11. Gupta and Post-Gupta Period
594. Who is known as the Napoleon of India?
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Chandragupta-II Vikramaditya
(C) Great Ashoka
595. Gupta dynasty ruled during
(A) 319-500 A.D.
(B) 319-324 A.D.
(C) 325-375 A.D.
(D) 566-597 A.D.
596. Who among the following Gupta Kings had another name Devagupta?
(D) None of the above
597. The first Gupta ruler to assume the title of ‘Param Bhagavata’ was
598. Who of the following rulers had performed four Ashwamedhas?
(A) Pushyamitra Shunga
599. The Ashoka Pillar at Allahabad provides information about the reign of
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
600. The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which one of the following?
(A) Mahapadma Nanda
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
601. An inscription by which of the following is found on the pillar containing Prayag Prasasti of Samudragupta?
(D) Dara Shikoh
602. Prayag Prashashti tells about the military campaign of
603. The iron column, located in the courtyard of Delhi’s Quwwat-ul- Islam Mosque is a retention of
(A) Ashok (B) Chandra
(C) Harsha (D) Anangpal
604. ‘Prithivyah Pratham Veer’ was the title of
(D) Gautamiputra Shatkarni
605. The Hunas invaded India during the reign of
606. Which dynasty was distracted the most by the Hunas invasion?
607. From which inscription it is known that Skandagupta defeated Hunas?
(A) Bhitari Pillar Inscription
(B) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(C) Mandsaur Inscription
(D) Udayagiri Inscription
608. Who among the following Gupta Rulers conquered Hunas?
609. Who is known as ‘Sakaconqueror’?
610. There were different causes for the downfall of the Gupta Empire. Which one among the statements given below was not the cause?
(A) Huna invasion
(B) Feudal set-up of administration
(C) Acceptance of Buddhism by the later Guptas
(D) Arab invasion
611. From the third century A.D. when the Huna invasion ended the Roman Empire, the Indian merchants relied more and more on the
(A) African trade
(B) Western-European trade
(C) South-East Asian trade
(D) Middle-Eastern trade
612. Who was the first Gupta ruler to issue silver coins?
613. India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with South-East Asia across the Bay of Bengal. For this pre-eminence of the early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/explanations?
(A) As compared to other countries, India had a better shipbuilding technology in ancient and medieval times
(B) The rulers of Southern India always patronised traders, brahmin priests and Buddhist monks in this context
(C) Monsoon winds across the Bay of Bengal facilitated sea voyages
(D) Both (A) and (B) are convincing explanation in this context
614. Which one of the following ports handled the North Indian trade during the Gupta period?
(A) Tamralipti (B) Bhadoch
(C) Kalyan (D) Cambay
615. Which one of the following ports handled the North Indian trade during the Gupta Period?
(A) Bhadoch (B) Kalyan
(C) Cambay (D) Tamralipti
616. Centres located in Gujarat, Bengal, Deccan and Tamil Country during the Gupta period were associated with which of the following?
