UPSC History The Gupta Empire Question Bank Post Gupta Period

  • question_answer Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    List-I (Dynasty) List-II (State)
    A. Kadamba 1. Odisha
    B. Kharvela 2. Karnataka
    C. Chalukya 3. Bengal
    D. Pala            4. Gujarat

    A)             A-1       B-2       C-4       D-3

    B)             A-1       B-2       C-3       D-4

    C)             A-2       B-1       C-3       D-4

    D)             A-2       B-1       C-4       D-3

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The correct match list of dynasty and states is:
    Dynasty State
    Kadamba Kamataka
    Kharvela Odisha
    Chalukya Gujarat
    Pala Bengal
    The Kadamba dynasty (345 - 525 CE) was a primeval majestic dynasty of Kamataka that ruled from Vaijayanti or Banavasi in present day Uttara Kannada district. The decline of the Satavahana power in the Deccan was followed by the rule of many lesser dynasties like the Chutus, the Abhiras and the Ikshvakus. During the third century AD the Kamataka area, however, emerged out of this political confusion in die following centuiy. Khanivela (193 BCE - after 170 BCE) was the third and greatest emperor of the Mahameghavahana dynasty of Kalinga (present-day Odisha). The main source of information about Kharavela is his famous seventeen line rock-cut Hathigumpha inscription in a cave in the Udayagiri Mils near Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Chalukya dynasty was a powerful Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central Is bowed the 6th and the 12th century CE. Pala dynasty, ruling dynasty in Bihar and Bengal, India, from the 8th to the 12th centuries. Its founder, Gopala, was a local chieftain who rose to power in the mid-8th century during a period of anarchy.

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