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 - Who has excavated the site Mohanjodero?

A - R. D. Banerjee

B - Daya Ram Sahini

C - Prof. Majumdar

D - R. S. Bisth

Answer : A

Explanation

The site of Mohanjodero was first excavated by R.D. Banerjee in 1922.

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 - The three Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, and Sama collectively is known as:

A - Sruti

B - Trayi Veda

C - Trijnana

D - Samhitas

Answer : B

Explanation

All three Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, and Sama all together known as Trayi Veda.

Q 4 - According to the Mahavamsa, who among the following queens of Asoka, injured the Bodhi tree by piercing it with a poisonous thorn?

A - Gautami

B - Tishyaraksha

C - Padmavati

D - Asandhimitta

Answer : B

Q 5 - Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy is associated with …

A - Badarayana

B - Jaimini

C - Patanjali

D - Kapila

Answer : D

Explanation

Samkhya is one of the six astika (orthodox) schools of Hindu philosophy, which had been founded by Kapila.

Q 6 - In reference to ancient India, Dvaparayuga refers …

A - Golden age

B - Silver age

C - Copper age

D - Iron age

Answer : C

Q 7 - Cyrus, the ancient king and invader was the king of …

A - Persia

B - Anatoliya

C - Greek

D - Roman

Answer : A

Explanation

Cyrus was a Persian king who ruled between 588 and 530 BC.

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

A - Bihar

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Punjab

D - Karnataka

Answer : A

Explanation

Besides Bihar, Vajji also covered Nepal region.

Q 9 - Consider the following statements:

1. The earliest representation of the practice of yoga inspired from the seal of Pasupati (Lord of Shiva).

2. The origin of the ‘swastika’ symbol can be traced to the Indus civilization.

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 10 - Who said that the Harappan civilization was declined because of the ‘ecological degradation?’

A - George F. Dales

B - Marshal

C - Lambrick

D - Daya Ram Sahni

Answer : A

Q 11 - Consider the following statements:

1. Ramayana is written according to the tradition, by Kalidas.

2. Ramayana is historically older than Mahabharata.

Choose the correct statements

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : D

Explanation

Ramayana is written according to the tradition, by Valmiki.

Q 12 - Who among the following had moved the capital from Rajgir to Pataliputra?

A - King Udayin

B - King Ajatasatru

C - King Bimbisara

D - King Bindusara

Answer : A

Explanation

King Udayin ruled over Magadha between 460 BCE and 440 BCE.

Answer : A

Explanation

One who holds a thunderbolt.

Q 14 - The evidence of earliest settled agriculture was found at …

A - Harappa

B - Mehrgarh

C - Kalibangan

D - Imamgarh

Answer : B

Explanation

The earliest evidence of settled agriculture was found at Mehrgarh.

Q 15 - Consider the following statements:

1. Anuloma marriage is the marriage of a lower varna man with higher varna woman.

2. Pratiloma marriage is the marriage of a lower varna man with a higher varna woman.

Choose the correct statements

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Q 16 - Who among the following Gupta rulers had issued the silver coins?

A - Chandragupta I

B - Samudragupta

C - Chandragupta II

D - Skandagupta

Answer : C

Explanation

Chandragupta II issued silver coins in the memory of victory over the Sakas.

Q 17 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Lion represents …

A - Naminatha

B - Neminatha

C - Parshvanatha

D - Mahavira

Answer : D

Explanation

It is represented by golden color.

Q 18 - In reference to 16 Mahajanapada, Avanti was geographically located in …

A - Bihar

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Madhya Pradesh

D - West Bengal

Answer : C

Explanation

The capital of Assaka was Ujjaini.

Q 19 - Consider the following statements:

1. The fourth Buddhist council was held at two places.

2. The first (fourth) Buddhist council was held in the 1st century BC, in Sri Lanka and the second one was held by the Sarvastivada school, in Kashmir, India around the 1st century AD.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 20 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Vajra represents …

A - Vimalanatha

B - Anantanatha

C - Dharmanatha

D - Shantinatha

Answer : C

Explanation

It is represented by golden color.


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