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IAS Previous Year Ancient History Questions | Lecture 06 | Gupta Age


Q.1) The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called (1997)





Q.2) Which one of the following ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? (1999)





Q.3) Assertion (A): the origin of feudal system in Ancient India can be traced to Military campaigns

Reason (R): There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the Gupta period

Select the correct answer using the code given below:  (2000)

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b)Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.4) The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which one of the following? (2006)

(a)Mahapadma Nanda

(b)Chandragupta Maurya



Q.5) Why did Buddhism start declining in India in the early medieval times? (2010)

1.Buddha was by that time considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism

2.The invading tribes from Central Asia till the time of last gupta king adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists

3.The Kings of Gupta dynasty were strongly opposed to Buddhism

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period, women and shudras speak (1995)





Q.7) The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Vishakhadutt has its subject on (2002)

(a)A conflict between gods and Demons of ancient hindu lore

(b)A romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal women

(c)The story of the power struggle between two Aryan tribes

(d)The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya

Q.8) ‘Mrichchhakatika’ an ancient Indian book written by Shudraka deals with (2003)

(a)The love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan

(b)The victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of western India

(c)The military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta

(d)The love affair between a Gupta King and a princess of Kamarupa

Q.9) Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of the Sunga dynasty? (2016)





Q.10) Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period? (1996)





Q.11) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? (2001)

(a)Harappan Civilization : Painted Grey Ware

(b)The Kushans : Gandhara School of Art

(c)The Mughals: Ajantha Paintings

(d)The Marathas: Pahari School of Painting


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