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16 Most of the Ajanta paintings were done during the period of:
A Maurya
B Guptas
C Kushana
D All of the above

Answer: Option [B]

Most of the Ajanta paintings were done during the period of Gupta dynasty. ​Ajanta Caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving of ancient India.

17 ‘Mrichchhakatika’, an ancient Indian book written by shudraka, deals with:
A The military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta
B The victory of Chndragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of weatern India
C The love affair between a Gupta King and a princess of Kamrupa
D The love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan

Answer: Option [D]

Mrichchhakatika (The Clay Court) is a Sanskrit play written by Shudraka in 2nd C BC. It is about a young man named Charudatta, and his love for Vasantasena, a rich courtesan.



18 Decimal system was introduced by:
A Bhaskara
B Brahmagupta
C Aryabhatta
D Apastamba

Answer: Option [A]

Decimal system was introduced by Bhaskara.

The decimal numeral system is the standard system for denoting integer and non-integer numbers. It is the extension to non-integer numbers of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system.

19 Which of the followihg Gupta rulers defeated the Huna ruler, Mihirakula ?
A Skanda Gupta
B Buddha Gupta
C Yasodhaman
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

Yasodhaman defeated the Huna ruler Mihirakula. Mihirakula was the founder of the Huna Empire in India. He was defeated by the Aulikara king Yasodharman of Malwa in 528, and the Gupta emperor Narasimhagupta Baladitya.

20 Which of the following gives detailed instruction on the control of the state, the organization of the national economy and the conduct of war ?
A Arthashastra
B Rajataragini
C Mahabharta
D None of the above

Answer: Option [A]

The Arthashastra was observed to be a compilation of guidelines on governing a vast empire covering aspects of internal administration, military strategy, diplomacy and economics. It also advised the ruler to promote the welfare of his people as they were the source of strength of a nation

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