Current affairs/Ancient Indian History Mcq Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
According to Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa which of the following captured power after killing his ninety nine brothers?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Bindusara

3.Susima

4.Ashoka


Question:
According to Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa, Ashoka was converted to Buddhism by which of the following?

1.Samudra

2.Nigrodha

3.Vitashoka

4.None of the above


Question:
Aihole is called the cradle of Indian temple architecture. Which among the following dynasty is related to the construction of magnificent temples in Aihole?

1.Chalukya

2.Chola

3.Chera

4.None of the above


Question:
At which among the following places, the Dharma-Chakra Jina Vihara was constructed by Gahadavala Queen Kumaradevi?

1.Bodha Gaya

2.Rajgrih

3.Kushinagar

4.Sarnath


Question:
At which of the following places Aphsad inscription has been found which gives account of later Guptas?

1.Bhagalpur

2.Gaya

3.Bhubneshwar

4.Alwar


Question:
During which period the beautiful temple of Surya at Modhera in the former Baroda state was constructed?

1.9th century

2.10th century

3.11th century

4.12th century


Question:
Gandhara School of art is related to which of the following dynasties?

1.Shakas

2.Kushanas

3.Guptas

4.Greeks


Question:
In context of Mauryan administration, who was regarded as the ‘Chief treasury officer ?

1.Samaharta

2.Paura

3.Sannidhata

4.Karmantika


Question:
In the Nashik inscription which of the following has been described as ekabamhana?

1.Simuka

2.Pulumayi II

3.Gautamiputra Satkarni

4.Yajna Sri Satakarni


Question:
In which Rock Edict Bheri Ghosha (war drum) replaced by Dhamma Ghosha?

1.Four Edict

2.Fifth Edict

3.Sixth Edict

4.Seventh Edict


Question:
In which year Chandragupta Maurya was born?

1.300 BCE

2.323 BCE

3.332 BCE

4.340 BCE


Question:
In which year, Ashoka, the Great was born?

1.300 BCE

2.310 BCE

3.325 BCE

4.304 BCE


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:
Krishna II was succeeded by which of the following kings?

1.Dantidurga

2.Krishna II

3.Indra III

4.Krishna III


Question:
On which of the following, the new material culture of the Gangetic basin was based?

1.Use of Iron

2.Use of copper

3.Use of tin

4.Use of bronze


Question:
Ramagupta was the son of which of the following kings?

1.Chandragupta I

2.Chandragupta II

3.Samudragupta

4.Kumargupta


Question:
Shatapatha Brahmana belongs to which of the following Vedas?

1.Krishna Yajurveda

2.Shukla Yajurveda

3.Rigveda

4.Samaveda


Question:
The achievements of Gautamiputra Satkarni were described and eulogised after his death in which of the following inscriptions?

1.Junagarh Inscription

2.Naneghat Inscription

3.Nashik Inscription

4.None of the above


Question:
The ancient city of Raj Griha which is modern Rajgir near Patna was built by which of the following kings?

1.Bimbisara

2.Ajatshatru

3.Prasenjit

4.Ashoka


Question:
The Bhamala Stupa, a ruined Buddhist Stupa, is located in which one of the following countries?

1.Nepal

2.Bhutan

3.Pakistan

4.China


Question:
The Bijak Inscription is related to which among the following kings?

1.Samudra Gupta

2.Ashoka

3.Pulkesin II

4.Chandra Gupta


Question:
The Jorwe culture of ancient India has been named after site of the same name in which of the following states?

1.Rajasthan

2.Gujarat

3.Karnataka

4.Maharashtra


Question:
The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander in Chief was ?

1.Dasaratha

2.Kun-ala

3.Samprati

4.Brihadratha


Question:
The Pala kings were the followers of which of the following religions?

1.Jainism

2.Buddhism

3.Hinduism

4.Islam


Question:
The provinces of the Mauryan empire were further divided into divisions and were headed by which of the following?

1.Pradeshikas

2.Rajukas

3.Yuktas

4.Sthanikas


Question:
The temple of Virupaksha was constructed during the reign of which of the following king?

1.Vikramaditya I

2.Pulakesin I

3.Vikramaditya II

4.Pulakesin II


Question:
Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama is ?

