Trivia Quiz
    been built by the Pallava king Nandi Varman II, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagara kings. It is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. Hence, the correct option is (c). 53. The first to invade India were the: [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC Exam. 2014] (a) Aryans (b) Greeks (c) Persians (d) Arabs Explanation: A majority of historians believe that the Aryans were the first to invade India in the later stages of the Indus Valley Civilization around 1700 b.c. The Aryans came to India in bands and over several centuries in the 2nd millennium b.c. Historians are divided on the issue of their original homeland. Hence, the correct option is (a). 54. Name the oldest Indian civilization. [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC Exam. 2014] (a) Indus Valley Civilization (b) Mesopotamian Civilization (c) Egyptian Civilization (d) None of these Explanation: Indus Valley Civilization was the oldest civilization to have flourished in the Indian subcontinent. Generally dated between 3000 b.c. to 1800 b.c., it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was a Bronze Age civilization. Hence, the correct option is (a). 55. Who among the following Mughal rulers has been called the ‘Prince of Builders’? [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC Exam. 2014] (a) Akbar (b) Jahangir (c) Shahjahan (d) Babur Explanation: Shahjahan was a great builder and he built many splendid buildings. That is why many scholars called him the ‘Engineer King’ or ‘Prince of Builders’, etc. apart from building the Taj Mahal which is just