Exercise 2

Question 16 :

The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was


A). Athanasius Nikitin
B). Nicolo de Conti
C). Ibn Batuta
D). Ferishta
Answer : Option B

Question 17 :

The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?


A). Shankracharya was born that year.
B). Harsha Vardhana, the last Buddhist king, died.
C). Samudragupta converted to Hinduism.
D). All Muslim invaders were defeated.
Answer : Option A

Question 18 :

The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by


A). S.N. Sen
B). R.C. Mazumdar
C). B.G. Tilak
D). V.D. Savakar
Answer : Option D

Question 19 :

The twenty-third Jaina teacher, Parsva, the immediate predecessor of Mahavira enjoined on his disciples four great vows. To these Mahavira addes which of the followings as the fifth vow?


A). Abstention from stealing
B). Non-injury
C). Brahmacharya or continence
D). Non-attachment
Answer : Option C

Question 20 :

The Turko-Afghan rule in India lasted for about


A). two centuries
B). three centuries
C). four centuries
D). a little over one century
Answer : Option B