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WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

GK For UPSC | SSC | Rail NTPC | RRB | State PSC | Ancient History P14

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66. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty?
(A) Samudragupta
(B) Skandagupta
(C) Chandragupta
(D) Srigupta

Correct Answer: [D] Srigupta.
Explanation: Gupta empire was emerged around the late 3rd century and brought Magadha under the control of founding member Srigupta. He was succeeded by Ghototkacha Gupta. The empire got prominent under the control of Chandragupta I (319-335 CE).
67. Surya Siddhanta was authored by?
(A) Vararuchi
(B) Sushruta
(C) Aryabhatta
(D) Varahamihir

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
68. According to Buddhist tradition, Chandragupta Maurya belonged to the Maurya tribe of
(A) Brahmanas
(B) Kshatriya
(C) Sudras
(D) Vaishya

Correct Answer: [B] Kshatriya.
69. Which of the following Gupta rulers was known as Vikramaditya?
(A) Chandragupta-II
(B) Skandagupta
(C) Chandragupta-I
(D) Samudragupta

Correct Answer: [A] Chandragupta-II.
70. In his inscriptions, Ashoka calls himself
(A) Daivaputra
(B) Devanampriya Priyadarsin
(C) Priyadarshi
(D) Dhammasoka

Correct Answer: [B] Devanampriya Priyadarsin.


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