POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 09.09.2020

1.) Who was not among the three revolutionaries who were hanged on March 23, 1931?

A. Sukhdev
B. Rajguru
C. Azad
D. Bhagat Singh

Ans: C

2.)  The earliest ‘evidence of silver in India is found in the

A. Silver punchmarked coins
B. Chalcolitchic cultures of western India
C. Vedic Texts
D. Harappan culture

Ans: B

3.)  The subject-matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to

A. Shaivism
B. Buddhism
C. Vaishnavism
D. Jainism

Ans: B

Detail: The Ajanta Caves are the treasure house
of delicate paintings that portray scenes from
Jataka tales and from the life of Lord Buddha.
Celebrated for its archaic wonder and laced with
the series of carved artistry, Ajanta Cave
paintings echo the quality of Indian creativity in
perhaps the subtlest way. In the Ajanta wallpaintings, there is a profound modification from
the art of early Buddhism. The Ajanta paintings
stresses on religious romanticism with lyric
quality, a reflection of the view that every aspect
of life has an equal value in the spiritual sense
and as an aspect of the divine.

4.) Who was the ruler of Chittor, when Alauddin Khalji attacked and conquered it in 1303 aD?

A. Rana Kumbha
B. Rana Sanga
C. Rana Ratan Singh
D. Rana Hammir

Ans: C

5.) The Gupta king who assumed the title of ‘Vikramaditya’ was

A. Kumaragupta
B. Chandragupta-II
C. Samudragupta
D. Skandagupta

Ans: B

Detail: Chandragupta-II was one of the most
powerful emperors of the Gupta empire in
northern India. His rule spanned c. 380’413/415
A.D, during which the Gupta Empire achieved its
zenith, art, architecture, and sculpture
flourished, and the cultural development of
ancient India reached its climax. He adopted the
title of Vikramaditya which holds a semimythical status in India.

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