Ancient Indian History - Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Ancient Indian History. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - Which among the following Rock Edicts of Asoka discusses about the Dhamma’s impact on society?

A - Rock Edict I

B - Rock Edict II

C - Rock Edict III

D - Rock Edict IV

Answer : D

Explanation

Rock Edict IV also describes that the Dhammaghosa is ideal to the mankind and not the Bherighosa.

Q 2 - Who among the following was not a Chalukya king?

A - Pulakesin I

B - Vinayaditya

C - Vikramaditya

D - Nagabhatta I

Answer : D

Explanation

Nagabhatta I was a Pratihara king.

Q 3 - Which one of the following defines the origin of Indian Music?

A - Sama Veda Samhita

B - Atharva Veda Samhita

C - Rig Veda Samhita

D - Yajur Veda Samhita

Answer : A

Explanation

The origin of Indian music is discussed in Sama Veda Samhita.

Q 4 - The King Prasenjit was related to …

A - Magadha

B - Kosala

C - Avanti

D - Vasta

Answer : B

Explanation

Belonging to Aiksvaka dynasty ruler, Prasenjit was the ruler of Kosala.

Q 5 - In reference to Mauryan Empire, consider the following statements:

1. Usually, the foreigners were welcomed at Pataliputra.

2. The kingdom had a separate committee to take care of the foreigners.

Choose the correct statements

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

The coronation occurred in 269 BCE, after four years of his succession to the throne.

Q 6 - In reference to Mauryan empire, the terms Sthaniya is related to …

A - 800 villages

B - 400 villages

C - 200 villages

D - 10 villages

Answer : A

Q 7 - Who among the following queens opposed the extraordinary generosity of Asoka to the Buddhists?

A - Divyatejita

B - Padmavati

C - Asandhimitta

D - Tissarakkha

Answer : D

Explanation

Tissarakkha was the fifth queen of Asoka whom he married four years before his death.

Q 8 - Consider the following statements:

1. The Satavahanas coins were made up largely of lead.

2. The official language of Satavahanas was Sanskrit.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Answer : A

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. The principle of divine kingship was unknown during the Rig Vedic period.

2. The king Purukutsa (of Purus) has been represented as ‘semi-divine’ in Rig Veda.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Q 11 - In reference to the Vedic period, the term ‘Kulala’ refers …

A - Medicine man

B - Chariot maker

C - Potter

D - Arrow maker

Answer : C

Explanation

During the Vedic period, Kulala term typically used for the potter.

Q 12 - Consider the following statements:

1. Probably, Harsha did not have any heir for his throne.

2. Arunashva, the minister of Harsha, became the ruler after his (Harsha’s) death.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

Soon Yashovarman took the command of the empire.

Q 13 - Vasara style of architecture was prevalent in …

A - South India

B - North India

C - West India

D - East India

Answer : A

Explanation

Vasara style of architecture is normally compared with the Chalukyan style.

Q 14 - In reference to Rig Veda, consider the following statements:

1. In Rig Veda, about 200 hymns are attributed to Agni.

2. Agni was intermediary between Gods and men.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 15 - In reference to Mauryan period, Gahapatis was the …

A - Head of the cities

B - Spies and secret agent

C - Entrepreneur

D - Accountants

Answer : C

Explanation

Gahapati was the entrepreneur who acted as the financier to cultivators.

Q 16 - The great poet Kalidasa was one of the gems of ……

A - Chandragupta I

B - Samudragupta

C - Chandragupta II

D - Skandagupta

Answer : C

Q 17 - The major export item of Harappan people was ……

A - Gold

B - Silver

C - Seals

D - Cotton goods

Answer : D

Explanation

The major export items of Harappan people were cotton goods, terracottas, and pottery.

Q 18 - Who has excavated the site Dholavira?

A - R. D. Banerjee

B - Daya Ram Sahini

C - R. S. Bisth

D - R. Rao

Answer : D

Explanation

The site of Dholavira was first excavated by R. Rao (Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1953.

Q 19 - Consider the following statements:

1. During the Gupta period, most likely, first time in the history, civil and criminal law were clearly demarcated and defined.

2. During the Gupta period, the army was to be fed by the people whenever they (army) passed through their territories.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 20 - Who among the following had led the foundation of Ballabhi University?

A - Kumargupta I

B - Bhattarka

C - Dharmapala

D - Rampala

Answer : D

Explanation

Ballabhi University is located in Gujarat.

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