maurya & post mauryan period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

A Kushan Devakula was found in the vicinity of

a) Mathura

b) Jalandhar

c) Sialkot

d) Multan

Answer: (a)

The family temple (Devakula in Sanskrit) of the Kushan royal family was where patron deity or deities of the Kushanas should be worshipped. Two Devakulas so far discovered, one at Surkh Kotal in South Bactria (Afghanistan) and another one at Mat near Mathura in north India.

The Devakulas contained sculptures of Kushan rulers Kanishka and others.

Question : 2

The dhamma mahamattas (dharma mahamatras) appointed by Ashoka were entrusted with the job of:

a) All the above

b) Checking the abuses in the administration of justice

c) Management of the welfare activities of the state

d) The moral uplift of the people through propagation of dhamma

Answer: (a)

Question : 3

Which one among the following statements is not correct?

a) The artists of the Amravati School of Arts mainly used white marble

b) Gandhara School of Arts owed its origin to the Indo- Greek rulers but the real patrons of the school were the Kushans, especially Kanishka

c) The Graeco-Roman architectural impact modified the structure of the Buddhist Stupas

d) Rich carving, elaborate ornamentations and complex symbolism were not the main features of the Gandhara sculpture

Answer: (c)

Question : 4

Vijayapuri the capital of Ikshvakus is represented by

a) Nagarjunakonda

b) Madurai

c) Kanheri

d) Paithan

Answer: (a)

Ikshvakus were one of the earliest recorded ruling dynasties of the Krishna-Guntur regions of Andhra Pradesh. Their capital Vijayapuri is represented by Nagarjunakonda.

Question : 5

Kautilya’s Arthashastra deals with the aspects of

a) Social life

b) Economic life

c) Religious life

d) Political policies

Answer: (d)

Kautilya’s Arthashastra is the most important work on Public Administration in ancient India. It deals with different aspects of management which include strategic management, financial management, accounting, human resource management, corporate governance, social responsibility, etc.

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