gupta & post gupta period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 16

The Jain text which describes that Chandragupta embraced Jainism towards the end of his life, is:

a) Jayadhavala

b) Ratnamalika

c) Dravya-samgraha

d) Parishisthaparvan

Answer: (d)

Question : 17

Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  • Assertion (A): The Chola king Kulottunga exempted from taxes the village granted to Sailendra Chudamanivihara.
  • Reason (R): Kulottunga claims to have destroyed Kadarma.
Codes:

a) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

b) A is false, but R is true

c) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

d) A is true, but R is false

Answer: (a)

The Chola king Kulotunga exempted from taxes the village granted to Shailendra Chudamanvihara. The strain in the Chola-Sri Vijaya relationship caused Rajendra Chola-1 to send a big naval expedition with a large fleet of ships to Southeast Asia in the year AD 1023. In the year AD 1006, a village called Aanaimangalam closer to this site was surveyed and donated to upkeep this Vihare from its revenues which were exempted from taxes.

In the following years, in AD 1008 Rajaraja Chola confirmed on copper plates the earlier grants made by him to the "ChulamanipanmaVihare" at Nagapattinam and exempted same from taxes. Kadarm is a village in Talang Rural District, Talang District, Qasr-e Qand County, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 110, in 21 families.

Question : 18

During which Gupta king’s reign did the Chinese traveller Fa hien visit India?

a) Chandragupta II

b) Samudragupta

c) Skandgupta

d) Chandragupta I

Answer: (a)

Chinese traveller Fa-Hien visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II. Fa-Hien was the first Chinese Buddhist pilgrim to leave an account of his travels to Central Asia, India, and Sri Lanka.

The name of this monk may correctly be pronounced as Faxian but is also written as Fa-Hien. A native of Shanxi (Shansi), he left home at the tender age of three to join the Buddhist Sangha.

Question : 19

Nitisara was written by

a) Kamandaka

b) Vishaka Datta

c) Vajjika

d) Sudraka

Answer: (a)

Question : 20

Who among the following was the mother of Prabhavati Gupta?

a) Kuberanaga

b) Kumardevi

c) None of these

d) Dhruvadevi

Answer: (a)

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