Ancient Indian History

36. Who was the first Indo-Greek king, who became Buddhist?

(A) Antiochus II
(B) Apollodotus I
(C) Apollodotus II
(D) Menander I

Correct Answer: (D) Menander I

Answer Explanation:
Menander I was the Indo-Greek king who established a large empire in the South Asia and became a patron of Buddhism.

37. Which of the following are two works of Kalidasa?

(A) Raghuvamsha and Kiratarjuniya
(B) Kumara Sambhav and Raghuvamsha
(C) Malti Madhava and Kumara Sambhava
(D) Malti Madhav and Kumara Sambhava

Correct Answer: (B) Kumara Sambhav and Raghuvamsha

Answer Explanation:
Kalidasa was one of the gems of the court of Gupta king Chandragupta II (375–415 CE). The poems he wrote were usually of epic proportions and were written in classical Sanskrit. He wrote two epic poems called Kumara sambhava, which means birth of Kumara and the Raghuvamsha, which means dynasty of Raghu. There are also two lyric poems written by Kalidasa known as Meghadutta that stands for cloud messenger and the Ritusamhara that means description of the seasons. Meghadutta is one of the finest works of Kalidasa in terms of world literature. The beauty of the continuity in flawless Sanskrit is unmatched till date. The most famous and beautiful work of Kalidasa is the Shakuntalam. It is the second play of Kalidasa after he wrote Malavikagnimitra. The Shakuntalam tells the story of king Dushyant who falls in love with a beautiful girl Shakuntala, who happens to be the daughter of a saint.

38. Bring out the only incorrect statement:

(A) Jorwe culture was most prominent in Maharashtra
(B) Hathonora is a site where a true hominid fossil was found
(C) The Earliest evidence of Rice cultivation has come from Belan Valley
(D) The people of all sites in Rajasthan during the Neolithic age were aware of Bricks

Correct Answer: (D) The people of all sites in Rajasthan during the Neolithic age were aware of Bricks

Answer Explanation:
The people of all sites in Rajasthan during the Neolithic age were aware of Bricks, This is the incorrect statement. People of Gilund in Rajasthan were NOT aware of bricks

39. Which of the following Indus Valley sites is not a present in India?

(A) Chanhudaro
(B) Farmana
(C) Khirasara
(D) Loteshwar

Correct Answer: (A) Chanhudaro

Answer Explanation:
Chanhudaro is an archaeological site belonging to the post-urban Jhukar phase of Indus valley civilization. The site is located 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Mohenjo-daro, in Sindh, Pakistan.

40. At which of the following Harappan sites, terracotta female figures were discovered?

(A) Mohenjo-daro
(B) Kot Bala
(C) Kot Diji
(D) Khirasara

Correct Answer: (A) Mohenjo-daro

Answer Explanation:
Mohenjo-daro is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. Various discoveries at Mohenjo-daro include- Great Bath (the biggest bath ghat), Great granary, Bronze dancing girl, Bearded man, terracotta toys, Bull seal, Pashupati seal, three cylindrical seals of the Mesopotamian type, a piece of woven cloth.

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