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Q1

Which of the following is/are sources for the reconstruction of the history of Harshvardhana?

1. The famous Sanskrit drama Ratnavali

2. The Works of Bana

3. The travel accounts of Fa-Hien

4. The inscription at Banskhera

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q2

With reference to the administration of Harshvardhana, consider the following statements:

1. Due to the influence of Buddhism on administration, there were no cruel punishments, unlike the Mauryan period.

2. The administration of Harshvardhana was decentralized and feudal in nature.

3. The officers were rewarded with grants of land.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q3

With reference to the history of ancient India, the term 'nilopitu' was used to denote

Q4

With reference to the status of Buddhism during the time of Harshvardhana, consider the following statements:

1. Earlier Harsha a devout Saiva the turned into an ardent Buddhist.

2. Harshvardhana held a great religious assembly at Prayag.

3. Nalanda had a huge monastic establishment and all the costs of running the university were borne by Harshvardhana.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q5

Which of the following drama/ dramas was/were written by Harshvardhana, in the beginning of the seventh century A.D.?

1. Ratnavali

2. Nagananda

3. Priyardarsika

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Q6

Consider the following statements:

1. The Vedic communities had established a taxation system and maintained small professional armies.

2. The peasantry in later Vedic time was called Bala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q7

Which of the following was/were features of the sixth century B.C.?

1. The development of a fully agricultural economy.

2. The emergence of a class-less egalitarian society.

3. The formation of a large empire.

4. The emergence of the tradition of slavery.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q8

Regarding tantricism, consider the following statements:

1. It emerged in the eight century A.D.

2. It admitted both women and sudras into its ranks.

3. It stressed on the use of magic rituals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q9

Which of the following rulers were contemporary to Harshavardhana?

1. Bhaskaravarman

2. Dhuruvasena II of Valabhi

3. Rudrasimha III

4. Pulakesin II of Western Chalukya

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q10

The seven Ratha temples found at Mahabalipuram are attributed to

Q11

With reference to India's cultural contacts with the Asian countries, consider the following statements:

1. The Indians learned the art of growing silk from China.

2. The Theravada form of Buddhism was developed by Chinese people.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q12

Which one of the following monuments carries the architectural achievements of the period of Harshvardhana?

Q1.

Which of the following is/are sources for the reconstruction of the history of Harshvardhana?

1. The famous Sanskrit drama Ratnavali

2. The Works of Bana

3. The travel accounts of Fa-Hien

4. The inscription at Banskhera

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 3 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Q2.

With reference to the administration of Harshvardhana, consider the following statements:

1. Due to the influence of Buddhism on administration, there were no cruel punishments, unlike the Mauryan period.

2. The administration of Harshvardhana was decentralized and feudal in nature.

3. The officers were rewarded with grants of land.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only
Q3.

With reference to the history of ancient India, the term 'nilopitu' was used to denote

a) Stone inscription written in the praise of the king.
b) Latter of credit given to merchants.
c) Archive of public records.
d) A distinct style of temple construction.
Q4.

With reference to the status of Buddhism during the time of Harshvardhana, consider the following statements:

1. Earlier Harsha a devout Saiva the turned into an ardent Buddhist.

2. Harshvardhana held a great religious assembly at Prayag.

3. Nalanda had a huge monastic establishment and all the costs of running the university were borne by Harshvardhana.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q5.

Which of the following drama/ dramas was/were written by Harshvardhana, in the beginning of the seventh century A.D.?

1. Ratnavali

2. Nagananda

3. Priyardarsika

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Consider the following statements:

1. The Vedic communities had established a taxation system and maintained small professional armies.

2. The peasantry in later Vedic time was called Bala.

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
Q7.

Which of the following was/were features of the sixth century B.C.?

1. The development of a fully agricultural economy.

2. The emergence of a class-less egalitarian society.

3. The formation of a large empire.

4. The emergence of the tradition of slavery.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 2 only
b) 1, 3 and 4 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Q8.

Regarding tantricism, consider the following statements:

1. It emerged in the eight century A.D.

2. It admitted both women and sudras into its ranks.

3. It stressed on the use of magic rituals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q9.

Which of the following rulers were contemporary to Harshavardhana?

1. Bhaskaravarman

2. Dhuruvasena II of Valabhi

3. Rudrasimha III

4. Pulakesin II of Western Chalukya

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2 and 4 only
d) 2 and 3 only
Q10.

The seven Ratha temples found at Mahabalipuram are attributed to

a) The Chalukyas
b) The Pallavas
c) The Kadambas
d) The Pandayas
Q11.

With reference to India's cultural contacts with the Asian countries, consider the following statements:

1. The Indians learned the art of growing silk from China.

2. The Theravada form of Buddhism was developed by Chinese people.

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
Q12.

Which one of the following monuments carries the architectural achievements of the period of Harshvardhana?

a) Temple at Deogarh near Jhansi
b) Bhitari monolithic pillar
c) Statue of standing Buddha at Mathura
d) Brick temple of Lakshmana at Sirpur