OU BA History Semester 1 October/November 2020 question paper

OU BA History Semester 1 October/November 2020 question paper

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

B.A. I-Semester (CBCS) (New) Examination, October/November 2020 Subject : History

(DSC) Paper – I : History of India (From Earliest Time to C 700 CE)

 

Time : 2 Hours                                                                                                    Max. Marks: 80

PART – A (10 x 1 = 10 Marks)

(Multiple Choice)

  • The famous book Rajatarangini was written by (           )
    • Banabhatt (b) Ashwagosha             (c) Hala          (d) Kalhana
  • ‘Kotilingala’ was an important centre during the period of (           )
    • Satavahanas (b) Ikshvakus      (c) Vishnukundis (d) Ananda Gotras
  • Mahayana sect of Buddhism flourished at (           )
    • Gaya (b) Amarvavathi

(c) Nagarjuna Konda                       (d) Vemulawada

  • Sabha and samithi enjoyed great powers during (           )
    • Indus Valley period (b) Vedic period

(c) Mauryan period                          (d) Gupta period

  • Identify the Indian ruler who fought with Alexander at ‘Jheleum’ (           )
    • Satakarni (b) Porus              (c) Halika       (d) Charaka
  • The capital city of ‘Magadha’ was (           )
    • Vengi (b) Shravasthi     (c) Girivajram       (d) Pataliputra
  • The capital city of Kanishka (           )
    • Purushapura (b) Hasthinapur        (c) Kamboja (d) Pataliputra
  • The famous port-city of Indus – Valley (           )
    • Kalibhangan (b) Lothal                   (c) Rupar       (d) Chanhudaro
  • ‘Indian Napoleon’ was the title of (           )
    • Ashoka (b) Gautamiputra Satakarni

(c) Chandragupta Vikramaditya          (d) Samudra Gupta

  • ‘Rajasree’ was the sister of king (           )
    • Ashoka (b) Kalidasa         (c) Harshavardhana      (d) Kanishka

 

 

 

 

 

  • Unity in Diversity

PART – B (4 x 4 = 16 Marks)

(Short Answer Type)

Note : Answer any four questions.

 

  • Town Planning of Indus Valley Civilization 13 Polity of Later Vedic period
  • Buddhist Councils
  • Results of the Alexander Invasion
  • City administration of Mauryan Empire 17 Sangam Literature
  • Nalanda University

 

 

 

 

 

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PART – C (3 x 18 = 54 Marks)

(Essay Answer Type)

Note: Answer any three questions.

 

  • Define History and discuss its Relationship with other social

 

  • Explain the Archaeological sources for the study of Ancient Indian History. 21 Discuss Socio and economic conditions of Indus Valley

22 Analyze the differences and similarities between Indus Valley and Vedic Cultures. 23 Elaborate the causes for the rise of new religions in 6th Century B.C of India.

24 Write an essay on Jainism and its contribution to the Indian culture. 25 Describe the greatness of Ashoka.

26 Write an essay on cultural contribution of Satavahanas. 27 Describe the greatness of Samudragupta.

28 Explain the Socio-Economic and religious conditions of Harshavardhana period.

 

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

B.A. I-Semester (CBCS) Examination, October / November 2020 SUBJECT : HISTORY

(DSC) Paper – I

History of India (From Earliest Time to C 700 CE)

Time : 2 Hours                                                                                                        Max Marks : 80

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