Ancient Indian History

76. The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the:

(A) Maratha Dynasty
(B) Chola Dynasty
(C) Ganga Dynasty
(D) Vijaynagar Empire

Correct Answer: (C) Ganga Dynasty

77. In stone age, the Microliths were most commonly found in which of the following ages?

(A) Paleolithic
(B) Mesolithic
(C) Neolithic
(D) Chalcolithic

Correct Answer: (B) Mesolithic

Answer Explanation:
Microliths were most commonly found in Mesolithic era.

78. Which of the following is a correct statement about Indus Valley Civilization?

(A) Both Harappa and Mohejodero are is located on the banks of Indus River
(B) Both Chanhudaro and Kalibangan were located within the boundaries of present day Rajasthan.
(C) Both Surkotada and Dholavira are located in Katch of Gujarat
(D) Lothal site was located on the bank of Narmada river

Correct Answer: (C) Both Surkotada and Dholavira are located in Katch of Gujarat

Answer Explanation:
Mohenjodero was located on banks of river Indus. Harappa on Ravi. Chanhudaro is in Pakistan now. Lothal was on mouth of Gulf of Cambay.

79. Which of the following is not a correct statement about Buddhist Canonical literature?

(A) Abhidhamma Pitaka was compiled in third Buddhist Council
(B) Digha Nikaya is a part of the Sutta Pitaka
(C) Vinaya Pitaka primarily deals with monastic rules for monks and nuns
(D) Sutta Pitaka deals with philosophy and psychology and lays down methods for training the mind.

Correct Answer: (D) Sutta Pitaka deals with philosophy and psychology and lays down methods for training the mind.

Answer Explanation:
Abhidhamma Pitaka is the third and latest of the Pali canonical texts recognized in the early Buddhist Theravāda tradition. Its compilation is dated to the third Buddhist Council, held during the reign of the Mauryan emperor Asoka, that is, c. third century BCE. The text focuses on philosophy and psychology and lays down methods for training the mind.

80. Which of the following rulers were closely associated with Yuehzhi nomadic people?

(A) Shaka
(B) Kushana
(C) Pahalva
(D) None of them

Correct Answer: (B) Kushana

Answer Explanation:
The term Yuehzhi refers to nomadic people originally living in northwest China who moved to Central Asia in circa second century BC. The Kushana were a branch of these people, who reached the subcontinent in circa first century BCE.

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