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Mrunal's Prelim MockTest- History Culture: Foreign Travellers from China
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In this round, we'll learn about notable foreign travellers to India that came from China such as fahiyan, Hieun Tsang, Marco Polo during ancient and medival times, and solve the previous questions asked about it in various exams of UPSC such as civil services and CDS.

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  1. Mrunal's UPSC Prelims MockTest Topper's"Tick master" Strategy-Charms and Challeng Jain-Buddh tough MCQ: better skip, not 50:50 unacademy . Study New NCERT, NOT old NCERT: 25-Practi Medieval terms also lifted from there. Now let's see Foreign Travelers.. 99013 A . 25 Practice MCQs on Art, Culture & History, but first a few words on preparation & pitfalls


  2. UPSC examiner's prem for foreign travelers since 1999 Q. following persons came to India at one time or another (UPSC Pre-1999) 1) Fa-Hien 3) Megasthanese 4) Hieun-Tsang Arrange them in chronological order A) 3124 B) 3142 C) 1324 D) 1342 2) I-Tsing unacademy Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  3. Notable Chinese Foreign Travelers in India Fahien Fa Xian (4th century) Hiuen Tsang/ Xuan Zang (7th C) . Chandragupta-ll . Came to collect Buddhist manuscript. . Did not mention Nalanda Univ unacademy (because it'll be made by C-ll's son Kumaraputa-1.) C-ll first Gupta to issue silver coins Gupta gold coins for big transaction, whereas Cowries (shells) & barter for small transaction. Gangetic Valley: "Land of Brahminism", Practice of untouchability


  4. Notable Chinese Foreign Travelers in India Fahien / Fa Xian (4th century) Hiuen Tsang/ Xuan Zang (7th C) Chandragupta-ll . Mahayan Pilgrim, "Prince of Pilgrim . Came to collect Buddhist manuscript . Did not mention Nalanda Univ (it'll be Mentioned Harsha's Kanauj, Allahabad conferences. made by C-ll's son Kumaraputa-1. Nalanda University: Founded by Gupta gold coins for big transaction, whereas Cowries (shells) & barter for small transaction. Kumaragupta-1, Patronized by Harsha. Nalanda 3 Buddhism courses: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana Sanskrit-related languages spoken in Bengal also. 4 Caste system continued, Executioners & Scavengers lived outside cities (Manusmriti). Sati- Yes. Purdah-yes, but not in Higher castes. unacademy Practice of untouchability, Gangetic Valley: " Land of Brahminism" . Food: mostly veg; beef prohibited. Book: "Si-Yu-Ki" I-tsing / I-ching came 50 years after Hiuen Tsang


  5. Atleasttry *-1-*.4-*-2-* Q. following persons came to India at one time or another 1) Fa-Hien 2)-Tsing 3) Megasthanese 4) Hieun-Tsang Arrange them in chronological order A) 3124-B) 3142 C)1324 D) 1342 unacademy Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  6. Atleasttry *-1-*.4-*-2-* Q. following persons came to India at one time or another 1) Fa-Hien 2)-Tsing 3) Megasthanese 4) Hieun-Tsang Arrange them in chronological order A) 3124-B) 3142 C) 1324-D) 1342 Megasthenes (3rd bc) was arn ambassador of Greek ruler Seleucus Nicator in Chandragupta Maurya's court. Book "Indica". 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  7. UPSC examiner's prem for foreign travelers in 2004 Q. Find correct statement(s) A. Fa-Hien attended Kanishka's 4th Buddhist council B. Hiuen-Tsang met Harsha & found him to Funacadem be antagonistic to Buddhism C. Both A and B D. Neither A nor B Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  8. UPSC examiner's prem for foreign travelers in 2004 Q. Find correct statement(s) A Fa-Hien-attended Kanishka's-4th Buddhist couneil (Fa- Hien: 4th Cent @Chandragupta-ll, Kanishka: 1st Century) B Hiuen-Tsang met Harsha& found him to-be antagonistie to Buddhism-(Harsha was a devout Saiva but later he became unacadem an Hinayana Buddhist, Hiuen Tsang converted him to Mahayana Buddhism.) Both A and B Neither A nor B C. D. Besides, Hasha was already patronizing Nalanda ( Buddhism university) before Hiuen's arrival! Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  9. UPSC examiner's prem for foreign travelers in IAS Prelims-2013 Q. According to Chinese traveler Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) 1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery. 2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person. unacademy 3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. A) 1 only C) 1 and 3 only B) 2 and 3 only D) 1, 2 and 3 Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  10. UPSC examiner's prem for foreign travelers in IAS Prelims-2013 Q11. According to Chinese traveler Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) 1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery. 2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person. unaca n 3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. Himself was robbed & the Thugs of Hindustan wanted to sacrifice him, but a Hurricane saved him.- says his journal. B) 2 and 3 only C)1-and-3-onlyD1,2-and3 "Extreme worded statements" always wrong? Not since 2018 100% Surety 50:50


  11. Chinese Travelers -> From China comes Italian Marco Polo (13th Cen) Book: The Descriptions of the world / The Travels of Marco Polo. o Pandya king's Kayal port o Kakatiya Rulers, Rani Rudramma & unacademy Golconda Horse trade was on peak, because kings needed them for ceremonial purpose, wars. Kings practiced polygamy <incidents of sati


  12. Mock Q Q9. Who among the following mentioned the incidents of Sati system in India? A. Marco Polo B. Hiuen Tsang C. Both A and B D. Neither A nor B . Hiuen Tsang came in Ancient India so there would be no Sati. WRONG unacademy . Hiuen Tsang saw on Harsha's kingdom who was Buddhist so no Sati would be allowed. WRONG Marco Polo came in Medieval India so there would be sati. 50:50 . Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  13. UPSC Examiner's Al-Biruni Prem Q10. Which one of the following statements is not correct? (CDS-2018-i) (a) Al-Biruni identifies the Sufi doctrine of divine love as self- annihilation with parallel passages from Bhagavad Gita. (b) According to Al-Biruni, Sufi theories of Soul were similar to those in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. Who prepare in this much detail, not given in any routine book. Just SKIP. IAS Prelim cutoff is never 200/200m Sufithm. atha Yogie treatise Amr ta Kunda had lasting impacton Sufism (d) Hujwiri's conversation with the Yogis shows that he was impressed with their theory of the division of the human body. Pause Video to Attempt it Yourself 100% Surety 50:50 Skip


  14. Notable Middle-east Foreign Travelers in India Al-Biruni (10-11th) lbn Battuta, (14th) . Uzbekistani Mathematician, Astronomer . Came with Mahmud Ghazni. . Accepted the Brahmanical unacademy description of the caste system, but disapproved of the notion of pollution. .Book: Tarikh-Al-Hind; Kitab Ul Hind. . Took Aryabhata's teachings to NEXT TIME West, and Translated Euclid's work into Sanskrit.