History/MCQ Questions on Ancient History Art And Culture Set 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Bimbisara was succeeded by

1.Ashoka

2.Ajatashatru

3.Vasudeva

4. Chandragupta Maurya


Question:
 Champa was the capital of which one of the following Mahajanapadas in Ancient India?

1.Anga

2.Magadha

3.Vajji

4.Kasi


Question:
 How many spokes are there in the Dharma Chakra of the National flag?
 

1.22

2.18

3.24

4.14


Question:
 In India, Ancient Iron Age is attached with

1.Gray pottery

2.Black and Red Pottery

3.Ocher Coloured Pottery

4. Northern Black Polish Pottery


Question:
 Which of the following Indian literature is the earliest known works?

1.Puranas

2.Rig Vedas

3.Sama Vedas

4.Rajtrangini


Question:
 Which of the following Kushan kings, who assumed the title “the Lord of the Whole World”?

1.Kadphises I

2.. Kadphises II

3.Kanishka

4.Huvishka


Question:
 Which symbol shows renunciation of Gautam Buddha?

1.Lotus

2.Bull

3.Elephant

4.Horse


Question:
 Who among the following wrote the Kural, which deals with many aspects of life and religion?

1.Thiruvalluvar

2.Ayaikar

3.Shankracharya

4.Rishi Agasta


Question:
 Who was the founder of Pataliputra?

1.Bimbisara

2.Ajatashatru

3.Udayin

4.Kanishka


Question:
 Who wrote the famous Kural which in verse deals with many aspects of life and religion?
 

1.Bhartrihari

2.Bana

3.Magha

4.Thiruvalluvar


Question:
Ashoka sent missionaries to

1.China and Kashmir

2.Tibet and Ceylon

3.Tibet and China

4.Kashmir and Ceylon


Question:
Assertion (A): The Kushanas issued a large number of gold coins. ,Reason (R): The period was marked by flourishing trade

1.Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A

2.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A

3.A is true but R is false

4.A is false but R is true


Question:
Bagh painting of Gupta Empire was found in which of the following Indian states?

1.Bihar

2.Madhya Pradesh

3.Chattisgarh

4.Maharashtra


Question:
Chola Empire was divided into

1.Mandalams Nadu Kurram ; Valanadu

2.Mandalams Nadu Malkhand ; Avanti

3.Mandalams Bhoomi Avanti ;Valanadu

4.Mandalams Nadu Kurram ; Malkhand


Question:
Choose the correct option,I. Dharmpala was the founder of the Pala Empire.,II. Mihir Bhoja belongs to Pratihar dynasty.,III. Mihir bhoja was the devotee of Lord KRISHNA

1.Only I II

2.Only I III

3. Only II

4.All of the above


Question:
Consider the following statement (s) is/are correct related to the historical literary sources of Ancient India?, I. The ‘Puranas’ serves as a source of historical facts of ancient India. There are eighteen Puranas. They provide historical information of various dynasties., II. According to Dr. R.C. Majumdar, the war occurred in 1000 B.C. Apart from the Kurukshetra war, the Mahabharata contains various accounts of social life and religious thinking of the people of ancient India

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Consider the following statement (s) is/are correct related to the historical literary sources of Ancient India?, I. The ‘Puranas’ serves as a source of historical facts of ancient India. There are eighteen Puranas. They provide historical information of various dynasties., II. According to Dr. R.C. Majumdar, the war occurred in 1000 B.C. Apart from the Kurukshetra war, the Mahabharata contains various accounts of social life and religious thinking of the people of ancient India

1. Only I

2.. Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Harihara Raya I who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1336-1356 belonged to which dynasty?

1.Sangama Dynasty

2.Saluva Dynasty

3.Tuluva Dynasty

4.Aravidu Dynasty


Question:
Idol of dancing girl (Bronze) is found in which of the following civilzation?

1.Mesopotamian Civilization

2.Indus Valley Civilization

3.Persian Civilization

4. Egyptian Civilization


Question:
Idol of dancing girl (Bronze) is found in which of the following civilzation?

1.Mesopotamian Civilization

2.Indus Valley Civilization

3. Persian Civilization

4.Egyptian Civilization


Question:
On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy , Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?

1.Sankhya

2.Vaisheshika

3.Yoga

4.Uttarmimansa


Question:
Satavahana dynasty originated from?
 

1.South of Arawali

2.South of Vindhya

3.South of Satpura

4. South of Satmola


Question:
Satavahana dynasty originated from?

1.South of Arawali

2.South of Vindhya

3.South of Satpura

4.South of Satmola


Question:
Taxila University was located between which two rivers?