(A) Textile manufacture
(B) Gems and precious stones
(D) Opium cultivation
617. Who among the following is not associated with medicine in ancient India?
618. Who among the following is known for his Ayurvedic thematic composition during Gupta period?
(A) Saumilla (B) Shudraka
(C) Shunaka (D) Sushruta
619. Kalidas was in the ruling period of
620. Who of the following among the Nine Gems of Chandragupta was associated with Astrology?
(A) Vararuchi (B) Sanku
(C) Kshapanak (D) Amar Singh
621. The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called
(A) Karshapana (B) Dinara
(C) Rupaka (D) Nisc
622. Which (among these) are Gupta’s gold coins?
(A) Kaudi (B) Dinara
(C) Nishka (D) Pan
623. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak
(A) Sanskrit (B) Prakrit
(C) Pali (D) Sauraseni
624. Who of the following was the first Gupta ruler to issue coins?
625. Who established Gupta Samvat?
626. The first inscriptional evidence of the Satipratha has been found from
(A) Eran (B) Junagarh
(C) Mandsaur (D) Sanchi
627. Which ruling dynasty donated maximum villages to temples and Brahmins?
(A) Gupta Dynasty
(B) Pala Dynasty
628. The gradual decline of towns was an important feature of which period?
(A) Gupta period
(B) Pratihara era
(D) Satavahana era
629. During which age did women enjoy equality with men?
(A) Gupta age (B) Mauryan age
(C) Cholas (D) Vedic age
630. In ancient India, which dynasty’s rule is considered as the Golden Age?
(A) Mauryan (B) Shunga
(C) Gupta (D) Magadha
631. What is the land revenue rate in religious books?
(A) 1/3 (B) 1/4
(C) 1/6 (D) 1/8
632. What was the land revenue rate in Gupta age?
(A) Fourth part of the production
(B) Sixth part of the production
(C) Eighth part of the production
(D) Half part of the production
633. The Gupta Empire granted taxfree agrarian land to which of the following?
(A) Military officials
(B) Civil officials
(D) Courts scholars
634. What is the valid tax according to Hindu law?
(A) Half of the yields
(B) One-sixth of the yields
(C) One-third of the yields
(D) One-fourth of the yields
635. In ancient India, the irrigation tax was called
636. Which type of land was called ‘Aprahat’?
(A) Without cultivated forest land
(B) Irrigated land
(C) Dense forest land
(D) Cultivated land
637. Tormad was from the racial group of
(A) Sithian (B) Huna
(C) Yaochi (D) Saka
638. In 3rd A.D., Warangal was famous for
(A) Copper pots
(B) Gold Jewelleries
(C) Iron implements
(D) Elephant-teeth work
639. Chinese traveller ‘Sungyun’ was came in India in
(A) 515 A.D. to 520 A.D.
(B) 525 A.D. to 529 A.D.
(C) 545 A.D. to 552 A.D.
(D) 592 A.D. to 597 A.D.
640. Who amongst the following had defeated Huna ruler Mihirakula?
641. Read the following statements carefully
1. Gupta Emperors claimed divine rights for themselves
2. Their administration was highly centralised
3. They extended the tradition of land grants Answer on the basis of following code.
(A) 1, 2 and 3 are true
(B) 1 and 2 are true
(C) 1 and 3 are true
(D) 2 and 3 are true
642. The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadutt has its subject on
(A) A conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore
(B) A romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal woman
(C) The story of the power struggle between two Aryan tribes
(D) The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya
643. ‘Mrichchhakatika’ an ancient Indian book written by Shudraka deals with
(A) The love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan
(B) The victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of Western India
(C) The military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta
(D) The love affairs between a Gupta King and a Princess of Kamarupa
644. The game of ‘Chess’ is said to have originated in
(A) China (B) Iran
(C) Indonesia (D) India
645. The system of philosophy propounded by Kapila Muni is
(A) Purva Mimansa
(B) Sankhya Philosophy
(C) Nyaya Philosophy
(D) Uttar Mimansa
646. Whose contribution is there in ancient Sankhya Darshan?
(A) Kapila (B) Gautam
(C) Nagarjuna (D) Charvak
647. With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India, consider the following statements regarding Samkhya School.
1. Samkhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of the soul.
2. Samkhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
648. ‘Sankhya’ Philosophy is propounded by
(A) Gautam (B) Jaimini
(C) Kapila (D) Patanjali
649. The inventor of Yoga was
(A) Aryabhatta (B) Charaka
(C) Patanjali (D) Ramdeva
650. Who propagated ‘Yoga Darshan’?
651. The writer of Mahabhashya ‘Patanjali’ was contemporary of
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Pushyamitra Shunga
(D) Chandragupta I
652. Which one of the following is not part of ‘Ashtangayoga’?
(A) Anusmriti (B) Pratyahara
(C) Dhyana (D) Dharana
653. ‘Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowing, for once cremated, there is no return.’ This rejection of afterlife is an aphorism of the
(A) Kapalika Sects
(B) Sunyavada of Nagarjuna
654. The founder of school of Navya- Nyaya was
(A) Raghunath Shiromani
655. Author of ‘Nyaya Darshan’ was
(A) Gautama (B) Kapila
(C) Kanad (D) Jaimini
656. The Nyaya Philosophical system was propagated by
(A) Charvaka (B) Gautama
(C) Kapila (D) Jaimini
657. Mimansa was initiated by
(A) Kanad (B) Vasistha
(C) Vishwamitra (D) Jaimini
658. The founder of Nyaya Philosophy was
(A) Kapil (B) Kanad
(C) Gautam (D) Jaimini
659. Which of the following schools of philosophy is of the opinion that Vedas contain the eternal truth?
(A) Sakhya (B) Vaisheshika
(C) Mimansa (D) Nyaya
660. The theory of Karma is related with
(A) Nyaya (B) Mimansa
(C) Vedanta (D) Vaisheshika
661. The Founder of Advait Philosophy is
(D) Mahatma Buddha
662. Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy?