1.Brahmana

2.Kshatriya

3.Vaishya

4.Shudra


Question:
Vijayaditya II was succeeded by which of the following kings?

1.Vijayaditya III

2.Jayasimha I

3.Jayasimha II

4.Bhima


Question:
What symbol represents nirvana of Gautama Buddha?

1.Lotus

2.Wheel

3.Horse

4.Bodhi Tree


Question:
What was the other name of Harshavardhana?

1.Siladitya

2.Harshaditya

3.Bhaskarvarman

4.Vishnuvardhan


Question:
What was the ruling period of Chalukyas of Badami ?

1.500 to 550 A.D.

2.550 to 650 A.D.

3.543 to 757 A.D.

4.545 to 700 A.D.


Question:
What were the names of Asokas mother, wife & daughter?

1.Mahadevi, Subhadrangi, Sanghmitra

2.Subhadrangi, Mahadevi, Sanghmitra

3.Mahadevi, Sanghamitra, Subhadrangi

4.None of the above


Question:
Which among the following best suits to Vajrasana?

1.The place where Buddha got enlightment

2.The Place where First Buddhist Council was held

3.The capital of one of the clans of Athakula

4.The site where a Mauryan Palace has been excavated


Question:
Which among the following emperors introduced the two laws of Vyavahar Samta and Danda Samata?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Asoka

3.Chandragupta Vikramaditya

4.Samudragupta


Question:
Which among the following places in India where all the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites are found?

1.Bhimbetka

2.Belan Valley

3.Adamgarh

4.Mirzapur


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

1.He was a born fighter son of Rajendra Chola I

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 main occupation of Palaeolithic (Old stone) people?

1.Agriculture

2.Farming

3.Hunting

4.Fishing


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 are the famous temples of Gupta empire?

1.Mukund Darra Temple, Kota

2.Dasavtar Temple, Jhansi

3.Vishnu Temple, Tigawa

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following authors wrote Dasavatara-charitam?

1.Banabhatta

2.Bilhana

3.Kshemendra

4.Gunadhya


Question:
Which of the following Buddhist writer, was patronised by Dharmapala?

1.Ashvagosha

2.Nagarjuna

3.Haribhadra

4.Vasumitra


Question:
Which of the following Chola kings was the first to capture Maldives?

1.Rajaraja

2.Rajendra I

3.Rajadhiraja

4.Rajendra II


Question:
Which of the following contains the procedure for the performance of sacrifices?

1.Rig Veda

2.Sama Veda

3.Yajur Veda

4.Atharva Veda


Question:
Which of the following era or communities represent Jorwe culture?

1.Vedic Era

2.Chalcolithic Era

3.Palaeolithic Era

4.Later vedic Era


Question:
Which of the following is a correct statement about Indus Valley Civilization?

1.Both Harappa and Mohejodero are is located on the banks of Indus River

2.Both Chanhudaro and Kalibangan were located within the boundaries of present day Rajasthan.

3.Both Surkotada and Dholavira are located in Katch of Gujarat

4.Lothal site was located on bank of Narmada river


Question:
Which of the following is an example of rock cut architecture of the Mauryan period?

1.Dhauli caves

2.Sanchi Stupa

3.Bhimbhetka caves

4.Elephanta caves


Question:
Which of the following Jain leader and author inaugurated a new era in Yoga literature?

1.Chandabai

2.Haribhadra

3.Somadeva Suri

4.Kundakunda


Question:
Which of the following kings founded the Shunga empire?

1.Pushyamitra Sunga

2.Agnimitra

3.Bhagabhadra

4.Devabhuti


Question:
Which of the following kings founded the Thakuri dynasty?

1.Bhogavarman

2.Silastambha

3.Amsuvarman

4.Bhaskar-varman


Question:
Which of the following kings integrated central Asia with north India as a part of a single empire?

1.Kujula Kadphises

2.Kanishka

3.Vima Kadphises

4.Vasudeva II


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 sent an expedition against the kingdom of Srivijaya?

1.Rajadhiraja Chola

2.Rajendra I

3.Rajaraja Chola II

4.Rajendra Chola III


Question:
Which of the following kings usurped the throne of Kanauj after the death of Harsha?

1.Arjuna

2.Bhaskara-varman

3.Grahavarman

4.Avantivaram


Question:
Which of the following kings was the successor of the king Sarvavarmana?

