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26 The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by:
A Jainism
B The Lokayata school
C Mahayana Buddhism
D Hinayana Buddhism

Answer: Option [A]

The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by Jainism. The five cardinal principles of Jainism, if followed by a monk, is called Mahavrata and if observed by a lay follower, then it is called Anuvrata.

27 Which one of the following sculptures were invariably used green schist as the medium ?
A Gandhara sculpture
B Bharhut sculptures
C Mathura sculptures
D Maurya sculptures

Answer: Option [B]

The Bharhut sculpture was an early Indian sculpture of the Shunga period (mid second century BCE). It used green schist as a medium.



28 Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka ?
A Maski
B Kalsi
C Rummindei
D Special Kalinga Edict

Answer: Option [A]

Ashoka's real name is mentioned very rarely. It is mentioned in the Maski inscription, found in 1915.

29 Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilized during the crises in the country ?
A Prayaga-prasasti
B Rummindei Pillar-edict of Ashoka
C Sohgaura copper-plate
D Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

Answer: Option [C]

The earliest known copper-plate called Sohgaura is a Maurya record that mentions famine relief efforts. It is one of the very few pre-Ashoka Brahmi inscriptions in India.

30 The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the:
A Mughals
B Parthians
C Shakas
D Greeks

Answer: Option [D]

Greeks first introduced military governorship in India. They appointed their Governors called strategos.

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