MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 3 Kinship, Caste and Class

MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 3 Kinship, Caste and Class

1. Rulers whose name ended with the term 'Puta' belonged to
(a) Satavahana dynasty.
(b) Shunga dynasty.
(c) Mauryan dynasty.
(d) Kanva dynasty.
► (a) Satavahana dynasty.

2. Mandasor Stone inscription records the history of a guild of
(a) goldsmiths.
(b) rathakaras.
(c) potters.
(d) silk weavers.
► (d) silk weavers.

3. Ekalavya was a
(a) nishada.
(b) suvarnakara.
(c) chandala.
(d) priest.
► (a) nishada.

4. Marriage within a unit, a kin group, caste or a group living in the same locality, is called
(a) endogamy.
(b) exogamy.
(c) polygyny.
(d) polyandry.
► (a) endogamy.

5. The janapada which was inhabited by the cousins Pandavas and Kauravas was that of
(a) Shurasenas.
(b) Mallas.
(c) Sakyas.
(d) Kurus.
► (d) Kurus.

6. The rulers whose names were derived from that of their mothers were
(a) Shakas.
(b) Satvahanas.
(c) Kurus.
(d) Mauryas.
► (b) Satvahanas.

7. According to the Sanskrit text Mahabharata, Duryodhana plotted to kill
(a) Dhritarashtra.
(b) Draupadi.
(c) Kauravas.
(d) Pandavas.
► (d) Pandavas.

8. The classification of people, in the name of gotras in Hindu religion, was practised from c. 1000 BCE onwards, by the
(a) Brahmanas.
(b) Kshatriyas.
(c) Vaishyas.
(d) Shudras.
► (a) Brahmanas.

9. Panini’s ‘Ashtadhyayi’ is a work on
(a) Sanskrit grammar.
(b) Sanskrit history.
(c) Sanskrit mantras.
(d) Sanskrit plays.
► (a) Sanskrit grammar.

10. The number of categories into which the Dharmashastras and Dharmasutras divided the ideal occupations were
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five
► (c) Four

11. Families are usually parts of larger networks of people defined as relatives, or to use a more technical term ______.
(a) Kinfolk
(b) Patriliny 
(c) Marriage
(d) Polygamy
► (a) Kinfolk

12. ______means tracing descent from father to son, grandson and so on.
(a) Kinfolk
(b) Patriliny 
(c) Marriage
(d) Polygamy
► (b) Patriliny 

13. The Brahmanas considered some people as being outside the system by classifying certain social
categories as _______.
(a) Kinfolk
(b) Varnas
(c) Untouchable
(d) Nishada
► (c) Untouchable

14. According to the ______, the paternal estate was to be divided equally amongst sons after the death of the parents.
(a) Varnas
(b) Varnas
(c) Manusmriti
(d) Mahabharata
► (c) Manusmriti

15. ________contains vivid descriptions of battles, forests, palaces and settlements.
(a) Manusmriti
(b) Sutta Pitaka
(c) Mahabharata
(d) None of the above
► (c) Mahabharata
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