Ancient Indian History

81. Bring out the only incorrect statement:

(A) Rajukas were appointed by Asoka as Judicial Officers
(B) The Sunga dynasty retained the title Senapati, even after becoming kings
(C) Kalinganagar was an ancient city destroyed by Cyclone
(D) Asoka has expressed faith in Buddhism in Kandhar Inscription

Correct Answer: (D) Asoka has expressed faith in Buddhism in Kandhar Inscription

Answer Explanation:
Bhabru edict is known as an edict in which Asoka expressed faith in Buddhist Creed

82. 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 the Mesolithic era.

83. 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.

84. Which of the following site is an example of Banas culture?

(A) Ahar
(B) Kayatha
(C) Navdatoli
(D) Inamgaon

Correct Answer: (A) Ahar

Answer Explanation:

The important non-Harappan chalcolithic cultures are

  1. Banas culture (2600BC–1900 BC) in south-east Rajasthan, with Ahar near Udaipur and Gilund as its key-sites
  2. Kayatha culture (2100BC–2000 BC) with Kayatha in Chambal as its chief site in Madhya Pradesh;
  3. Malwa Culture (1700BC–1400BC) with Navdatoli in Western Madhya Pradesh as an important site
  4. Jorwe culture (1400BC– 700BC) with Inamgaon and Chandoli near Pune in Maharashtra as its chief centers

85. The rock paintings found at Bhimbetka generally belong to which of the following periods?

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

Correct Answer: (B) Mesolithic

Answer Explanation:
The Rock paintings found at Bhimbetka (near Bhopal) belonging generally to the mesolithic period indicate the artistic taste of the people

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