Ancient Indian history Set 2

By | December 28, 2018

Ancient Indian history MCQ's Questions

Question 1
Match the following:
List-1List-2
A.Sama Veda1. Kali Age
B.Atharva Veda2. Philosophical Treatises
C.Puranas3. Musically rendered
D.Upanishads4. Magic and spells
A
$A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2$
B
$A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3$
C
$A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4$
D
$A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1$
Question 2
Which of the following was the characteristic feature of the religion of the ancient Tamils?
A
Worship of Nature
B
Worship of Mother Goddess
C
Worship of Murugan
D
Worship of Sun
Question 3
The Ajanta cave paintings mostly belong to the period of the
A
Mughals
B
Mauryas
C
Chalukyas
D
Guptas
Question 4
Which Gupta ruler had led a campaign to the south, besides being an accomplished veena player?
A
Skandagupta
B
Samudragupta
C
Chandragupta I
D
Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Question 5
Which of the following pairs of various eras and the respective years they commenced from, is wrong?
A
Saka Era; 78AD
B
Gupta Era; 320 AD
C
Vikram Era; 58 AD
D
Kali Era; 3102 BC
Question 6
The name of the state Bihar comes from an old name which denotes which of the following?
A
A Buddhist monastery
B
A forest
C
A Temple
D
An ancient empire
Question 7
The institution of varna appeared in the
A
Rigvedic period
B
Later vedic period
C
Period of the Manava Dharm Shastra
D
Period of consolidation of text of the Mahabharata
Question 8
Bring out the only incorrect statement:
A
Lothal was a port city
B
Shikaripura Ranganatha Rao discovered many harappan sites in India
C
Yajurveda is a collection of sacrificial formulae
D
Yajurveda mentions the battle of ten kings
Question 9
Of all the states in northern India in 6th century BC Which of the following states emerged as the most powerful?
A
Anga
B
Magadha
C
Kashi
D
Kosala
Question 10
What is the first discourse that the Buddha had delivered at the Deer Park in Sarnath called?
A
Mahaparinirvana
B
Mahamastabhisheka
C
Mahabhiniskraman
D
Dharmachakrapravartan
Question 11
The capital of the Pallavas was
A
Madurai
B
Mahabalipuram
C
Kanchi or Conjeevaram
D
Thanjavur
Question 12
Which among the following is related to history of Kashmir?
A
Rajatarangini
B
Ashokavadana
C
Vikramorvashiyam
D
Arthashastra
Question 13
Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium?
A
Maurya sculptures
B
Mathura sculptures
C
Bharhut sculptures
D
Gandhara sculptures
Question 14
Ashoka's prime claim to greatness lay in
A
His extensive conquests
B
The promotion of people's welfare by him
C
His marathon army
D
His exclusive patronage of Buddhism
Question 15
The greatest Saka ruler of India, who was a great conqueror, is said to have gained fame by being well-versed in grammar, polity, logic, music etc. and had taken a vow not to kill men except in battle. Who was he?
A
Chastana
B
Nahapana
C
Rudrasimha
D
Rudradaman
Question 16
Which of the following statements about the Gupta Empire under Samudragupta is NOT correct?
A
Prayaga Prashasti of Samudragupta composed by his court poet Harisena is engraved on an Ashokan pillar at Allahabad.
B
Samudragupta was the first Gupta ruler to have exercised direct administrative control over western and Southern India.
C
Samudragupta carved out an extensive empire which is evident from the fact that he had performed an Asvamedha sacrifice.
D
None of the above
Question 17
After the growth of the Vedic religion the most important development in the history of the so-called Hinduism was the development of
A
Shaivism
B
Saktism
C
Bhagavatism
D
Tantricism
Question 18
Where in India have traces of megalithic culture predominantly been found?
A
Southern India
B
Northeastern India
C
Central India
D
Northern India
Question 19
The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the
A
Harappan culture
B
Chalcolitchic cultures of western India
C
Vedic Texts
D
Silver punchmarked coins
Question 20
What was the extent of Harsha's empire?
A
The entire Indian subcontinent
B
The whole of India
C
The entire Deccan region
D
A part of northern India
There are 20 questions to complete.

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