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 - Roughly, the time period of Indus Valley Civilization varies between …

A - 7000 and 5000 BCE

B - 5000 and 3000 BCE

C - 3000 and 1500 BCE

D - 1500 and 500 BCE

Answer : C

Explanation

The chronology of Indus Valley (Harappan Culture) Civilization categorized as: Early (3200 – 2600 BCE); Mature (2600 – 1900 BCE); and Late (1900 – 1300).

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

A - Vatsaraja

B - Mihira Bhoja

C - Mahipala

D - Mangalesa

Answer : D

Explanation

Mangalesa was a Chalukya king.

Q 3 - Which among the following contains the popular ‘Gayatri Mantra?’

A - Taittiriya Brahmana

B - Rig Veda

C - Yajur Veda

D - Gopatha Brahmana

Answer : B

Explanation

The Gayatri Mantra, also popular as the Savitri mantra, is a highly revered mantra written in the Rig Veda.

Q 4 - In reference to Mauryan court, who among the following was not a Greek ambassador?

A - Diodorus

B - Dionysius

C - Megasthenes

D - Deimachus

Answer : A

Q 5 - The term Dasyus is related to

A - Aborigines

B - Harappans

C - Aryans

D - Indo-Europeans

Answer : A

Explanation

Dasyu is a Sanskrit word, which means servant or enemy. Actually, Dasyus were the original inhabitants.

Q 6 - Consider the following statements:

1. Chandragupta Maurya, originally, was from the Maurya tribe.

2. Chandragupta Maurya and his troops were superior in arms than Dhana Nanda and his soldiers.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Answer : A

Explanation

The Battle of the Hydaspes was fought between Alexander and King Porus of the Paurava kingdom in 326 BC on the bank of the river Hydaspes.

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

A - Assam

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Andhra Pradesh

D - Karnataka

Answer : B

Explanation

Besides, Uttar Pradesh, Surasena also covered the regions of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. Its capital was at Mathura.

Q 9 - A hunting scene portraying two antelopes and the hunter has been found at …

A - Kalibangan

B - Harappa

C - Lothal

D - Surkotada

Answer : B

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 - In reference to Mauryan period, Sthanika was the …

A - Head of the cities

B - Spies and secret agent

C - Revenue collector

D - Accountants

Answer : C

Explanation

Sthanika was posted at the intermediate level.

Q 13 - In reference to 16 Mahajanapada, Vatsa was geographically located in …

A - West Bengal

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Punjab

D - Assam

Answer : B

Explanation

The capital of Vatsa was Kausambi.

Answer : A

Explanation

The terms ‘Ila’ refers ‘the mother of the cattle herds.’

Q 15 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Horse represents …

A - Rishabhanatha (Adinatha)

B - Ajitanatha

C - Sambhavanatha

D - Abhinandananatha

Answer : C

Explanation

It is represented by golden color.

Q 16 - Who among the following was the most prominent Satvahana ruler.

A - Gautamiputra Satakarni

B - Simuka

C - Hala

D - Gunadhya

Answer : A

Explanation

Gautamiputra Satakarni was the 23rd ruler of this dynasty and he ruled between 106 and 130 AD.

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 - During the Vedic Period, the term ‘Charmamna’ was used for:

A - Barber

B - Carpenter

C - Tanner

D - Goldsmith

Answer : C

Explanation

The term ‘Charmamna’ was used exclusively for the Tanner.

Q 19 - Who among the following had led the foundation of Jagadal University?

A - Kumargupta I

B - Gopala

C - Dharmapala

D - Rampala

Answer : D

Explanation

Jagadal University is located in Bengal.

Q 20 - In reference to Buddhist period, the Bodhi tree represents …

A - Purity

B - Liberation

C - Renunciation

D - Disciples

Answer : B

Explanation

The Bodhi tree represents the spot where Buddha attained the nirwana and thus represents enlightenment and liberation.

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