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It contains 10 MCQs on Lesson 2 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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  1. MCQs Lesson 2 Presented by: Shrutidhara Dutta


  2. About Me Shrutidhara Dutta B.A ( History) Hons - Lady Shri Ram College. > M.A (History) Hons Faculty of Social Sciences, Delhi University. Cleared UGC-CBSE NET in History. Interview stage - Assam Civil Service exam. UPSC Aspirant Hobbies: reading books, singing , cooking Rate , Review and Recommend Follow me on : https://unacademy.com/user/shrutidhara


  3. Question 1 The Kharosthi script was deciphered by a) Alexander Cunningham b) John Marshall o James Pricep d) R.E.M Wheeler


  4. Answer - C James Princep worked as an officer in the mint of East India Company He deciphered the Brahmi and Kharoshti scripts With the help of these scripts, Princep found about Emperor Ashoka being referred to as " Piyadassi" ( pleasant to behold)


  5. Question 2 With reference to the inscriptions, consider the following statements: . Inscriptions are writings engraved on hard surfaces such stones and metals 2. The earliest inscriptions were in Pali Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a) 1 only b) 2 only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2


  6. Answer - a Inscriptions are writings engraved on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or pottery Inscriptions usually record the achievements, activities or ideas of those who commissioned them They include the exploits of kings, or donations made by women and men to religious institutions . The earliest inscriptions were in Prakrit Inscriptions are also available in Pali, Tamil and Sanskrit


  7. Question 3 Consider the following pairs of Mahajanapadas and their Capitals 1. Gandhara Puskalavati 2. Anga - Ujjayini 3. Vatsa Sravasti which of pairs given above is /are not corect a) 1 and 2 b) 2 and 3 o 1,2 and 3 d) 1 and 3


  8. Answer - C Important Mahajanapadas and their Capitals Gandhara Taxila Anga - Champa Vatsa - Kaushambi Kosala - Shravasti Shaurasena - Mathura Kashi - Varanasi Vajji Vaishali Magadha - Grivraja or Rajgir


  9. Question 4 The city of Ujjain belonged to which among the following Mahajanapadas? a) Anga b) Kosala Vaishali d) AVanti


  10. Answer -d Ujjain was a famous city of Avanti Mahajanapada Capital of Avanti Mahismati Chanda Pradyota - famous king


  11. Question 5 Which among the following was not a major political centre of the Mauryan Empire a) Ujjayini b) Suvarnagir o Ahichchatra d) Tosali


  12. Answer - C There were five major political centres in the Mauryan empire the capital Pataliputra and the provincial centres of Taxila, Ujayini, Tosali and Suvarnagiri, all mentioned in Asokan inscriptions.


  13. Answer - b The Major Rock Edicts of Ashoka Mansehra, Shahbazgarhi, Kalsi, Kandahar,Girnar, Sopara, Sannati,Shishupalgarh, Jaugada The Minor Rock Edicts of Ashoka Maski, Brahmagiri, Bairat, Bhabru, Nittur, Siddapur, Gavimath, Palkigundu, Udegolam, Jatinga Raneshawar, Rajula Mandagiri The Pillar Inscriptions of Ashoka Sanchi, Sarnath, Nigalisagar, Rumindei,Rampurva, Lauriya Nandangarh, lauriya Araraj, Topra, Ahraura, Gujarra,Sahasram, Kaushambi


  14. Question 8 * The Allahabad Pillar inscription was composed in which language? a) Sanskrit b) Pali o Prakrit d) Ardha Magadhi


  15. Answer - C The Sangam Texts mentions different categories of people living in the villages Vellalar-Large landholders Uzhavar - Ploughmen Adimai Slaves It is likely that these differences were based on differential access to land, labour and some of the new technologies.


  16. Question 10 . With reference to the Ancient Indian History, consider the following statements 1. Harshacharita was composed in Sanskrit 2. Prabhavatigupta was the daughter of Samudragupta Which of the statements given above is/ are not correct a) 1 only b) 2 only o Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2


  17. Answer - b Harshacharita is biography of king Harshavardhana of Kannauj. It was composed by his court poet Banabhatta in sanskrit Prabhavatigupta was the daughter of Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II. She was married to Vakataka King Rudrasena II