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Indian Culture

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1. The king was virtually deified in the Chola administration. Which of the following was not one of the ways in which the cult of the God-King (devaraja) was encouraged?
  • A. The chief icon installed by the king in the temple was called after him
  • B. Images of the deceased rulers were worshiped
  • C. Temples were also built as monuments to dead kings
  • D. Sometimes images of living kings were also installed in temples alongside other deities
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2. Why has Alberuni written that there was little difference between the Vaishyas and Shudras?
  • A. Vaishyas joined the fold of agriculturists
  • B. With the decline of trade and commerce, the Vaishyas lost their economic status
  • C. Vaishyas came to marry freely with the shudra castes
  • D. Both 'a' and 'b'
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3. Which of the following was not a common teaching of Kabir and Nanak?
  • A. The ideas of both were drawn from Bhaki and Islamic Sufi traditions
  • B. Both emphasised the doctrine of Karma
  • C. Both believed in the formless God
  • D. The objective of both was only to reform Hindu society
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4. Which of the following building's conceived by Akbar was/were inspire by Buddhist architecture
  • A. Panch Mahal, at Fatehpur Sikri
  • B. Akbar's own mausoleum at Sikandra
  • C. Both "a' and 'b'
  • D. The Ibadatkhana at Fatehpur Sikri
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5. What was the most probable reason for the spread of the practice of sati during this period ?
  • A. The low status assigned to women combined with high sexual morality expected of them
  • B. The practice of a large number of women being maintained by the feudal Chiefs and the resultant disputes about the property
  • C. The fear of losing chastity on account of the presence of foreign invaders in large numbers
  • D. Lowering the age of marriage for girls
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6. Ramacharita written by Sandhyakara Nandi in the AD 12th century was the
  • A. story of Lord Rama in a popular poetic style in Oriya language
  • B. first translation of Valmiki's Ramayana into Telugu language
  • C. story of a love affair between a rich merchant of Pataliputra and a beautiful courtesan
  • D. story of the conflict between the Kaivartha peasants and a Pala Prince
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7. What was the occasion for the building of a new capital near the mouth of the Kaveri called Gangaikonda - Cholapuram by Rajendra Ist?
  • A. His victory over the Western Gangas
  • B. Successful conclusion of his campaign against the Eastern Gangas of Orissa
  • C. The performance of an Ashvamedha yajna after his allround victories
  • D. The successful campaign of his armies in North India
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8. Which one of the following statements about Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, is not correct?
  • A. The temple is a splendid example of Chola architecture
  • B. It was built by emperor Rajaraja
  • C. The temple is constructed of granite
  • D. The temple is a monument dedicated to Lord Vishnu
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9. Which one of the following is not a feature of the society during the Gupta period?
  • A. Because of the hardening of the Brahmanical attitude towards varna/jati system, lower varna protests bacame frequent
  • B. During this period the Hunas,Gurjaras, and other foreign tribes were absorbed in the Indian society
  • C. This period saw the increasing use of surname
  • D. The kayasthas lost their original official and professional character and become a caste during this period
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10. Which one of the following was not a characteristic feature of the architecture during the Gupta age?
  • A. It saw the complete decline of the rock-cut architecture
  • B. It saw the beginning of the structural procedure in architecture
  • C. It saw the employment of sized and dressed stone on a large scale
  • D. It saw the beginning of Panchayatana concept in temple architecture
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