Ancient Indian History - Online Quiz


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Q 1 - Consider the following statements:

1. Chola kingdom was situated to the North-west of Pandya kingdom.

2. The earliest known Chola king was Elara who conquered Sri Lanka and ruled for 50 years.

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

Chola kingdom was situated to the North-east of Pandya kingdom.

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 - At present, the number of Puranas is …

A - Twelve

B - Eighteen

C - Twenty-two

D - Fifteen

Answer : B

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 - Which among the following parts of Veda gives the details about the origin of the Universe?

A - Mandala X

B - Mandala VIII

C - Mandala III

D - Mandala V

Answer : A

Explanation

Mandala 10 comprises additional 191 hymns.

Q 6 - In Asoka’s inscriptions, ……………… form of Prakrit language is used.

A - Gandahari

B - Maharashtri

C - Madadhi

D - Shauraseni

Answer : D

Explanation

Shauraseni was one of the chief languages of Prakrit.

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

A - Kunthunatha

B - Aranatha

C - Mallinatha

D - Munisuvrata

Answer : A

Explanation

It is represented by golden color.

Q 8 - Who among the following is also known as second Asoka?

A - Kalasoka

B - Kanishka

C - Rudradaman

D - Vasishthiputra Sri Satakarni

Answer : B

Explanation

Kanishka was the founder of Kushan dynasty.

Answer : A

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. The Harappan people were largely known for their plasticity of mind.

2. Some evidence have shown that the Harappan people had imitated Sumerians’ cosmetics.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

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 - 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.

Q 13 - Muktesvara temple is a typical example of …

A - Nagara style

B - Vasara style

C - Dravida style

D - Amravati art

Answer : A

Q 14 - The term ‘Kulya’ used in Rig Veda refers …

A - An irrigation canal

B - An iron weapon

C - A type of currency

D - Ostracized class

Answer : A

Answer : C

Explanation

Manjusri signifies the wisdom-aspect of the Buddha principle.

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 - The major export item of Harappan people was ……

A - Gold

B - Silver

C - Seals

D - Cotton goods

Answer : D

Explanation

The major export items of Harappan people were cotton goods, terracottas, and pottery.

Q 18 - Who among the following introduced the worship of God Kartikeya?

A - Skandgupta

B - Samudragupta

C - Kumaragupta I

D - Chandragupta I

Answer : C

Q 19 - In reference to Vedic age, Parikshit was the ruler of ……

A - Kuru

B - Panchala

C - Mastsya

D - Videha

Answer : A

Explanation

Parikshit was a Kuru king who reigned during the Vedic period.

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. The purpose of third Buddhist council was to settle the disputes arising out of rivalry.

2. The proceedings of third Buddhist council was conducted in Pali language.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

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