History/MCQ Questions on Ancient History Art And Culture Set 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 In which city of India is Dhamek Stupa located?

1.Pune

2.Delhi

3.Varanasi

4.Hyderabad


Question:
 Mahabalipuram is an important city that reveals the interest of arts of

1.Pallavas

2.Cholas

3.Pandyas

4.Chalukyas


Question:
 What is the correct chronological sequence of the under mentioned Pallava kings? ,I. Nandivarman II,II. Mahendravarman I,III. Narasimhavarman I,IV. Simhavishnu

1.I II III IV

2.IV II III I

3.III I IV II

4. II III I IV


Question:
 Which of the following is incorrectly matched (in Gupta administration)?

1.Bhukti – province

2.Vishya – state

3.Vithika – city

4.Gram – village


Question:
 Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

1.Buddhist monastery

2.Buddhist order or organisation

3. A kind of tomb where the relics of Buddha and other Buddhist monks are kept

4.A Buddhist assembly hall or temple


Question:
 Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct about ancient Indian literature?

1.The Puranas is important as they were the main influence in the development from early Vedic religion to Hinduism

2.The Shastras contained works of science and philosophy

3.The Bhagvad Gita a later addition to the Mahabharata enshrines a philosophical doctrine and in it are described the three paths to salvation: karma gyan and bhakti

4.All of the above


Question:
 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Vedic literature available for reconstructing the ancient Indian history?,I. Vedic literature, mainly the four Vedas i.e. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas, are entirely in a different language, which can be called the Vedic language.,II. The vocabulary of Vedic literature contains a wide range of meaning and at times different in grammatical usages

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I ; II

4.None of the above


Question:
 Which one of the following was the book written by Amoghvarsha the Rashtrakuta King?

1.Adipurana

2.Ganitasara Samgraha

3.Saktayana

4.Kavirajamarg


Question:
 Which was probably the most popular assembly in which even women enjoyed an equal status with men in the Early Vedic period?

1.Sabha

2.Samiti

3.Gana

4.Vidatha


Question:
 Who is the author of Vikramakacharita?

1.Ravi Kirti

2.Mangalesa

3.Bana

4.Bilhana


Question:
 Who was the first Indian ruler who had territory outside India?

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Kanishka

4.Huvishka


Question:
 Who was the last Hindu emperor of northern India?

1.Harsha

2.Pulakesin II

3.Rajyavardhana

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Among the four works mentioned below which one is encyclopaedic in nature?

1.Amarakosha

2.Siddhanta Shiromani

3.Brihat Samhita

4.Astanga Hridaya


Question:
Assertion (A): The Gupta period is often called the ‘Golden Age’ of ancient India. ,Reason (R): The Gupta rulers issued gold coins

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:
Banabhatta, a great scholar, lived during the reign of

1.Ashoka

2.Harsha

3.Kanishka

4.Chandragupta II


Question:
Bimbisara was the founder of which one of the following dynasties?

1.Nanda

2.Haryanka

3.Maurya

4.Shunga


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 literature in Ancient India?,I. The earliest known work of the Aryans in India was the Rig Veda which is a collection of 1048 hymns in Vedic Sanskrit.,II. Most of the hymns are in praise of different Vedic deities and were intended for recitation at the Yajnas or sacrifices

1. Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
During Karikala’s rule the important Chola port was

1.Calicut

2.Puhar

3.Korkai

4.Thondi


Question:
Economy of Vedic period was based on?

1.Pastureland

2.Agriculture

3.Mining

4.Cotton Cultivation


Question:
Gandhara Art is the combination of

1.Indo Roman

2. Indo Greek

3. Indo Islamic

4.Indo China


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:
Kalinga was situated between?

1.Godavari ; Krishna

2.Mahanadi ; Godavari

3.Mahanadi ; Krishna

4.Krishna ; Kaveri


Question:
Kanishka ruled from?

1.Purushpur

2.Alipur

3.Indraprastha

4.Prayag


Question:
Mahabhasya was written by

1.Gargi

2.Manu

3.Bana

4.Patanjali


Question:
Most of the Chola temples were dedicated to

1.Ganesh

2.Shiva

3.Durga

4.Vishnu


Question:
Odisha’s World famous Konark Sun Temple was
buit by

1.Krishnadev Rai

2.Ashoka

3.Chandragupta

4.Narasimhadeva


Question:
Select correct pair of book and author

1.Mudrarakshasa: Somdeva

2.Brihat Samhita: Ravi Kriti

3.Kathasaritsagar: Visakdatta

4.Panchsidhantika : Varharmihara


Question:
Select the correct pair of writer and their book

1.Bhavabhuti’s Utter -Ramacharita

2.Bharavi’s Mricchakatika

3.Vishakhadatta’s Rajdoot

4.Shudraka’s Kirtarjuniya


Question:
The accounts of Kalinga war are depicted by

1.Rock edict XIII

2.Ruminidei

3.Kalsi

4.Junagarh


Question:
The art style which combines Indian and Greek features is called

1.Sikhara

2.Verna

3.Nagara

4.Gandhara


Question:
The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin-I is dated in Saka Year 465. If the same work to be dated in Vikram Samvat, the year would be

