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11 Which one of the following ports handled the North Indian trade during the Gupta period ?
A Broach
B Kalyan
C Tamaralipti
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

Tamralipti port handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period. It is believed that Taralipti was the exit point of the Mauryan trade route for the south and south-east.

12 The rock-cut caves at Elephanta belong to the period of:
A Rashtrakutas
B Vakatakas
C Satavahanas
D Chalukyas

Answer: Option [D]

The rock-cut caves at Elephanta belong to the period of Chalukyas.

The Chalukya dynasty was a Classical Indian dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

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13 Who among the following has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’?
A Samudragupta
B Harshavardhana
C Chandragupta II
D Ashoka

Answer: Option [A]

Samudragupta of the Gupta Dynasty is known as the Napoleon of India. Historian A V Smith called him so beacuse of his great military conquests known from the 'Prayag Prashati' written by his courtier and poet Harisena, who also describes him as the hero of a hundred battles.

14 The subject matter of Ajanta paintings were:
A Garuda, Yaksha, Gandharva and Apsaras
B Animals, birds and flowers
C Buddha’s life and Bodhisatva
D All of the above

Answer: Option [D]

The Ajanta Caves are the treasure house of delicate paintings that portray scenes from Jataka tales and from the life of Lord Buddha. Celebrated for its archaic wonder and laced with the series of carved artistry, Ajanta Cave paintings echo the quality of Indian creativity in perhaps the subtlest way. In the Ajanta wall-paintings, there is a profound modification from the art of early Buddhism. The Ajanta paintings stresses on religious romanticism with lyric quality, a reflection of the view that every aspect of life has an equal value in the spiritual sense and as an aspect of the divine.

15 The six distinct schools of Indian philosophy-Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya, Yoga, Nyana, Vaisesika became fully articulated during the:
A Vedic age
B Maurya age
C Gupta age
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

The six district school of Indian philosophy Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaishasika, Mimansa, Vedanta became fully articulated during the Gupta period.

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