Indian Culture Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Culture Solved MCQs Set21

Questions
1 According to Kautilya, Sthaniya was an administrative unit of
1 10 villages
2 200 villages
3 400 villages
4 800 villages

Answer: 800 villages
2 Earliest Tamil literature provides evidence of :
1 Absence of caste system
2 A complex economic and political structure
3 Growth of Aryan influence
4 Rigid caste system

Answer:Absence of caste system
3 Which of the following sites has yielded a hoard of Roman bronzes which included a statuette of Poseidon ?
1 Arikamedu
2 Begram
3 Kolhapur
4 Taxila

Answer:Kolhapur
4 Coin-types are determined on the basis of which one of the following ?
1 Obverse only
2 Reverse only
3 Either obverse or reverse
4 Neither obverse nor reverse

Answer:Either obverse or reverse
5 Coins bearing trilingual legends were issued by
1 Eucratides
2 Menander
3 Nahapana
4 Pantaleon

Answer:Nahapana
6 Who had the first right to inherit Stridhana (Woman’s estate) ?
1 Husband
2 Son
3 Daughter
4 Daughter-in-law

Answer:Daughter
7 Who among the following was a scholar of Chemistry and Metallurgy ?
1 Asvaghosha
2 Dinnaga
3 Nagarjuna
4 Vasubandhu

Answer: Nagarjuna
8 The earliest epigraphical evidence about the art of painting has been found at the following site :
1 Barabar
2 Bhimbetka
3 Jogimara
4 Pitalkhora

Answer:Jogimara
9 Where do the Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina rock-cut caves co-exist ?
1 Ajanta
2 Bedsa
3 Ellora
4 Karle

Answer:Ellora
10 The guild which migrated from Lata and settled in Dasapura during the Gupta period traded in
1 Cotton
2 Oil
3 Silk
4 Spices

Answer:Silk
11 Who among the following is depicted on the reverse of the gold coins attributed to Harsa ?
1 Siva-Parvati
2 Surya
3 Tara
4 Vishnu

Answer:Siva-Parvati
12 Who among the following had converted Pallava ruler Mahendravarman from Jainism to Saivism ?
1 Appar
2 Sundaramurti
3 Tirujnanasambanda
4 Vyayilar

Answer: Appar
13 The ‘Bhogamandapa’ forms part of the plan of one of the following temples :
1 Kandariya Mahadeva, Khajuraho
2 Lingaraja, Bhubaneswar
3 Martanda, Kashmir
4 Someshwara, Kiradu

Answer:Lingaraja, Bhubaneswar
14 The Mitakshara School of Law ordains the son’s right to ancestral property :
1 from birth itself
2 after his father’s entry into the Sanyasa Ashrama
3 after the death of his father
4 after the death of both parents

Answer: from birth itself
15 The Buddha is represented in which of the following postures in the Sultanganj image ?
1 Abhayamudra
2 Bhumisparsamudra
3 Dharmachakramudra
4 Varadamudra

Answer:Abhayamudra

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