POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 07.09.2020

1.) Tashkent Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan in the year

A. 1950
B. 1970
C. 1966
D. 1960

Ans: C

2.) A great astronomer and mathematician during the Gupta period was

A. Varahamihira
B. Vagabhatta
C. Bhanugupta
D. Aryabhatta

Ans: D

Detail: Aryabhatta was the first in the line of
great mathematician-astronomers from the
classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian
astronomy who belonged to the Gupta era. His
period was 476’550 A.D. His most famous works
are the Aryabhatiya (499 A.D) and the AryaSiddhanta.

3.) The school of Indian art which is also known as the Greco-RomanBuddhist art is the ___school

A. Mauryan
B. Gandhara
C. Shunga
D. Gupta

Ans: B

Detail: The Gandhara School of Art is also
known as the Graeco-Buddhist School of Art
since Greek techniques of art were applied to
Buddhist subjects. The most important
contribution of the Gandhara School of Art was
the evolution of beautiful images of the Buddha
and Bodhisattvas, which were modelled on
identical characters of Graeco-Roman pantheon.
The Gandhara School of art developed in first
century AD during the reign of Kanishka.

4.) Which Sultan of Delhi died while playing the chaugon (Polo)?

A. Qutub-ud-din Aibak
B. Ghiyasuddin Balban
C. Samsuddin Iltutmish
D. Nasiruddin Mahmood

Ans: A

5.) Who was the court poet of Harshavardhana?

A. Bhani
B. Bana
C. Ravi Kirti
D. Vishnu Sharma

Ans: B

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