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The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

A) Barley and rice B) Milk and its products
C) Rice and pulses D) Vegetables and fruits
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Milk and its products

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The Saka Era was founded by 

A) Kadphises I B) Kanishka
C) Alexander D) Menander
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Kanishka

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The Saka Era was founded by Kanishka, the emperor of Kushana empire from the year 78 A.D.

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Who composed the Gayatri Mantra

A) Vishvamitra B) Vasishtha
C) Indra D) Parikshit
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Vishvamitra

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Mahatma Gandhi's remark , ' A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank' is regarding the proposal of ______

A) Simon Commission B) Cripps Mission
C) Cabinet Mission D) Wavel Plan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Cripps Mission

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Upanishads are books on

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A) Religion B) Yoga
C) Law D) Philosophy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Philosophy

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The Upanishads are a part of the Vedas and are ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, and Jainism.

 

 

 

The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedanta in the history of India.

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Who first imposed Jizya Tax in India?

A) Allaudin khilji B) Aurangzeb
C) Mohammad Bin Qasim D) Qutb-ud-din Aibak
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Qutb-ud-din Aibak

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In India, Islamic rulers Qutb-ud-din Aibak imposed jizya on non-Muslims first time which was called kharaj-o-jizya. Jizya was abolished by the Mughal ruler Akbar in the 16th century but was re-introduced by Aurangzeb in the 17th century.

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The first newspaper published in India in 1780 was

A) The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser B) The Calcutta Chronicle
C) The Madras Courier D) The Bombay Herald
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser

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Which State is called the ' Cradle of Buddhism '?

A) Sikkim B) Bihar
C) Uttar Pradesh D) Madhya Pradesh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Bihar

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