri Gita Kami I
(C) Pulamavi
(D) None of these

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(A) Fourteen Major Rock Edicts— Various Principles of Dhamma
(B) Seven Pillar Rock edicts — Appendix to Rock Edicts
(C) Bhabru Inscription — New Administration by Ashoka
(D) Barabar ‘ Cave Inscription — Ashoka’ s Tolerance

St Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of which Parthian king?

(A) Mitharodates II
(B) Gondophernes
(C) Strato
(D) Moga

The nuclears of the Satvahanas is

(A) Krishna – Tungbhadsa doab
(B) Nasik
(C) Coastal Aneira
(D) Telengana

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

(A) Vasudeva was the last Kushana king
(B) Vasudeva was the first Kanva king
(C) Deveabhuti was the last Sunga king
(D) Agnimitra was a prominent Kanva king

Consider the following Mauryan rulers –
1. Ashoka
4. Kunal
Who among them bore the title of Devanampiya?

(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4