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 appointed a Persian as the administrator of Saurashtra, his name was …

A - Plutarch

B - Justin

C - Deimachus

D - Tusaspa

Answer : D

Q 2 - In reference to Mahavira, Mahavira means …

A - The brave

B - Blessed one

C - One who conquered his senses

D - Free from all bonds

Answer : A

Q 3 - In reference to Vedic kingdoms, the ruler of ‘Gandhara’ was …

A - Nagnajit

B - Nala

C - Asvapati

D - Aupamanyava

Answer : A

Explanation

Gandhara kingdom was ruled by Nagnajit during the Vedic period.

Q 4 - Who among the following was the founder of Haryanka dynasty?

A - Bindusara

B - Bimbisara

C - Kalasoka

D - Ajatasatru

Answer : B

Explanation

Bimbisara, king of Magadha, built the city of Rajgir, famous in Buddhist writings.

Q 5 - Who among the following became the torchbearer of Aryan culture in the south Vindhyas region?

A - Sudas

B - Viswamitra

C - Agastya

D - Yayati

Answer : C

Q 7 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Boar represents …

A - Vimalanatha

B - Anantanatha

C - Dharmanatha

D - Shantinatha

Answer : A

Explanation

It is represented by golden color.

Answer : B

Q 10 - In reference to Vedic period, Indra, Varuna, and Soma were the Gods of …

A - Sudras

B - Brahmins

C - Kshatriyas

D - Vaishyas

Answer : C

Explanation

During the Vedic period, Indra, Varuna, and Soma were the gods of Kashatriyas.

Q 11 - In reference to later Vedic period, Dhavasana was the ruler of ……

A - Kuru

B - Panchala

C - Mastsya

D - Kasi

Answer : C

Q 12 - Consider the following statements:

1. Jainism had well-maintained the metaphysical discussions of the Brahmins.

2. Buddhism avoided the metaphysical discussions of the Brahmins.

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 13 - Purva Mimamsa philosophy belongs to …

A - Shebari Svamin

B - Gaudapada

C - Ishvarakrishan

D - Vyasa

Answer : A

Explanation

Shebari Svamin was the philosopher of 6th century.

Q 14 - Who among the following had written Sahitya Ratna?

A - Panini

B - Sudraka

C - Surdas

D - Tenali Rama Krishna

Answer : C

Q 15 - In reference to the Vedic age, the term ‘Aditi’ refers …

A - Protector of cattle

B - Gods of storm

C - Goddess of eternity

D - Goddesses of dawn

Answer : C

Explanation

The term Aditi refers the goddess of eternity.

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 first Buddhist council was held during the lifetime of the Buddha.

2. The purpose of Buddhist council was to maintain the purity of Buddha’s teachings.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Explanation

The First Buddhist council was held just after the Buddha's death in 404 BCE.

Q 18 - Who among the following had led the foundation of Somapuri University?

A - Kumargupta I

B - Gopala

C - Dharmapala

D - Rampala

Answer : C

Explanation

Somapuri University is located in North Bengal.

Q 19 - In reference to marriage system of ancient India, Asura vivaha refers …

A - Marriage of purchase

B - Marriage by abducting the bride in an unfair manner

C - Marriage by capture

D - Love marriage

Answer : A

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. Atharvaveda Samhita is most likely the work of non-Aryans.

2. Atharvaveda deals with philosophical topics like the Universal Soul.

Choose the correct statements:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

Meaning of the Atharvaveda is "knowledge” and it is the storehouse of atharvanas i.e. the procedures for everyday life."


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