General knowledge(GK)/Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Part 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
.In context of Mauryan administration who was the chief supervisor of the collection of revenue from the whole kingdom? 

1.Samaharta

2.Sannidhata

3.Karmantika

4.Antapal


Question:
According to some Jain traditions who was son-in-law and first disciple of Tirthankara Mahavira?

1.Jamali

2.Jamvant

3.Jamval

4. Cant say


Question:
As per the officials mentioned in the Arthashastra the duties related to Crown lands was performed by whom ? 

1.Kosadhyaksha

2.Hastyadhyaksha

3.Lohadhyaksha

4.Sitadhyaksha


Question:
At which of the following sites largest variety of food grains in the Chalcolithic age has been found? 

1.Navdatoli

2.Gilund

3.Adamgarh

4.Banahali


Question:
Bhagwati Sutra gives the valuable information about the life of which of the following? 

1.Buddha

2.Mahavira

3.Ajatshatru

4.Meander


Question:
Buddha is often compared to a great physician and his teachings are compared to medicine. Which among the following noble truth is analogous to prognosis in medicine?

1.Dukkha

2.Dukkha samudaya

3.Dukkha Nirodha

4.Magga


Question:
Buddha is often compared to a great physician and his teachings are compared to medicine. Which among the following noble truth is analogous to prognosis in medicine? 

1.Dukkha

2.Dukkha samudaya

3.Dukkha Nirodha

4.Magga


Question:
Consider the following dynasties:ChauhansPariharsParmarsChandelasWhich of the above claimed the Agnikula status?

1.1 2 & 3 Only

2.1 3 & 4 Only

3. 2 3 & 4 Only

4.1 2 3 & 4


Question:
Consider the following famous Indus Valley Sites:BanawaliChanhudaroKalibanganWhich of the above is/are located in India?

1.1 & 3 Only

2. 3 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following Indus Valley Sites with what they are known for:Chanhudaro � the only site without a citadelMohenjo-daro � the biggest Harappan site discovered so farBhirrana � the oldest Indus Valley Site discovered so farWhich of the above is/are correct?

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 & 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following pairs:  Foreign traveler            Indian-King 1. Megasthenes    :     Chandragupta Vikramaditya  2. Fa Hein             :     Chandragupta Maurya  3. Hiuen Tsang    :     Harsha  4. Ibn Battuta       :     Muhammad bin Tughlaq  5. Al Beruni          :     Mahmud of Ghazni  Which of the above is/are correctly matched? 

1.1 3 and 4 Only

2.1 3 and 5 Only

3.3 4 and 5 Only

4.1 2 3 4 and 5


Question:
Consider the following pairs:Burzahom culture � Jammu And KashmirGaneshwar culture � Madhya PradeshJorwe culture � MaharashtraWhich of the above is/are correct?

1.1 & 3 Only

2.3 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4. 1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following pairs:Dasabodha � written by Kalidas Shuddadvaita � non-dual philosophy propounded by Sri Chaitanya MahaprabhuShiraz-i-Hind � HyderabadWhich of the above is/are correct?

1.1 & 2 Only

2.3 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4.None


Question:
Consider the following statements about the Gupta Dynasty:Chandragupta-I was the founder of this dynastyThe Gupta rulers are known to have produced large numbers of gold coins    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

1.1 Only

2.2 Only

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor


Question:
Consider the following statements:1. The Maurya Era is known for triumph of monarchy and collapse of republics / oligarchies in India2. Kautilya was most ardent advocate of royal absolutism during Maurya eraWhich among the above is / are correct statements?

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
Consider the following statements:Andal was a woman Alvar whose compositions were widely sung.Karaikkal Ammaiyar was a devotee of Shiva who adopted the path of extreme asceticism in order to attain her goalWhich of the above statements is / are correct? 

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
Consider the following statements:The Atharvaveda deals with peace and prosperity of human society and contains the procedures for everyday lifeThe Samaveda is the Veda of melodies and chantsWhich of the above statements is/are correct?

1.1 Only

2.2 Only

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2 4


Question:
Consider the following statements:The mrityu (death) theme appears for the first time in Shatapatha BrahmanaThe word Gotra was mentioned for the first time in AtharvavedaWhich of the above statements is/are correct?

1.1 Only

2.2 Only

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
During the reign of Guptas in North India  who were their contemporaries in South India ?

1.Cholas

2.Rasthrakutas

3.Satvahanas

4.Kakatiyas


Question:
Fire akin to water has played a major role in Indus Valley Culture. From which among the following sites fire altars were uncovered as ritual installations involving probable religious activity related to fire? 

1.Surkotda

2.Kalibangan

3.Harappa

4.Rakhigarhi


Question:
In ancient India many of the Greeks Kushana and Shakas embraced Buddhism instead of Hinduism. What could be reasons of this?Most of them embraced Buddhism after renouncing the policy of war as it suited to themBuddhism provided easier access to the Indian societyThe caste-ridden Hinduism could not attract themSelect the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 1 & 3

3.Only 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
In the Maurya empire who looked after Markets and check wrong practices? 