(A) Mimansa and Vedanta
(B) Nyaya and Vaisheshika
(C) Lokayata and Kapalika
(D) Sankhya and Yoga
663. Who among the following is not related to the Philosophy of Vedanta?
(B) Abhinav Gupta
664. By which of the following according to Advaita Vedanta, Mukti can be obtained?
665. The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be
(A) 601 (B) 300
(C) 330 (D) 407
666. Who among the following is called founder of Indian Atomism?
(A) Maharshi Kapil
(B) Maharshi Gautam
(C) Maharshi Kanad
(D) Maharshi Patanjali
667. According to Puranas, the prime place of Chandravansh’s ruler was
668. A Chalukya inscription is dated in the year 556 of the Saka era. It is equivalent to
(A) 478 A.D.
(B) 499 A.D.
(C) 613 A.D.
(D) 634 A.D.
669. Information regarding time of Harsha is contained in the books of
(A) Harisena (B) Kalhan
(C) Kalidasa (D) None of these
670. The capital of Maukharri was
(A) Thaneshwar (B) Kannauj
(C) Purushpur (D) None of these
671. The capital of Harsha’s empire was
(A) Kannauj (B) Pataliputra
(C) Prayag (D) Thaneshwar
672. Who has written the ‘Harshacharita’?
(A) Aryabhatta (B) Banabhatta
(C) Vishnugupta (D) Parimalgupta
673. Harshavardhan organised two great religious conventions in
(A) Kannauj and Prayag
(B) Prayag and Thaneshwar
(C) Thaneshwar and Vallabhi
(D) Vallabhi and Prayag
674. Emperor Harsha had shifted his capital from Thaneshwar to
(A) Prayag (B) Delhi
(C) Kannauj (D) Rajgriha
675. Emperor Harsha’s Southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by
676. The place in U.P. where Harsh Vardhana organised the Buddha mega convention
(A) Kashi (B) Prayag
(C) Ayodhya (D) Sarnath
677. The Chalukyan ruler Pulakeshin’s victory over Harsha was in the year
(A) 612 A.D. (B) 618 A.D.
(C) 622 A.D. (D) 634 A.D.
678. Among the following rulers who had defeated Harshavardhana?
(A) Kirtivarman II
(B) Vikramaditya II
679. In whose reign-period the Chinese Traveller Hiuen-Tsang visited India?
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
680. Poet Bana was inhabitant of
(A) Pataliputra (B) Thaneshwar
(C) Bhojpur (D) None of these
681. Hiuen-Tsang was contemporary of
(A) Taai-Sunga (B) Tung-Kuaan
(C) Ku-Yen-Vu (D) None of these
682. Which Chinese traveller visited India during Harshavardhana’s rules?
(A) Fa-Hien (B) Hiuen-Tsang
(C) I-Tsing (D) Taranath
683. The term ‘Kausheya’ has been used for
(A) Cotton (B) Flax
(C) Silk (D) Wool
684. During Hiuen Tsang tour in India most famous city for the production of cotton clothes was
(A) Varanasi (B) Mathura
(C) Pataliputra (D) Kanchi
685. The major reason behind remembering Hiuen-Tsang is
(A) Respect for Harsha
(B) Study in Nalanda
(C) Trust in Buddhas
(D) Composition of Sei-Yu-Kei
686. Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang studied at the University of
(A) Taxila (B) Vikramshila
(C) Magadh (D) Nalanda
687. The famous Travelogue ‘Si-Yu-Ki’ is linked with
(A) Fahien (B) Al Biruni
(C) Megasthenes (D) Hiuen-Tsang
688. The Chinese traveller who visited Bhinmal was
(A) Fahien (B) Sangyun
(C) Hieun-Tsang (D) I-Tsing
689. Chinese writers mention India by the name of
(A) Fo-Kwo-Ki (B) Yin-Tu
(C) Si-Yu-Ki (D) Sikia-Pono
690. Chinese traveller I-Tsing was on the tour of Bihar in about
(A) 405 A.D. (B) 635 A.D.
(C) 637 A.D. (D) 672 A.D.
