(ii) It was marked by the discovery of the monsoon sea route to India from
West Asia, and the establishment of the famous ‘SilkRoute’ and the sea route
to South East Asia.
(iii) Most of north India was involved in ‘transittrade’ while south India
dominated the ‘territorial trade’.
(iv) There was an increased monetisation of trade with the rulers as well as
the merchant guilds issuing a number of coins.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and ii only
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) All of them
Which of the following statements about the Gandhara school of art are true?
(i) It was patronised by the Kushanas, especially Kanishka.
(ii) Its main theme was Mahayana Buddhism and it was the first to produce
the idols of the Buddha.
(iii) It was very realistic in nature with great care being given to physical
details such as facial expressions, muscles, moustaches, hair, dress, etc.
(iv) Its artists made large-scale use of spotted red stone.
Choose the answer from the codes below:
(a) i, ii and iii
(b) ii, iii and iv
(c) i, iii and iv
(d) All of them
Which of the following statements about the Mathura school of art is/are
incorrect?
(i) It was influenced by the art traditions of Bharhut, Gaya and Sanchi.
(ii) It started the practice of showing spiritual strength by adding a circle
behind the heads of the images.
(iii) Its artists produced only religious images.
(iv) It was marked by the extensive use of white marble.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) Only i
(b) i and ii