DAILY PROBLEM PRACTICE for HISTORY [Medieval India] (DPPH)- 13 February

DPPH- 13 February [Medieval India]

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Objective Problems:

1. Which of the following statements regarding Jaina painting is incorrect:

(a) Gujarat miniatures of Jaina Painting was in palm leaf manuscipts

(b) The Kalpasutra was illustrated with Jaina paintings.

(c) Jaina painting influenced the Rajasthani schools of painting.

(d) Jaina painting developed mainly in South India

2. Match the following:

       List I          List II

A.  Advaita         i. Ramanuja

B. Visishtadvaita ii. Madhvacharya

C. Dvaita             iii. Nimbarka

D.  Dvaitadvaita iv. Adi Shankara

A  B  C  D

(a) iv  i  ii  iii

(b) iv  i  iii  ii

(c) iv  iii  ii  i

(d) iii  ii  i  iv

3. Consider the following statements regarding Rajatarangini:

i. It was written by Kalhana

ii. It was a historiography of Kashmir

iii. It uses  inscriptions recording construction of temples and other architectures and several kinds of grant plates given by ancient kings as a reference.

iv. It was written in Kashmiri language

Which of the above are correct statements:

(a) All

(b) i, ii and iii

(c) i, ii and iv

(d) ii, iii and iv

4. Which of the following statement regarding Tantrism is correct:

(a) Tantrism did not include women in the rituals

(b) Tantrism did not influence Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

(c) Tantrism is often associated with panchatattva– madira, mamsa, matsya, mudra, and maithuna.

(d) Tantrism was in sync with patriarchy

5. Consider the following statements:

(i) Caurapancasika was a fifty stanza love poem written by Bilhana

(ii) Caurapancasika was a style of painting.

Correct statements are:

(a) Only i

(b) Only ii

(c) Both i and ii

(d) None

6. Match the following:

List I (Woman Bhakti Saint)  List II (Place)

(A) Lal Ded                                   i. Maharashtra

(B) Bahinabai                              ii. Karnataka

(C) Akka Mahadevi                     iii. Kashmir

(D) Meerabai                               iv. Rajasthan

A  B  C  D

(a) ii  iii  iv  i

(b) i  ii  iii  iv

(c) iii  i  ii  iv

(d) ii  iii  iv  i

7. Consider the following statements regarding Gita Govinda:

i. It was written by Namdeva

ii. It was was written in Prakrit language

iii. It sings of Lord Krishna, Radha and the Gopis

iv. Its theme inspired many classical dances

Correct statements are:

(a) All except i

(b) All except i and ii

(c) All except i, ii and iii

(d) All except i, ii and iv

8. Match the following:

List I                                         List II

A.  Kailash Temple of Ellora    i. Solanki

B. Modhera  Sun Temple          ii. Chandelas

C. Mahadeva Temple               iii. Rashtrakutas

D. Jagannath Temple               iv.Eastern Gangas

A  B  C   D

(a) iii  i  ii  iv

(b) i  ii  iii  iv

(c) ii  i  iv  iii

(d) iv ii  iii  i

9. Which of the following statements regarding temple architecture are correct:

(i) Star shape design is special characteristics of Hoyasala architecture

(ii) Panchayatana style means a temple with a main shrine, surrounded by four subsidiary shrines.

(iii) Khajuraho temple follows Panchyatana style

(iv) Vesara is a type of temple architecture of Deccan

Correct statements are:

(a) All

(b) All except i

(c) All except iii

(d) All except iv

10. Consider the following statements:

i. Alvars were Shaiva Saints of South India

ii. Nayanar were Vishnu Saints of South India

iii. Andal was the Alvar female saint poet

iv. Prabandha was composed by Alvars

Correct statements are:

(a) All

(b) i, iii and iv

(c) iii and iv

(d) i, ii and iii

Mains Questions (For GS Mains and History Optional):

Q.1 Discuss the contribution of Rashtrakutas to art and culture. (250  words)

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 Q.2 Evaluate the impact of the Sufi and Bhakti Movements on vernacular languages. (200 words)

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