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Question Day 11 Art, Culture and Medieval History

1. Which of the following schools of philosophy is NOT considered as belonging to  Astika tradition?

  1. Samkhya
  2. Nyaya
  3. Cārvāka
  4. Mimāṃsā
  1. Which of the following statements correctly describe the difference between different schools of sculpturing in ancient India?
  1. Gandhara school of art was heavily influenced by Hellenistic sculpturing whereas Mathura school was more or less indigenously developed.
  2. The theme of Gandhara school was mainly inspired from Buddhism whereas Mathura school was influenced by all the major religions in the Indian subcontinent at that time.
  3. Sculptures of Gandhara were made initially on stone and later on Stucco, both grey in colour but Mathura model sculptures were made on White-spotted red stones.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 
  1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Karma Kagyu School?
  1. It is  one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
  2. This school belongs to the Hinayana Buddhism

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2
  1. Consider the following pairs, regarding the tax imposed on medieval India:
  1. Kharaj      – Land
  2. Jizya         – On non-Muslims
  3. Khams      – On property

Which of the pairs given above are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Arrange the following rulers in Chronological order:
  1. Satavahanas
  2. Rashtrakutas
  3. Chalukyas
  4. Vakatakas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1-2-3-4
  2. 1-4-3-2
  3. 1-3-4-2
  4. 4-3-2-1
  1. Which of the following factors were responsible for the decline of Mughal empire?
  1. Depletion of military and financial resources in wars.
  2. Growing power of Mansabdars.
  3. Peasant and zamindari rebellion.s

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Akbar and his administration?
  1. He was tolerant towards other religions.
  2. Akbar’s nobles commanded large armies.
  3. Subedar carried out political functions only.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following statements about Mughal Empire is/are correct?
  1. Mughal emperors had a close relationship with Sufis.
  2. The capital cities of Mughal Emperors shifted frequently.
  3. Mughal Kings celebrated Iranian new year

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of
  1. Tute-i-Hind
  2. Kaiser-i-Hind
  3. Zil-i-Ilahi
  4. Din-i-Ilahi
  1. In Indian history, who was Abdul Hamid Lahori?
  1. An important military commander during Akbar’s reign
  2. An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan
  3. An important noble and confidant of Aurangzeb
  4. A chronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah
  1. Which is/are correct about Nayanar female bhakts in Bhakti tradition?
  1. They renounced their social obligations
  2. They formed an alternative order and became nuns
  3. Their existence posed a challenge to patriarchal norms

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  1. The first city of Siri was built by
  1. Ala-ud-Din Khalji
  2. Jalal-Ud-Din Khalji
  3. Iltutmish
  4. Mohd. Bin Tughlaq
  1. Consider the following statements:
  1. Amir Khusrau was a contemporary of Ala-ud-din Khilji.
  2. Amir Khusrau invented the musical instrument Sitar.
  3. Dara, Shikoh translated the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita into Persian.

Which of these statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Tantric rituals, in medieval India, were followed by lower caste only
  2. Tantric practitioners were influenced by Shaivism and Buddhism
  3. Practitioners of tantric practice ignored authority of Vedas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  1. Which of the following is/are correct about Shivaji’s rule?
  1. Families of soldiers got pension after their death
  2. Women also participated in military camps
  3. Shivaji abolished Zamindari system

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  1. Consider the following statements about Bhimbetka rock shelters.
  1. They were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  2. It is a Mesolithic site.
  3. It is in Maharashtra.
  4. The paintings of Bhimbetka depicts hunting by Men only

Which of the statements given above are correct?  

  1. 1,2,3 and 4
  2. 1,3 and 4 only
  3. 1 and 4 only
  4. 1only
  1. Which of the following is/are the incorrect statement(s) about Bhakti movement?
  1. Originated out of devotion of a single soul to a personal god
  2. There is an influence of folk elements in its origin
  3. Offshoots Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism had no link with orthodox Brahminism
  4. Sects of Bhakti developed mutually exclusively with Jainism and Buddhism in the country

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 2, 3 and 4 only
  1.  The plot of Ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadutt is-
  1. Fight between demon bhasmasura and lord Siva.
  2. The story of asura king Ravana.
  3. A story of the power struggle between Aryans and lower caste people.
  4. The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya.
  1.  Which of the following is/are correct about Mughal Empire?
  1. The eldest son inherited his father’s estate.
  2. Afghans were an immediate threat to Mughal authority.
  3. Peasant revolts were absent in the Mughal Empire

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1 only
  1. Which of the statements given below are correct about the age of Harshavardhana?
  1. Most of the understanding about the age is from Hiuen Tsang’s work
  2. Forced labour was a common practice
  3. Harsha gave grants to both Hindus and Buddhists but later became more inclined towards Buddhism

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

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