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6 Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the:
A Jatakas
B Mahabharata
C Upanishads
D None of the above

Answer: Option [A]

The paintings in the Ajanta caves predominantly narrate the Jataka tales. These are Buddhist legends describing the previous births of the Buddha. These fables embed ancient morals and cultural lores that are also found in the fables and legends of Hindu and Jain texts.

7 Which of the following Gupta kings is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas ?
A Chandra Gupta
B Skanda Gupta
C Buddha Gupta
D Chandragupta-I

Answer: Option [B]

The Gupta empire came to an end in 550CE because of a series of weak rulers and repeated invasions from the east, west and north. The success of the Hunas in India was not everlasting. The credit goes to Skandagupta for checking their advances when they were most powerful.

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8 Kadambari was written by :
A Harshavardhana
B Kautilya
C Kalidasa
D Banabhatta

Answer: Option [D]

Banabhatta also wrote Harshacharita which was the biography of king Harsha.The novel Kadambari is often regarded as the first novel in the world.

9 Which of the following rulers was adorned with the title of ‘Maharajadhiraja’ (king of kings) ?
A Chandragupta-I
B Kanishka
C Chndragupta Maurya
D Chandragupta II

Answer: Option [A]

Chandragupta I is known for forging alliances with many powerful families in the Ganges region. Unlike his predecessors, who were known as Maharaja (king), he came to be known as Maharajadhiraja (king of kings).

10 The council of the ‘Nine Gems’ is associated with:
A Harshavardhana
B Samudragupta
C Chandragupta II
D Ballala Sena

Answer: Option [C]

Chandragupta-II was known for his deep interest in art and culture and nine gems or Navratna adorned his court. The various fields of these 9 gems prove that Chandragupta gave patronage to arts and literature.

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