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The Indus Valley houses were built of

A) Pucca bricks B) Stone
C) Wood D) all of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Pucca bricks

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Nawab Siraj -ud-daulah of Bengal was defeated by the English in the battle of Plassey, mainly

A) because the English Forces were much stronger than those of the Nawab B) because of Clive's conspiracy with the Nawab's Commander-in-Chief Mir Jafar and rich bankers of Bengal
C) because of Siraj-ud-Daulah's retirement from the battlefield D) because of the capture of a band of frenchmen under the Nawab's service by the English
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) because of Clive's conspiracy with the Nawab's Commander-in-Chief Mir Jafar and rich bankers of Bengal

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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 Indus Valley Civilization specialized in

A) Town Planning B) Architecture
C) Craftsmanship D) All of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Town Planning

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The word Gotra occurs for the first time in

A) Rigveda B) Samaveda
C) Yajurveda D) Atharvaveda
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Rigveda

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The word Gotra occurs for the first time in Rigveda. In Hindu society, the term gotra is commonly considered to be equivalent to a clan. It broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line from a common male ancestor or patriline.

Generally, the gotra forms an exogamous unit, with the marriage within the same gotra being prohibited by custom, being regarded as incest.

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The Indus Valley Civilization was Non-Aryan because

A) It was Urban B) It has a pictographic script
C) It had an agricultural economy D) It extended up to the narmada Valley
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) It was Urban

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The Indus Valley Civilization was Non-Aryan because it was Urban.

 

Harappan Civilization is also known as The Indus Valley Civilisation. It was a Bronze Age civilisation mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.

 

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Where has the World's largest Monolithic statue of Buddha been installed

A) Bamiyan B) Hyderabad
C) Kandy D) Lhasa
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Bamiyan

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Which of the following places is considered a Jain Siddha Kshetra on account of its association with Parsvanatha

A) Champa B) Pava
C) Sammed Sikhar D) Urjayanta
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Sammed Sikhar

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