SSC History previous year questions Set-2

11. Who, according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha ?[SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. Atreya
B. Maitreya
C. Nagarjuna
D. Kalki

Answer –B. Maitreya

12. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ? [SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Maurya
B. Gupta
C. Kushan
D. Kanva

Answer –A. Maurya

13. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta ?[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Compassionate Buddha
B. Radha-Krishan Leela
C. Jain Thirthankaras
D. Mahabharata encounters

Answer –A. Compassionate Buddha

14. Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following? [SSC CGL Prelim 2000]
A. Shakas
B. Parthians
C. Greeks
D. Kushans

Answer – C. Greeks

15. Who is hailed as the “God of Medicine” by the practitioners of Ayurveda ? [SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2005]
A. Susruta
B. Chyavana
C. Dhanwantari
D. Charaka

Answer –C. Dhanwantari

16. With which of the following is the classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil associated ?[SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Hinduism
D. Christianity

Answer –A. Jainism

17. The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2004]
A. Pashupati, Indra and the Mother Goddess
B. Stones, trees and animals
C. Vishnu and Lakshmi
D. Siva and Sakti

Answer – B. Stones, trees and animals

18. The most important text of vedic mathematics is :[SSC CGL Prelim 2000]
A. Satapatha Brahman
B. Atharva Veda
C. Sulva Sutras
D. Chhandogya Upanishad

Answer – C. Sulva Sutras

19. Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed ? [SSC CGL Prelim 2004]
A. Bamiyan
B. Hyderabad
C. Kandy
D. Lhasa

Answer –A. Bamiyan

20. Where is Brihadeshwar Temple situated ? [SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Kanchi
B. Madurai
C. Shri Shailan
D. Tanjore

Answer –D. Tanjore

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