POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 02.10.2020

1.)  Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?

A. Daya Ram Sahani
B. RD Banerji
C. A Cunningham
D. Sir John Marshall

Ans: A

2.) During the Gupta period, the village affairs were managed by the village headman with the assistance of the

A. Gopa
B. Amatya
C. Vishyapati
D. Mahattara

Ans: C

3.) As a result of the elections held in early 1937 under the Act of 1935 the Congress formed ministries in provinces.

A. 7
B. 10
C. 8
D. 9

Ans: C

4.) During the Viceroyalty of Sir John Lawrence the bone of contention between India and Bhutan was

A. Cooch Behar
B. Jalpaiguri
C. Duars
D. Goalpara

Ans: C

5.) The Greeks were driven out of India by

A. Bindusara
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta Murya
D. Chandragupta Vikramditya

Ans: C

Detail: In the year 305 BC, Seleucus-I Nicator went to India and apparently occupied territory as far as the Indus, and eventually waged war with the Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. His Indian campaign was, however, a failure. Seleucus ceded a considerable amount of territory to Chandragupta in exchange for 500 war elephants, which were to play a key role in the forthcoming battles.

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