POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 03.10.2020

1.)  The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the __ age.

A. Neolithic
B. Megalithic
C. Chalcolithic
D. Paleolithic

Ans: C

2.)  Among the four works mentioned below which one is encyclopaedic in nature?

A. Brihat Samhita
B. Mamarakosa
C. Ashtangahridaya
D. Siddhantasiromani

Ans: A

3.)  Who had formulated and perfected the use of the subsidiary alliance system?

A. Lord Wellesley
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Mayo
D. Lord Dalhousie

Ans: A

4.) Who, according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha ?

A. Maitreya
B. Kalki
C. Atreya
D. Nagarjuna

Ans: A

Detail: Maitreya is foretold as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he or she is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Sakyamuni Buddha.

5.)  Chalukya temples (Jain temples) at Dilwara are situated in

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Haryana

Ans: B

Detail: The Dilwara Jain temples are located near Mount Abu in Rajasthan. These temples were built by Jain laymen between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their stunning use of marble. The Dilwara temples are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains

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