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56 The Ashoka major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts:
A I and X
B I and XI
D II and XIV

Answer: Option [C]

The ll and Xlll rock edicts mention the southern kingdoms of Chola. Pandya, Satyaputra, Keralaputra and Tambapanni.

57 Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion ?
A Kanva
B Sunga
C Maurya
D Nanda

Answer: Option [D]

Alexander invaded India in 326 BC. Nandas were ruling over India at that time. The Nanda dynasty ruled in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent during the fourth century BCE, and possibly during the fifth century BCE.

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58 Emperor Harsha’s southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by:
A Vikramaditya-I
B Vikramaditya-II
C Pulakesin-I
D Pulakesin-II

Answer: Option [D]

Emperor Harsha's southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by Pulakesin II, the Chalukya king of Vatapi in northern Mysore.

59 Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire ?
A Dhruva
B Dantidurga
C Krishna I
D Amostghavarsha I

Answer: Option [B]

Dantivarman or Dantidurga was the founder of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. The dynasty ruled large parts of the Indian subcontinent between the sixth and 10th centuries. Dantidurga was a feudatory of the Chalukyas.

60 Which of the following were common to both Buddhism and Jainism ?
I. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
II. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas
III. Denial of efficacy of rituals
IV. Non-injury to animal life

Select the answer using the codes given below:

A 1, 2, 3 and 4
B 2, 3, and 4
C 1, 3, and 4
D 3 and 4

Answer: Option [B]

In Buddhism avoidance of extremities of Penance and enjoyment stressed on which Jainism stresses on penance and extremism.

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