The Age of Guptas & Harshvardhan related questions

1. The university which became famous in the post-Gupta Era was:
(A) Kanchi (B) Taxila
(C) Nalanda (D) Vallabhi
Ans. (C)

2. Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor?
(A) Vikramaditya (B) Kumaragupta
(C) Harshvardhana (D) Kanishka
Ans. (C)

3. The title ‘Indian Napolean’ has been attached to
(A) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Chandragupta-I (D) Harshavardhana
Ans. (B)

4. Nalanda University was a great centre of
learning, especially in
(A) Buddhism (B) Jainism
(C) Vaishnavism (D) Tantra
Ans. (A)

5. Who was the first known Gupta ruler?
(A) Sri Gupta (B) Chandragupta I
(C) Ghatotkacha (D) Kumaragupta I
Ans. (A)

6. India’s trade with the Roman Empire came to
an end with the invasion of Rome by the-
(A) Arabs (B) Hungarians
(C) Huns (D) Turks
Ans. (C)

7. Whose achievements are recorded in the
Allahabad Pillar inscription?
(A) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(B) Samudra Gupta
(C) Vikramaditya (D) Skand Gupta
Ans. (B)

8. During which Gupta King’s reign did the
Chinese traveller Fa-hien visit India?
(A) Chandra Gupta I (B) Samudra Gupta
(C) Chandra Gupta II (D) Kumara Gupta
Ans. (C)

9. Which of the following statements about the
Guptas is NOT true?
(A) They ruled mainly over parts of north and
central India
(B) Kingship was hereditary and the throne
always went to the eldest son
(C) The judicial system was far more developed
than in earlier times
(D) Land taxes increased and taxes on trade and
commerce decreased
Ans. (B)

10. Poet Kalidasa lived in the court of-
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Chandragupta Vikrmaditya
(D) Harsha
Ans. (C)

11. Which was the oldest University?
(A) Gandhara (B) Kanauj
(C) Nalanda (D) Vaishali
Ans. (C)

12. Who was the court poet of Harsha?
(A) Bhani (B) Ravi Kirti
(C) Banabhatta (D) Vishnu Sharma
Ans. (C)

13. Chinese pilgrim who visited India during
Harsha Vardhan’s period was-
(A) Fa-hien (B) I-tsang
(C) Nishka (D) Hiuen Tsang
Ans. (D)

14. Gupta Dynasty was famous for-
(A) Art and architecture
(B) Imperialism
(C) Revenue and land reform
(D) None of these
Ans. (A)

15. The last Buddhist king who was a great Sanskrit scholar and a writer was-
(A) Kanishka (B) Ashoka
(C) Bimbisara (D) Harshavardhana
Ans. (D)

16. The official court language of the Guptas was-
(A) Pali (B) Prakrit
(C) Hindi (D) Sanskrit
Ans. (D)

17. Who was called India’s Nepoleon because of
his victories?
(A) Skandagupta (B) Chandragupta
(C) Brahmagupta (D) Samudragupta
Ans. (D)

18. The Gupta king who assumed the title of
‘Vikramaditya’ was-
(A) Skandagupta (B) Samudragupta
(C) Chandragupta – II (D) Kumaragupta
Ans. (C)

19. A great astronomer and mathematician during the Gupta period was-
(A) Bhanugupta (B) Vagabhatta
(C) Aryabhatta (D) Varahamihira
Ans. (C)

20. Which of the following Gupta kings stopped
the Huns from invading India?
(A) Kumaragupta (B) Samudragupta
(C) Skandgupta (D) Chandragupta
Ans. (C)

21. The Gupta Saka was founded by-
(A) Chandra Gupta, the First
(B) Chandra Gupta, the Second
(C) Samudra Gupta (D) kumara Gupta
Ans. (A)

22. In the Gupta period, the largest number of
coins were issued in-
(A) Gold (B) Silver
(C) Copper (D) Iron
Ans. (A)

23. What was Chandragupta II also known as?
(A) Samudra Gupta (B) Skanda Gupta
(C) Vikramaditya (D) Rama Gupta
Ans. (C)

24. Varahamihira is-
(A) An astronaut (B) A space shuttle
(C) A power station (D) An ancient astronomer
Ans. (D)

25. The coins of which of the following reveal their
love for music?
(A) Mauryas (B) Nandas
(C) Guptas (D) Cholas
Ans. (C)

26. Who among the following, propounded the
theory of zero?
(A) Charak (B) Chanakya
(C) Aryabhatta (D) Varahamihira
Ans. (C)

27. Who was called Lichchavi Dauhitra?
(A) Chandragupta I (B) Skandagupta
(C) Kumaragupta (D) Samudragupta
Ans. (D)

28. Which one of the following coins was issued in silver during the Gupta period?
(A) Kakini (B) Nishka
(C) Rupyaka (D) Dinar
Ans. (C)

29. Where was the Introductory capital of Harsha?
(A) Paryag (B) Kannoj
(C) Thaneshwar (D) Mathura
Ans. (C)

30. Whose reign in Indian History was called the Golden Age of India?
(A) Mughal Empire (B) Maratha Empire
(C) Gupta Empire (D) Maurya Empire
Ans. (C)

31. When did the first Huna invasion take place?
(A) 358 AD (B) 458 AD
(C) 558 AD (D) 658 AD
Ans: (B)

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