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Quiz 84: Indian History General Studies

1. As per Vedic rituals, which among the following is the divine messenger who receives the prayers and conveys them to the heavenly spheres?
[A] Agni
[B] Soma
[C] Varuna
[D] Indra

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Correct Answer: A [Agni]
2. As per the Hindu Philosophy, what is the number of articles under the restraints and practices (Yamas and Niyamas)?
[A] 5
[B] 15
[C] 20
[D] 36

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Correct Answer: C [20]
3. Who among the following was the first ruler of sen dynasty?
[A] Ballal Sen
[B] Hemant Sen
[C] Vijay sen
[D] Lakshaman Sen

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Correct Answer: B [Hemant Sen]
Notes:
Around the time of Mahipala’s death in around 1043 AD, a vassal of the Palas named Hemanta Sen founded the Sena Dynasty. This Dynasty appeared in 11th century and disappeared in 12th century
4. Who among the following was the first famous and powerful king of Sen dynasty?
[A] Ballal Sen
[B] Vijay Sen
[C] Samanta Sen
[D] Vikram Sen

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Correct Answer: C [Samanta Sen]
5. Vikrampura and Vijaypuri were two capitals of which among the following Sen kings?
[A] Ballal Sen
[B] Vijay Sen
[C] Samnta Sen
[D] Hemanta Sen

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Correct Answer: B [Vijay Sen]
6. Who among the following was the founder of Gahadvala Dynasty?
[A] Chandradev
[B] Govindchandra
[C] Madanpala
[D] Jayachandra

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Correct Answer: A [Chandradev]
Notes:
The Gahadvala, or Gaharwar, was a Hindu and Buddhist Indian dynasty that ruled the kingdom of Kannauj for approximately a hundred years, beginning in the late eleventh century. The founder of the Kannauj Gahadvala dynasty was Chandradeva, who took control of Kannauj at the end of the 11th century (1090A.D.). During the rule of his successor, Govindachandra, from 1114–1154, the state of Gahadvala reached the pinnacle of its power. His minister, Lakshmidhara, was the author of several legal works, including Kalpadruma.
7. In which among the following battles ,Jaichandra was defeated and killed by Mohammad Ghori?
[A] Battle of Kannauj
[B] Battle of Chandawar
[C] Battle of Tarain III
[D] Battle of Talikota

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Correct Answer: B [Battle of Chandawar]
8. Sri Harsha was a court poet of which among the following Gahadwala Kings?
[A] Govindchandra
[B] Jayachandra
[C] Chandradev
[D] Virachandra

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Correct Answer: B [Jayachandra]
9. Which among the following kings constructed the Osian temples of Rajasthan?
[A] Solankis
[B] Pratihara
[C] Chuahanas
[D] Guhilots

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Correct Answer: B [Pratihara]
10. Rajasekhara, the eminent Sanskrit poet, dramatist and critic, who is best known for his work Kavyamimamsa was a court poet of which among the following kings of Gurjara Pratiharas?
[A] Bhoj II
[B] Mihirbhoja I
[C] Mahendrapala I
[D] Mahipala I

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Correct Answer: C [Mahendrapala I]