1.Indus and Jhelum

2.Jhelum and Ravi

3.Beas and Indus

4.Satluj and Indus


Question:
The Ajanta Paintings belong to the

1.Harappan period

2.Mauryan period

3.Buddhist period

4.Gupta period


Question:
The eighth-century tripartite power struggle was among which of the following?

1.Cholas Rastrakutas and Yadavas

2.Chalukyas Pallavas and Pandyas

3.Cholas Pandyas and Chalukyas

4.Chalukyas Pallavas and Yadavas


Question:
The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the

1.Chhandogyopanishad

2.Mundakopanishad

3.Kathopanishad

4.Kenopanishad


Question:
The famous rock-cut temple of Kailasa is at

1.Ajanta

2.Badami

3.Ellora

4.Elephanta


Question:
The greatest Chola king in the dynasty of the Cholas of Thanjavur was

1.Parantaka

2.Rajaraja-I

3.Rajendra-I

4.Kulottunga


Question:
The greatest Chola king in the dynasty of the Cholas of Thanjavur was

1.Parantaka

2.Rajaraja-I

3.Rajendra-I

4.Kulottunga


Question:
The land measures of the Second Pandyan Empire was mentioned in

1.Thalavaipuram Copper Plates

2.Uttirameru Inscription

3.Kudumiyammalai Inscription

4.Kasadudi Copper Plates


Question:
The system of philosophy with which the name of Kapila is prominently associated is

1.Purva Mimamsa

2.Sankhya

3.Nyaya

4.Uttara Mimamsa


Question:
The Veda, which is partly a prose work, is

1.Atharvaveda

2.Samaveda

3.Yajurveda

4.Rigveda


Question:
The words Satyameva Jayate in the State Emblem adopted by the Government of India have been taken from which Upanishad?

1. Aitareya Upanishad

2.Mundaka Upanishad

3.Adhyatma Upanishad

4.Prasna Upanishad


Question:
The words Satyameva Jayate in the State Emblem adopted by the Government of India have been taken from which Upanishad?

1.Aitareya Upanishad

2.Mundaka Upanishad

3.Adhyatma Upanishad

4.Prasna Upanishad


Question:
Tuluva Narasa who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1491-1503 belonged to which dynasty?

1.Sangama Dynasty

2.Saluva Dynasty

3.Tuluva Dynasty

4. Aravidu Dynasty


Question:
What is the ancient name of river Satulaj?

1.Askini

2.Vitasta

3.Shutodri

4.Parushni


Question:
Which among the following book based on the exploits of Yasovarman of Kanauj?

1.Rajatarangini

2.Gaudavaho

3.Malavikagnimitram

4.All of the above


Question:
Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?

1.Alamgirpur

2.Harappa

3.Rangapur

4.Mohenjo-Daro


Question:
Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?

1.Alamgirpur

2.Harappa

3.Rangapur

4.Mohenjo-Daro


Question:
Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?

1.Alamgirpur

2.Harappa

3.Rangapur

4.Mohenjo-Daro


Question:
Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

1.Maurya

2.Gupta

3.Kushan

4.Kanva


Question:
Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

1.Maurya

2.Gupta

3.Kushan

4.Kanva


Question:
Which emperor wrote the play ‘Nagananda’ in Sanskrit language?

1.Prabhakara vardhana

2.Harshavardhana

3.Chandragupta II

4.Bindusara


Question:
Which is known as book of Melody?

1.Rigveda

2.Samveda

3.Atharvaveda

4.Yajurveda


Question:
Which museum houses the largest collection Kushan sculptures?

1.Mathura Museum

2.Bombay Museum

3.Madras Museum

4. Delhi Museum


Question:
Which of the following books is based on Astrology?

1.Romak Siddhanta

2.Aryabhattiya

3.Hora Shastra

4.Brahma Siddhanta


Question:
Which of the following cities was founded by Krishandevaraya?

1.Warangal

2.Nagalpura

3.Udayagiri

4.Chandragiri


Question:
Which of the following Gupta emperors is represented his coins as playing the lute or Veena?
A. 
B. Chandragupta-II
C. 
D. 

1.Chandragupta-I

2.Chandragupta-II

3.Samudragupta

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the following is regarded by historians as a crucial stage in describing the progress of civilization?

1.Writing

2. The discovery of fire

3.Agriculture

4.The use of internet


Question:
Which of the following is true regarding the Aryan Economy?,I. Aryans, crossed the nomadic stage.,II. Lion, elephants, & Boar were not known to them.,III. Coins were known to them

1.Only I

2. II III

3.I III

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following metals was not known during the Indus Valley Civilization?

