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5. Consider the following dynasties:

1. Hoysala 2. Gahadavala 3. Kakatiya 4. Yadava How many of the above dynasties established their kingdoms in the early eighth century AD? (a) Only one (b) Only two (c) Only three (d) None Answer- D Explanation-  The Hoysala Empire, a formidable force that held sway over parts of southern

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6. With reference to ancient Indian History, consider the following pairs

Literary Work Author 1.Devichandraguptam Bilhana 2.Hammira-Mahakavya Naya Chandra Suri 3.Milinda-panha Nagasena (Nagarjuna) 4.Nitivakyamrita Somadeva Suri How many of the above pairs are correctly matched? (a) Only one (b) Only two (c) Only three (d) All four Answer- C Explanation-  Vishakadatta: Vishakadatta is renowned for his Sanskrit play “Devichandraguptam,” a historical

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7. “Souls are not only the property of animal and plant life, but also of rocks, running water and many other natural objects not looked on as living by other religious sects.”

The above statement reflects one of the core beliefs of which one of the following religious sects of ancient India? (a) Buddhism (b) Jainism (c) Shaivism (d) Vaishnavism Answer – B Explanation-  According to the Jain perspective, every living being possesses a soul called “jiva.” Gurudev Chitrabhanu, a contemporary Jain

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8. Who among the following rulers of Vijayanagara Empire  constructed a large dam across Tungabhadra River and canalcum-aqueduct several kilometers long from the river to the capital city?

(a) Devaraya I (b) Mallikarjuna (c) Vira Vijaya (d) Virupaksha Answer- A Explanation- Deva Raya’s significant achievement was the construction of a dam on the Tungabhadra River, which allowed for the irrigation of numerous cities and villages through a network of canals originating from this dam. Therefore, option (a) is indeed

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12. Consider the following statements:

Statement-I: In India, prisons are managed by State Governments with their own rules and regulations for the day-to-day administration of prisons. Statement-II: In India, prisons are governed by the Prisons Act, 1894 which expressly kept the subject of prisons in the control of Provincial Governments. Which one of the following

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15. Consider the following organizations/bodies in India:

1. The National Commission for Backward Classes 2. The National Human Rights Commission 3. The National Law Commission 4. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission How many of the above constitutional bodies? (a) Only one (b) Only two (c) Only three (d) All four Answer – A Explanation-  The National

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