50 MCQs on Assam History for APSC Prelims Presented by : Shrutidhara Dutta
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Question 1 Which of the following rulers of Varman Dynasty organised a swayamvara for his daughter? a) Mahendravarman b) Kalyanavarman c) Bhutivarman d) Balavarman
Answer - d e King Balavarman (405-420 AD) of Varman Dynasty organised a swayamvara for his daughter Amritprabha It was attended by princes of different countries. The princess, Amritprabha, ultimately chose, Meghavahana, the prince of Kashmir, as her Groom
Question 2 Which of the following ruler of the Varman Dynasty performed two Ashvamedha sacrifices? a) Mahendravarman b) Bhakaravarmar c) Ganapativarman d) Sthitavarman
Answer - a Initially, the rulers of Varman dynasty were the vassals of Gupta Empire. But as the power of Imperial Guptas started declining, Mahendravarman ( 450-485 A.D)took advantage of the situation. He was the first King of Kamarupa who waged a successful war against Gupta army. He also performed 2 Ashvamedha sacrifices.
Question 3 Which king of Kamarupa was a contemporary of Samudragupta? a) Balavarman b) Samudravarman c) Pushyavarman d) Bhaskaravarman
Answer -C . The first king who ruled over Kamarupa was Pushyavarman ( 350-380 AD). He was a contemporary of Samudragupta. He took on the title of Maharajdhiraja.
Question 4 Huien Tsang visited Kamarupa during whose reign? a) Sthitavarman b) Susthitavarman c) Bhaskaravarman d) Avantivarman
Answer -C The Varman dynasty reached its apex during the reign of King Bhaskaravarman (594- 650 A.D). It was during his reign that Huien Tsang visited Kamarupa. He gives an account of his visit to Kamarupa in his book " Si - Yu Ki".
Question 5 Who was the founder of Pala Dynasty of Kamarupa? a) Gopala b) Brahmapala c) Mahipala d) Narayanapala
Answer - b e Like the Pala dynasty of Bengal, the first ruler of this dynasty was elected But unlike the Palas of Bengal, who were Buddhists, the Palas of Kamarupa were Hindus. Capital - Durjaya Gopala - founder of Pala dynasty of Bengal
Answer - b King Naranarayan of the Koch Kingdom was the first one to give royal patronage to Srimanta Sankardeva's Ekasarana Dharma. This form of Bhakti taught by Sankardeva rejected the complex vedic rituals and sacrifices and laid emphasis on just uttering the name of God
Question 8 Which of the following rulers started the offices of Buragohain and Borgohain? a) Sukhapha b) Sutupha c) Sudangpha d) Suhungmuhung
Answer - b . After the subjugation of the Chutiyas of Sadiya in 1223 A.D, Suhungmuhung created a new office called Sadiya Khowa Gohain to administer the Sadiya region. About 300 Ahom families were shifted from Garhgaon to Sadiya for settlement.
Question 10 Which of the following Ahom Kings was known as" Burha Raja"? a) Surampha b) Sutyinpha c) Susengpha d) Sutamala
Answer - o .Susengpha ruled from 1603- 1641 . He was known as "Burha Raja" as he ascended the throne at an advanced age.
B.A ( History) Hons , Lady Shri Ram College, Cleared UGC - CBSE NET in History, Interview Stage - Assam Civil Service Exam