gupta & post gupta period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta?

a) Mantaraya

b) Hastivarman

c) Vishnugopa

d) Nilaraja

Answer: (c)

Vishnugopa was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta. In the southern Pallava kingdom of Kanchipuram, he defeated king Vishnugopa, then restored him and other defeated southern kings to their thrones on payment of tribute. Several northern kings were uprooted, however, and their territories added to the Gupta empire.

At the height of Samudragupta’s power, he controlled nearly all of the valley of the Ganges (Ganga) river and received homage from rulers of parts of East Bengal, Assam, Nepal, the eastern part of Punjab, and various tribes of Rajasthan.

Question : 2

There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings?

a) Ellora caves

b) Bagh caves

c) Nasik caves

d) Lomas Rishi cave

Answer: (b)

A copper plate inscription of Maharaja Subandhu, recording his donation for the repair of the vihara was found at the site of Cave 2. Though, the date of the Bagh inscription is missing, the Badwani copper plate inscription is dated in the year (Gupta era) 167 (487).

Question : 3

Which of the following literary works did not belong to the Gupta period?

a) Abhigyanashakuntalam

b) Amarakosa

c) Mrichhakatikam

d) Charaka Samhita

Answer: (c)

Mrichhakatikam literacy works did not belong to the Gupta period. Of all the Sanskrit dramas, Mrichhakatica remains one of the most widely celebrated and oft-performed in the West, in part because its plot structure more closely resembles that of Western classics than other Hindu plays.

The work played a significant role in generating interest in Indian theatre among European audiences following several successful nineteenth-century translations and stage productions.

Question : 4 [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

Which dynasty was distracted the most by the Hunas invasion?

a) Kushan

b) Shunga

c) Maurya

d) Gupta

Answer: (d)

Question : 5

The gold coins during Gupta Period were called

a) Dinaras

b) Niska

c) Tanka

d) Pana

Answer: (a)

During the Gupta Period, gold coins were called Dinaras.

The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called Rupaka.

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