Ancient Indian History

56. Who among the following king is related to Repair of Sudarsana Lake?

(A) Rudradaman
(B) Gautmi Putra Satkarni
(C) Kharavela
(D) Ashoka

Correct Answer: (A) Rudradaman

Answer Explanation:
The Junagarh Rock Inscription mentions that the Saka ruler Rudradaman (150-151 BC) had taken up the task of restoration of lake Sudarsana.

57. In Vedic age which among the following grains was referred to as vrihi?

(A) Barley
(B) Wheat
(C) Rice
(D) Maize

Correct Answer: (C) Rice

58. What was the profession of Karmara in Vedic age?

(A) Blacksmith
(B) Potter
(C) Ratha (Chariot ) Makers
(D) Goldsmith

Correct Answer: (A) Blacksmith

Answer Explanation:

Some of the ancient professions and their names are as follows:

  • Karmara → Blacksmith
  • Takshan → Carpenter
  • Vapta → Barber
  • Charmana → Tanner
  • Hiranayakara → Goldsmith
  • Tantuvaya → weaver

59. Satapatha Brahmana belongs to which of the following Vedas?

(A) Krishna Yajurveda
(B) Shukla Yajurveda
(C) Rigveda
(D) Samaveda

Correct Answer: (B) Shukla Yajurveda

60. Sarnath is associated with which aspect of Buddha’s life?

(A) Birth
(B) Residence
(C) First sermon
(D) Death

Correct Answer: (C) First sermon

Answer Explanation:
Buddha gave his first sermon at the Sarnath which is known as “Dhammachakra Parivartan”

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