Saturday, September 29, 2018

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Source Of Ancient Indian History [MCQs Page 1]

1. The Aihole inscription was written by?
(A) Kautilya
(B) Horisena
(C) Rovikirti
(D) Nayanika

Correct Answer: [C]
Explanation: Ravikirti was a court poet of Chalukya King, Pulakeshi II who in the throne from 610 to 642 CE
2. Who was issued the Khalimpur copper plate
(A) Devapala
(B) Ramapala
(C) Dharmapala
(D) Mohipala I

Correct Answer: [C]
Explanation: Dharmapala was the real founder of Pala dynasty. He took the title "Prameswara Parambhattrak". Patliputra was the capital during his time. He constructed the Vikram Shila and Somapuri mahabihar (monastic complex). He revived Nalanda. He organized the Kannoj assembly. 

3. Achievement of Samudra Gupta was written in Allahabad inscription. It was written by?
(A) Kalhon
(B) Bilhann
(C) Banabhatta
(D) Harisena

Correct Answer: [D]
Explanation: Harisena was court poet of Samudra Gupta.
4. Which books mentioned the varna system for the first time?
(A) Manusanhati
(B) Rig Veda
(C) Atharva Veda
(D) Satapath brahmin

Correct Answer: [B]
Explanation: 10 mandalas of Rig Vedas mentioned the varna systems, which was based on occupation. 1 and 10 mandalas were compiled in the later Vedic period. 
5. Tripitaka was the religious text of Buddhist. It was written in?
(A) Prakritik
(B) Sanskrit
(C) Pali
(D) Ardh-Magadhi

Correct Answer: [C]
Explanation: Tripitaka was written in Pali language. Pitaka means basket. The basket of expected discipline from monks (Vinaya Piṭaka), the basket of discourse (Sūtra Piṭaka, Nikayas), and the basket of special doctrine (Abhidharma Piṭaka).

    • Vinaya: the regulatory framework for the sangha.
    • Sutta: contains more than 10,000 suttas/teachings.
    • Abhidhamma: Philosophical and psychological analysis and interpretation of Buddhist doctrine.
6. Tahkik-i-hind was written by?
(A) Alberuni
(B) Al-Baradari
(C) Suleman
(D) Al-Masud

Correct Answer: [A]
Explanation: Alberuni came to India with Mahmud of Ghazni during his Indian invasion. Alberuni was one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era.
7. Nashik inscription was written about?
(A) Gautamiputa Satkarni
(B) Samudra Gupta
(C) Harshavardhana
(D) Dhram Pala

Correct Answer: [A]
Explanation: It was written by Gautami Balashree about the achievement of her son Satkarni. Gautamiputa Satkarni was the greatest ruler of Satavahana dynasty. He called himself only Brahmana. He patronized Bramisam yet gave donations to Buddhist.

8. Ibn Battuta came to India during?
(A) Akbar
(B) Muhammed Bin Tughlak
(C) Iltutmis
(D) Alauddin Khalji

Correct Answer: [B]
Explanation: Ibn Battuta came to India during the region of Muhammed Bin Tughlak and join as a Qazi in Delhi. He came from Morocco. 
9. The oldest book in the world?
(A) Iliyad
(B) Odici
(C) Rig Vedas
(D) Zend Avesta

Correct Answer: [C]
Explanation: Rig Vedas is the oldest religious text in the world. It contains 1,208 hymns and 10,600 verses. Consist of 10 mandalas. 
10. What is the meaning of Vedas?
(A) Knowledge
(B) Truth
(C) Religion
(D) Unchanging

Correct Answer: [A]
Explanation: Vedas means Knowledge. It is believed that Vedas was not manmade and called "Apaurusheya". At the beginning Vedas was not in written form, It was kept in mind by listening generation by generation so it is called Shrutis.



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