. Assertion (A): Kushanas issued the dinara type of gold coins on account of
their contacts with Rome.
Reason (R): Silver and gold coins played an important role in day-to-day
. Assertion (A): Manu ordains that one who destroys the embankment of a
tank shall be either drowned or put to death by beheading.
Reason (R): Tanks, ponds and other embanked water reservoirs had great
utility for the welfare of the community.
. Assertion (A): Majority of artisans joined guilds.
Reason (R): It was difficult for artisans to compete as individuals against the
guilds and in addition guilds offered social status and some general security.
. Assertion (A): The guild refrained from intervening in the private lives of its
Reason (R): If a married woman wished to join the Buddhist order as a nun,
she had to obtain not only permission from her husband but also from the
guild to which he belonged.
. Assertion (A): Conversion of a single individual to Hinduism would create
the problem of providing him with an appropriate caste, and caste depended
Reason (R): Conversion to Hinduism was technically difficult because of the
interconnection of caste and religion.
. Assertion (A): The Satavahana society was matriarchal in nature.
Reason (R): It was customary for the Satavahana kings to be named after
their mothers such as Gautamiputra, Vasishtiputra, and so on.
1. (c) 2. (b) 3. (a) 4. (d) 5. (c) 6. (b) 7. (a)
8. (d) 9. (c) 10. (d) 11. (b) 12. (a) 13. (b) 14. (d)
15. (d) 16. (b) 17. (a) 18. (c) 19. (d) 20. (b) 21. (b)
22. (a) 23. (d) 24. (c) 25. (d) 26. (b) 27. (a) 28. (d)
29. (a) 30. (c) 31. (d) 32. (b) 33. (a) 34. (c) 35. (c)