1.Samsthadhyaksha

2.Sitadhyaksha

3.Akaradhyaksha

4.Manadhyaksha


Question:
In which of the following Buddhist Councils  the compilation of Dhamma Pitaka and Sutta Pitaka took Place?

1.1st

2.2nd

3.3rd

4.4th


Question:
Mathura the famous city was the capital of which ancient Mahajanapada? 

1.Panchal

2.Kasi

3.Kuru

4.Sursena


Question:
Navdatoli in Western Madhya Pradesh is an important site of: 

1.Banas culture

2.Kayatha culture

3.Malwa Culture

4.Jorwe culture


Question:
Navdatoli in Western Madhya Pradesh is an important site of: 

1.Banas culture

2.Kayatha culture

3.Malwa Culture

4.Jorwe culture


Question:
The philosophy of Nyaya Darshan has been ascribed to who among following?

1. Kanad

2.Gautam

3.Panini

4.Bhart?hari


Question:
Utnur is an important Neolithic site located in which state? 

1.Telangana

2.Karnataka

3.Kerala

4.Tamil Nadu


Question:
Which among the following Brahman provides details of cultivation process? 

1.Aitarey

2.Kaushitaki

3.Satpatha

4.None of the above


Question:
Which among the following is a ritualistic Veda? 

1.Rigveda

2.Yajurveda

3.Samaveda

4.Atharvaveda


Question:
Which among the following is the most unique feature of Dholavira site of the Indus Valley Civilization?

1.Its cities were horizontally divided in multiple parts

2.Its cities were unevenly divided

3.Its cities were divided into 3 parts

4.None of these


Question:
which among the following sentence is incorrect about Rajadhiraja Chola I?

1.He was a born fighter son of Rajendra Chola

2.He died in the battle of Koppan fighting with Chalukyas

3.He assumed the title of Parakesari

4.All are correct


Question:
Which among the following was the royal emblem of Chola Kingdom?

1.Bow

2.Tiger

3.Carp

4.Fish


Question:
Which among the following was the state emblem of Pandyas?

1.Fish

2.Bow & Arrow

3.Sun

4.Horse


Question:
Which Ashokan inscription mentions five contemporary Hellenic Kings?

1. Major Rock Edict XI

2.Major Rock Edict XII

3.Major Rock Edict X

4.Major Rock Edict XIII


Question:
Which Greek ruler sent Dionysuis as an ambassador in the court of Patliputra?

1.Selecus Nicator

2.Antiochus

3.Potlemy Phildelphos I

4.Antigonas


Question:
Which Indian city is known as The City of Thousand Temples? 

1.Varanasi

2.Kalpi

3.Kanchipuram

4.Mysore


Question:
Which king of Ancient India has been given the title Indian Nepoleon by VA Smith?

1.Samudragupta

2.Kumaragupta

3.ChandraguptaVikramaditya

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the Brahamana sayswife is half her husband?

1.Satapatha Brahamana

2.Aitareya Brahamana

3.Gopatha Brahamana

4.Taittiriya+A14 Brahmana


Question:
Which of the following ancient Tamil Kingdoms came to be known from Sangam Literature?

1.Chola

2.Chera

3.Pandya

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following inscriptions mentions Chandragupta Vikramadityas authority over North-Western India?

1.Mehrauli iron pillar inscription

2.Beirut inscription

3.Junagarh inscription

4. Allahbad pillar inscription


Question:
Which of the following is / are features of the Rig-Vedic economy?It was primarily a pastoral economyThere was cultivation of multiple cerealsThere was abundance of wage earnersSelect the correct option from the codes given below:

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 & 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Which of the following religious text is written in the form of questions and answers? 

1.Vinaya Pitaka

2.Sutta Pitaka

3.Abhidhamma Pitaka

4.Prakirnas


Question:
Which of the following rivers find mention in Rig-Veda?GangaYamunaSarasvati Select the correct option from the codes given below:

1.1 & 2 Only

2.3 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Which of the following Rock Edicts of Asoka talks about taxation?

1.Bhabru Inscription

2.Nigalisagar Pillar Inscription

3.Rummindei Pillar Inscription

4.Barabar Cave Inscription


Question:
Which of the following was another name of Pallava King Narasimhavarman-I? 

1.Mamalla

2.Mahedravarman

3.Apapar

4.None of the above


Question:
Who among the following was commander in chief of Brihadratha? 

1.Agnimitra

2.Pushyamitra Sunga

3.Vasumitra

4.Muladeva


Question:
Who is Kumara in the epic poem Kumarasambhava written by Kalidasa?

1.Kartikeya

2.Abhimanyu

3.Sanatahkumara

4.Arjuna


Question:
Who was the court physician during the reign of Kanishka-I? 

1.Charak

2.Vasumitra

3.Nagarjuna

4.Asvaghosa


Question:
Who was the Syrian ambassador in the court of Bindusara? 

1.Megasthenes

2.Dimachos

3.Dionysius

4.Amitrochates


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