Objective Questions & Answers for APSC Indian History Examination | GkSeries

16 Ashokan inscriptions were written in
1 Brahmi
2 Kharosthi
3 Aramaich Greek
4 All of the above

Answer:Brahmi
17 A new class of administrative officers appointed during Ashoka’s reign was known as
1 Rajukas
2 Bhandargarikas
3 Dharmamahamatras
4 Dustamattyas

Answer: Dharmamahamatras
18 The most important source of information for the municipal administration of the city of pataliputra in Mauryan empire is
1 Indica
2 Mudra-Rakshasa
3 Ashokan inscription
4 Arthasastra

Answer: Indica
19 Kanishka’s court was adorne by
1 Parsva
2 Vasumitra
3 Asvaghosha
4 All of them

Answer: All of them
20 The official language of the Satavahana period was
1 Brahmi
2 Sanskrit
3 Prakrit
4 Kharosthi

Answer: Prakrit
21 Which among the following statements explains the downfall of the Mauryan empire?
1 Rise of Brahmana dynastic, financial crisis, oppressive measures of the mahamatras and neglect of the north-west frontier
2 Ashoka’s deliberate and systematic policy of acculturation through the appointment of Dharmamahamatras
3 The spread of material culture, inscription and punchmarked coins in Bangladesh, Orissa Andhra and Karnataka
4 Pushyamitra Sunga killed the last Maurya king Brihadratha in 185 B.C.

Answer: Rise of Brahmana dynastic, financial crisis, oppressive measures of the mahamatras and neglect of the north-west frontier
22 Which of the following statements is true of the rise of the Sungas and the Kanvas in central india?
1 Knowledge of the use of iron tools and weapons acquired from Magadha
2 The art of marking steel has led to the use of batter methods of cultivation
3 The decline of Royal Control
4 Employment of slaves in agricultural oppressions

Answer:The art of marking steel has led to the use of batter methods of cultivation
23 Which of the following Buddhist council was Presided over by Moggaliputta Tissa?
1 1 st Buddhist council
2 2 nd Buddhist council
3 3 rd Buddhist council
4 4 th Buddhist council

Answer:3rd Buddhist council
24 Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at
1 Shravana Belgola
2 Nalanda
3 Ujjain
4 Patna

Answer: Shravana Belgola
25 The first to invade india from about 200 B.C. were the Bactrian Greeks. They were followed by
1 Kushanas
2 Parthians
3 Arabs
4 Sakas

Answer: Sakas
26 Brahmadeya settliments are
1 Royal grants to Buddhist and jaina monasteries
2 Land grants to Vaishnava and Saiva temples
3 Secular land geants
4 Land grants to Brahmanas

Answer: Land grants to Brahmanas
27 THE style and arehitecture which came into vogue during the Chola period is called
1 Vimana
2 Dravida
3 Gopuram
4 Mandapa

Answer: Dravida
28 Which of the following is the characteristic of Gandhara Art under the patronage of the Kushanas?
1 Images of Buddha were made in the Greco-Roman style
2 Images of siva were made in the Greco-Roman style
3 It was totally an indigenous art
4 It was made from red sandstone of Mathura

Answer: Images of Buddha were made in the Greco-Roman style
29 Ramaka-Sidhanta of the Gupta Period was a book on
1 Religion
2 Astronomy
3 Agriculture
4 Politics

Answer: Astronomy
30 Harshavardhana’s administration recorded the from of taxation as
1 Bhaga
2 Bhoga
3 Haranya
4 All of the above

Answer:All of the above
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