Polity and Society in Post : Mauryan Period - Important Question Paper

11th Standard

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History

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    Multiple Choice Question

    10 x 1 = 10
  1. _________ was one of the most capable generals of Alexander

    (a)

    Seleucus Nicator

    (b)

    Antigonus

    (c)

    Antiochus

    (d)

    Demetrius

  2. Megasthenes was sent by Seleucus Nicator to the capital Pataliputra as the _________ ambassador.

    (a)

    Roman

    (b)

    Greek

    (c)

    Chinese

    (d)

    British

  3. The regular interchange of ambassadors and correspondence ______

    (a)

    affected the regular trade from India to the West

    (b)

    facilitated regular trade from India to the West

    (c)

    facilitated regular trade from India to the East

    (d)

    none of the above

  4. ____________ was the best known of the Indo-Greek kings

    (a)

    Euthydemus

    (b)

    Demetrius

    (c)

    Menander

    (d)

    Antialcidas

  5. Kushana coins were of higher quality than that of ______________ coins.

    (a)

    Roman

    (b)

    Greek

    (c)

    Gupta

    (d)

    Satavahana

  6. Indo-Greek style of art and sculpture is referred to as ___________

    (a)

    Mathura art

    (b)

    Gandhara art

    (c)

    Bagh art

    (d)

    Pala art

  7. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

    (a)

    Buddhacharita - Asvagosha

    (b)

    The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea - Megasthenes

    (c)

    Arthasastra - Kautilya

    (d)

    Kamasutra - Vatsyayana

  8. The most famous Saka kshatrap was ________

    (a)

    Moga

    (b)

    Rudradaman

    (c)

    Azes

    (d)

    Yesovarman

  9. The contours of trade between Europe and India was changed towards the beginning of the Common Era because
    (i) Rome emerged as the super power of the Mediterranean world by the end of the last century BCE.
    (ii) The discovery of the pattern of the monsoon winds in the Arabian Sea by Hippalus was in the first century CE.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    Both (i) and (ii) are correct

    (d)

    Both (i) and (ii) are wrong

  10. Roman coins have been excavated at _________

    (a)

    Arikamedu

    (b)

    Adhichanallur

    (c)

    Puhar

    (d)

    Pallavaram

  11. Part B

    Answer all the Two Mark Questions

    6 x 2 = 12
  12. What was the result of the war between Chandragupta and Seleucus Nicator.

  13. What is meant by the term Yavana?

  14. “Menander is said to have ruled a large kingdom in the North West of the country.” Elaborate.

  15. Write a short note on “Kshatraps”.

  16. Make a list of the following: Items exported to Rome; Items imported into India from Rome.

  17. Explain the contribution of merchants to the expanding trade and commerce.

  18. Part C

    Answer all the Three  Mark Questions

    6 x 3 = 18
  19. Point out the speciality of the coins of Demetrius.

  20. What do you know of Menander?

  21. “The Roman coins of the earlier period are concentrated in Coimbatore, Erode, Salem and Karur districts.” Why?

  22. “Muziri was the centre of two circuits of trade.” How?

  23. Explain the importance of money as medium of exchange.

  24. Highlight the cultural influence of India’s contact with Greeks.

  25. Part D

    Answer all the Five Mark Questions

    2 x 5 = 10
  26. “The rise of Indo-Greek kings in Western India strengthened trade and cultural contacts”. Explain.

  27. Discuss the contribution of Kanishka to art and literature.

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