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Consider the following statements 1. Megasthanes was the Greek ambassador of Selucus Nicator, to the court of Ashoka 2. Chandraguta Maurya laid down the foundation of a centralized Administration for the first time in Indian history 3. Indica which is a Sanskrit work by Megasthanes gives a vivid account of the city Pataliputra Choose the correct code a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) All of the above
Ans (b) Chandragupta Maurya is referred to as Sandrochotus/Androchotus in Greek records. He was trained by Chanakya or Vishnugupta, a Brahmin Guru at Taxila. He defeated Seleucus Necator, the successor of Alaxander, and conquered Kabul, Kandhahar, Herat and Baluchistan. Later, they became friend and exchanged gifts. In one record it is mentioned that Chandragupta gifted 500 elephants to Seleucus Necator. Megasthanes was the Greek ambassador of Selucus Nicator, to the court of Chandraguta Maurya. For the first time in Indian history, he laid down the foundation of a centralized Administration. Indica is a Greek work by Megasthanes which gives a vivid account of the city Pataliputra.
Which of the following languages were used in Ashokan rock edicts? 1. Pali 2. Prakrit 3. Sanskrit 4. Aramaic 5. Greek Choose the correct code a) 1,2 and 3 only b) 2,3 and 4 only c) 2,4 and 5 only d) 1,2 and 5 only
Ans (c) Edicts can be understood as ancient notice boards which were put so that public can read and understand the government orders. Following types of edict are found: 1. Rock Edicts 2. Cave Edicts 3. Pillar edicts Three languages were used in Ashokan rock edicts- Prakrit, Greek and Aramaic.
Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. The ‘Horn of Africa’ is bordered with the Gulf of Aden2. Bab-el-Mandeb connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden Select the correct code: a) 1 Only b) 2 Only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans c The Bab-el-Mandeb is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa. It connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
Which of the following is/are correctly matched? Tribe State 1. Chutiya - Assam 2. Mising - Sikkim 3. DeuriNagaland Select the correct code: a) 1 Only b) 1 and 2 c) 2 and 3 d) 1 and 3
Ans a Chutiya people They are an Indigenous Assamese people or an ethnic group originating in the Indian state of Assam and are the descendants of the Sino-Tibetan family of Mongoloid stock. The earliest recorded history about the Chutiyas is found in the Assamese chronicle, which names Assambhina as the first Chutiya king to have dwelt on the banks of the Brahmaputra in the 7th century A.D. The Chutiya people through the Chutiya dynasty formed their kingdom in the present Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and reigned from 1187 to 1673. The Chutiyas are semi-Hinduised people who had a large kingdom in upper Assam. They are generally believed from their language to be closely related to Kacharis. The Ahoms and Chutias had fought for territorial control for more than 150 years during the medieval period. It ended in the 1600s with the Ahoms taking over the Chutia domain.
Mising People · The Mising are an indigenous tribal community inhabiting 11 districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
They were earlier called Miris in historical days and the Constitution of India still refers to them as Miris. Miri is the older name and traces back to the ancestor Abotani. Misings are recognised as a Scheduled Tribe by the Indian government under the name 'Miri'. The Misings belong to the greater group of Tani people, who speak languages of the Sino- Tibetan family, which comprise many tribes of Arunachal Pradesh in India and Tibet in China. All Tani tribes share linguistic, cultural and ritual similarities. Deuri People The 'Deori' is one of the major indigenous communities of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. They historically live in the upper plains or also called as the hinterland of the Brahmaputra Valley. The Deori community belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family of Mongoloid stock