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MCQ - Lesson 3
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It contains MCQs on Lesson 3 of Themes in Indian History Part 1

Shrutidhara Dutta
B.A ( History) Hons , Lady Shri Ram College, Cleared UGC - CBSE NET in History, Interview Stage - Assam Civil Service Exam

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paramhans mandli was founded by Dadoba Pandurang in 1849. Atmaram Pandurang founded Prarthana Samajh in 1867.
  1. MCQs Lesson 3 Presented by: Shrutidhara Dutta

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  3. Question 1 Which of the following works were not composed in Sanskrit? 1. Astadhyayi 2. Natyashastra Which of following is /are correct a) 1 only b) 2 only d) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2

  4. Answer - d Ashtadhyayi is work on Sanskrit Grammar by Panini. It was composed in c. 500 BCE Natyashastra is a work on dramaturgy by Bharata. It was composed in sanskrit around c.300 CE Charaka and Sushruta samhitas, works on medicine are also in sanskrit

  5. Question 2 The terms like " Vanik" or "Sarthavaha" refers to a Peasants b) Artisans c) Merchants d) Bhikshus

  6. Answer - C The terms like Vanik" or " Sarthavaha" refers to the Merchants Sanskrit texts and inscriptions used the term vanik to designate merchants. Works like Mrichchhakatika used the term Sarthavaha to refer to merchants

  7. Question 3 The famous work " Mrichchhakatika" is composed by 13 a) Kamandaka b) Sudraka c Bhasa d) Patanjali

  8. Answer - b Mrichchhakatika Sudraka Mahabhasya - Patanjali Nitisara - Kamandaka Bhasa - Svapnavasavadatta

  9. Question 4 With reference to the Satvahana rulers, consider the following 1. They were identified through metronymics 2 succession to the throne was only matrilineal Which of the statements given above is/are correct a) only b) 2 only o Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 1

  10. Answer - a The Satvahana rulers were identified through metronymics (names derived from that of the mother). In case of Satvahanas, succession to the throne was generally patrilineal

  11. Question 5 Consider the following pairs Nishadas - people who handled corpses and dead animals 2. Chandalas - people living in forests Which of the pair (s) given above is /are correct a) only b) 2 only o Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 1

  12. Answer - d Nishadas - people living in forests Chandalas - people who handled corpses and dead animals

  13. Answer - a Sanskrit texts use the term kula to designate families and jnati for the larger network of kinfolk. The term vamsha is used for lineage.

  14. The concern with patriliny was not unique to ruling families. It is possible that these attitudes were shared by wealthy men and those who claimed high status, including Brahmanas. Patriliny means tracing descent from father. Matriliny is the term used when descent is traced through the mother

  15. Answer - d Gautamiputra Satkarni - famous Satvahana ruler claimed to be both a unique Brahmana (eka bamhana) and a destroyer of the pride of Kshatriyas. He also claimed to have ensured that there was no intermarriage amongst members of the four varnas.

  16. Question 9 : Wh ich of the following place was k nown as " Dashapura" a) Mandasor b) Lata c) Ahichchatra d) Hastinapura

  17. Answer - a One interesting stone inscription (c. fifth century CE), found in Mandasor (Madhya Pradesh), records the history of a guild of silk weavers who originally lived in Lata (Gujarat), fronm where they migrated to Mandasor, then known as Dashapura The inscription provides a fascinating glimpse of complex social processes and provides insights into the nature of guilds or shrenis

  18. Question 10 The "untouchables" had to sound a clapper in the streets so that people could avoid seeing them". This was mentioned by which foreign traveller? a) Huien Tsang b) Fa Hien c It-sing d) Alberuni