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21 Which one of the following Gupta rulers was related to the Licchavis on his mother’s side ?
A Chandragupta I
B Chandragupta II
C Ghatotkachagupta
D Samudragupta

Answer: Option [D]

According to one theory, Nepala here refers to the Licchavi kingdom, whose rulers may have been the maternal relatives of Samudragupta.

22 The Panchatantra was written during the:
A Kushana Period
B Maurya period
C Gupta period
D Sultanate period

Answer: Option [C]

The Panchatantra was written during the Gupta period. The Panchatantra approximated its current literary form within the 4th–6th centuries CE, though originally written around 200 BCE.

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23 In which period were the foreigners absorbed in large number in the Indian society ?
A Sultanate period
B The Gupta Period
C The Kushana Period
D The Mauryan Period

Answer: Option [D]

The Mauryan Empire, which formed around 321 B.C.E. and ended in 185 B.C.E., was the first pan-Indian empire, an empire that covered most of the Indian region.

24 Which of the following is the oldest dynasty ?
A Maurya
B Chalukyas
C Satavahanas
D None of the above

Answer: Option [A]

Maurya is the oldest dynasty.

The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in the Indian Subcontinent based in Magadha, having been founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 322 BCE, and existing in loose-knit fashion until 185 BCE.

25 Who among the following is considered to be the father of Ayurveda ?
A Dhanvantri
B Charaka
C Patanjali
D Susruta

Answer: Option [B]

Charaka is considered to be the father of Ayurveda. In his book 'Charaka Samhita' he had mentioned about 340 plant types and about 200 animal types.

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