General Knowledge for August 12th, 2013

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Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __?

Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __?
[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Rudradaman
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Skandagupta

Skandagupta

Explanation

Skandgupta’s Junagarh Inscription: It states that Skandagupta appointed Parnadatta as goptri (governor) of Surashtra (Saurashtra)

The title “Parama-Saugata” was adopted by ___?

The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?
[A] Bhaskar Varman
[B] Shashanka
[C] Rajya Vardhana
[D] Harsha

Rajya Vardhana

Explanation

Rajyavardhana has been mentioned as Parama- Saugata in Harsha’s Madhuvana and Banskhera inscriptions

Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?

Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?
[A] Rashtrakutas
[B] Western Chalukyas
[C] Shilaharas
[D] Chedis

Rashtrakutas

Explanation

Rashtrakutas adopted “Garuda”as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas.

Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is ___?

Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is ___?
[A] Arjuna
[B] Bhima
[C] Dharmaraja
[D] Draupadi

Dharmaraja

Explanation

Mahabalipuram Temples: Pallava dynasty: The five monolithic rathas are square or oblong in plan, pyramidal in elevation and varying in their overall dimensions. the Dharmaraja ratha constructed in Pallava style is the largest of all, having huge pillats in the portico with statue of lions, pyramidal tower and turret roof.

Who among the following was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins ?

Who among the following was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins ?
[A] Satkarni I
[B] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[C] Vasishthiputra Pulumavi
[D] Yajna Satakarni

Satkarni I

Explanation

. Satavahana dynasty ruled from Pune in Maharastra to Coastal Andhra Pradesh in the 2nd century BC onwards.The coins issued by Satavahanas had Bilingual legends. The name of the Kings was mentioned in Prakrit as well as some south Indian Language. Satavahana Kings promoted Buddhism. Satkarni I was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins.

Which of the following parts were situated on the west coast of South India ?

Which of the following parts were situated on the west coast of South India ?
1. Kaveripattanam
2. Korkai
3. Musiri
4. Tondi
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.
[A] 1, 2
[B] 2, 3
[C] 3, 4
[D] 2, 3, 4

3, 4

Explanation

Musiri and Tondi were situated on the west coast of South India.

Which one of the following places was a mint centre of the Yaudheyas ?

Which one of the following places was a mint centre of the Yaudheyas ?
[A] Bayana
[B] Rohtak
[C] Bareilly
[D] Mathura

Rohtak

Explanation

The sacred town of Rohtak, also called Rohtak or mint of the Yaudheyas . Note : Karttikeya was the principal deity of the Yaudheyas.

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?
[A] Hastivarman
[B] Mantaraja
[C] Nilaraja
[D] Vishnugopa

Vishnugopa

Explanation

King Vishnugopa (Pallava dynasty ) of Kanchi is mentioned in the list of rulers of the South defeated by Samudra Gupta. It is mentioned in the Allahabad Pillar inscription of Samudra Gupta.

Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ?

Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ?
[A] Pushyamitra Sunga
[B] Pravarasena I
[C] Samudragupta
[D] Nandivarman Pallavamalla

Pravarasena I

Explanation

Vakataka Dynasty : 3rd Century -5th Century AD. They were the most important after the fall of Satavahanas and before the rise of Chalukyas and they ruled in Modern Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.power They were contemporary of Guptas.The dynasty was founded by Vindhyashakti. Pravarasena I was the real founder of Vakataka empire.He performed four Asvamedha Yajnas.

In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?

In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?
[A] Minor Rock Edict (Ahraura)
[B] Pillar Edict VII
[C] Lumbini Pillar Edict
[D] Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I

Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I

Explanation

Separate Edicts:
They were found at sites in Kalinga
»Separate Edict I : Asoka declared all people are my sons
»Separate Edict II: proclamation of edicts even to a single person.