1.Iron

2.Gold

3.Copper

4.Silver


Question:
Which of the following play is set in the ancient city of Ujjayini during the reign of the King Palaka?

1.Mrcchakatika

2.Raghuvansa

3.Sri Adi Kala

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following statement is/ are correct?,I. In the 326 BC Alexander invaded India.,II. Ambhi, king of Taxila welcomed Alexander and his men,III. Alexander died in 332 BC

1.All are correct

2.Only I III

3. Only I II

4.II III


Question:
Which of the following statement is/are correct?,I. Panini’s Ashtadhyayi, book on grammar in eight chapters is the final culmination of this excellent art of writing in sutra (precepts) in which every chapter is precisely interwoven.,II. The Brahmanas elaborates vedic caste system of the society

1.Only I .

2.. Both I ; II

3.. Both I ; II

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding the Dharmasutras and the Smritis? ,I. Texts were considered as the rules and regulations for the general public and for the rulers.,II. Dharmasutras and the Smritis can also be termed in the modern concept as the constitution and law books for the ancient Indian polity and society

1.Only I

2. I and II

3.Both I ; II

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following Vedas is not a part of Vedatrayi?

1.Rig Veda

2.Yajur Veda

3. Sama Veda

4.Atharva Veda


Question:
Which one of following pairs is not correctly matched?

1.Samaveda Samhita – Origins of Indian music

2.Atharvaveda Samhita – Origins of Indian medicine

3.Rigveda Samhita – Earliest prose

4.Yajurveda Samhita – Origins of rituals


Question:
Which one of following pairs is not correctly matched?

1.Samaveda Samhita – Origins of Indian music

2.Atharvaveda Samhita – Origins of Indian medicine

3.Rigveda Samhita – Earliest prose

4.Yajurveda Samhita – Origins of rituals


Question:
Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

1.Hoyasalas : Dwarasamudra

2.Kakatiyas : Warangal

3. Pallavas : Devagir

4.Chalukyas : Kalyani


Question:
Which one of the following was an important Port of the eastern coast during Gupta period?

1.Kalyan

2.Devaraya

3.Krishnadevaraya

4.Bukka


Question:
Which Rashtrakuta ruler built the famous Kailash temple of Shiva at Ellora?

1.Dantidurga

2.Amoghvarsha

3.Krishna I

4.Vatsraja


Question:
Which statement (s) is/are correct about Ancient Indian literature? ,I. Brahmanas and Aryankas followed by philosophical doctrines of Upanishads,II. Brahmanas are contains detailed explanation about Vedic literature and instructions

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I ; II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Which Veda deals with magical hymn or charms of spell?

1.Rigveda

2.Samveda

3.Atharvaveda

4.Yajurveda


Question:
Who among the following wrote commentaries on Harshavardhana’s administration and the court life in Kannauj?

1.AI-Beruni

2.Fa-Hien

3.Hiuen-Tsang

4.Ibn Batutah


Question:
Who composed the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

1.Harisena

2.Mahasena

3.Veerasena

4.Vishnusena


Question:
Who established the four monasteries Sringeri, Badrinath, Dwarka & Puri?

1.Ramanuj

2.Ashoka

3.Shankaracharya

4.Madhav Vidhyaranya


Question:
Who established the four monasteries Sringeri, Badrinath, Dwarka & Puri?
Ashoka

1.Ramanuj

2.Ashoka

3.Shankaracharya

4.Madhav Vidhyaranya


Question:
Who has given the treatise on the rule of the Pandyan kingdom by Pandala a daughter of Herakles?

1.Megasthenes

2.Kautilya

3.Banabhatt

4.Kalidas


Question:
Who was the author of Telugu Work Amuktamalyada?

1.Harihara

2.Devaraya

3.Krishnadevaraya

4.Bukka


Question:
Who was the author of Telugu Work Amuktamalyada?
 

1.Harihara

2.Devaraya

3.Krishnadevaraya

4.Bukka


Question:
Who was the founder of the Kanva dynasty?

1.Suserman

2.Vishnusarma

3.Vassudeva

4.Vasumitra


Question:
Who was the founder of Vikramshila Vihar?

1.Dharmapala

2.Gopala

3.Nagpala

4.Mahipala


Question:
Who was the ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab?

1.Alexander the Great

2.Darius III

3.King Porus

4.Chandragupta Maurya


Question:
Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Samudra Gupta

3.Vikramaditya

4.Skand Gupta


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