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SSC General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions and Answers on Gupta Periods

1 The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called:
A rupayaka
B dinara
C pana
D None of the above

Answer: Option [A]

The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called Rupaka. The silver coin was called Rupaka based on Sakas of Ujjaini weighing 32-36 grains. The Gupta gold coins are known as Dinars.

2 Gupta administration was:
A Democratic
B Republic
C Monarchial
D None of these

Answer: Option [C]

Monarchy was the prevailing form of government during the Gupta period. They were compared to different gods. They enjoyed a large number of powers such as political, administrative, military and judicial. The Council of Ministers: It consisted of the prince, the high officials and the feudatories.



3 Kalidas lived during the regin of:
A Harshavardhana
B Samudragupta
C Chandragupta Maurya
D Chandragupta II

Answer: Option [D]

The most popular theory is that Kālidāsa flourished during the reign of Chandragupta II, and therefore lived around the 4th-5th century CE.

4 ‘Panchatanra’ was written by:
A Tulsidas
B Vishnu Sharma
C Banabhatta
D Apastamba

Answer: Option [B]

The Panchatantra means five books. It is possibly the oldest surviving collection of Indian fables, having been written around 200BC by Pandit Vishnu Sharma, a Hindu scholar.

5 Samudragupta of the Gupta dynasty was unique among the Indian Hindu rulers owing to:
A His passion for conquest and empire building
B His patronage of art, especially music and poetry
C His contribution to the revival of Hinuism
D He founded an empire that lasted over two centuries

Answer: Option [A]

Samudragupta of the Gupta dynasty was unique among the Indian Hindu rulers owing to his passion for conquest and empire building.

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