gupta & post gupta period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

The book Navanitakam of the Gupta period belongs to

a) Astronamy

b) Medicine

c) Agriculture

d) Administration

Answer: (b)

Question : 2

The Dilwara temple is located at

a) Aurangabad

b) Khajuraho

c) Mount Abu

d) Bhubaneswar

Answer: (c)

The Dilwara temple is located at Mount Abu. It seems fairly basic temple from outside but the interior showcases the extraordinary work of human craftsmanship at its best. These temples were built between 11th to 13th century AD. The beautiful lush green hills surrounding the temple gives a very pleasant feeling.

Question : 3

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

a) Abhigyanashakuntalam

b) Charaka Samhita

c) Mrichhakatikam

d) Amarakosa

Answer: (c)

Mrichhakatikam literary 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

Kaumudi Mahotsava was written by

a) Sudraka

b) Vajjika

c) Vishaka Dutta

d) Kamandaka

Answer: (b)

Question : 5

Which among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?

a) Shaunaka

b) Sushruta

c) Saumilla

d) Sudraka

Answer: (b)

Sushruta is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period. Sushruta was the first Indian surgeon of 600 century BC. The only bust of Sushruta is placed in Sushrutanagar, near Siliguri of India. The Sushruta Samhita is a Sanskrit text on surgery.

The work is attributed to Sushruta, a historical physician of 6th century BCE, although the text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. It is one of three foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine).

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