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[Solutions] History and Culture Quiz #15

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Q.1 Avanti was defeated by Magadha during the rule of which dynasty?

a) Nandas

b) Shishunagas

c) Mauryas

d) Haryanka

Ans-[B]

Explanation- Though many rulers like Ajatshatru and Bimbisara fought against Avanti but it was finally defeated by Shishunagas.

Q.2 The resolution on Fundamental rights and resolution on National Economic Programme were approved at which among the following Congress session:

a) Lahore Session, 1929

b) Lahore Session, 1940

c) Karachi Session, 1931

d) Madras Session, 1927

Ans-[C]

Explanation- Congress Resolutions at Karachi Session, 1931i:

While disapproving of and dissociating itself from political violence, the Congress admired the “bravery” and “sacrifice” of the three martyrs.

The Delhi Pact was endorsed.

The goal of purna swaraj was reiterated.

Two resolutions were adopted—one on Fundamental Rights and the other on National Economic Programme— which made the session particularly memorable.

 

Q.3 Consider the following statements:

1. Kushans were the first to issue gold coins

2. Gold coins issued by Kushans had greater purity as compared to Gupta coins

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) None of these

Ans-[B]

Explanation- Indo-Greeks were the first to issue gold coins. It must be noted that Kushans issued gold coins on a much wider scale but were not the first to issue gold coins. Hence, statement 1 is false.

Statement 2 is correct. Gold coins issued by Kushans had more purity than that of Gupta’s.

 

Q.4 Consider the following statements:

1. Majority of the Ajanta caves belong to Hinayana Buddhism

2. Majority of the Ellora caves are associated with Hindu religion

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are false?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of these

Ans-[A]

Explanation- Out of 29 Ajanta caves, 5 belong to Hinayana Buddhism and rest 24 belong to Mahayana Buddhism. So, statement 1 is false.

Statement 2 is correct. Ellora has 17 hindu caves, 12 buddhist caves and 5 Jaina caves.

 

Q.5) The terms ‘Drut’ and ‘Vilambit’ are related to which form of music: 

a) Khayal
b) Dhrupad
c) Tappa

d) Thumri

Ans-[A]

Explanation- Khayal has 2 varieties: Slow or Vilambit Khayal and Fast or Drut Khayal

 

Q.6 Consider the following religions:

1. Hinduism
2 Buddhism
3. Jainism
Which of the above religions worship Yakshha and Yakshinis?
a) 2 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans-[D]

Explanation- The worship of Yaksha and Yakshinis is related with all 3 religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism

Q7. Arrange the following in chronological order:

1. Woods Despatch

2. Hunter commission report on Education

3. Indian University Act

4. Saddler University Commission

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 2-1-3-4

b) 1-3-2-4

c) 1-2-3-4

d) 1-2-4-3

Ans-[C]

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  • avinash16

    is there not any compilations for these daily quiz, subject wise?

  • Last Bench

    Question 3: Caution need…Choose ur answer depend upon the options in the UPSC.

    Statement 1

    Forum fact: Indo-Greeks are the first ruler to issue gold coins. It is backed by 11th Ancient NCERT (old) Chapter 16 (Central Asian contacts and their results), page 142.
    But this fact is contradicted by XII NCERT (NEW) Theme 2 – Kings, Farmers And Towns, page 44 (coins and kings) , reads ” The first gold coins were issued c. first century CE by the Kushanas.”

    Statement 2 (Answer )

    Forum fact: Gold coins issued by Kushans had more purity than that of Gupta’s. It is backed by 11th Ancient NCERT (old) Chapter 21 Life in the Gupta Age (heading : Trends in Trade and and Agrarian Economy).
    But this fact is disputed by XII NCERT (NEW) Theme 2 – Kings, Farmers And Towns, page 45 (Heading: coins and kings) , reads ” Some of the most spectacular gold coins were issued by the Gupta rulers. The earliest issues are remarkable for their purity”.

  • Gautam Himanshu

    4/7