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 - In reference to Indian Philosophy, who is the founder of Sankhya Darshana?

A - Kapial

B - Patanjali

C - Akshapada Gautama

D - Uluka Kanada

Answer : A

Explanation

The basic text of Sankhya Darshana is ‘Sankhya Sutra.’

Q 2 - In reference to Vedic Period, in which one of the following assemblies, women had enjoyed an equal status with men?

A - Vidata

B - Samiti

C - Sabha

D - Gana

Answer : A

Explanation

‘Vidata’ was the assembly, in which women had enjoyed equal rights.

Q 3 - The Vedic name Purushni refers ……………………... river.

A - Jhelum

B - Ravi

C - Satluj

D - Chenab

Answer : B

Explanation

The ancient name Purushni refers Ravi river.

Q 5 - Which one of the following Brahmanas defines the Brahmin as a seeker of livelihood?

A - Aitareya Brahmana

B - Satapatha Brahmana

C - Gopatha Brahmana

D - Jayminiya Brahmana

Answer : A

Explanation

Aitareya Brahmana explains the Brahmin as a seeker of livelihood and an acceptor of gifts but removal at will.

Q 6 - What is the correct chronology of the following yugas (ages)?

1. Treta

2. Krita

3. Dvapara

4. Kali

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - 1, 2, 3, 4

B - 4, 3, 2, 1

C - 2, 1, 3, 4

D - 2, 3, 1, 4

Answer : C

Q 7 - Who among the following led the foundation of Satavahana Dynasty?

A - Gautamiputra Satakarni

B - Simuka

C - Hala

D - Gunadhya

Answer : B

Explanation

Simuka, the first ruler of Satvahana dynasty, had ruled between 60 BC and 37 BC.

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

A - India

B - Pakistan

C - Nepal

D - Bengal

Answer : B

Explanation

The Kingdom of Gandhar also spread in some parts of Afghanistan.

Q 9 - A massive fortification wall of semi-undressed stones was found at …………

A - Harappa

B - Sutkagendor

C - Surkotada

D - Lothal

Answer : C

Q 10 - The evidence of medical beliefs and surgical skills was found in …

A - Daimabad

B - Lothal

C - Chanhudaro

D - Amri

Answer : B

Q 11 - The King Kalashoka was related to …

A - Magadha

B - Kosala

C - Avanti

D - Vasta

Answer : A

Explanation

Kalashoka was the ruler of Magadha empire.

Q 12 - In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Shankha (conch) represents …

A - Naminatha

B - Neminatha

C - Mallinatha

D - Munisuvrata

Answer : B

Explanation

It is represented by black color.

Q 13 - Consider the following statements:

1. Pratiharas ruled the northern India.

2. Rashtrakutas ruled the Deccan region.

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

Pratiharas ruled the eastern India.

Q 14 - Chanhudaro was located on the ……… River.

A - Sarasvati

B - Indus

C - Sutlej

D - Chenab

Answer : B

Explanation

Chanhudaro is located on the bank of Indus river.

Q 15 - In reference to Mauryan period, Gahapatis was the …

A - Head of the cities

B - Spies and secret agent

C - Entrepreneur

D - Accountants

Answer : C

Explanation

Gahapati was the entrepreneur who acted as the financier to cultivators.

Q 16 - Lord Mahadeva temple located at Ittogi is a typical example of …

A - Nagara style

B - Vasara style

C - Dravida style

D - Amravati art

Answer : B

Answer : C

Q 18 - Ropar was located on the …… River.

A - Sarasvati

B - Indus

C - Sutlej

D - Chenab

Answer : C

Explanation

Ropar is located on the bank of Sutlej river.

Q 19 - Consider the following statements:

1. The third Buddhist council was held under the patronage of Asoka.

2. The purpose of third Buddhist council was resulted in the final compilation of the Tripitakas.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. The Cheras ruled over southern parts of India (i.e. modern Kerala).

2. The capital of Chera kingdom was Vanji.

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

Vanji is also popular as Karur.

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