Q1: Who among the following Chinese travellers visited the kingdoms of Harshavardhana and Kumar Bhaskar Varma?
(c) Hiuen Tsang
(d) Sun Shuyun
Q2: Who translated the collection of South Indian stories into Sanskrit and gave it a title as Kathasaritsagara?
Q3: Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
Q4: Which one of the following inscriptions mentions Pulakesin II's military success against Harshavardhana?
(a) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(b) Aihole Inscription
(c) Damodarpur Copperplate Inscription
(d) Bilsad Inscription
Q5: The famous Jain scholar Hemachandra was patronised by
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Kumarapala Chalukya
Q6: In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the famous book, Brihat Samhita. It was a treatise on
(c) ayurvedic system of medicine
Q7: Zero was invented by
(c) Bhaskara I
(d) an unknown Indian
Q8: Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’invasion?
Q9: The destruction of the Mauryan Empire was followed by a series of invasions, and the first to invade India were the
Q10: The name Dharmasoka was found in the
(a) Maski Edict
(b) Junagarh Inscription
(c) Sarnath Inscription
(d) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
Q11: The highly polished monolithic Ashokan pillars were carved out of single pieces of a buff-coloured sandstone, usually mined from the quarries of
(a) Chunar near Mirzapur
(b) Lauriya in Nandangarh
(c) Sarnath near Varanasi
(d) Udayagiri near Bhubaneshwar
Q12: Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following?
Q13: What does Baudhayan theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutra) relate to?
(a) Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
(b) Calculation of the value of pi
(c) Logarithmic calculations
(d) Normal distribution curve
Q14: Which one of the following Vedic God/Goddess depicts an association with the Sun?
Q15: Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?
1: (c) Hiuen Tsang
2: (a) Somdev
3: (c) Susrutha
4: (b) Aihole Inscription
5: (d) Kumarapala Chalukya
6: (a) astronomy
7: (d) an unknown Indian
8: (a) Nanda
9: (a) Bactrian-Greeks
10: (c) Sarnath Inscription
11: (c) Sarnath near Varanasi
12: (a) Bahubali
13: (a) Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
14: (c) Ashvin
15: (c) Dholavira