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The University of Nalanda was set-up by which Gupta ruler?
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B
Kumaragupta I became a Gupta king in AD 415. University of Nalanda was set-up during his rule. This university of Nalanda is called Oxford of Mahayan Buddhism.

Hence, the option B is correct.

 
2
Among the precious stones, the most extensive foreign trade during the Gupta age was that of
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D
Sapphire (also known as blue stone) is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxde (α- Al2O3).

Hence, the option D is correct.

 
3
In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the famous book, ‘Brihat Samhita’. It was a treatise on
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A
Brihat Samhita covers wide ranging subjects of human interests, including astrology, planetary movements, eclipses, rainfalls, clouds, architecture, growth of crops, manufacture of perfume, gems, pearls and rituals.

Hence, the option A is correct.

 
4
Which among the following statements regarding the Gupta Dynasty is/are correct?

1. The Kumaramatyas were the most important of the Dynasty and they were appointed directly by the king in the home provinces.

2. The village headmen lost importance and of the transactions began to be effected without their consent.

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A
The village headman became more important in Gupta times. No land transactions could be effected without their consent.

Hence, the option A is correct.

 
5
Who has been called the Napolean of India?
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C
Samudragupta (335-375AD) of the Gupta dynasty is known as the Napoleon of India. Historian Vincent Smith called him so because of his great military conquests  known from the ‘Prayag Prashasti.’

Hence, the option C is correct.