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 Mauryan Empire, the term ‘Apachiti’ refers ……

A - Gentleness

B - Self-control

C - Respect of pupils and gurus

D - Savings

Answer : C

Explanation

The meaning of Apachiti is the respect of pupils and gurus.

Answer : A

Explanation

The basic meaning of ‘Dasarajna’ is the battle of the ten kings.

Q 3 - Consider the following statements:

1. Asramas has been mentioned for the first time in the Chandogya Upnishad.

2. Asramas i.e. the stages of life, meant to regulate the life of the male members of the higher varnas mainly.

Choose the correct statement

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 4 - In reference to Mauryan court, who among the following was not a Greek ambassador?

A - Diodorus

B - Dionysius

C - Megasthenes

D - Deimachus

Answer : A

Q 5 - The term Dasyus is related to

A - Aborigines

B - Harappans

C - Aryans

D - Indo-Europeans

Answer : A

Explanation

Dasyu is a Sanskrit word, which means servant or enemy. Actually, Dasyus were the original inhabitants.

Q 6 - Who among the following helped Asoka in the war of succession against his brothers?

A - Radhagupta

B - Vishnugupta

C - Chandragupta

D - Devagupta

Answer : A

Explanation

Radhagupta was the grandson of Vishnugupta (more popular as Chanakya and Kautiliya).

Q 7 - Consider the following statements:

1. It is believed that the Indus people were generally utilitarian.

2. In the Harappan culture, the terracotta figurines were mainly used by the common people.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Q 8 - Who had written the Aihhole inscription?

A - Ravikirti

B - Pulakesin II

C - Narsimhavarman

D - Rudravarman

Answer : A

Explanation

Ravikirti was the court poet of Pulakesin II.

Q 9 - Which one of the following sites has the three phases namely Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic cultures in order?

A - Siwalik Hills

B - Indus Valley

C - Belan Valley

D - Kashmir Valley

Answer : C

Explanation

The cultures of all three phases i.e. Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic were found at Belan Valley.

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. The beginning of settled societies probably goes back to the Neolithic period.

2. The Neolithic people of Kashmir valley were basically hunters.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

Probably because of the mountainous topography, Kashmir valley had very sparsely populated settlements.

Q 11 - In reference to Mauryan empire, the terms Sangrahana is related to …

A - 800 villages

B - 400 villages

C - 200 villages

D - 10 villages

Answer : D

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 - How many times the word ‘Vaishya’ mentioned in the Rig Veda?

A - 1

B - 5

C - 7

D - 0 (not a single time)

Answer : A

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 - Who among the following kings is also known as ‘Sarvakshatrantak?’

A - King Shisunaga

B - King Ajatasatru

C - King Kalashoka

D - King Mahapadma

Answer : D

Explanation

The meaning of Sarvakshatrantak is – the up-rooter of all the Kashatriyas. Mahapadma was also popular as ‘Ugrasena.’

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 - Consider the following statements:

1. Harappan people were used to export raw cotton to Mesopotamia.

2. The beginning of cotton farming was first evidenced during the Harappan civilization.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : B

Explanation

There is as such no evidence that Harappan people were used to export row cotton to Mesopotamia.

Q 19 - Kailash temple of Ellora is a typical example of …

A - Nagara style

B - Vasara style

C - Dravida style

D - Amravati art

Answer : C

Q 20 - Consider the following statements:

1. The relationship between the soul and karma is explained by the likeness of gold.

2. Gold is not found in purity rather mixed with impurities in its natural state.

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

he purpose of comparing the soul with gold is – as gold not found in purity (rather mixed with impurities) similarly, soul is not pure, but rather mixed with the impurities of karma.

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