Thursday, March 28, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

General Knowledge Quiz on Ancient Indian History For WBCS P4

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16. Which of the following is a Harappan site located in Rajasthan?
(A) Kalibangan
(B) Lothal
(C) Mohenjodaro
(D) Suktagendor

Correct Answer: [A] Kalibangan.
Explanation: Kalibangan discovered B. K. Thapar. It was situated on the banks of the river Ghaghara
17. Name the last Tirthankara
(A) Siddhartha
(B) Silbhadra
(C) Parsvanath
(D) Mahavira

Correct Answer: [D] Mahavira.
Explanation: 24th Tirthankar.
18. Rice cultivation is associated with the Harappan site of
(A) Kot Diji
(B) Ropar
(C) Kalibangan
(D) Lothal

Correct Answer: [D] Lothal.
Explanation: Lothal was the first dockyard in the world. It was called the entrance of Harappan civilization was located at present-day Gujarat. Lothal was discovered by S. R. Rao in 1954. Evidence of rice found in Lothal and Rangpur both are located in Gujarat.
19. Taxila was the famous site of
(A) Gupta Art
(B) Mauryan Art
(C) Early Vedic Age
(D) Gandhara Art

Correct Answer: [D] Gandhara Art.
20. Sabha and Samiti are two democratic institutions of
(A) Hilly tribes of India
(B) Indus Valley people
(C) Rigvedic Aryans
(D) Dravidians

Correct Answer: [C] Rigvedic Aryans.
Explanation: In the era of Vedic age there are many assemblies like Sabha, Samiti, Vidhata and Gana as mentioned in Rig Veda. Among these Sabha and Samiti were the two most important assemblies. Status of women was admirable they are allowed to participate in Sabha and Samiti. Even the King and Cheif showed eagerness to win the support of Sabha and Samiti. The important administrative division in Vedic age is Jana (Aryan tribes were known as Jana, but there was no mentioned of Janapada), vis(Jana was divided into a group of villages called vis and headed by Vrajapati), grama(vis again divided into grama and headed by gramins), kulas (grama further divided in grama i.e family and headed by kulapa).


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