(a) i-B, ii-D, iii-A, iv-C
(b) i-B, ii-A, iii-C, iv-D
(c) i-A, ii-B, iii-C, iv-D
(d) i-A, ii-B, iii-D, iv-C
Which one of the following correctly indicates the dominant class
composition of the ancient south Indian society?
(a) Brahmins, Sudras and untouchables
(b) Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and untouchables
(c) Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Sudras
(d) Brahmins, Vaishyas and Sudras
With which one of the following are the later foreign immigrants like Hunas,
who came after the fall of the imperial Guptas, identified?
(a) Kshatriyas
(b) Fallen Kshatriyas
(c) Rajputs
(d) Mlechchhas
Who among the following did not form part of the Indian joint family in
ancient period?
(a) Grand children
(b) Uncles and their descendants
(c) Various collaterals on the male side
(d) Various collaterals on the female side
Which one of the following was the earliest way in which slaves emerged in
ancient India?
(a) A person reduced to slavery for crime or debt
(b) A person captured in battle became the victor’s slave
(c) Children born of slaves became slaves of the parents’ master
(d) By selling one’s own self
Which of the following statements are correct about social mobility in ancient
(i) Downward mobility was quite easy.
(ii) Upward mobility was far more difficult and not open to the individual in
normal life.
(iii) Upward mobility was possible    by opting out of society and becoming an