Ancient Indian History

46. As per the Hindu Philosophy, what is the number of articles under the restraints and practices (Yamas and Niyamas)?

(A) 5
(B) 15
(C) 20
(D) 36

Correct Answer: (C) 20

Answer Explanation:
The 10 Yamas are Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya (not stealing), Brahmacharya (marital fidelity and chastity), Kshama, Dhriti (fortitude), Daya (compassion), Arjava (sincerity and non-hypocrisy), Mitahara (measured diet).
The 10 Niyamas are Tapas (persistence), Santosa (contentment), Astikya (belief in self and God), Dana (generosity), Isvarpujana (worship of one’s God), Siddhanta Sravana (listening to scriptures), Mati (thinking and understanding), Japa (reciting prayers), Huta & Vrata. Huta means religious rituals and Vrata means fulfilling religious vows.

47. Who among the following was the first famous and powerful king of the Sen dynasty?

(A) Ballal Sen
(B) Vijay Sen
(C) Samanta Sen
(D) Vikram Sen

Correct Answer: (C) Samanta Sen

48. Vedic mythology refers to an ancient settlement called Pushkalavati after Pushkal, who was the son of King Bharata in the epic Ramayan. What is the modern location of Pushkalavati?

(A) Panipat
(B) Pushkar
(C) Peshawar (in Pakistan)
(D) Punjab

Correct Answer: (C) Peshawar (in Pakistan)

Answer Explanation:
Pushkalavati was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara. Its ruins are currently located in Charsadda, Pakistan, located in Peshawar valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly NWFP). Pushkalavati was home of the Sanskrit grammarian Panini.

49. Pushyamitra Shunga, who was originally a Senapati of the Mauryan Empire and assassinated the last Mauryan Emperor Brihadrath in 185 BC was a ____?

(A) Brahaman
(B) Kshatriya
(C) Vaishya
(D) Shudra

Correct Answer: (A) Brahaman

50. Savatthi was capital of which among the 16 Mahajanpadas?

(A) Kasi
(B) Kosala
(C) Matsya
(D) Anga

Correct Answer: (B) Kosala

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