Post-Maurya/Pre-Gupta Period (185 BC-319AD)
1.Yanvanika (Curtain) was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following ?
(a) Sakes (b) Parthians (c) Greeks (d) Kushans
2.Chitra 1 opf the national calendar based on the Saka Era-correspnds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorain calendar ?
(a) 22nd March (or 21 st March) (b) 15 th May (or 16 th May ) (c) 31 st March (or 30th March) (d) 21 st April (or20th March)
3.Who were the First kings to issue gold coins in India?
(a) Mauryas (b) Indo-Greeks) (c) Guptas (d) Kushans
4.Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka ?
(a) Nagharjuna,Ashvaghosha,Vasumitra(b) Kamban,Banabhatta, Ashvaghosha (c) Ashvaghosha,Kalidasa,Banabhatta (d) Kalidas,Kamban,Vasumitra
5.The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of—
(a)Religion (b) Architecure (c) Literature (d)Art
6.What was the capital of Kanishka ?
(a) Purushapura (b) Pataliputra (c) Taxila (d) Mathura
7.St.Thomas is said to have come to India to Propagate chirstianity during the religion of—
(a) Shenguttavan (Chera) (b) Karikal (Chola ) (c) Nendujelian (Pandya) (d) Gondapharnese (Parthian)
8.Who started The Saka Era and When ?
(a)Kadphises in58 C (b) Vikramaditya in 58 BC (c) Rudradaman I in 78 AD (d) Kanishka in 78 Ad
9.Charakya was the famouse court physician of
(a) Harsha (b) Chandragupta Maurya (c) Ashoka (d) Kanishka
10.In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancident India,a district was called
(a)ahara (b) kataka (c) reashtra (d) vihara
11.At which of the following places was the headless statue of Kanishka found ?
(a) Allahabad (b) Mathuira (c) Sanchi (d) Takshila
12.With whose reign is the Gandhara school of Art associated?
(a) Kanishka as wortel edusbaserte (b) Harsha (c) Chandragupta Vikramaditya (d) Ashoka [RRB Mumbai Supervisor/IESM 2006]
13.Which one of the following dynasties was associated with Gandhara school of Art ?
(a) Chalukyas (b) Guptas (c) Kushans monetto (d) Mauryas [NDA 2006]
14.The destruction of the Mauryan Empire was followed by a series of invasion, and first to invade India were the
(a) Indo-Bactrians (b) Sakas (c) Indo-Parthians (d) Kushans [CDS 2004]
15.Consider the following statements1. The Gandhara art of the Peshawar Valley is known for some of the finest sculptures made in dark grey schist. 2. The Kushans were the first Indian king to have protraits of themselves made in their shrines. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only RS (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 BGM10
Ton [CDS 2008]
16.Which of the following dynasties succeeded Sungas ?
(a) Satavahanas (b) Kushans (c) Kanvas (d) Guptas [45th BPSC 2002]
17..A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at
(a) Magadha (b) Pataliputra (c) Kashmirp inus (d) Rajgriha [47 BPSC 2005]
18.Which Chinese general defected Kanishka ?
(a) Pen Chao (b) Pan Yang (c) Chi Huang Ti (d) Ho Ti [PSC 2003]
19.Who of the following did not adorn the court of Kanishka
(a) Ashwaghosha ) (b) Parshva (c) Vasumitra mwe(d) Vishakhdatta
20.The capital of Satvahanas was located at
(a) Amaravati (b) Paithan (c) Naldurg ) (d) Durg
21.Who among the following rulers has been mentioned as protector of Varna System ?
(a) Pushyamitra Sunga (b) Kharvela (c) Gautamiputra Satakarni (d) Vasudeva
22.The art style which combines Indian and Greek feature is called — Shed
(a) Sikhar STUTT (5) (b) Vesar (c) Gandhar(d) Nagar
23.Who was called by Vindhya Adhipati?
(a) Simuka (b) Gautamiputra Satkarni (c) Ashoka (d) Chandragupta Maurya
24.In which year was Sakabda/ Saka Samvata started— ORL
(a) 78 A.D. (b) 58 B.C. (c) 273 B.C. (d) 420 A.D. WBPSC 2007)
25.When did the Mathura School of Art flourish ?
(a) Sunga Period (b) Satavahan Period (c) Suba Period (d) Kushana Period
26.The practice of military governorship was firstintroduced in India by the
(a) Greeks (b) Sakas (c) Parthians (d) Mughals
27.Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ?
(a) Parsva OHA (b) Nagarjuna (c) Sudraka deviz 29 boo (d) Vasumitra
28.Consider the following statements : 1. The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushyamitra Sunga. 2. The last Sunga king, Devabhuti was assassinated by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne. 3. The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras. Which of these statement is/ are correct ?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) Only 2 (c) Only 3 D S (d) 1, 2 and 3
29.With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order ?
(a) Greeks – Sakas – Kushanas (b) Greeks – Kushanas – Sakas bakas (c) Sakas – Greeks – Kushanas (d) Sakas – Kushanas – Greeks
30.With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country’s economy, which of the following statements is/are correct ? 1. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the state and king was the chief administrative authority on them. 2. The wages, rules of work standards and prices wre fixed by the guild.I 3. The guild had judicial powers over its own members. Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
31.Who renovated Sudarshan lake without using forced labour ?
(a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Bindusar (c) Ashoka (d) Rudradaman
32.Who among the following introduced gold coins for regular use in India ?
(a) Vim Kadphises (b) Kujula Kadphises (c) Kanishka (d) Hermwes