1. The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by: (a) the Greeks (b) the Romans (c) the Chinese (d) the Arabs d) The name of India is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Sindhu is the name of the Indus River, mentioned in the Rig-Veda. Neighboring Arabs, Iranians uttered 's' as 'h' and called this land Hindu. Greeks pronounced this name as Indus. 2. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas? (a) Lopamudra (b) Gargi (c) Leelavati (d) Savitri a) Other Brahmavadini are Vishwawara, Sikta, Nivavari, Ghosha and Maitreyi 3. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer (using codes given below the lists) List-I (Eras) : List-II (Reckoned from) A. Vikrama era 1. 3102 B.C. B. Saka era 2. 320 A.D. C. Gupta era 3. 78 A.D. D. Kali era 4. 58 B.C. 5. 248 A.D. Codes: (a) A – 2; B – 4; C – 5; D – 1 (b) A – 1; B – 3; C – 2; D – 4 (c) A – 4; B – 5; C – 2; D – 3 (d) A – 4; B – 3; C – 2; D – 1 (d) 248 A.D. is Kalachuri era. Vikram era was started by king Vikramaditya. Shaka era was started by Kanishka. Gupta era was started by Chandragupta-I. 4. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak: (a) Sanskrit (b) Prakrit (c) Pali (d) Sauraseni (b) In Sanskrit plays of Gupta period women and Sudras speak prakrit and Elite class speak Sanskrit. 5. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is: (a) Chakravarti (b) Dharmadeva (c) Dharmakirti (d) Priyadarsi (d) In the year 1915 near a village called Maski in Raichur District of Karnataka, a rock inscription was discovered on a hill. In this inscription for the first time the name of Ashoka was found with titles like Devanampriya and Priyadarshi. It was then certain that Devanampriya Priyadarshi was no other than Ashoka.