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Q1

With reference to the cultural and social history of India, what was 'shraman' tradition?

Q2

Which one of the following sites of the Indus Valley civilisation is often termed as 'Manchester of Indus Valley civilisation'?

Q3

With reference to the script of the Harappan people, consider the following statements:

1. James Princep deciphered the script of the Harappan people.

2. Animal impressions were also part of their script.

3. The script was written mostly from right to left, but, bi-directional writing style has also been found. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q4

With reference to the bronze casting method of the Harappan civilisation, consider the following statements:

1. The Bronze dancing girl of Mohenjo-daro is the world’s oldest bronze sculpture.

2. The bull of Kalibangan was made by using the bronze casting method. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q5

Consider the following statements:

1. Red sandstone was the principal building material of the Mauryan rulers.

2. Kumrahar and Pataliputra were two most important cities of the Mauryan Empire located in the present-day DescriptionOdisha and Bihar respectively.

3. During the time of Ashoka, the pillars were usually made of chunar sandstone and comprised of four parts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q6

The phase 'Satyameva Jayate' which is a part of the National Emblem of India has originally been taken from

Q7

Consider the following statements:

1. Indus Valley civilization sites do not have large monumental structures such as temples or palaces for rulers, unlike Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization.

2. The people of Indus Valley civilization were not familiar with the use of gypsum mortar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q8

Consider the following statements:

1. During the later Vedic period the art of stupas reached its climax.

2. Although a Vedic tradition, stupas were further popularised by the Buddhists.

3. Sanchi Stupa of Madhya Pradesh is the oldest surviving form of a stupa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q1.

With reference to the cultural and social history of India, what was 'shraman' tradition?

a) A set of Vedic rituals and sacrifices to be performed by one in his life.
b) The followers of the Vedic religion who used to travel long distance and spread religious messages through story-telling.
c) An early Vedic tradition of helping brahmans and granting land to them.
d) A Non-Vedic movement parallel to Vedic Hinduism.
Q2.

Which one of the following sites of the Indus Valley civilisation is often termed as 'Manchester of Indus Valley civilisation'?

a) Dholavira
b) Harappa
c) Lothal
d) Mohenjo-daro
Q3.

With reference to the script of the Harappan people, consider the following statements:

1. James Princep deciphered the script of the Harappan people.

2. Animal impressions were also part of their script.

3. The script was written mostly from right to left, but, bi-directional writing style has also been found. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q4.

With reference to the bronze casting method of the Harappan civilisation, consider the following statements:

1. The Bronze dancing girl of Mohenjo-daro is the world’s oldest bronze sculpture.

2. The bull of Kalibangan was made by using the bronze casting method. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q5.

Consider the following statements:

1. Red sandstone was the principal building material of the Mauryan rulers.

2. Kumrahar and Pataliputra were two most important cities of the Mauryan Empire located in the present-day DescriptionOdisha and Bihar respectively.

3. During the time of Ashoka, the pillars were usually made of chunar sandstone and comprised of four parts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q6.

The phase 'Satyameva Jayate' which is a part of the National Emblem of India has originally been taken from

a) The Chandogya
b) The Mundaka Upanishad
c) The Katha Upanishad
d) The Aitareya Upanishad
Q7.

Consider the following statements:

1. Indus Valley civilization sites do not have large monumental structures such as temples or palaces for rulers, unlike Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization.

2. The people of Indus Valley civilization were not familiar with the use of gypsum mortar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q8.

Consider the following statements:

1. During the later Vedic period the art of stupas reached its climax.

2. Although a Vedic tradition, stupas were further popularised by the Buddhists.

3. Sanchi Stupa of Madhya Pradesh is the oldest surviving form of a stupa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 only