691. Nalanda Vihar was destroyed by
(A) Bakhtiyar Khalji
(B) Qutubddin Aibak
(C) Muhammad Bin Tuglaq
(D) Alauddin Khalji
692. Nalanda University was destroyed by
(A) Muslims (B) Kushans
(C) Sythians (D) Mughals
693. Nalanda is located in
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh
694. The most ancient monastery in India is
(A) Nalanda (B) Udantpuri
(C) Vikramshila (D) Bhaja
695. The Chinese Pilgrim who visited India in the early 6th century was
(A) Ywan Chwang
(C) Sung Yun
696. During Post Gupta Period, main business centre was
(A) Kannauj (B) Ujjain
(C) Dhar (D) Devgiri
697. Adi Shankar who later became Shankaracharya was born is
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) West Bengal
698. Which one of the following statements is not true for Shankaracharya, Saint of the 8th century?
(A) He established four religious centres in different parts of India
(B) He countered the spread of Buddhism and Jainism
(C) He named Prayag as Teerthraj
(D) He propagated Vedanta
699. Which of the following is not included in Chardham?
700. Where are the four monasteries established by Adi ‘Shankaracharya’ situated?
(A) Sringeri, Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag
(B) Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag, Kanchi
(C) Joshimath, Dwarka, Puri, Sringeri
(D) Puri, Sringeri, Dwarka, Varanasi
701. With reference to the guilds
(Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country’s economy which of the following statement is/are correct?
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, standard and prices were fixed by the guild.
3. The guild had judicial powers over its members. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(A) Only 1 and 2 (B) Only 3
(C) Only 2 and 3 (D) 1, 2 and 3
702. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Ravi Kirti – Pulakeshin II
(B) Bhavabhuti – Yasovarman of Kannauj
(C) Harisena – Harsha
(D) Dandi – Narasimha Varman
703. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below. List-I (Emperor)
(d) Skandgupta List-II (Titles)
4. Vikramaditya Code
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 3 4 (B) 3 2 1 4
(C) 2 1 4 3 (D) 4 3 2 1
704. With reference to the scientific progress of ancient India, which of the statements given below are correct?
1. Different kinds of specialised surgical instruments were in common use by A.D. first century.
2. Transplant of internal organs in the human body had begun by the beginning of A.D. third century.
3. The concept of the sine of an angle was known in A.D. fifth century.
4. The concept of cyclic quadrilaterals was known in A.D. seventh century. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 3 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4 (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
705. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below.
1. Vikram Samvat began in 58 B.C.
2. Saka Samvat began in 78 A.D.
3. Gupta era began in 319 A.D.
4. The era of Muslim rule in India began in 1192 A.D. Code
(A) 1 and 2 (B) 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 3 (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
706. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below. List-I (Eras)
(a) Vikrama era (b) Saka era
(c) Gupta era (d) Kali era List-II (Reckoned from)
1. 3102 B.C. 2. 320 A.D.
3. 78 A.D. 4. 58 B.C.
5. 248 A.D. Code
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 4 5 1 (B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 4 5 2 3 (D) 4 3 2 1
707. Assertion (A): The main feature of the agrarian structure in the Pre- Gupta period was the development of feudalism. Reason (R): Land owner middle class and a dependent peasant class came into existence in this period. Select the correct answer using the code given below. Code
(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
708. The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang
(Hiuen Tsang), who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.
2. As regards punishment for offences ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person.
3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(A) Only 1 (B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3 (D) All of these
709. 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?
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
710. With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element/elements of the feudal system?
1. A very strong centralised political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority.
2. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land.
3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord. Code
(A) Only 1 and 2 (B) Only 2 and 3
(C) Only 3 (D) 1, 2 and 3
711. Match the following and select the correct answer from the code given below. List-I
(d) Ashok List-II
1. Ujjain 2. Vidisha
3. Dhar 4. Gondwana Code
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 3 2 1 (B) 3 4 1 2
(C) 4 3 1 2 (D) 3 4 2 1
712. Match List-I with List-II and choose the answer according to the code. List-I (Courtier poet)
(a) Amir Khusro (b) Kalidas
(c) Harisena (d) Banabhatta List-II (King)
1. Chandragupta II
4. Alauddin Khalji Code
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 3 4 (B) 4 1 2 3
(C) 4 3 2 1 (D) 2 4 1 3