General knowledge(GK)/Competitive Exams (History) Part 3 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A prominent Harappan site, being surrounded by flood barriers in order to protect it with the aid of UNESCO funds, is

1.Mohenjodaro

2.Dholavira

3.Lothal

4.Rakhigarhi


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): Chandragupta Maurya failed in his first campaign against Magadha. Reason (R): He did not begin with the frontiers, but invaded the heart of Magadha. Codes

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:
Assertion (A): In the beginning, only high caste Kshatriya communities adopted Jainism. Reason (R): Vardhaman Mahavira belonged to a well-known Kshatriya community. Codes

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:
Assertion (A): Nalanda was the centre of Buddhist learning in the post-Gupta period. Reason (R): It was patronised by the Pal a rulers. Codes

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

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:
Assertion (A): The jainas follow the practice of worshipping images of tirthankaras. Reason (R): They denied the existence of a Supreme Being. Codes

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

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:
Assertion (A): There is no conclusive proof of the presence of temples or public places of worship in the Indus civilization. Reason (R): To the Harappans, religion was perhaps more a personal and a private matter than a public affair. Codes:

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

2.Both A and R are 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:
Consider the following statements:  I. The Ikshvaku rulers of southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism. II. The Pala rulers of eastern India were patrons of Buddhism.Which of these statement (s) is/are correct?

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Harappan weapons were made of

1.stone

2.copper

3.bronze

4.all the above


Question:
How did the Maurya Empire finally end?

1.The last Mauryan ruler was killed by his General.

2.The Kanvas of Central India deposed the last Mauryan ruler.

3.The last Mauryan ruler was killed in a battle with the foreign invader from the north-west.

4.The last mauryan ruler had no heir and the throne was claimed by one of his powerful ministers.


Question:
In which of the following sects was Bindusara interested?

1.Buddhism

2.Jainism

3.Ajivakas

4.Lokayata


Question:
Nagarjuna is known as the Einstein of India because:

1.Like Einstein he had a rare insight into the nature of the universe.

2.He was one of the greatest physicists of all time.

3.He propounded the theory of Shunyavada similar to Einsteins theory of Relativity.

4.He was a great dialectician.


Question:
Patanjali, the second great grammarian of Ancient India, was a contemporary of

1.Kanishka

2.Chandragupta-II

3.Gautamiputra Satakarni

4.Pushyamitra Sunga


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 building of the famous Kailasa temple at Ellora was executed under the Rashtrakuta king

1.Amoghavarsha-I

2.Govinda-III

3.Indra-III

4.Krishna-I


Question:
The correct descending order of the Mauryan officers, at the district level, was

1.Rajuka, pradeshika, yukta

2.Yukta, rajuka, pradeshika

3.Pradeshika, yukta, rajuka

4.Pradeshika, rajuka, yukta


Question:
The famous Buddhist scholar Ashvaghosha was a contemporary of which one of the following?

1.Ashoka

2.Bindusara

3.Harsha

4.Kanishka


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

1.Chhandogyopanishad

2.Mundakopanishad

3.Kathopanishad

4.Kenopanishad


Question:
The famous Harappan site of Lothal is situated in

1.Sind

2.Gujarat

3.Rajasthan

4.Maharashtra


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

1.Ajanta

2.Badami

3.Ellora

4.Elephanta


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 Harappan civilizations do not have homogeneity or uniformity in

1.weights and measures

2.cereal crops

3.burial practices

4.both (B) and (C)


Question:
The Kailasha temple is located in the caves of

1.Ajanta

2.Ellora

3.Elephanta

4.Karle


Question:
The origin of Indian music can be traced to which of the following Vedic Samhitas?

1.Rigveda

2.Samaveda

3.Yajurveda

4.Atharvaveda


Question:
The people of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro culture belonged to the

1.New Stone Age

2.Copper Age

3.Iron Age

4.Chalcolithic Age


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 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 Vedic term vrihi stands for

1.Cotton

2.Wheat

3.Rice

4.Barley


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:
Which of the following could be associated with Buddhism? 1. Rejection of the authority of Vedas 2. Denial of God 3. Belief in the categories of jiva and ajiva 4. The concept of nirvana 5. Theory of prakriti and purusha Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 

1.1,2 and 3

2.2,3,4 and 1

3.1,2 and 4

4.1,3,4and5


Question:
Which of the following Gupta emperors is represented his coins as playing the lute or Veena?

1.Chandragupta-I

2.Chandragupta-II

3.Samudragupta

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Which of the following is not matched correctly?

1.Vardhamana Mahaviras father-Siddhartha

2.Vardhamana Mahaviras mother- Trisala

3.Vardhamana Mahaviras wife-Yashoda

4.Vardhamana Mahaviras daughter-Cheiiana


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 pairs of persons are correctly matched?1. Chandragupta-II : Fa-Hien 2. Skandagupta: I-tsing 3. Harsha  : Hiuen Tsang Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1.1 and 2

2.1, 2 and 3

3.1 and 3

4.2 and 3


Question:
Which one of the following pairs does not belong to the same category?

1.Mauryas - Brihadratha

2.Satavahanas - Simuka

3.Sungas - Devabhuti

4.Kanvas - Susaraman


Question:
Which one of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

1.Askini - Chenab

2.Sutudri - Sutlej

3.Vipas ? Jhelum

4.Parushni - Ravi


Question:
Which one of the following places has yielded earliest Stupa railing?

1.Sanchi

2.Bharhut

3.Amaravati

4.Nagarjunkondas


Question:
Which one of the following sources states that Srinagar was built by Ashoka?

1.Kalhanas Rajatarangini

2.Divyavadana

3.Taranthas History of Tibet

4.Mahavamsa


Question:
Which one of the four varnas mentioned in the Purushasukta of the mandala X of the Rig Veda is referred in the other parts of Rig Veda in the sense of a Varna?

1.Brahmanas

2.Kshatriyas

3.Vaishyas

4.Shudras


Question:
Who among the following Gupta rulers faced invasion of Hunas?

1.Budhagupta

2.Kumaragupta-I

3.Kumaragupta-II

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Who among the following rulers was first to embrace Buddhism?

1.Ashoka

2.Ajatasatru

3.Bindusara

4.Bimbisara


Question:
Who is the author of Vikramakacharita?

1.Ravi Kirti

2.Mangalesa

3.Bana

4.Bilhana


Question:
Who started the Saka Era and when?

1.Kadphises in 58 BC

2.Rudradaman-I in 78 AD

3.Vikramaditya in 58 BC

4.Kanishka in 78 AD


Question:
Who was the founder of the Kanva dynasty?

1.Suserman

2.Vishnusarma

3.Vassudeva

4.Vasumitra


Question:
Who was the founder of the Satavahana dynasty?

1.Sri Satakarni

2.Simuka

3.Pulumayi-I

4.Yajnasri Satakarni


Question:
Who was the patron of the 3rd Buddhist council?

1.Ajatashatru

2.Ashoka

3.Kanishka

4.Harsha


Question:
With reference to the invaders in ancient India which one of the following is the correct chronological order?

1.Greeks-Sakas-Kushanas

2.Greeks-Kushanas-Sakas

3.Sakas-G reeks-Kushanas

4.Sakas-Kushanas-Greeks


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