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36 The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted:
A pepper
B ivory
C damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
D a fine variety of Indian Muslim

Answer: Option [A]

The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted pepper. Yavanapriya, the passion of the 'yavanas', is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts and refers to pepper.

37 Which one of the following is not a part of early Jains literature ?
A Brihatkalpasutra
B Sutrakritanga
C Therigatha
D Acarangasutra

Answer: Option [C]

Therigatha is not a part of early Jains literature. The Therigatha is a Buddhist scripture, a collection of short poems supposedly recited by early members of the Buddhist Sangha in India around 600 BC

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38 The term “Apabhramsa” was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote:
A Non-Sanskrit verse metres
B Outcastes among the Rajputs
C Deviations from Vedic rituals
D Early forms of some of the modern Indian language

Answer: Option [D]

Apabhraṃśa in Sanskrit literally means "corrupt" or "non-grammatical language", that which deviates from the norm of Sanskrit grammar.

39 Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India ?
A Manigrama
B Ashtadikgaja
C Parishad
D Chaturvedimangalam

Answer: Option [A]

A manigramam was a large, influential guild of South Indian merchants during the period of Western Chalukyan rulers in 10th – 12th Century CE.

40 Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century B.C. ?
A Kasha
B Magadh
C Kamboj
D Gandhar

Answer: Option [B]

Magadh was the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century, it was nucleus for many big kingdoms like Mauryas and Guptas between 6th and 8th century.

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