Which of the following is the oldest dynasty of India?

(a) Nandas

(b) Kushans

(c) Maurya

(d) Cholas


 

Who among the following started worshipping Buddha as a living savior?

(a) Hinayanists

(b) Sri Lankans

(c) Mahayanists

(d) None


 

The philosophy contained in the Upanishads came to be known as

(a) Advaita

(b) Dvaita Advaita

(c) Vedanta

(d) Dvaita


 

Who immediately preceded the Muslim invaders?

(a) Huns

(b) Sakas

(c) Greeks

(d) Pallvas


 

The work on the famous Ajanta cave-paintings began from the time of the

(a) Satvahanas

(b) Chalukyas

(c) Maurya

(d) Guptas


 

Arrange the following in the chronological order

I.  Huns

II. Sakas

III. Aryas

IV. Greeks

V. Kushans

VI. Arabs

(a) III, II, I, IV, V, VI

(b) IV, VI, V, III, I, II

(c) III, IV, II, I, VI, V

(d) III, IV, II, V, I, VI


 

The greatest king of Kalinga was

(a) Rudradaman

(b) Bhoja

(c) Hala

(d) Kharvela


 

Which was the first Muslim building constructed in India?

(a) Quwaat-ul-Islam Mosque

(b) Adhai-din-ka-Jhompura

(c) Qutab Minar

(d) Alai-Darwaza


 

Buddhists pitakas are written in

(a) Sanskrit

(b) Kharoshthi

(c) Pali

(d) Tamil


 

Timur invasion in India occurred in

(a) 1398

(b) 1498

(c) 1298

(d) 1392


 

Answers:

  1. (a)
  2. (c)
  3. (c)
  4. (a)
  5. (a)
  6. (d)
  7. (d)
  8. (a)
  9. (c); Buddhists Pitakas are:Vinaya, Abhidamna, and Sutta
  10. (a)

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