Preliminary Examination Questions 2019
 Which one of the following is not a Harappan site?
(b) Kot Diji
Ans: C – Sohgaura
Explanation: Chanhudaro & Kot Diji (in Pakistan), Desalpur (Gujarat) are the Harappan sites. Sohgaura in UP.
 In which of the following relief sculpture inscriptions in “Ranyo Ashoka” (King Ashoka) mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka?
Ans: A – Kanganahalli
Explanation: Kanganahalli in Karnataka is a Buddhist site of 1st century BC – 3rd Century AD.
 Consider the following:
(1) Deification of the Buddha.
(2) Treading the path of Bodhisattvas.
(3) Image worship and rituals.
Which of the above is/are the feature /features of Mahayana Buddhism?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: D – 1, 2 and 3
 Building “Kalyana Mandapas” was a notable feature in the temple construction in the kingdom of
Ans: D – Vijayanagara
 Consider the following statements:
- Saint Nimbarka was a contemporary of Akbar
- Saint Kabir was greatly influenced by Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: D – Neither 1 nor 2