1.601

2.300

3.330

4.407


Question:
The first elaborate description of Upanayana Sanskar is found in the

1.Aitareya Brahmana

2.Taittiriya Brahmana

3.Tandyamaha Brahmana

4.Shatapatha Brahmana


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 Mehrauli pillar inscription belongs to the period of the

1.Mauryas

2.Kushanas

3.Sungas

4.Guptas


Question:
The most famous Chera ruler was

1.Udiyanjeral

2.Nedunjeraladan

3.Senguttuvan

4.Sengannan


Question:
The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are indicative of development of art under the

1.Rashtrakutas

2.Pallavas

3.Pandyas

4.Chalukyas


Question:
The Rathas of Mahabalipuram, the rock- cut architecture, were built by a king of the dynasty of

1.Chola

2.Hoysala

3.Pallava

4.Rashtrakuta


Question:
The subject matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to

1.Jainism

2.Buddhism

3.Vaishnavism

4.Shaivism


Question:
The traces of Janapadas and Mahajanpadas are found in__________?

1.Vedic text

2.Buddha text

3.Jaina text

4.All of the above


Question:
The Vedic term vrihi stands for

1.Cotton

2.Wheat

3.Rice

4.Barley


Question:
The Virupaksha Temple was built by the

1.Chalukyas

2.Pallavas

3.Kakatiyas

4.Satavahans


Question:
Vikram Shila University was founded by

1.Chandra Gupta Maurya

2.Kanishka

3.Dharampala

4.Pulakesin II


Question:
What led to the end of Indus Valley Civilization?

1.Invasion of Aryans

2.Recurrent Floods

3.Earthquakes

4.All of the above


Question:
What was the capital of Avanti?

1.Gaya

2.Ujjain

3.Satna

4.Vallabhi


Question:
Where is the longest corridor of the temple?

1.Shreerangam

2.Madurai

3.Tiruchendur

4.Rameshwaram


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 not a correct pair?

1.Ellora Caves – Rastrakuta Rulers

2.Mahabalipuram – Pallava

3.Rulers Khajuraho – Chandellas

4.Elephanta Caves – Mauyra Era


Question:
Which among the following is not correct

1.The capital of pandyas was Madurai

2.The capital of Cheras was Vanchi

3.The capital of the Videha Kingdom was Mithila

4.The capital of Gahadwal Dynasty was Kannauj


Question:
Which ancient account describes the Nandas expedition over all their rival monarchs that make them powerful rulers of North India?

1.Manusmriti

2.Vedas

3.Puranas

4.Brahamanas


Question:
Which Ancient Indian literature deals with concepts about origin of universe, death and birth, material and spiritual world?

1. Rig Vedas

2.Atharva Vedas

3.Aryankas

4.Upanishad


Question:
Which following statement (s) is/are correct related to the Ancient Sanskrit literature?,I. The works of Kalidasa include the Kumarsambhava, the Raghuvamsha, the Meghaduta, the Abhijnanshakuntalam are considered classics in field of poetry and style.,II. Bana wrote Harshacharita which is a biography of King Harsha and Kadambari.,III. Dandin wrote Daskumarcharita (the tale of 10 prince)

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.I ; III

4.All of the above


Question:
Which Indian literature is a collection of 1028 hymns written in Vedic Sanskrit?

1.Rig Vedas

2.Sama Vedas

3.Brahamans

4.Aryankas


Question:
Which inscription mentions about the village administration under the Cholas?

1.Junagarh

2.Uttaramerur

3.Aihole

4.Nasik


Question:
Which is a treatise on the science of governance?

1.Mahabharata

2.Ramayana

3.Kautilya’s Arthshastra

4.Chandrawati Ramayana


Question:
Which king started the organization of Kumbh fair at Allahabad?

1.Harshavardhana

2.Dhruvasena Ii

3.Narshimhvarman

4.Akabar


Question:
Which of the following Ancient Indian literature was a treatise on the science of governance?

1.Manusmriti

2.Arthsashtra

3.Mahabharata

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following are two works of Kalidasa?

1.Raghuvamsha and Kiratarjuniya

2.Kumara Sambhav and Raghuvamsha

3.Malti Madhava and Kumara Sambhava

4.Malti Madhav and Kumara Sambhava


Question:
Which of the following books is not written by Harshavardhan?

