Thursday, March 28, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

MCQs on Ancient Indian History For WBCS Prelims and Mains P5

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21. Who composed 'Ai-hole' prasasti?
(A) Harisena
(B) Nayanikar
(C) Kautilya
(D) Rabikirti

Correct Answer: [D] Rabikirti.
22. Indus-valley civilization is called
(A) Stone Age
(B) Iron Age
(C) Urban
(D) Rural

Correct Answer: [C] Urban.
Explanation: The most striking feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was its town planning. It was an urban civilization, whereas the Vedic period was rural in nature. Great Bath was found in both in Horoppa and Mohenjo-Daro. Granary was the larges building of Indus Valley civilization found in Mohenjo-Daro.
23. Where was the capital of Sasanka?
(A) Karnasuvarna
(B) Lakhnawati
(C) Samatata
(D) Tamralipta

Correct Answer: [A] Karnasuvarna.
24. The Upanishads were compiled around
(A) 1000 BC
(B) 1600-600 BC
(C) 600 BC
(D) 800 BC

Correct Answer: [C] 600 BC.
Explanation: The Upanishads consist of a collection of religious and philosophical text. It was written in probably between 800 BCE and 500 BC. It was the time when the traditional Vedic religion has been questioned by Indian society.
25. The Origins of Indian Music may be traced to one of the following Vedas
(A) Yajur
(B) Atharva
(C) Rig
(D) Sama

Correct Answer: [D] Sama.
Explanation: The Vedic age was considered to be around 1500 BC to 600 BC in India. Earlier Sama Veda was known as Saman. It contains 1,875 verses that are primarily taken from Rig Veda. An earlier trace of Indian music is found in Sama Veda.


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