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 - Consider the following statements:

1. The most popular deity of Sangam period was Murugan.

2. Murugan is also named as Karthikeya, the son of Lord Siva.

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 2 - Consider the following statements:

1. During the early iron phase, the population density of Doab region, were much lower than the Indus Valley Civilization.

2. The detailed characterizations of the different pastoral and farming communities of early periods are very difficult to determine accurately.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Explanation

Since, there is as such no concrete evidence or other sorts of remnant, therefore, it is almost impossible to determine the accurate life-style of early people.

Q 3 - In reference to Mauryan Empire, the term ‘Mardavan’ refers ……

A - Gentleness

B - Self-control

C - Respect of pupils and gurus

D - Savings

Answer : A

Explanation

The meaning of Mardavan is gentleness.

Q 4 - Satyameva Jayate inscribed in …………... script on the emblem of the Government of India.

A - Sanskrit

B - Pali

C - Devanagari

D - Tamil

Answer : C

Explanation

Satyameva Jayate is inscribed in Devanagari script.

Q 5 - In reference to Buddhist symbolism, the Lotus Flower refers …

A - Purity and enlightenment

B - Eternal Harmony

C - Conjugal happiness and freedom

D - Victorious battle

Answer : A

Q 6 - Who among the following was the eldest son of Bindusara who failed to suppress the Taxila revolt?

A - Susima

B - Sariputta

C - Nagarjuna

D - Kunal

Answer : A

Explanation

Since Susima failed to suppress the revolt of Taxila; therefore, he was superseded by his younger brother Asoka.

Q 7 - Who among the following queens opposed the extraordinary generosity of Asoka to the Buddhists?

A - Divyatejita

B - Padmavati

C - Asandhimitta

D - Tissarakkha

Answer : D

Explanation

Tissarakkha was the fifth queen of Asoka whom he married four years before his death.

Q 8 - Who among the following had founded the Gaud kingdom?

A - Shashanka

B - Pushyabhuti

C - Krishnagupta

D - Bhattarka

Answer : A

Q 9 - Which one of the following is the earliest known metal trade?

A - Copper

B - Tin

C - Gold

D - Silver

Answer : A

Explanation

Copper is the earliest known traded metal.

Q 10 - Which one of the following sites was ruined most likely by fire?

A - Kot Diji

B - Harappa

C - Amri

D - Kalibangan

Answer : A

Q 11 - In reference to Megasthenes’ work regarding the status women, consider the following statements:

1. Women had liberty of widow marriage.

2. Women had liberty of divorce.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 12 - Who among the following had introduced gold coins on large scale?

A - Saka

B - Satavahana

C - Kanva

D - Kushan

Answer : D

Explanation

Kushans were ruled from 1st century to 3rd century AD.

Q 13 - Who among the following had written the book ‘Hitopdesha?’

A - Vishnu Gupta

B - Narayan Pandit

C - Bhattin

D - Bharvi

Answer : B

Q 14 - Consider the following statements:

Almost all cities of Harappan civilization had a temple to worship the idols of Pasupati.

Harappan people had not use stone in their constructions.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

God Pashupati refers ‘Lord of Shiva.’

Q 15 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Snake (hooded) represents …

A - Naminatha

B - Neminatha

C - Parshvanatha

D - Munisuvrata

Answer : C

Explanation

It is represented by blue color.

Q 16 - In reference to Buddhhist Literature, Sutta Pitaka refers …

A - Buddha’s sayings

B - Monastic code

C - Religious discourses

D - Dialogues between Buddha and his disciples

Answer : A

Q 17 - The emblem of Chera Kingdom was …

A - Fish

B - Tiger

C - Bow

D - Lion

Answer : C

Explanation

Chera Kingdom was the part of Sangam Age.

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

A - Jammu & Kashmir

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Madhya Pradesh

D - West Bengal

Answer : B

Explanation

The capital of Malla was Kusinara and Pava.

Q 19 - Consider the following statements:

1. Some Smritis and Puranas give an account of sati practice.

2. The authorities prohibited sati practice for those wives who had not attained the age of puberty, or pregnant, or had very young children.

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 20 - In reference to Tibetan Buddhism, the color green indicates …

A - Purity

B - Peace

C - Wealth

D - Knowledge

Answer : B

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