General knowledge(GK)/Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Part 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
.Which of the following was the first ruler to maintain direct contact with his people through his inscriptions?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Bindusara

3.Ashoka

4.Pushyamitra Shunga


Question:
At what age Mahavira attained Kaivalya

1.37

2.40

3.42

4.44


Question:
At which age Mahavira renounced the world in search of truth?

1.25

2.30

3.32

4.35


Question:
Buddha attained parinibbana at which age?

1.70

2.72

3.80

4.85


Question:
Dhamma Mahamattas were mentioned in which of the following rock edicts?

1.Third Edict

2.Fifth Edict

3.Sixth Edict

4.Seventh Edict


Question:
During which of the following period Sanskrit was firmly established as the language of royal inscriptions?

1.Gupta Empire

2.Maurya empire

3.Magadha Empire

4. Kushana Empire


Question:
Erivariya referred to which of the following in the Chola administration?

1.Tank committee

2. Law and order committee

3.Justice committiee

4.Food committee


Question:
Events which occurred before the invention of writing come under which of the following? 

1.Prehistory

2.Proto-history

3.History

4.None of the above


Question:
Ganikas referred to which of the following during the early medieval period? 

1.Vendors

2.Slaves

3.Prostitutes

4.Dancers88.


Question:
In which of the following battles Shahab-ud-Din defeated Prithviraj Chauhan?

1.1st battle of Tarain

2. 2nd battle of Tarain

3.Battle of Haldighati

4.None of the above


Question:
Kandarya Mahadeva temple was constructed during which of the following period?

1.6th century AD

2.7th century AD

3.9th century AD

4.10th century AD


Question:
The Chola empire known as Rajyam or Rastrayam was divided into how many mandalams?

1.6 mandalams

2.7 mandalams

3.6 mandalams

4.9 mandalams


Question:
The five branches of the Shakas  settled with their seats of power in which of the following areas?1. India2. Afghansitan3. ChinaSelect the correct option from the codes given below:

1.Only 1

2.Only 1 & 3

3.Only 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
The law of dependent organization or patichcha-samuppada refers to

1. Path to attain moksha

2.Explains the reasons of dukkha as well as the key to its liberation

3.Gives the account of pancha-khanda

4.Circle of life and death


Question:
The monks who had knowledge of a minimum of ten Purvas were known as which of the following? 

1.Ganadharas

2.Srut-kevlis

3.Angbahyas

4.None of the above


Question:
The naval expedition sent by Rajendra I on the Sri Vijaya empire led to the conquest of which of the following places?1) Kedah2) PhilippinesSelect the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 & 2


Question:
The term visthi refers to which of the following? 

1.Forced labour

2.Wage labour

3.Slave labour

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following adopted the epithet of Vatapikonda?

1.Vikramaditya

2.Narsimhavarman

3.Pulkeshin

4.KirtivarmanI


Question:
Which of the following age refers to the Old Stone Age? .

1.Paleolithic

2.Mesolithic

3.Neolithic

4.Chalcolithic


Question:
Which of the following allowed the absorption of Tribal communities into Brahminical society? 

1.Kushana Empire

2.Maurya empire

3.Gupta Empire

4.Magadha Empire


Question:
Which of the following are the three important pillars of the teachings of Buddha?1. Buddha2. Dhamma 3. Sangha4. NirvanaSelect the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 3 & 4

3.Only 1 2 & 3

4.Only 1 2 & 4


Question:
Which of the following area was not surrendered to Chandragupta Maurya by Seleucus Nicator?

1.Kabul

2.Heart

3.Gandhara

4.Northern Afghanistan


Question:
Which of the following Chola King defeated the combined armies of the Pandyas and the king of Sri Lanka and made the Pandya territories a part of the Chola empire?

1.AdityaI

2.Parantaka I

3.Parantaka II

4.Uttama Chola


Question:
Which of the following forms of arts flourished in the post-Mauryan period?1) Ivory work2) Glass Manufacture3) Bead cuttingSelect the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 & 3

4.1 2 and 3


Question:
Which of the following gave birth to Ajatshatru?

