Gupta Empire General Knowledge Questions

31.

Which among the following is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple?
[A] Dashavatara temple at Deogarh
[B] Temple at Pathari
[C] Shatrughneshwara temple at Bhubaneshwar
[D] Lakshmana temple at Sirpur

Dashavatara temple- Deogarh
The Dashavatara Temple or Vishnu Temple also called Gupta temple at Deogarh. It was built in the Gupta Period (320 to c. 600 AD ). Archaeologists have inferred that it is the earliest known Panchayatana temple in North India. A hindu temple is a Panchayatana one when the main shrine is surrounded by four subsidiary shrines.

32.

Which among conclusions has been derived from the debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period?
[A] Commodities became cheap
[B] Gold Mining was stalled
[C] Money economy was gradually replaced by Barter Economy
[D] There was a decline in trade

There was a decline in trade
Debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period indicates the Decline of Trade.

33.

Which among the following Gupta emperors called himself “Lichchhavi-dauhitra”?
[A] Shrigupta
[B] Chandragupta I
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Samudragupta

Samudragupta
Chandragupta-I married the daughter of Licchhavis, a royal influential family .His son and successor Samudragupta calls himself Lichchavi-dauhitra the son of the daughter of the Lichchavis.

34.

Vallabhi era is identical with which of the following era?
[A] The Vikrama era
[B] The Gupta era
[C] The Harsha era
[D] None of the above

The Gupta era
Vallabhi era is identical with Gupta era and Vallabhi era followed Gupta era in A.D. 366.

35.

Which among the following is / are the terms used for coins of the Gupta period?
1. Dinara
2. Dramma
3. Rupaka
4. Suvarna
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A] 4 only
[B] 2, 3
[C] 1, 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4

1, 4
The gold coins of Gupta period were called Dinara inspired by the Roman coins but later the coins were minted in the Indian style with the weight standard of 9.2 gms of gold and called Suvarna.

36.

Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?
[A] Rashtrakutas
[B] Western Chalukyas
[C] Shilaharas
[D] Chedis

Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas adopted “Garuda”as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas.

37.

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?
[A] Hastivarman
[B] Mantaraja
[C] Nilaraja
[D] Vishnugopa

Vishnugopa
King Vishnugopa (Pallava dynasty ) of Kanchi is mentioned in the list of rulers of the South defeated by Samudra Gupta. It is mentioned in the Allahabad Pillar inscription of Samudra Gupta.

38.

Who among the following succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?
[A]Chandragupta II
[B]Chandragupta I
[C]Vishnugupta
[D]Mahendra

Chandragupta II
Chandragupta ll (380-412 A.D.) succeeded Samundragupta as the next ruler of Gupta dynasty. He was also known as Devgupta, Devraj and Devshree. Some titled he adopted were : Vikramank, Vikramaditya and Parambhagawat.

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