Which of the following cities acted as the meeting point for trade routes from
east to west and from north to south?
(a) Kausambi
(b) Ujjain
(c) Mathura
(d) Paithan
Which of the following ports was called Padolike by the author of the
Periplus of the Erythrean Sea?
(a) Arikamedu
(b) Patala
(c) Barbaricum
(d) Sopara
Artisans and craftsmen came mainly from which of the following?
(a) Vaishyas
(b) Sudras
(c) Kshatriyas
(d) Untouchables
What was the general rate of interest charged on loans during the pre-Gupta
(a) 5 per cent
(b) 10 per cent
(c) 15 per cent
(d) 25 per cent
Which region in India dominated Indian trade with the Roman empire?
(a) North-western India
(b) Western India
(c) Eastern India
(d) South India
Which of the following types of loans attracted the highest rate of interest
during the post-Mauryan period?
(a) Loan for caravan trade
(b) Loan for sea trade
(c) Loan for domestic purposes
(d) Loan for buying raw materials