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1 IAS BEE Shop No.89, 1 st floor, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi DAY REVISION PROGRAM DAY Consider the following statements: 1) Hinayana Buddhism believes in the heavenliness of Buddha and idol worship. 2) Hinayana literature is mainly in Sanskrit. 3) Sangha is at the centre for Hinayana Buddhism while individual is at the centre for Mahayana Buddhism. 2) The Buddhists began to adopt Sanskrit, the language of the elite. 3) It closed its doors to women and shudras. (a) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 2 only (d) 1 and 3 only (d) None of the above 2. Which of the following factors contributed to the decline of Buddhism? 3. Which of the following gives/give us information about the Mauryan History? 1) Arthashastra 2) Mudrarakshas 3) Buddhist Literature 4) Indica 1) The revival of Brahmanism and the rise of Bhagvatism.

2 (c) 1, 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 4. Consider the following statements with reference to Chandragupta Maurya: 6. Consider the following statements: 1) He was known to the Greeks as Amitagrata. 2) He embraced Jainism towards the end of his life. 5. Consider the following statements with respect to Mauryan Society: 1) The Chaturavarna System continued to govern the society. 2) The material growth mellowed the jati restrictions and gave people prosperity and respectability. 1) Kushanas were the first to issue gold coins in India. 2) Kushanas originally were Iranian people. 3) The indo-greek rule in India was primarily destroyed by the Sakas. (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 only (c) 2 only (d) 3 only 7. Consider the following statements with reference to Satvahanas: 1) Satvahanas established a very powerful kingdom in Deccan, covering the parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. 2) They followed Brahmanism.

3 3) The official language of the Satvahanas was Prakrit. 1) Indians borrowed the knowledge of astronomy from Central Asians. 2) Kushanas introduced turban, trousers and heavy long coat. 3) Greeks, Sakas, Parthians and Kushans were given the title of Kshatriya by Manu. 8. Consider the following statements with respect to Gupta Society: 1) The caste system became rigid during the Gupta period. 2) The position of women became miserable. 3) There is evidence of the prevalence of Sati system during this period. (d) None of the above 9. Consider the following statements: 10. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? Sangams Place 1) First Sangam Madurai 2) Second Sangam Kapadapuram 3) Third Sangam Tolkappiyam (a) 3 only (b) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 2 only

4 (d) 2 and 3 only 11. Consider the following statements with reference to Sangam society: 1) The concept of varna was not known. 2) People were known on the basis of the occupation they followed. 3) Women were allowed to choose their life partners. 13. The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by: (a) Universal Law (b) Universal Truth (c) Universal Faith (d) Universal Soul 12. Consider the following statements with reference to Art and Architecture during the Gupta period: 1) Both the Nagara and Dravidian styles of art evolved during this period. 2) There was an influence of Gandhara style over Gupta art. 14. Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism? (a) The extinction of the flame of desire (b) The complete annihilation of self (c) A state of bliss and rest

5 (d) A mental stage beyond all comprehension 15. Consider the following statements with respect to Mauryan economy: (c) 3 only 1) Traders and artisans were organized in associations called rajjukas. 2) Bali was a land tax. 16. Consider the following statements: 1) The Cholas occupied the delta of the Kaveri river and the adjoining region. 2) The Pandya kingdom roughly occupied the region of the modern districts of Tirunelveli, Ramnad and Madurai. 3) Cheras occupied a narrow strip of land between the sea and and the mountains of the Konkan range.

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