Which of the following information stated in the Puranas is incorrect about
the Gupta period?
(a) The Puranas give us a full account of the Gupta empire, its various
provinces and their boundaries.
(b) A distinction is made between those territories which formed an integral
part of the empire and those which were outside its direct jurisdiction.
(c) The Puranas help us in locating the names of kings and minor dynasties
as well as in identifying them.
(d) They do not help us in fixing up the period of the rise of some of the
small states either as independent ones or within the empire.
Consider the following statements about taxation during Gupta period.
(i) The principal sources of revenue were the bhaga, duties at ports, ferries
and fortified stations.
(ii) Rulers got income from the crown lands, mines, etc.
(iii) Taxes were collected only in kind.
(iv) Forced labour was not unknown and we hear of a special kind of corvee
called bhotta-visti on the horders of Tibet.
(v) Extra taxation was resorted to in times of emergency, from which even
temples were not exempted.
Of these
(a) i, ii and iv are true
(b) i, ii, iii and iv are true
(c) i, ii, iv and v are true
(d) All are true
Which of the following statements is incorrect about women of Gupta age?
(a) Women of the upper classes in certain areas took a prominent part in
administration.
(b) Women acted as provincial governors and heads of villages.
(c) According to contemporary epigraphs women were not only skilled in
music and dancing but also displayed their proficiency in the arts in public.
(d) The practice of sati was not yet in vogue in any section of the society.
Which of the following correctly explains the munificent donations made by
guilds to the religious institutions and charitable causes during pre-Gupta and
Gupta periods?