Thursday, March 28, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

WBCS Prelims MCQs on Ancient Indian History P2


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5111. Who composed Allahabad Prasasti?
A
Harisena
B
Vasumitra
C
Asvaghosha
D
Nagarjuna
A
Correct Answer: A. Harisena
Explanation: Harissa, also called Harishena or Hirisena, was a 4th-century Sanskrit poet, panegyrist, and government minister. He was an important figure in the court of the Gupta emperor, Samudragupta. His most famous poem, written c. 345 C.E., describes the bravery of Samudragupta and is inscribed on the Allahabad Pillar.
10312. The 1st capital of Magadh was
A
Rajagriha
B
Vaishali
C
Pataliputra
D
Kashi
A
Correct Answer: A. Rajagriha
Explanation: Bimbisara's first capital was at Girivraja (identified with Rajagriha). He belongs to Horyanka dynasty. He was also known as Seniya or Shrenika.
6713. Surya Siddhanta was authored by?
A
Vararuchi
B
Sushruta
C
Aryabhatta
D
Varahamihir
C
Correct Answer: C. Aryabhatta
Explanation: It is unknown who is the original writer of Surya Sidhanta. There are several work with the same name. Brahmahihir summarized the Surya Sidhanta in his book Panchsiddhakta
6514. Who was known as Amitraghata?
A
Ashoka
B
Samudragupta
C
Bindusara
D
Bimbisara
C
Correct Answer: C. Bindusara
Explanation: Bindusara was the second Mauryan emperor of India. He was also known as Amitrochates (in Greek) or Amitraghata (in Sanskrit) meaning Slayer of all enemies.
171515. Ibn Battuta came to India during?
A
Akbar
B
Muhammed Bin Tughlak
C
Iltutmis
D
Alauddin Khalji
B
Correct Answer: B. Muhammed Bin Tughlak
Explanation: Ibn Battuta came to India during the region of Muhammed Bin Tughlak and join as a Qazi in Delhi. He came from Morocco.
1216. Sulapani was a famous artist of the
A
Pala Period
B
Sena Period
C
Kushana Period
D
Gupta Period
B
Correct Answer: B. Sena Period
Explanation: Sulapani was one of the finest artists of the Sena era. Other important people are Sandhyakar Nandi, Madhavkar, Jayadeva, Umapati, Dhoyi, etc.
8517. The Khalimpur Copper Plate informs us about the military exploits of the Pala ruler
A
Dharmapala
B
Mahipala I
C
Devapala
D
Rampala
A
Correct Answer: A. Dharmapala
Explanation: Dharmapala was the real founder of the 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.
171318. The Aihole inscription was written by?
A
Kautilya
B
Horisena
C
Rovikirti
D
Nayanika
C
Correct Answer: C. Rovikirti
Explanation: Ravikirti was a court poet of Chalukya King, Pulakeshi II who in the throne from 610 to 642 CE.
5919. Fo-Kuo-King was authored by whom?
A
Hiuen Tsang
B
Megasthenes
C
It-Tsing
D
Fa-Hien
D
Correct Answer: D. Fa-Hien
Explanation: Fa-Hien/Faxian was a Buddhist traveler from China, who came to India during Chandragupta II and written Fo-Kuo-King.
9520. Who issued the Nasik Inscription?
A
Dharmapala
B
Samudragupta
C
Gautamiputra Satkarni
D
Harshavardhan
C
Correct Answer: C. Gautamiputra Satkarni
Explanation: It was written by Gautami Balashree about the achievement of her son Satkarni. Gautamiputa Satkarni was the greatest ruler of the Satavahana dynasty. He called himself only Brahmana. He patronized Bramisam yet gave donations to Buddhist.



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