Question: The French and Indian Wars were triggered when French and Algonquian Indians massacred the inhabitants of this city in 1690. Which?
Correct Answer The Indians were highly feared in America because of their relentless massacres of the inhabitants of cities. Some people say that the French and Indian Wars actually started in 1689 when Indians (who were loyal the the British) raided Montreal.
Question: During his time of life in the Gupta empire, which of these is a famous play that the Gupta poet Kalidasa wrote?
Correct Answer Shakuntala is the story of how a highly king married a poor orphan, whose name was Shakuntala. However, the king was put under a spell and forgot about his bride. Eventually, he recovers his memory and the two of them become one again.
Question: Which of these remains of the Gupta empire is the western Indian city of Ajanta most notable for?
Correct Answer In the caverns of Ajanta, India, one can see the many cave paintings that were left on the walls of cave temples. The Buddhists who had their temples their painting mural of Buddhist stories and legends and also of scenes of Gupta India.
Question: Which of these important inventions that is used all around the world was created by the Gupta civilization?
Correct Answer The Gupta civilization took pride in its education system and its mathematics in the ancient world. The number system that they created - which is now known as the 'Arabic' numeral system, was based on the number zero. The Gupta civilization was also very advanced in herbal medicine. They were skilled in setting bones and in simple plastic surgery. Also, the Gupta civilization began vaccinating people for smallpox thousands of years before the Western world started doing it.
Question: After the fall of the Maurya empire in India, what was the next major empire to unite many kingdoms in India?
Correct Answer Between the time of the Maurya empire and Gupta empire, which lasted about 500 years, many kingdoms popped up on the Deccan Plateau and in Southern India. Some of these kingdoms included the Tamil kingdom which was known for its rich literature and the Dravidians, who were known for a very different culture and customs.
Question: Which of these was not one of the things Asoka did for his people during his rule?
Correct Answer After making a public speech calling everyone in his kingdom his children, he set out to help them. He began by building roads, rest hourses, hospitals and by making stone pillars with virtues on them, planting mango groves, and making shelters. He also became a vegetarian and limited Hindu animal sacrifices, but encouraged a tolerance in religion.