1.Avanti Varmana

2.Sarvavarmana

3.Advaita Varmana

4.Grahavarmana


Question:
Which of the following mentions fifteen types of slaves?

1.Mrichakatika

2.Narada Smriti

3.Acharakkovai

4.Buddhacharita


Question:
Which of the following Pala Kings founded the Vikramshila University?

1.Gopala

2.Dharmapala

3.Devapala

4.Mahendrapala


Question:
Which of the following period saw the emergence of rock-cut architecture?

1.Gupta period

2.Maurya period

3.Vedic period

4.Post-vedic period


Question:
Which of the following pillar edict is popularly known as the Delhi Topra pillar edict?

1.Third Pillar Edict

2.Fourth Pillar Edict

3.Fifth Pillar Edict

4.Sixth Pillar Edict


Question:
Which of the following poets described Harisena as powerful, truthful and bountiful, glorious, lofty, and a penetrating critic of ethical and economic compendia ?

1.Kalidasa

2.Dandin

3.Amarasimha

4.Sarvasena


Question:
Which of the following probably meant extra cess over and above the fixed revenue of the state during the early medieval period?

1.Hiranya

2.Pindaka

3.Udranga

4.Dasaparadha


Question:
Which of the following refers to tax paid only in cash during the Mauryan period?

1.Bhaga

2.Bali

3.Hiranya

4.Kara


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 a great center for the manufacturing of Shataka in the post-Mauryan times?

1.Varanasi

2.Mathura

3.Taxila

4.Patliputra


Question:
Which of the following was the second ruler of the Shunga dynasty?

1.Pushyamitra shunga

2.Agnimitra

3.Brihadratha

4.Devabhuti


Question:
Which of the following was the second ruler of the Shunga dynasty?

1.Pushyamitra shunga

2.Agnimitra

3.Brihadratha

4.Devabhuti


Question:
Which of the following was the term used for those persons who sold themselves as slaves in times of famines to maintain themselves?

1.Kritadasas

2.Svavikrayi

3.Dhvajahrita

4.Rinadasas


Question:
Which of the following was the treasurer in the Mauryan administration?

1.Samahartri

2.Akshapatala

3.Samnidhatri

4.Dauvarika


Question:
Which of the following was the year of accession of Harsha Vardhana?

1.606 CE

2.608 CE

3.610 CE

4.612 CE


Question:
Which of the following were the religious sectarian literature of around 4th to 6th centuries?

1.Vedanta

2.Vedanga

3.Puranas

4.Dharamshastra


Question:
Who among the following are not mentioned in Asokan Inscriptions?

1.Cholas

2.Satyaputras

3.Cheras

4.Pallavas


Question:
Who among the following belonged to Sakya clan of Kshatriyas?

1.Gautam Buddha

2.Mahavir jain

3.Chandragupta Maurya

4.Rishabhnath


Question:
Who among the following foreign traveller came to India during the reign of Chandragupta II?

1.Hiuen-Tsang

2.Fa Hein

3.Megasthenes

4.Ibn Batuta


Question:
Who among the following had written Rajavalipataka ?

1.Kalhana

2.Pandit Jonaraja

3.Pandit Shrivara

4.Pandit Prajabhatta


Question:
Who among the following was contemporary of Pushyamitra Sunga?

1.Patanjali

2.Kalidas

3.Heliodorus

4.Vasudeva


Question:
Who among the following was the most important divinity during the early Vedic era?

1.Agni

2.Indra

3.Vayu

4.Varuna


Question:
Who presided First Buddhist Council?

1.Mahakassapa

2.Vasumitra

3.Moggliputra Tissa

4.Sabakami


Question:
Who was the creator of Ravanabadha?

1.Kalidasa

2.Bhatrahari

3.Batsabhatti

4.None of the above


Question:
Who was the founder of Yoga philosophy?

1.Jaimini

2.Kapila

3.Akshapada Gautam

4.Patanjali


Question:
Who wrote Malvikagnimitra?

1.Kalidas

2.Tulsidas

3.Agnimitra

4.Chanakya


Question:
Yavanpriya in ancient Hindu Texts refers to which among the following?

1.Peppar

2.Clove

3.Silk

4.Muslin


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