1. Harshacharita

2.Nagananda

3.Ratnavali

4.Priyadarshika


Question:
Which of the following does not have a Stupa?

1.Ranchi

2.Sanchi

3.Barhut

4.Dhamek


Question:
Which of the following is not a religious text?

1.Rigveda

2.Sangam

3.Upanishad

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following is not an important limb of Vedas?

1.Siksha (Phonetics)

2.Kalpa (Ritual)

3.Vyakarna (Grammar)

4.Ashtadhyayi


Question:
Which of the following is related to Etymology?

1.Shiksha

2.Kalpa

3.Nirukta

4.Vyakaran


Question:
Which of the following is/are poetry and drama?

1.Kumarasambhava

2.Raghuvamsa

3.Abhijnanashakuntalam

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following pairs of persons are correctly matched? , I. Chandragupta-II : Fa-Hien, II. Skandagupta: I-tsing, III. Harsha: Hiuen Tsang

1.I and II

2.I II and III

3.I and III

4. II and III


Question:
Which of the following statement (s) is/ are correct related to the Atharva Veda?,I. The Atharva Veda basically consists of charms and spells that were prevalent at that time in the society.,II. The Atharva Veda presents a portrait of the Vedic society. One can find an independent and parallel stream of knowledge and thought in the Atharva Veda

1.Only I

2. Only II

3.Both I ; II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct about Panini’s great grammar the Ashtadhyayi?

1.It was most probably composed towards the 4th century BC

2. It was stated that with Panini the language attained its highest state of development and thereafter there was improvement only in its vocabulary

3.Both A ; B

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct related with the Kautilya’s Arthashastra?,I. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a book on statecraft was written in Gupta Period.,II. Arthashastra was written in the fourth century B.C. by Kautilya, from which it appeared a tradition of writing on and teaching of statecrafts because Kautilya acknowledges his debt to his predecessors in the field

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I ; II

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following statement is wrong?

1. Sunga dynasty was founded by pushyamitra

2.Ashoka the great Mauryan king died in 332 BC

3.Ashoka invaded the Kalinga in 261 BC

4.Chandragupta Maurya earned the title of the Liberator


Question:
Which of the following statements is correct?

1.Harsha stopped the use of animal food throughout his empire

2.Harsha erected thousands of stupas

3. Harsha regularly held the quinquennial convocation

4.Harsha sent missionaries to the west to propagate Buddhism


Question:
Which of the following temples was not constructed by Chandela dynasty?

1.Kandariya Mahadev

2.Chaturbhuja

3.Lakshman

4.Somnath


Question:
Which one of the following was the capital of Kosala?

1.Sravasti

2.Shuktimati

3. Kaushambi

4. Indraprastha


Question:
Which painting is made from Fresco style?

1.Bhimbetka

2.Piklikhal

3.Ajanta

4.Ellora


Question:
Which rulers built the Ellora temples?

1.Chalukya

2.Sunga

3.Rashtrakuta

4.Pallava


Question:
Who among the following had written the ‘Rajatarangini’ which was the metrical legendary and historical chronicle of the north-western Indian subcontinent?

1.Megasthenese

2.Kalhana

3.Al-Biruni

4.Herodotus


Question:
Who among the following has written Malavikagnimitram?

1.Pusyamitra Sunga

2. Banabhatta

3.Kautilya

4.Kalidasa


Question:
Who among the following occupied the supreme position in the Later Vedic pantheon?

1.Indra

2.Prajapati

3.Agni

4.Varuna


Question:
Who among the following renowned Scholar wrote the biography of King Harsha and Kadambari?

1.Bharavi

2.Bhartrihari

3.Bana

4.Magha


Question:
Who among the following writer’s book gives the detail information about the invasion of India by Alexander?

1.Herodotus

2.Megasthenes

3.Arrian

4.Ptolemy


Question:
Who built Brihadeshwara Temple at Tanjore?

1.Aditya Chola

2. Raja Raj Chola

3.Rajendra Chola

4.Karikala Chola


Question:
Who is known as the Napoleon of India?

1.Srigupta

2.Chandragupta

3.Samudragupta

4.Devicharangupta


Question:
Who was the author of Telugu Work Amuktamalyada?

1.Harihara

2.Devaraya

3.Krishnadevaraya

4.Bukka


Question:
Who was the first Indian astronomer to calculate the time taken by earth to orbit the sun?

1.Aryabhatta

2.Ved Bhatnagara

3.Bhaskaracharya

4.Bishu devtampi


Question:
Who was the last great ruler of Gupta dynasty?

1.Skandagupta

2.Kumaragupta I

3.Chandragupta Ii

4.None of these


Question:
Who was the main male God worshipped by Indus people?

1.Lord Shiva

2.Vishnu

3.Brahma

4.Indra


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