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 2 - The evidence of great granaries has been found at …

A - Harappa

B - Dholavira

C - Lothal

D - Mohenjo-Daro

Answer : A

Explanation

A huge structure constructed of bricks has been found at Harappa site.

Q 3 - During the Vedic period, the term ‘Akshavapa’ is used for …

A - Legal adviser

B - Account officer

C - Librarian

D - Treasurer

Answer : B

Explanation

Akshavapa typically used to represent an account officer.

Q 4 - Who among the following had prophesied that Asoka would become a king?

A - Pingalavatsa

B - Sauryavarman

C - Pippalivahana

D - Satadhanvan

Answer : A

Explanation

Pingalavatsa was fortune-teller during the Bindusara’s reign.

Q 5 - During the initial period, Aryans cleared the forests with the help of …

A - Copper axe

B - Iron axe

C - Fire

D - Stone axe

Answer : C

Explanation

Initially, fire was readily available and simplest way to remove jungle.

Q 6 - Who among the following constructed the Sanchi stupa?

A - Bindusara

B - Ajatasatru

C - Chandragupta

D - Asoka

Answer : D

Explanation

Ashoka's wife, Devi personally supervised the construction of Sanchi stupa. Sanchi was her birthplace.

Answer : D

Q 8 - In reference to 16 Mahajanapada, Kosala was geographically located in …

A - Jammu & Kashmir

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Madhya Pradesh

D - West Bengal

Answer : B

Explanation

The capital of Kosala was Ayodhya.

Q 9 - In reference to Sangam period, consider the following statements:

1. In Tamil society, women were free.

2. Polygamy was not in practice..

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

Polygamy was practiced; however, it was on limited scale.

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. The beginning of settled societies probably goes back to the Neolithic period.

2. The Neolithic people of Kashmir valley were basically hunters.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

Probably because of the mountainous topography, Kashmir valley had very sparsely populated settlements.

Q 11 - In reference to ancient India, Tretayuga refers …

A - Golden age

B - Silver age

C - Copper age

D - Iron age

Answer : B

Q 12 - Consider the following statements:

1. Samudragupta was the son of Chandragupta I and the Lichchhavi princess, Kumaradevi.

2. The major source of Samudragupta's history is the inscription engraved on the Agra pillar.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

The major source of Samudragupta's history is the inscription engraved on the Allahabad pillar.

Q 13 - Consider the following statements:

1. Pratiharas ruled the northern India.

2. Rashtrakutas ruled the Deccan region.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Explanation

Pratiharas ruled the eastern India.

Q 14 - In reference to Vedic period, Rudra, Maruts, and Vasus were the Gods of …

A - Sudras

B - Brahmins

C - Kshatriyas

D - Vaishyas

Answer : D

Explanation

During the Vedic period, Rudra, Maruts, and Vasus were the gods of Vaishyas.

Q 15 - In reference to Indian Philosophy, who is the founder of Vaishesika Darshana?

A - Kapial

B - Patanjali

C - Akshapada Gautama

D - Uluka Kanada

Answer : D

Explanation

The basic text of Vaishesika Darshana is ‘Vaishesika Sutra.’

Q 16 - Which among the following Arts had used Sandalwood and ivory in the temple architecture?

A - Chola Art

B - Hoyasala Art

C - Chalukya Art

D - Pallava Art

Answer : B

Explanation

It was one of the best ornamentations of Hoyasala Art.

Q 17 - Consider the following statements:

1. The Indus people believed in ghost and other evil spirits.

2. Excavations of many Harappan sites revealed that Indus people used amulets.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 18 - Consider the following statements:

1. Kumaragupta was the great devotee of god Vishnu.

2. Kumaragupta founded the Nalanda Mahavihara, which soon developed into a great center of learning.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Explanation

Kumaragupta was the great devotee of god Kartikeya.

Q 19 - Who among the following had written the book ‘Ravan Vadha?’

A - Vishnu Gupta

B - Narayan Pandit

C - Bhattin

D - Bharvi

Answer : C

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. The tenth mandala of the Rig Veda deals with the four-fold division of society.

2. The word Sudra is mentioned several times in the Rig Veda.

Choose the correct statements

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

The term Sudra is not used many times in Rig Veda.

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