Monday, April 8, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

WBCS MCQs on Ancient History of India P10

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46. The original name of the Sect which later came to be known as Jaina was
(A) Nigranthas
(B) Arhant
(C) Tirthankars
(D) Jina

Correct Answer: [A] Nigranthas.
47. According to Ceylonese tradition Buddha's Parinirbana took place in
(A) 543 B.C.
(B) 546 B.C.
(C) 483 B.C.
(D) 486 B.C.

Correct Answer: [C] 483 B.C..
48. Which of the following was a Buddhist genealogical text?
(A) Abhidhammapitaka
(B) Dipavamsa
(C) Suttapitaka
(D) Vinayapitaka

Correct Answer: [B] Dipavamsa.
Explanation: The other books which inform the Buddha's biography are Sutta Nipat, Jataka, Mahavamsam, etc., written in Pali language and Lalitavistara is written in Sanskrit.
49. The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanskrit Play
(A) Mattavilasa
(B) Mudrarakshasa
(C) Mrichhakatika
(D) Devi Chandragupta

Correct Answer: [B] Mudrarakshasa.
Explanation: Mudrarakshasa was written by Vishakhadatta.
50. Allahabad pillar inscription carved by
(A) Rudradaman
(B) Banabhatta
(C) Harisena
(D) Ravikirti

Correct Answer: [C] Harisena.


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