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11 The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which one of the following ?
A Samudragupta
B Ashoka
C Mahapadma Nanda
D Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: Option [A]

While it is one of the few extant pillars that carry his edicts, it is particularly notable for containing later inscriptions attributed to the Gupta emperor Samudragupta (4th century CE). Also engraved on the stone are inscriptions by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, from the 17th century.

12 Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ?
A Sudraka
B Vasumitra
C Parsva
D Nagarjuna

Answer: Option [B]

The Fourth Buddhist Council we held at Kundalvana, Kashmir in 72 AD under the patronage of Kushan king kanishka and the president of this council was Vasumitra, with Asvaghosa as his dupty.

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13 The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called:
A Pana
B Dinara
C Karshapana
D Rupaka

Answer: Option [D]

The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called Rupaka. The silver coin was called Rupaka based on Sakas of Ujjaini weighing 32-36 grains. The Gupta gold coins are known as Dinars.

14 Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left ?
A Sharada
B Kharosthi
C Nandnagari
D Brahmi

Answer: Option [B]

Kharoshti is the scripts of ancient India which was written from right to left. The Kharosthi script was a writing system originally developed in present-day northern Pakistan, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BCE.

15 Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period ?
A Susrutha
B Shaunaka
C Sudraka
D Saumilla

Answer: Option [A]

Susrutha was known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period. Sushruta existed from 7th century was a physician in ancient India known today as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and “Father of Plastic Surgery” for inventing and developing surgical procedures.

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