1.Mahakoshala

2.Chellana

3.Madra

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following Gupta king was called Anukampavan?

1.ChandraguptaI

2.Samudragupta

3.Chandragupta II

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the following Indus Valley sites gives evidence of a structure of stadium with terraced stands?

1.Harappa

2.Kalibangan

3.Dholavira

4.Lothal


Question:
Which of the following is described as the lord of the north (sakalauttarapathanatha)?

1.Prabhakar Vardhana

2.Rajya Vardhana

3.Harsha Vardhana

4.Grahavarman


Question:
Which of the following is referred to as Chandragupta Vikramaditya?

1.Chandragupta I

2.Chandragupta II

3.Samudragupta

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the following Jain writers flourished in the court of Paramara kings?DhanesvarasuriDhanapalaSantisuriSelect the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 1 & 3

3.Only 2 & 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Which of the following kings built a stupa to house the Buddhas relics in the city of Purushpura?

1.Kanishka

2. Vasudeva II

3.Kadphises

4.Vima Kadphises


Question:
Which of the following kings conquered Delhi from the Tomara chief?

1.Kirtivarman

2.Govindachandra

3.Visaladeva

4.Prithviraj Chauhan


Question:
Which of the following kings made Haribhadra his spiritual preceptor? 

1.Gopala

2.Dharmpala

3.Mahendrapala

4.Devapala


Question:
Which of the following kings was posted as the Chola viceroy of Sri Lanka by Rajadhiraja Chola?

1.Kollutung

2.RajendraI

3.Virarajendra

4.Rajendra II


Question:
Which of the following maintained records of all land transactions in the district during the Gupta period? 

1.Ustapala

2.Pustapala

3.Vishayapati

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following Pala ruler founded the Vikramshila monastery?

1.Devapala

2.Gopala

3.Ramapala

4.Dharmapala


Question:
Which of the following Pala ruler was called Uttarapathasvamin or Lord of Northern India?

1.Gopala

2.Devapala

3.Dharmapala

4.Ramapala


Question:
Which of the following period saw the emergence of trading castes known as the Garvares?

1.Chera

2.Chola

3.Pandyas

4.Pallavas


Question:
Which of the following places was the residential capital of the Cholas?

1.Kudamukku

2.Palaiyarai

3.Kanchipuram

4.Madurai


Question:
Which of the following prehistoric site is an example of Neolithic age? 

1.Didwana

2.Riwat

3.Langhnaj

4.Sanganakallu


Question:
Which of the following queens of Ashoka tried to get the Bodhi tree cut? 

1.Mahadevi

2.Asandhimitta

3.Padmavati

4.Tissarakhita


Question:
Which of the following started the Gupta era?

1.Chandragupta I

2.Chandragupta II

3.Samudragupta

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the following succeeded the Ikshavakus in the Krishna-Guntur region?

1.Pallavas

2.Gangas

3.Kalabhras

4.Pandyas


Question:
Which of the following terms describe the meaning of the term Aryan?

1.An ethnic group

2.A hereditary caste

3. A superior race

4.Nomadic people


Question:
Which of the following was the capital of Maitrakas?

1.Vallabhi

2.Avanti

3.Patliputra

4.Ujjain


Question:
Which of the following was the court-poet of Yasovarman?

1.Vakpatiraja

2.Gaudavaho

3.Manorathavarman

4.Bhogavarman


Question:
Which of the following was the first state to use elephants on a large scale against its neighbours?.

1.Maurya

2.Magadha

3.Satvahanas

4.Kanvas


Question:
Which of the following was the successor of Vijayalaya? 

1.AdityaI

2.Parantaka I

3. Sundara Chol

4.Chola Uttama


Question:
Which of the following were the contemporaries of Ashoka?1. Antiochius II of Syria2. Ptolemy II of Egypt3. Antigonus of Macedonia4. Magas of Cyrenaica (Libya)Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 2 & 3

4.1 2 3 & 4


Question:
Who was the father of Maurya King Ashoka? 

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Bindusara

3. Bimbisara

4.Samudragupta65


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