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 - Asoka Pillar Edicts did not found at ……

A - Agra

B - Meerut

C - Champaran

D - Kausambhi

Answer : A

Explanation

Asoka’s 7 pillar edicts have been discovered at Mehrauli, Topra (Delhi), Champaran, Rampurva, Kausambhi, and Meerut.

Q 2 - Harshavardhana was the king of ………………… dynasty.

A - Gupta

B - Chalukya

C - Pushyabhuti

D - Rashtrakutas

Answer : C

Explanation

Harshavardhana ruled between 606 and 647 AD.

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 - Abhiras were the worshippers of the Lord …

A - Siva

B - Krishna

C - Surya

D - Indra

Answer : B

Q 5 - The Vedic name Askini refers …………… river.

A - Jhelum

B - Ravi

C - Satluj

D - Chenab

Answer : D

Explanation

The ancient name Askini refers Chenab river.

Answer : B

Explanation

The fourteen major rock edicts of Asoka discuss about the various principle of Asoka’s Dhamma.

Q 7 - Consider the following statements:

1. The ancient period southern India spanning from 3rdcentury BC to 4th century AD is known as Sangam age.

2. The name ‘Sangam’ is named after the name of famous Sangam academies of poets and scholars centered in the city of Rameswaram.

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 ‘Sangam’ is named after the name of famous Sangam academies of poets and scholars centered in the city of Madurai.

Answer : B

Explanation

Huns were primitive pastoralists.

Q 9 - Which among the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

A - Sarnath Uttar Pradesh

B - Seringapatnam Karnataka

C - Sanchi Maharashtra

D - Pragjyotishpur Assam

Answer : C

Explanation

Sanchi is located in Madhya Pradesh.

Q 10 - Which one of the following cities was the most populated?

A - Harappa

B - Kalibangan

C - Mohenjo-Daro

D - Lothal

Answer : C

Explanation

Mohenjo-Daro was the most populated city followed by Harappa.

Answer : C

Explanation

During the Vedic period, the practice of giving the girl to a man with a dowry was known as Brahma.

Q 12 - Harsha Era started in …

A - 580 AD

B - 630 AD

C - 618 AD

D - 606 AD

Answer : D

Explanation

Harshavardhana ruled between 606 AD and 647 AD.

Q 13 - Who among the following had founded the Chola dynasty?

A - Vijayalaya

B - Rajaraja I

C - Pulakesin I

D - Dantidurga

Answer : A

Explanation

Chola dynasty was founded in 850 AD.

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 - Yoga Sutra is associated with …

A - Badarayana

B - Gautama

C - Patanjali

D - Kapila

Answer : C

Explanation

The Yoga Sutras were compiled about 400 CE by Patanjali.

Q 16 - In reference to Buddha, Kshitigriha refers …

A - Buddha of heaven

B - Kind-hearted

C - Guardian of purgatories

D - The future of Buddha

Answer : C

Q 17 - Consider the following statements:

1. Harappan people had the technology of making digging wells.

2. Some of the Harappan sites are located much farther from a river bank.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 18 - In reference to Indian Philosophy, who is the founder of UttaraMimansa?

A - Kapial

B - Badarayana

C - Akshapada Gautama

D - Uluka Kanada

Answer : B

Explanation

The basic text of Uttara-Mimansa is ‘Brahma Sutra/Vedant Sutra.’

Q 19 - In reference to Buddhist period, the deer represents …

A - Purity

B - Death

C - Renunciation

D - Disciples

Answer : D

Explanation

The deer represents the Buddhist disciples.

Q 20 - In reference to Buddhism, consider the following statements:

1. The Buddhist monks were forbidden the use of garlands, perfume, and other items of self-beautification.

2. The norms for the nun were even more strict.

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

It was believed that if equality was given to male and female, it might lead to indiscipline and immorality.

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