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21 The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadutt has its subject on:
A The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta
B The story of the power struggle between two Aryan.
C A romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal woman
D A conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore

Answer: Option [A]

Mudrarakshasa is a historical play in Sanskrit by Vishakhadatta that narrates the ascent of the king Chandragupta Maurya to power in India.

22 Which of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband ?
A Manava Dharma Shastra
B Sukra Nitisara
C Arthashastra
D Kamasutra

Answer: Option [C]

According to the Arthashastra, a wife who had been deserted by her husband could seek a divorce.



23 Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located ?
A Jhelum and Chenab
B Chenab and Ravi
C Ravi and Beas
D Indus and Jhelum

Answer: Option [D]

Takshashila was an ancient city in what is now northwestern Pakistan. It is an important archaeological site. In 1980, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

24 The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is:
A Ganga
B Sindhu
C Saraswati
D Sutudri

Answer: Option [B]

The most prominent river of the Rigveda is the SIndhu, next to the Indus. Sapta Sindhu play a prominent part in the hymns of the Rigveda, and consequently in early Vedic religion.

25 The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by
A The Greeks
B The Arabs
C The Romans
D The Chinese

Answer: Option [A]

The word Hindu or Indu was used by Greeks to denote the country and the people living beyond the Indus river.

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