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All the questions of this quiz were taken from Disha 26 Years UPSC Topic Wise Solved Papers 1 & 2.
Question 1 of 10
The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used byCorrect
The name of India is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Sindhu is the name of the Indus River, mentioned in the Rig-Veda. Neighboring Arabs, Iranians uttered ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called this land Hindu. Greeks pronounced this name as Indus.Incorrect
Question 2 of 10
Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas?Correct
Other Brahmavadini are Viswawara, Sikta, Nivavari, Ghosa and Maitreyi.Incorrect
Question 3 of 10
In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speakCorrect
In Sankrit plays of Gupta period women and Sudras speak prakrit and Elite class speak Sanskrit.Incorrect
Question 4 of 10
The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions isCorrect
In the year 1915 near a village called Maski in Raichur District of Karnakata, a rock inscription was discovered on a hill. In this inscription for the first time, the name of Ashoka was found with titles like Devanampriya Priyadarshi. It was then certain that Devanampriya Priyadarshi was no other than Ashoka.Incorrect
Question 5 of 10
The concept of Anuvrata was advocated byCorrect
Anuvrata was the five main teachings of jainism – Ahimsa, Asateya, Aparigraha, Satya and Brahmacharya.Incorrect
Question 6 of 10
Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity withCorrect
Four handed Bronze icon of Nataraja is the finest example of Chola sculpture.Incorrect
Question 7 of 10
The river most mentioned is early Vedic literature isCorrect
Sapta Sindhu play a prominent part in the hymns of the Rigveda, and consequently in early Vedic religion.Incorrect
Question 8 of 10
Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?Correct
Susrutha Samhita was written by Susrutha. He was said to have been the best surgeon during the Gupta period.Incorrect
Question 9 of 10
Which one of the following statements regarding Ashoka stone pillars is incorrect?Correct
Question 10 of 10
Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?Correct
Kharosthi script was deciphered by James Prinsep(1799-1840), using the bilingual coins of the Indo-Greek period. This in turn led to the reading of the Edicts of Ashoka, some of which, from the northwest of the Asian subcontinent, were written in kharosthi script.Incorrect