Post Maurya Period

  1. Who was called by Vindhya Adhipati?
    1. Simuka
    2. Gautamiputra
    3. Ashoka
    4. Pushyamitra
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    Gautamiputra Satkarni was called by Vindhya Adhipati because his kingdom included the territories of Asika, Assaka, Mulaka, Saurashtra, Kukura, Aparanta, Anupa, Vidarbha, Akara and Avanti and the mountainous regions of Vindhya.

    Correct Option: B

    Gautamiputra Satkarni was called by Vindhya Adhipati because his kingdom included the territories of Asika, Assaka, Mulaka, Saurashtra, Kukura, Aparanta, Anupa, Vidarbha, Akara and Avanti and the mountainous regions of Vindhya.

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  1. A Buddhist council during the reign of Kanishka was held at
    1. Mathura
    2. Rajgriha
    3. Pataliputra
    4. Kashmir
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    The Kushana period saw a great resurgence of Buddhism in Kashmir, especially during the reign of Kanishka. The fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kashmir, under the presidency of Katyayaniputra, in Kanishka's time. The south Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna lived in Kashmir during the Kushana period.

    Correct Option: D

    The Kushana period saw a great resurgence of Buddhism in Kashmir, especially during the reign of Kanishka. The fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kashmir, under the presidency of Katyayaniputra, in Kanishka's time. The south Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna lived in Kashmir during the Kushana period.

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  1. Who was the founder of Kushan dynasty?
    1. Vim Kadphises
    2. Kujul Kadaphises
    3. Huvishka
    4. Kanishka
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    Kujula Kadphises (30 - 80 AD) established the Kushan dynasty in 78 AD by taking advantage of disunion in existing dynasty of Phalava (Parthian) and Scytho-Parthians, and gradually wrested control of southern prosperous region, which is the northwest part of ancient India, traditionally known as Gandhar (now in Pakistan).

    Correct Option: B

    Kujula Kadphises (30 - 80 AD) established the Kushan dynasty in 78 AD by taking advantage of disunion in existing dynasty of Phalava (Parthian) and Scytho-Parthians, and gradually wrested control of southern prosperous region, which is the northwest part of ancient India, traditionally known as Gandhar (now in Pakistan).

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  1. Vijayapuri the capital of Ikshvakus is represented by
    1. Madurai
    2. Kanheri
    3. Nagarjunakonda
    4. Paithan
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    Ikshvakus were one of the earliest recorded ruling dynasties of the Krishna-Guntur regions of Andhra Pradesh. Their capital Vijaypuri is represented by Nagarjunakonda.

    Correct Option: C

    Ikshvakus were one of the earliest recorded ruling dynasties of the Krishna-Guntur regions of Andhra Pradesh. Their capital Vijaypuri is represented by Nagarjunakonda.

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  1. The official language of the Satvahanas was
    1. Prakrit
    2. Sanskrit
    3. Apabhramsa
    4. Telugu
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    Prakrit is a language of ancient and medieval India which is the ancestor of Marathi, Konkani, Sinhala and Maldivian. It was used in numerous works of literature and its literary use was made famous by the Sanskrit playwright Kalidasa. Prakrit was commonly spoken until AD 875 and was the official language of the Satavahana dynasty.

    Correct Option: A

    Prakrit is a language of ancient and medieval India which is the ancestor of Marathi, Konkani, Sinhala and Maldivian. It was used in numerous works of literature and its literary use was made famous by the Sanskrit playwright Kalidasa. Prakrit was commonly spoken until AD 875 and was the official language of the Satavahana dynasty.

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