Ancient Indian history Set 1

By | December 28, 2018

Ancient Indian history MCQ's Questions

Question 1
Consider the following statements:
  1. Entire Smriti literature is Post Vedic Literature
  2. Entire Shruti Literature is Vedic Literature
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2
Which of the following era / communities represent Jorwe culture?
A
Vedic Era
B
Chalcolithic Era
C
Palaeolithic Era
D
Later vedic Era
Question 3
After the decline of the Guptas, Which of the following cities of North India emerged as the centre of political gravity of North India?
A
Ajmer
B
Kannauj
C
Dhara
D
Delhi
Question 4
Which sage or scholar had recast the original single Veda into four distinct Vedas?
A
Patanjali
B
Kapila
C
Vyasa
D
Shankaracharya
Question 5
Ashoka was much influenced by Buddhist monk called
A
Upagupta
B
Vasubandhu
C
Ambhi
D
Asvagosha
Question 6
Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Ashoka?
A
Sri Lankan chronicles Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa
B
Buddhist works Divyavadana and Ashokavadana
C
Inscriptions of Ashoka
D
Archaeological Sources and the Puranas
Question 7
The 'Three Jewels' (Triratnas) of Jainism are
A
right faith or intentions, right knowledge and right conduct
B
right action, right livelihood and right effort
C
right thoughts, non-violence and non-attachment
D
right speech, right thinking and right behaviour
Question 8
In which of the following modern area ''Amri Culture'' developed?
A
North East States of India
B
Sindh and Balochistan of Pakistan
C
Eastern Iraq
D
South India
Question 9
The founder of Jainism was
A
Rishbha
B
Neminath
C
Parsvanatha
D
Vardhaman Mahavira
Question 10
The first Persian ruler who occupied part of Indian territory was
A
Cyrus
B
Cambyses
C
Darius
D
Xerxes
Question 11
The ancient, medical treatise, Charaka Samhita is attributed to Charaka, who was a contemporary of
A
Kanishka
B
Chandragupta Maurya
C
Ashoka
D
Samudragupta
Question 12
Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?
A
Mahapadma Nanda
B
Ashoka Nanda
C
Dhana Nanda
D
None of the above
Question 13
Which among the following Second Buddhist Council was held?
A
Satparni
B
Vaishali
C
Patliputra
D
Kundal Vana
Question 14
Gandhara School of Art was deeply influenced by
A
Chinese (Mongolian) art
B
Hellenic art
C
Ranion (Persian) art
D
Local (Indian) art
Question 15
During Kanishka's reign, the centre of political activity shifted from Magadha to
A
Delhi
B
Ayodhya
C
Kannauj
D
Purushapura (Peshawar)
Question 16
Which of the following was the first metal to be discovered and used as tools by humans?
A
Iron
B
Gold
C
Tin
D
Copper
Question 17
Which among the following kingdom in South India was known for an excellent Navy?
A
Pandyas
B
Cholas
C
Pallavas
D
Chalukyas
Question 18
Which among the following was referred to as Buvan Chakshu in Early vedic era?
A
Earth
B
Fire
C
Water
D
Moon
Question 19
Alexander sent back home a portion of his army under an admiral called..........
A
Ptolemy
B
Nearchos
C
Menander
D
Porus
Question 20
Which among the following is not considered to be a Noble Truth as per the Buddhist Traditions?
A
Dukha
B
Dukha Samudaya
C
Dukha Bhanjana
D
Dukha Nirodha gaminipatha
There are 20 questions to complete.

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