28 -Gupta Empire: Economy, Numismatics

1. 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]
[C] 1, 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4

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2. 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

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3. In which among the following metals, largest number of coins were issued in Gupta Era?
[A] Gold
[B] Silver
[C] Copper
[D] Brass

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4. In ancient India, which dynasty issued the largest number of Gold coins?
[A] Guptas
[B] Mauryas
[C] Cholas
[D] Nandas

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5. We find the coins of a very less known prince called Kacha. Kacha is considered to have been from which of the following dynasties?
[A] Vakataka
[B] Satavahna
[C] Gupta
[D] Kushans

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6. What was the name of the silver coins issued by Guptas?
[A] Karshapana
[B] Rupaka
[C] Dinara
[D] Pana

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7. What was “Halivakara” in the Gupta Era?
[A] A kind of Tax
[B] A kind of Play
[C] A kind of Instrument
[D] A kind of Tribe

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8. Which among the following is NOT a correct statement in context with the Gupta Era?
[A] Gupta era is known for extensive achievements in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy
[B] Gupta era crystallized the common elements of Hindu Culture
[C] Maximum number of Gold Coins were issued in Gupta Era
[D] The Gold Content of Gupta Era coins was maximum in comparison to previous major dynasties

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